New Smoke Effect/Advice Wanted

Discuss and share how to create, install, mod, etc... All about special flight simulator effects.

Moderators: rd, mel wilson, gbesoain, Cat1, groundsquirrel

Post Reply
User avatar
SU37Berkut
SurClaro senior forum member
SurClaro senior forum member
Posts: 534
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:22 am
Location: KGSO

New Smoke Effect/Advice Wanted

Post by SU37Berkut » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:34 pm

Dear Forum Members,

I've been wanting a smoke effect that looks close to the smoke coming
out of the afterburner on the Blue Angels F-18 on my avatar for a long
time.
Does anyone know how to add that hint of brown to the smoke effect?

Thank you in advance,
SU37Berkut

User avatar
groundsquirrel
Forum Moderator - Master member
Forum Moderator - Master member
Posts: 4929
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:31 am
Location: Navarre,Florida-USA (KVPS,KHRT,KPNS)
Contact:

here...

Post by groundsquirrel » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:56 am

Your homework assignment is:

Go to this link, save the link you will need it in the future. Get the SDK for special effects and aircraft container. Study very very carefully, make backups often of your files as you experiment.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555857

Take your time, Rome wasnt built in a day and even after all this time Fs9 hasnt been played out yet.
Gravity ... it's an Earth thing.

User avatar
rd
Forum Moderator - Master member
Forum Moderator - Master member
Posts: 6868
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:34 pm
Location: COMFORTABLY NUMB, in U.S.A. *** KOFF ***

Post by rd » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:46 am

He could do that, and still not be able to do what he wants done.

And that smoke, is not from afterburners. That smoke IS smoke that the pilot can turn on and off. The real thing.

Otherwise, do as GS suggested. And if you need any help, just let us know.

RD
RD


"shhh.... I'm going undercover. "

User avatar
SU37Berkut
SurClaro senior forum member
SurClaro senior forum member
Posts: 534
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:22 am
Location: KGSO

Post by SU37Berkut » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:12 pm

Dear RD,

I know the pilot can turn the smoke on and off, but don't they drizzle oil into the engine to make all that smoke?
I believe the USAF Thunderbirds modified their F-16s to hold a drum of oil instead of ammunition.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Thank you.
SU37Berkut

P.S. I am using FSX on Vista and I can't make heads or tails of what I'm supposed to do to manually reconfigure the dll.xml for the SDK. :( So I guess that blows it.

User avatar
Cat1
Forum Moderator - Master member
Forum Moderator - Master member
Posts: 2100
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:50 am
Location: KFTW (Meacham Intl, Ft. Worth)

Post by Cat1 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:29 am

SU37Berkut wrote:but don't they drizzle oil into the engine to make all that smoke?
Dear SU37Berkut,
They do not drizzle oil into the engine, but an oil like compound is used and it is heated by high temperature bleed air from the engines to produce the smoke via a valved regulating system.
Image
If you want to learn how to fly IFR and land with ILS or have any questions about IFR/ILS. Click this link and the information is there: http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/avia ... _handbook/

User avatar
SU37Berkut
SurClaro senior forum member
SurClaro senior forum member
Posts: 534
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:22 am
Location: KGSO

Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:25 pm

Thank you Cat1.

Regards,
SU37Berkut
24.6 Hours logged so far...

User avatar
SU37Berkut
SurClaro senior forum member
SurClaro senior forum member
Posts: 534
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:22 am
Location: KGSO

Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:35 pm

Thank you Cat1.

Regards,
SU37Berkut
24.6 Hours logged so far...

Post Reply