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by Detlef
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Lua and API Scripting Help
Topic: API - draw inverted text mask
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: API - draw inverted text mask

Hello Jacques, Nice idea, I like your addressing of each lamp by indexes, that should save a lot of code. Good work! Jacques thank you. I try to make use of the Lua language features. It is still a lot of work especially for the annunciators because it is hard to find out when a certain light must b...
by Detlef
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Lua and API Scripting Help
Topic: API - draw inverted text mask
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: API - draw inverted text mask

Jaques and all, wow! Your panels look really good. I agree with you, I had to use normal img_add function instead of canvas functions here. I simple could not fill the same canvas twice. I wanted (1) a background image from a file and (2) a text mask from a file. Well, I am getting there, work ongoi...
by Detlef
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Lua and API Scripting Help
Topic: API - draw inverted text mask
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: API - draw inverted text mask

Hi Keith,

thank you for the example code! I tried it. Pretty amazing what you can do with those parameters. For now I think I go with the text masks like Tony suggested.

Thank you
Detlef
by Detlef
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:30 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

Ralph,

thank you for the advice. I am already using the dataref tool, which is very helpful. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes difficult...
I'll try contacting Carenado.

Thanks
Detlef
by Detlef
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Under development and finished work
Topic: Help for Carenado Saab 340B instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 1366

Help for Carenado Saab 340B instruments

Hi all,

I have autopilot instruments and some others working by now for Carenados S340B. The central annunciator panel alone has 40 different lights. And there is another one with 10 lights or so. I would be grateful for some help in finding the corresponding datarefs needed.

Thanks
Detlef
by Detlef
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Lua and API Scripting Help
Topic: API - draw inverted text mask
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

API - draw inverted text mask

Hi all, I am currently trying to generate an annunciator panel for the Saab 340B and I want to mimic the old-style non-perfect look of the annunciator lamps. They shine through not perfectly red or yellow in one color but actually for example the red text has some yellow dots in it. I can do that wi...
by Detlef
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Air Manager Bug Reports
Topic: AM Windowsize
Replies: 0
Views: 231

AM Windowsize

Hi again, I am not sure this is me, because I cannot reproduce it easily. If I open AM full screen, then change size per Windows+left key for example, to have the AM window on the left part of the monitor only, I cannot change the size of the left column (list of instruments). That was the case with...
by Detlef
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Air Manager Bug Reports
Topic: API move image function different in AM4.0
Replies: 3
Views: 351

API move image function different in AM4.0

Hi there, I installed AM 4.0 today. I am currently working on Saab S340B Carenado Instruments. I had buttons move with this function: move(but.id, but.x+3-gDim.x_offset, but.y+3-gDim.y_offset, 184, 128, "LINEAR") The buttons did not move anymore. When I add a movement speed parameter, it works again...
by Detlef
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Just my project
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Just my project

@jph, thank you Joe. I hope it will work for years to come. My old one (BASIC-Stamp controlled, very long time ago) did work 10 years and longer. @Ralph, thanks also. I am currently trying to get a Carenado Saab S340B working. Made and sent up an FMS overlay instrument today (I cheated with the butt...
by Detlef
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Just my project
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Just my project

Thank you. Be sure to find some videos showing the e-Paper display in action. It takes 20 s or so to update. And during that time the display is flashing. This is to prevent ghost images.
Still, I am happy with it so far.