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Offline QXMX

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Just bored so I thought I'd cloak a ship  

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Offline heretic

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how the hell did you shoot it down?
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Offline Carl

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giving a ship stealth mode and textering it with invisible.pcx is an old trick...but still quite cool. he probably just shot randomly for 3 hours.
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Offline Ace

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Let's see, with proper sub-objects, custom explosion .anis, as well as keying the "cloaked" or "non-cloaked" part as a self-destruct when key pressed SEXPT, you can have a player cloaking ship.

For CPU sake, having it with only enough sub-objects to cloak or decloak once (maybe twice by layering enough models in there) would work well.

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Offline QXMX

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Actually, just a completely black texture.  I couldn't find the invisible.pcx anywhere in the vp files  

It's an Aeolus  

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Offline NeoHunter

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That's a simple but nice idea.

By the way, do you guys think its actually possible to make vehicles and even humans cloak? I mean in real life.

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Offline wEvil

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well since photons dont have a charge it would be quite hard to "bend" them around an object without a massive gravity field

The closest thing anyone so fa rhas come up with is combination photoreceptive/chemeleon cells.

They detect the environment youre in and change their colour accordingly..so youre not really invisible, just the same colour as the background in relation to the viewer.

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Offline Nico

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back to fs2: for the invisible map, just make a perfect green map 000 256 000. Some video cards (the voodoo series for example), doesn't handle that, anyway, and you end up with a super visible green ship  

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Offline Darkage

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I like the idea but to shoot around for 10 years is not my favorite hobby

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Offline QXMX

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It'd be more for storyline purposes.  How would you react if you were flying through space and collided with something *bam* and nothing was there.  Oh, crap  

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Offline Fineus

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Depends on the background, you might be able to work out an outline from where the stars stop...

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Offline QXMX

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Yea, and the nebula backgrounds are playing with it too.  I thought  the black texture was made transparent by the engine.

Back to the drawing board I guess  

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Offline Fineus

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I'm not totally sure FS2 can do transparent textures...

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Offline Nico

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I'm totally sure coz I did some   :
 http://www.geocities.com/venom250681/transp.html?992021354080


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Offline QXMX

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Originally posted by venom2506:
I'm totally sure coz I did some   :
 http://www.geocities.com/venom250681/transp.html?992021354080



That looks cool  



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Offline Jabu

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I thinks pure green (0 255 0, right?) is transparent in FS.

 

Offline QXMX

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Good old movie tricks    It shouldn't be completely invisible tho, to represent that it's only a prototype technology.

Thx. guys.  

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Offline Sushi

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A really big black ship would be cool...seeing more and more stars disappearing in front of you, in an expanding radius...could be quite frightening.

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Offline JarC

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Originally posted by Ace:
Let's see, with proper sub-objects, custom explosion .anis, as well as keying the "cloaked" or "non-cloaked" part as a self-destruct when key pressed SEXPT, you can have a player cloaking ship.

Uh...What's the name of that Transformers mod again? did'n't they use a similar trick to 'transform' ?

Let's see, we need a center object to be the main object...lod0 becomes hull0-subobj for decloaked, hull0-subobj-destroyed for cloaked, and since the 'cloaked' part don't need to be detailed...a cube could almost do...and since subobjects can be repaired (or SEXPed to a key)...

That would make it reusable and CPU friendly, not?

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Offline Nico

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the mod you're talking about is the robotech mod. the repair thing won't work, coz the subsystem is repaired, but the subobject itself remains destroyed. Sorry, you can transform only once.

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