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by Rob Ainscough
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Video Showcase
Topic: Just fly ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2620

Re: Just fly ...

Thanks Robert ... we're heading out to the UK on Monday (Oct 28th) ... England, Scotland, Ireland ... wanted to go out your way Sweden, Italy, Germany but unfortunately not enough time so we'll have to make that next year's priority. Would be great to meet up with you and Umberto (FSDT) and hopefull...
by Rob Ainscough
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: "Protecting Content" feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

Re: "Protecting Content" feature request

To remind EllipticCurve, this is also a feature request forum and not a place to attack developer feature request nor attempt to turn DRM into a debate. You want to “debate” DRM go somewhere else, but not here.

Cheers, Rib.
by Rob Ainscough
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: "Protecting Content" feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

Re: "Protecting Content" feature request

Your comments are indicative of someone that supports theft: a. "Make products people really want" .... as if that is some sort of justification to steal software? b. "There isn't any point" ... in reference to protecting one's work? c. Link to an article from 2006 regarding Sony's property protecti...
by Rob Ainscough
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: "Protecting Content" feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

Re: "Protecting Content" feature request

I'm a software engineer that has sold to the real world for several decades, I know the numbers, I don't need to read anything ... we (developers) spend 5% on DRM to gain 33% in recovered revenue for a net gain of 28%. I know what hackernoon is, I know what elliptic curve cryptography bitcoin is ......
by Rob Ainscough
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: "Protecting Content" feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

Re: "Protecting Content" feature request

EllipticCurve, DRM is effective and has been effective for many software products over the decades. A company I used to work for (not Lockheed Martin) recovered 33% of what would have been stolen revenue ... which is the difference between being solvent and not solvent. I'm not at liberty to discuss...
by Rob Ainscough
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Video Showcase
Topic: Just fly ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2620

Just fly ...

No plan, just go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0POifw1k8Q

Cheers, Rob.
by Rob Ainscough
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: Make ReSample 64bit and threaded
Replies: 0
Views: 3471

Make ReSample 64bit and threaded

LM Team, Now that I'm getting more involved in scenery/airport development. I noticed some rather significant limitations to some of the SDK apps/tools. ReSample.exe has: 1. A 2GB input TIF limit (assume a hold over from FSX days of 32bit) 2. Is a 32bit app (slower on modern 64bit hardware and OS) 3...
by Rob Ainscough
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Simulation Object Development Questions
Topic: PBR Polished metal shadows
Replies: 7
Views: 5428

Re: PBR Polished metal shadows

Hi Manfred,

"PBR fuse materials created vai MCX"? You lost me there, are you using 3DSMax "P3D PBR Material" from the Materials editor?

Any reason you turned HDR off?

Cheers, Rob.
by Rob Ainscough
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: "Protecting Content" feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

Re: "Protecting Content" feature request

Yeah, unfortunately that only works with MDL, there is a lot of other content that needs to be protected. Theft problem appears to be more prolific than ever before after I ran a quick search and found a bottomless pit of websites ... easy to shutdown the US sites, but not so easy to shutdown sites ...
by Rob Ainscough
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: "Protecting Content" feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

"Protecting Content" feature request

There are various methods currently being used in an attempt for content providers to protect their content from illegal duplication and/or theft ... these methods are cumbersome, sometimes ineffective, sometimes intrusive, and increase development costs and waste development time that could be put ...
by Rob Ainscough
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Simulation Object Development Questions
Topic: PBR Polished metal shadows
Replies: 7
Views: 5428

Re: PBR Polished metal shadows

Hi Dave,

What happens when you set DR = Off and DR = Max ... any difference?

Cheers, Rob.
by Rob Ainscough
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Specific Questions
Topic: Titan RTX question & P3D 4.4+ optimisation...
Replies: 6
Views: 3202

Re: Titan RTX question & P3D 4.4+ optimisation...

I've capped out my 2080Ti SLI setup VRAM ... 11GB is not enough for P3D when using additional tweaks with add-ons. I'm looking into the Titan RTX 24GB with a water cooled/chiller solution to drive three 4K res image units. Having a single GPU will reduce CPU loads by about 17% (vs. 2 GPUs) but I'm s...
by Rob Ainscough
Wed May 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Software Development Kit (SDK) Questions
Topic: 3DSMax Oil rig sample "missing files"
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: 3DSMax Oil rig sample "missing files"

Hi Rob, Yes, I'm aware of those files and I select the browse option to select that path to the files but they don't show up in 3DSMax model view ... I was expecting to see the textures applied to the 3D model in 3DSMax but all I get is a textureless default gray model. https://drive.google.com/uc?i...
by Rob Ainscough
Wed May 15, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Software Development Kit (SDK) Questions
Topic: 3DSMax Oil rig sample "missing files"
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

3DSMax Oil rig sample "missing files"

Looks like the Oil Rig.max sample provided in the SDK has hard coded full paths to the texture files. https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1x-SS3juPOYjDJ09Oh3kfB_ZWCCfOtFE2 I attempted to "Browse" to the actual path on my PC but 3DSMax seems to ignore it and I get no textures on the 3D Model in the viewer...
by Rob Ainscough
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: prepar3d.exe command line switch to load and run .FSR
Replies: 3
Views: 2770

Re: prepar3d.exe command line switch to load and run .FSR

HI Oliver, I've come up with a less clean solution, Prepar3d.exe -fxml:myfolder\myflight.fxml and then once loaded use SimConnect_PlaybackRecording(...) ... it would be nice if I could just specify the path.file.FSR from command line and then monitor FPS via SimConnect_SubscribeToSystemEvent(hSim, e...

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