I would like to introduce my newest idea: The planet approaching system.
So far I have a mission in which you can get down to the planet from space ,from 130km.
It's really simple ,but it's going to serve the purpose of showing the general concept ,as well as a "platform" for further upgrades.
I'd like you to post anything that can improve this mission ,including better models (Earth from INF is really lo-poly),
ideas ,scripts and anything else you think can be added to this mission.
I think it would be good idea to add:
1. Skyboxes ,one with blue sky and one with animated texture ,showing the translation between blue and black sky.
2. Better models:
A. Earth model like the one made by Omniscaper ,but not undesized.
B. HTL Surface model.
3. Scripting ,a lot of possiblities ,for example the one for atmospheric flight made some time ago ,I think it can be adapted to this mission. Also it should be possible to script reentry flames.
4. New models ,like fly-through cloud layer ,modeled clouds ,there's also a lot of possiblities there.
5. Autopilot ,for some reason it didn't worked well for me ,maybe I did something wrong (I didn't payed too much attention to it anyway)
I think entering and exiting atmosphere is an intresting idea and if we manage to get it to work properly it would be great.