Hi guys, im Liam and im a Brit.
Im a complete noob and i found simutrans while i was trailing through iphone apps, I found it rediculously hard to push buttons through the tiny iphone screen, lol, but I did think the idea of the game was emmense so i logged on my laptop and downloaded it right away. I really love how challenging simutrans is, I always seem to go bankrupt, due to over enthusiasm or risking things... sadly. Im probably not using the best techniques by diving into the oil industry.
I have done heaps of development work for FlightGear (a free open source flight simulator), (www.flightgear.org
, if your a fan of free software like simutrans, and like flying
), and therefore I may be interested to do lots for Simutrans too.
Im quite good at using GIMP, Photoshop, other stuff, and even 3D modelling (AC3D, Blender, Sketchup), animation (Premier Pro, Adobe After FX, XML definitioned movements of objects, in flightgear specifically), etc. My latest project was an Airbus a340-600 for flightgear simulator, you can see its progress here:
Almost finished, the interior and cabin is also modelled. Flightgear defines things through XML documents, which are complex to configure the Flight dynamics (FDM, i.e. how it moves), animations (which objects move, where, how much, how fast and when), modelling (using .ac model files, converted from sketchup and then mapped suitably with an image, so that you can change the paint scheme in flight to whatever I add to it, so there can be livery add-ons), also submodels like engine fires, smoke, wheel gear smoke on touchdown, Ice contrails in the air.
However I have no idea how Simutrans is structured, as i downloaded it a few days ago, but I am really interested in working on this project in as many areas as my skills are relevant, and as I learnt all I know from Flightgear, I hope to learn more here.
Hope I can be of help to ya'!, however I see this isn't as similar to a flight simulator, but still I love the concept. However I would be more than happy to paint a few aircraft, however thats done. I feel a lack of good airport stuff is in this sim
.. well, theres certainly some pretty accurate stuff.. but im just fussy...
When I was 14 (3 years ago), I used to be a big fan of the sim city series!, so im interested in this stuff. Oh and I study Geography too, and media which is where the animation come in
In the future I want to study Motion graphics or animation, dependant on whichever university accepts my offer, so I hope this will be a relevent interest. Oh I also used to love trains, at a younger age, I have an old hornby trainset in my loft from a few years back, with scenery modelled and things. Oh and a plastic fix-kit model QM2 cruise liner, which took me forever to put together. God I sound like a geek when I release all this stuff. You shall be pleased to know I have somewhat cooler hobbies nowadays ;], but these were my old interests through my first 15 years of life.
Cheers, thanks for whoever is responsible for this cool project. And by the way im pretty anoyed that my avatar image is twice the size and makes me look obese,