WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#31 Post by aviaking »

A second example but this time with the cog tool. Perhaps there is a even better way of doing it, but this is what pops to my mind.
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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#32 Post by jph »

Hi Pieter
Hope all is well with dad. Getting old is no fun as I can attest. :?

I looked at your (first) example and that is a similar way to how I have done it in PSP with multiple strokes and masks which is a bit of a nightmare.
The systems is fine if the scale was always going to be with tick marks in proportion to a full circle as they can be easily masked, but they cannot be compressed into a smaller arc - smaller as in the degrees of arc yet with the same amount of tick marks as the previous arc. It would be no problem making a master that could then be modified easily and compressed and extended etc but I don't see how, but at the same time I also have only looked at a fraction of the program.
Out of interest, when you are making the grouped Bezier 'curves' (straight lines) for the tick marks, then how are you controlling the exact angle of rotation of each line ?

Just looked at the second. Yes, the 'cog' tool is pretty amazing. That is one I have never seen before in a package like this. Still I cannot see a way of scale compression - start pos, end and degrees of arc, but it is definitely a massive plus. Very nice. Incredibly powerful package. As Jacques mentioned, the 'Star' tool in Skin man is what we need and I believe this will be a winner.
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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#33 Post by Keith Baxter »

Hi,

Another way is to overlay a canvas_draw() with all the markings and color codes.

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my_scale = canvas_add(0,0,500,500)

canvas_draw(my_scale,function()
   for i = 1,20 do
      _arc(250,250,335+(i*10),336+(i*10), 180)
      _stroke("green",12)
   end     
   for i = 1,20 do
      _arc(250,250,340+(i*10),341+(i*10), 178)
      _stroke("red",16)
   end  
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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#34 Post by aviaking »

jph wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 7:59 am Out of interest, when you are making the grouped Bezier 'curves' (straight lines) for the tick marks, then how are you controlling the exact angle of rotation of each line ?

Hey Joe, dad is doing 'fine' seeing the circumstances. Thanks for your concerns.

Regards the angle of rotation. I hope I understand your question correctly but how I do it is as follows.
I draw 1 curve from top to center point circle at the length I want it. Then I set the anchor point (rotation point) in the bottom of that line.
You should be able to find that option in the transformation box right bottom (where you find the position and length).
Then I use the short keys CTRL + J (which duplicates it), I then enter in the rotation field 360/10 (for 10 degrees ticks all around), press enter.
And then I just keep hitting CTRL + J that automatically fills the circle with a line every 10 degrees around that rotation point.

I hope this is what you are looking for. If needed I can make a short video of 30 seconds, of how I do that.
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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#35 Post by aviaking »

You can also type in decimal numbers by the way. If 7.2 isn't working try 7,2.
Not sure which one to use, it's probably system setting dependent.
I always do my calculations in the input fields. e.g. 360/50 followed by enter makes the calculation itself to 7,2.

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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#36 Post by aviaking »

Keith Baxter wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 8:16 am Hi,

Another way is to overlay a canvas_draw() with all the markings and color codes.

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my_scale = canvas_add(0,0,500,500)

canvas_draw(my_scale,function()
   for i = 1,20 do
      _arc(250,250,335+(i*10),336+(i*10), 180)
      _stroke("green",12)
   end     
   for i = 1,20 do
      _arc(250,250,340+(i*10),341+(i*10), 178)
      _stroke("red",16)
   end  
Keith
Hey Keith,

So that basically means you're using the drawing function of AM without the need of a .png image? Correct?
That sounds interesting to use. Especially for airliner displays. I should look this up in the wiki information further.
Thanks for letting us know!

Regards,
P.

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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#37 Post by Gabriel Monteiro »

Ralph wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 7:38 am I meant something like this
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It seems that most of these, or maybe all, are equipped with a physical MCP. Probably to get a better feeling.
I made something like this, using Zibo.

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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#38 Post by russ »

Nice job!
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Re: WIP PMDG 737-700 for MSFS2020

#39 Post by 737HC »

Hello,

This is looking great. I can't wait to get back to flying the 737 in my home cockpit, and this looks to be the last piece I need! I assume the 737 MCP panel for PMDG fsx / p3d won't work with the MFS PMDG 737 correct? Is this one available yet?

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