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 From:  Oliver (FRITZ57)
3043.1 
My current WIP, the legendary Russian WW2 ground attack plane Ilyushin IL-2m
called "flying tank" or "black death" for its sometimes black painting.
I recently tried to accomplish it in Silo3D, but finally gave up due to subsurf and bevel problems.
Oliver
www.o5m6.de
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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
3043.2 
I recently did this Sopwith Camel and a Radial Engine to suit.

Brian
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 From:  Mark Brown (MABROWN)
3043.3 In reply to 3043.2 
Lovely work both of you!

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http://www.homepages.ihug.com.au/~mabrown/index.html

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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
3043.4 In reply to 3043.3 
Thanks Mark.
As Oliver will attest, aeroplanes are not friendly beasts to model.
Here is a (still WIP) of the last efforts I made on the rotary engine.

Brian
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 From:  Oliver (FRITZ57)
3043.5 
Thank you Mark for your kind comment.
Brian, the radial engine is great, I would consider to drop the background though ;-)
And you're right, planes are a pain, the IL-2 took me quite a while yet,
but it is a welcome exercise for me to get comfortable with MoI.
If you don't consider the logic of sweep, loft and fillet you sometimes get surprising
and frustrating results and you eventually blame MoI for it which is wrong ;-)
Oliver
www.o5m6.de
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 From:  Mark Brown (MABROWN)
3043.6 In reply to 3043.5 
Nice radial Brian.

I have a plane to do for my model of HMAS Sydney, a Walrus seaplane. Even at the level of detail I'll be using, I'm not looking forward to it...

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 From:  Oliver (FRITZ57)
3043.7 
The VVS Ilyushin IL-2/3 while attacking ground targets
with its underwing 132mm "Katyusha" rockets »RS-132«.
Would be lovely, Michael, if the lamp position could be adjusted.
Oliver
www.o5m6.de
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 From:  Michael Gibson
3043.8 In reply to 3043.7 
Hi Oliver, it's looking really great!

> Would be lovely, Michael, if the lamp position could be adjusted.

In MoI v2 check out the lighting options under Options > View > Lighting options - if you want more light overall, try the "Lighting style: Key + more fill" option which is brighter, or use the custom levels options to tweak the levels individually.

It's usually better to switch those options to increase overall brightness if you want to reduce dark areas, rather than messing with the light direction.

But it is possible to adjust the direction of the primary fill light by a script though. For that you need to set up a keyboard shortcut and put the script from here on it:
http://kyticka.webzdarma.cz/3d/moi/#ToggleLightDirection

That script will switch the light direction between the default direction and an alternate direction on every keypress.

- Michael
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 From:  Mark Brown (MABROWN)
3043.9 In reply to 3043.7 
Very, very nice model Oliver.

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 From:  Oliver (FRITZ57)
3043.10 
Thank you, Michael and Mark, for your kind comments, and Michael for the hint.
BTW, Michael, is there a kind of "object model description" of the "moi" scripting engine
so you could write your own Moi Javascripts ?
Oliver
www.o5m6.de
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 From:  Marc (TELLIER)
3043.11 
Very nice modeling!

It remembers me a simulator of the same name, it was great stuff!

Marc
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 From:  Michael Gibson
3043.12 In reply to 3043.10 
Hi Oliver,

> BTW, Michael, is there a kind of "object model description" of
> the "moi" scripting engine
> so you could write your own Moi Javascripts ?

I don't have any proper documentation for that currently, but there is a moi.idl file that you can download which has all the different properties and methods on the scripting interface contained in it.

That's available from here: http://moi3d.com/wiki/Scripting

In the future I do want to make some documentation for scripting MoI, but unfortunately it takes quite a lot of effort to make good documentation so if I work on that then I would have to postpone some other things like modeling tools, etc...

- Michael
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