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Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« on: February 03, 2019, 02:29:10 AM »


Aircraft in Pixels 2 | Albatros DV is a virtual model airplane kit that runs on Mac and PC computers. It's not a replacement for styrene, glue and paint, but rather another outlet for our fascination with these old planes and how they are put together. Detailed 3D models of airplanes exist in the flight sim world but those cater to a slightly different audience and with a different purpose than what I am trying to do, which is replicate some of the joy and knowledge gained when putting together a highly detailed and accurate scale model airplane. Closer to our world, there are the Kagero 3D books on the Fokkers as well as the excellent Mark Miller renderings, but neither of these allow one to truly interact with the model, but rather merely view the finished product. For a few of us, there are CAD packages and texturing systems that allow us to conjure up anything we can imagine, but these tools are out of reach for the average hobbyist both in terms of cost and complexity. Ergo, Aircraft in Pixels.

The subject of this second edition of Aircraft in Pixels is the Albatros D.V. In the virtual model kit, you'll assemble the fuselage frame by frame and stick by stick. You'll install cockpit equipment, fuel, armament and propulsion systems just like on the real aircraft. Eventually the Mercedes motor will be detailed down to the crankshaft and connecting rods. Noted Albatros expert Jim Miller has contributed much of his knowledge as well as as access to his extensive archive and his own artwork in order to help me make this model as authentic and accurate as the medium will allow.

Aircraft in Pixels is in soft-rollout mode. I'm gradually ramping up the price as the product gets closer to finished. The $5.00 and $7.50 levels have sold out. A limited number of seats are now available at $7.99 each. This is still less than half the anticipated price of $20 when it is complete. If you purchase the app now (which is a work in progress) you will lock in all future updates to the main application. (Additional content in the form of decals and optional parts may become available later at extra cost.)

If you are interested, you can learn more here: https://bomonroe.itch.io/aircraft-in-pixels-2

And thanks for your support!

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 03:42:37 PM »
Here a few screenshots from the studio mode I am currently working on for AiP. In Studio mode you can choose from at least 10 backdrops and dozens of camera color profiles to create a huge variety of evocative images.




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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:12:51 AM »
Some more pix from the Aircraft in Pixels Studio mode, which went live today:







more info here https://bomonroe.itch.io/aircraft-in-pixels-2

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 02:25:28 PM »
The $5.00 and $7.50 levels have sold out. Seats are now available at $7.99 each until these sell out (10 total)

Thanks guys for your support!!!

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 09:38:54 AM »
It's not a virtual model without a virtual box filled with virtual parts...


(Coming soon)

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 02:15:08 PM »
New details slated for the next update of Aircraft in Pixels




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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 09:35:33 AM »


Fuel panel with 40 separate pieces to assemble now live with current version of Aircraft in Pixels

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019, 09:48:22 AM »
Bo,
Can we update the additions if we already purchased?
Larry

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 10:19:55 AM »
Bo,
Can we update the additions if we already purchased?
Larry


Yes!

 Go to the link https://bomonroe.itch.io/aircraft-in-pixels-2 and log in. You will be able to grab the latest version. If you install the Itch app, and install Aircraft in Pixels through it, you'll be able to update the app automatically -- the Itch program will just download a much smaller "patch" each time. And there are a lot of updates to come!

Thanks for your support, Larry

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 05:48:27 AM »
New stuff with version 0.1.5:

Blueprints :)



More structure!
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cowlings and bits!


lots more new stuff...

https://bomonroe.itch.io/aircraft-in-pixels-2

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 05:27:09 AM »
Really enjoying mine. Your computer skills are beyond my comprehension. Thanks.

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 05:59:47 AM »
Really enjoying mine. Your computer skills are beyond my comprehension. Thanks.

Gene K

Thanks Gene!

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 08:04:57 AM »
Version 0.1.6 is building now and will be off to the beta testing group -- and then the general public -- soon.

This version includes decals and masks to create the Böhning, later Hopf Jasta 76b Albatros D.Va. (Hopf version depicted below, with Würzburg Wappen device)


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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2019, 02:51:18 PM »
build 0.1.6 is live.

This video shows off the new scheme, plus a quick run through of some of the photo studio features:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2ecWbtitLA

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Re: Aircraft in Pixels No. 2: Albatros D.V Early-ish Bird Special
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 12:05:18 PM »
The Mercedes-Benz D.IIIa top-end gets a [texture map] overhaul: