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Revision as of 12:20, 19 March 2017

This newsletter is a draft.

Please feel free to add content that you think will be of interest to the FlightGear community.
You can read the latest newsletter at FlightGear Newsletter February 2016.


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Enjoy reading the latest edition!
Please help us write the coming edition!
March 2017

Development news
ALS HUD effect
G-force ALS tunnel-vision and greyout
In the hangar
Updated Pilatus PC-9M and Fokker Dr.1

Scenery Corner
Community News

Contributing
Translators required
FlightGear logos
Screenshots
Screenshot of the Month

Development news

ALS HUD effect

The atmospheric light scattering rendering framework adds support to render canvas-based head-up displays in a more plausible way so that they look like light projected on glass and less like symbols printed onto the surface.

Comparison between a bare canvas HUD (left) and the ALS HUD shader run over it (right)

The effect also includes all the features of the glass effect (scratches, glare, icing, fogging, damage,...) and is based on running a blur and color post-processing over the canvas image. It is easy to add to any canvas HUD. Read more...

G-force ALS tunnel-vision and greyout

If running in ALS with ALS filters enabled, there will now instead of just the screen go black at high G-force also be tunnel-vision and greyout.

Blackout shaders in effect

In the hangar

Updated Pilatus PC-9M and Fokker Dr.1

Both the Pilatus PC-9M and the Fokker Dr.1 have undergone a cosmetic update by applying all the appropriate shaders. In both cases this was the reflection shader and the bumpmap shader and in case of the PC-9 also interior cockpit glass shaders. The Fokker Dr.1 is close to finished and the Pilatus PC-9M will get the 'detailed Cessna C-172P' treatment in the coming months.

Pilatus PC-9M in reflective factory demonstrator livery
Fokker Dr.1 heading home

Scenery corner

Community news

Contributing

Translators required

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FlightGear logos

If you want some graphic elements for your FlightGear-related site (such as a hangar or YouTube channel), please feel free to visit FlightGear logos for a repository of logos. And if you have some art skills, please don't hesitate to contribute with your own design creations.

Screenshots

The FlightGear project always needs screenshots, which show features that were added since the last release. These should be of good quality, especially in content and technical image properties. It is therefore recommended to use the best viable filter settings (anti-aliasing, texture sharpening, etc.). More info at Howto:Make nice screenshots.

Screenshot of the Month

Entries for this month's best screenshot can be submitted to this forum topic. Be sure to see the first post for participation rules. For purposes of convenience and organization, after all the entries have been submitted, a new forum topic will be started containing all shots in an easy-to-view layout. The voting will then take place there. Once the voting has finished, the best screenshot will be presented on this page.