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Developer's Backdoor => GSX Backdoor => Topic started by: skimmer on September 08, 2011, 06:58:16 PM



Title: static people
Post by: skimmer on September 08, 2011, 06:58:16 PM
I was just wondering if there will be any people that are placed here and there that do nothing . Like maybe a person just watching or sitting somewhere that will be there all the time. Like static objects.


Title: Re: static people
Post by: virtuali on September 08, 2011, 07:28:36 PM
GSX, by definition, it's based on the concept of tasks so, vehicles and people are usually supposed to be animated, doing something. There are additional people that do less important task, which are more or less static, like the vehicle drivers, but they are in the vehicles.

For example, the tow truck vehicle will have a driver inside, and a wingwalker, of course the wingwalker does most of the job and it's fully animated, the driver is there just for completeness, but there you already have two people for a vehicle.

Same for the catering vehicle, there's a character that does the loading/unloading of carts from the airplane, which is fully animated, and the driver.

When you announce your intentions to park at a specific spot, the parking will be prepared with all the needed vehicles, which means two people on the two truck, two on the baggage loader (loader and driver), a driver for the staircase and perhaps a marshaller if there's no docking system, so it's at least 6 people visible at the same time, with others coming in sequence, like the catering guys.

We are also thinking about future expansions (meaning, not the first release) to use GSX as an automatic scenery detailer, adding static objects like trucks, baggage carts and even static people on the sceneries, at least on the parkings close to your viewpoint.


Title: Re: static people
Post by: Silverbird on September 08, 2011, 07:52:34 PM
GSX, by definition, it's based on the concept of tasks so, vehicles and people are usually supposed to be animated, doing something. There are additional people that do less important task, which are more or less static, like the vehicle drivers, but they are in the vehicles.

For example, the tow truck vehicle will have a driver inside, and a wingwalker, of course the wingwalker does most of the job and it's fully animated, the driver is there just for completeness, but there you already have two people for a vehicle.

Same for the catering vehicle, there's a character that does the loading/unloading of carts from the airplane, which is fully animated, and the driver.

When you announce your intentions to park at a specific spot, the parking will be prepared with all the needed vehicles, which means two people on the two truck, two on the baggage loader (loader and driver), a driver for the staircase and perhaps a marshaller if there's no docking system, so it's at least 6 people visible at the same time, with others coming in sequence, like the catering guys.

We are also thinking about future expansions (meaning, not the first release) to use GSX as an automatic scenery detailer, adding static objects like trucks, baggage carts and even static people on the sceneries, at least on the parkings close to your viewpoint.

Umberto do you think it would take a fps hit with having people walking around say like in some parts of the airport terminal for example in one of the Hawaiian airports or klas were one part is see threw windows and not textured I'm speaking of course if gsx does well and you add scenery detailer, in the future. I know it has been done but only with static people or 2d people would be amazing to see some passengers move around a bit on the terminal as you arrive at the gate and of course maybe have options for how many animated people you want to have displayed.