Having a bit of a play with creating clouds in Vue Pro Studio 6. Still have a heap to learn.
The Skyhawk A4 model is by Anders Lejczak and is a great Poser model. His website is www.colacola.se. This is a great site with beautiful models for free and some great tutorials.
All I did was raise the landing gear and adjust the control surfaces before importing into Vue.
Thank you very much, Anders.
A big thanks to everyone for the comments on the last couple of images.
Apr 30, 2008 4:25:05 amby tallpindo Homepage »
The scene looks good. The control surface deflections look crossed up. Rolling to the right I would expect the left aileron to be down to increase the camber of the left wingtip and give more lift on the left. The right aileron which Photoshop people can ignore would be deflected up to invert the camber of the wing and spoil the upper surface acceleration of the flow that supplies lift. The rudder depens highly on speed and it looks like this maneuver is out of cruise so quite fast. Maybe a tiny bit of left deflection to initiate the roll with a moment to the right on the top of the fin. (think camber and lift generation again.) By this attitude the rudder should wash out and maybe even crosscontrol a bit. Now some elevator would be nice to give some load factor in the turn unless we are just beginning a wingover. That would be an up deflection to make the tail go down and add to the wing angle of attack as the moment acts on the stability built in through cg and center of lift. Again at this speed not a lot is required to do a lot with forces. If I seem overly tutorial it is because I have occasionally been criticized for not having moving controls by the toy users. There is a lot to positioning them correctly. If one wants to play in this league they must be prepared to do it right.
Apr 30, 2008 6:51:15 amby markon Homepage »
Oops, sorry, tallpindo. I had not realized that I had stuffed up my controls surface deflections so badly when posing the Skyhawk. It is quite inexcusable in my case as I used to fly a long time ago.
/Hangs his head in shame and slinks into a corner to lick his wounds.
Will try and do better next image. Still if I am not told, I can not fix it. At least I will not make that error again.
May 1, 2008 5:21:14 amby ratfugel Homepage »
Don't worry about Tallpindo. He knows his stuff and always comes up with relevant data. The thing is to learn from him and other pilots. I've done a lot of flying so I have some idea what goes where and try to avoid making idiot errors. Your image is nice and what I would do is remember not to let the aircraft get lost in all the surrounding terrain. Anders makes superb models. If you are going to use someone else's model then why not alter the mapping and turn them into something that looks a bit different from the original....? Of course the other way is to get stuck in and make one's own.
Once you've got the hang of how things work it's not so bad. End of lecture!