|"Retaining the look of this late fifties aircraft was a priority. Although it has an upgraded navigation system, the
panel elements, as well as the rest of the aircraft, retain the look of the original. This is done by making some
instruments look "added on" as would be in the real thing, and customising others to give them a vintage look.
This gives the advantage of flying a "Modern" aircraft with the feel of flying a classic."
|These are some scenes inside Blender, the program where most of the
work was done for this project. The first photo shows how sharp the detail
is close up. The fabric over the panel started as one single cube and the
texture was applied (mapped) to the cube. It was then cloned and flipped
to book-match it to the original cube. This was repeated until the length
was satisfactory. This method produces a very sharp detail because the
texture is also repeated and used over and over. The joined sections are
then shaped to match the panel as shown in the second picture......
Picture's 3 and 4 show the attention paid to detail. The Skylane logo was
crafted from a separate object and this was mapped to the graphics,
using a large enough section to bring it into clear focus..... The seats
used texture sharing, one seat was fashioned and then a clone was
made from this for the remainder of the seats. This makes for a more
optimised and cleaner looking end result.
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