Category Archives: Blooper Reel

Cutting Back on Shadows

This rather odd 747 picture is from a quick test I did to make sure the shadow options in Plane-Maker were working right after beating the shadow code silly with a hammer.  The wing objects have been marked “interior only” … Continue reading

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Posted in Aircraft, Aircraft & Modeling, Blooper Reel, Development, Modeling | 18 Comments

Not A Bug, Apparently

When I saw this near KMSY in New Orleans my first thought was: oh hell, what bug created that?  All of the roads seemed to run over these channels of water, as if someone had created mini-rivers for them.  I … Continue reading

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Posted in Blooper Reel, Scenery | 10 Comments

A Beautiful Beta-Stopping Bug

While working on the HDR pipeline, I ended up with these.  Clearly not what we want to ship, but I do think they’re pretty cool looking.

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Posted in Blooper Reel, Development | 20 Comments

Mommy where do baby airplanes come from?

“Well little Johnny, when a KC-10 and a 747 love each other very much…” On a more serious (kinda) note, this is a shot of what happens when ATC fails at spacing its aircraft properly. These two planes flew all … Continue reading

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Posted in Air Traffic Control, Blooper Reel | 42 Comments

A trip through the atmopshere

This is your skydome.  This is your sky dome on drugs. Any questions?

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Posted in Blooper Reel, Development | 19 Comments

Who Needs the Ocean?

On my todo list for X-Plane 10.0: do something to get rid of the goofy reflections in the planet-wide water.  The problem is that the reflection tricks that we pull to draw water look wrong when we zoom out so … Continue reading

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Posted in Blooper Reel, Development, Scenery | 6 Comments

Hrm…

Maybe Ben was abducted by aliens?  

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Posted in Blooper Reel, Development | 10 Comments

Bug or Hurricane?

The billboarding scheme for cloud puffs has been rewritten for X-Plane 10; for the most part you should not see puffs spinning or reorienting themselves as you move the camera.  However, while poking at the cloud puff shader, I managed … Continue reading

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Posted in Blooper Reel | 11 Comments

Some ATC Bloopers…(Free Willy!)

In testing some ATC stuff today, I was curious why I saw smoke coming from the water on the left side of the runway. As I got closer, I found a KC-10 rising from the ground like a mighty Phoenix….struggling … Continue reading

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Posted in Air Traffic Control, Blooper Reel | 8 Comments