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leon_90 wrote: 2 months ago
PTRACER wrote: 2 months ago there aren't any 3D animation file formats programmed into GPL.
Probably just the driver's arms (and the driver's head thanks to Lee's patch)?
Good point, though it's not a specific file format. Not sure if there is anything special about the head patch, but driver arms are just another example of mathematics. Each 3DO has an X, Y, Z position. Turning the wheel modifies the X,Y,Z position of the 3DO by a calculated amount. A different calculation is used on the wrists so it gives the impression of the wrists bending. Pressing the Raise Hand button moves the glove's XYZ to another specified location. Same with the gear shift. It's kind of funny how Papy were able to do that back in 1998. Even though the driver hands move in AC, it's just a sequential shifting motion. And the gear stick doesn't move.

Anyway back to the point, I wouldn't know where to begin to make a flag marshall take out a flag, wave his hands in a figure of 8 motion, then put the flag back.
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PTRACER wrote: 2 months agoGood point, though it's not a specific file format. Not sure if there is anything special about the head patch, but driver arms are just another example of mathematics. Each 3DO has an X, Y, Z position. Turning the wheel modifies the X,Y,Z position of the 3DO by a calculated amount. A different calculation is used on the wrists so it gives the impression of the wrists bending. Pressing the Raise Hand button moves the glove's XYZ to another specified location. Same with the gear shift. It's kind of funny how Papy were able to do that back in 1998.
That is honestly amazing! Such ingenuity always has my respect, really interesting.
PTRACER wrote: 2 months agoEven though the driver hands move in AC, it's just a sequential shifting motion. And the gear stick doesn't move.
Not exactly. You can make your hands move with specific movements and you can make the gear lever engage in specific positions. There aren't many cars in vanilla content that they bothered to do this for. The Lotus 49 is the only one that comes to my mind. However, content creators these days do it all the time for their cars.

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That looks much better than vanilla!
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