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Sherman 76 and the Firefly OK.. and the Panther?

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will be nice to work the Panther in.. Can’t wait to have as much weaponry as possible. Hopefully we can get more volunteer modelers that have knowledge of Creator to speed up the process. So if you know how to model in Creator, would love to have you on the team! 

The Panther would be one that would have to be a ground up model unlike the sherm76 and firefly that used an existing chassis.

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M36B1 (90mm thin-armor M36 turret on regular-armor M4 hull) still coming  as part of the Firefly/Panther set, for mutual assured frontal destruction...?

No all-new modeling for the hull, of course. The turret shell is similar to that of the M10, though somewhat different...but maybe it could be a modification?

The only obviously all-new part would be the US 90mm gun.

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So just for [censored] and giggles as tier 5 or 6 would the M36 then make an appearance?  It entered service late 1944 into 1945 but even with its 90mm gun it had issues at certain angles with the Panther.

I quote, However, the Panther's 82 to 85mm thick glacis plate[5] could deflect certain shots from the 90 mm gun at just 150 yards, and the 150mm thick front armor of the Tiger II could only be penetrated in a few hard-to-hit places

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Not as much trouble as any other US gun.

And, if eventually tungsten core ammo is added to the game, its Panther limitations would be considerably decreased.

USA and Britain had plenty of tungsten in the late war years. Germany had practically none once necessary supplies for cutting tools were satisfied.

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3 hours ago, SCKING said:

will be nice to work the Panther in.. Can’t wait to have as much weaponry as possible. Hopefully we can get more volunteer modelers that have knowledge of Creator to speed up the process. So if you know how to model in Creator, would love to have you on the team! 

The Panther would be one that would have to be a ground up model unlike the sherm76 and firefly that used an existing chassis.

simple answer / justification.
Meanwhile .... axis ........

 

but if you want I can model ...

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57 minutes ago, enemytank said:

but if you want I can model ...

Perfect... @HATCH would be your contact for that. 

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6 hours ago, jwilly said:

M36B1 (90mm thin-armor M36 turret on regular-armor M4 hull) still coming  as part of the Firefly/Panther set, for mutual assured frontal destruction...?

No all-new modeling for the hull, of course. The turret shell is similar to that of the M10, though somewhat different...but maybe it could be a modification?

The only obviously all-new part would be the US 90mm gun.

Yeah that is a nice tank with a great gun.

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12 hours ago, SCKING said:

will be nice to work the Panther in.. Can’t wait to have as much weaponry as possible. Hopefully we can get more volunteer modelers that have knowledge of Creator to speed up the process. So if you know how to model in Creator, would love to have you on the team! 

The Panther would be one that would have to be a ground up model unlike the sherm76 and firefly that used an existing chassis.

Dang too bad you guys dont use SolidWorks. I use that software for a living basically. I doubt there's any compatability between the two, but I could build some badass vehicle models if you did :(

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Data Write API

The Data Write API gives visual simulation developers greater flexibility to adapt OpenFlight databases to the unique requirements of target image generators. Providing a set of library functions, the Data Write API enables users to more easily:

  • Modify the attributes of existing OpenFlight files.
  • Manipulate the hierarchy of existing OpenFlight databases.
  • Create new OpenFlight databases without using the MultiGen modeler.
  • Convert external data formats to OpenFlight. Content created with commercially available modeling tools, such as various CAD packages, 3D Studio, or SoftImage, can be imported and stored in OpenFlight format

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On 2019-04-03 at 7:16 AM, wehrmacht0 said:
Data Write API

The Data Write API gives visual simulation developers greater flexibility to adapt OpenFlight databases to the unique requirements of target image generators. Providing a set of library functions, the Data Write API enables users to more easily:

  • Modify the attributes of existing OpenFlight files.
  • Manipulate the hierarchy of existing OpenFlight databases.
  • Create new OpenFlight databases without using the MultiGen modeler.
  • Convert external data formats to OpenFlight. Content created with commercially available modeling tools, such as various CAD packages, 3D Studio, or SoftImage, can be imported and stored in OpenFlight format

I seriously doubt a simple conversion would do the trick, as our hierarchy and dataset is probably unique. Would perhaps save some time, but likely require alot of reaarangement/data input akin to building from scratch. The polys are rarely the issue - everything else is.

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How old would that tool be? Presagis stopped using the Multigen name for that product line, what, five or more years ago?

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