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by JackZ
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Graphics Help
Topic: suggestions for engine control quadrant in pure AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: suggestions for engine control quadrant in pure AM

Yep, roughly one hour of work. You'll have to create the background and the Dial thumb itself separately. My advice is to use nil for the background, as it is easier to adjust the slat of the lever as an image behind the lever.
by JackZ
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Graphics Help
Topic: suggestions for engine control quadrant in pure AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: suggestions for engine control quadrant in pure AM

You can always use canvas functions to add shadows and effects to achieve some 3D effects out of 2D images, but it's gonna be tricky. For still objects I would suggest you use images done in an imaging software such as Photoshop or Skinman, the later being vector based, so easier to fine tune. The i...
by JackZ
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Air Manager feedback & feature requests
Topic: Text styling (text-shadow)
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Text styling (text-shadow)

It is straight and as I said it is a complete custom LCD display including the text above the digits
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The planes I flew were old models with orange/yellow digits, I guess that new ones are blue.
by JackZ
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Air Manager feedback & feature requests
Topic: Text styling (text-shadow)
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Text styling (text-shadow)

MeTom FYI the image approach is definitely NOT laggy, as long as you use the proper technique, ie using visible(). In my example code I posted on your other post about the same subject (???) I switch visibilities of 30 (yes 3x10) images in a less than 50 Mseconds loop with the timer without a hitch...
by JackZ
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Air Manager
Topic: External MSFS Bridge
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: External MSFS Bridge

Ralph and Corjan Found also this one (Code is Licensed GNU gen public license) as a Navigation data parser for ALL the platforms including MSFS! Apparently this creates a set of SQL databases from different sources including BGL and scenery files, but also Flight Plans. Works on XPlane too Could it...
by JackZ
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Under development and finished work
Topic: Help for Carenado Saab 340B instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 1366

Re: Help for Carenado Saab 340B instruments

Hmmm more likely these are SASL modules with XPlane. XML with Reverse Polish Notation programmed gauges are reserved for FSX/P3D gauges AFAIK. SASL is using Lua as scripting language, but for commercial use, the modules are encrypted and protected, so any kind of reverse engineering is kinda hopeles...
by JackZ
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Air Manager Help
Topic: ELECTRICAL MASTER BATTERY issues
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: ELECTRICAL MASTER BATTERY issues

Hi
according to Gilles
It seems that it kinda still works
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by JackZ
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Instrument Help
Topic: Text styling (text-shadow)
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Text styling (text-shadow)

MeTom Agree with the others. Adding and removing images on the fly is not a good practice. It takes a lot of memory and is quite slow. You should for each digit at initialization add only once all the images from 0 to 9 on top of each other using a loop and giving an indexed name to each image such...
by JackZ
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Instrument Help
Topic: global variables
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: global variables

The main issue here is a problem that is frequently encountered:
Get the initial values of the sim at instrument startup.

Jacques