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DC-6 model is incomplete (DC-6 vs A320 comparison pictures)

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    DC-6 model is incomplete (DC-6 vs A320 comparison pictures)

    Hi,

    I hope this post comes off well. I only want to help improve this product to be the best version that it can be.

    I've noticed that the DC-6 model is incomplete when viewing it from the outside when you are in the cockpit view. Please see below a comparison between the DC-6 and the default A320 using the same cameras.

    Why does this matter? Many of us like to setup custom views that we can easily swap to with the click of a button during flight.

    As you can see, the DC-6 suffers from an incomplete model making the custom views look incomplete and an eyesore:
    • Front: DC-6 front texturing missing entirely
    • Left Side: DC-6 door does not align with body of plane
    • Windows: DC-6 model looks directly into the unmodeled cabin like a see-through plane

    Is there any chance that you could fix this in an upcoming update for those of us that like to use these custom views?

    Thanks,
    Will M.
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    Will Matos

    #2
    So how do you enjoy flying the DC-6?
    Aaron Lee

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      #3
      Originally posted by adl320 View Post
      So how do you enjoy flying the DC-6?
      It's a joy to fly and tons of fun to learn, but that's not the point of this post.
      Will Matos

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        #4
        I question whether using the exact same custom camera for every aircraft is a good idea. I have tried to replicate this in the PMDG livery and in the American liver and I don't see an issue.

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          #5
          Originally posted by multimediawill View Post

          I've noticed that the DC-6 model is incomplete when viewing it from the outside when you are in the cockpit view.
          You actually already answered it. Outside, cockpit view..

          the cockpit model won‘t look like the outside model. PMDG addons are highly complex system simulations that look as good as suitable. Is a complete and high quality outside model suitable when you‘re sitting in the cockpit? No. You won‘t make yourself many friends if the sim becomes a slide show just because someone wants to use the camera system incorrectly. You can easily toggle to the outside view and look at a complete model from the outside.
          Ryzen 9 5900X, RX 6900XT, 32GB DDR4 RAM @3600MHz, 4k
          Marc Ehnle

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ephedrin View Post

            You actually already answered it. Outside, cockpit view..

            the cockpit model won‘t look like the outside model. PMDG addons are highly complex system simulations that look as good as suitable. Is a complete and high quality outside model suitable when you‘re sitting in the cockpit? No. You won‘t make yourself many friends if the sim becomes a slide show just because someone wants to use the camera system incorrectly. You can easily toggle to the outside view and look at a complete model from the outside.
            This issue does not exist with any other plane in the sim whatsoever regardless of if it's cockpit view or not. Proof is with the A320 pictures. CRJ is the same, no problem there. I do not see why this isn't possible with the DC-6. Just because the DC-6 is high complexity systems wise, does not mean that we should be unable to use these custom views like we can in literally every other plane in the sim (with no FPS loss). Potential opportunity here for optimization of the DC-6?

            Your suggestion of just using the outside view is not a great alternative. You cannot get the same views using the outside view: looking down wing, looking back at the engines from the front side, under carriage, etc are simply not possible.
            Last edited by multimediawill; 23Jun2021, 04:26.
            Will Matos

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              #7
              Originally posted by multimediawill View Post
              Your suggestion of just using the outside view is not a great alternative. You cannot get the same views using the outside view: looking down wing, looking back at the engines from the front side, under carriage, etc are simply not possible.
              Hi mate, use the showcase view - Camera drone. This will give you the flexibility to maneuver the camera around the aeroplane to wherever you wish in order to get the views you wish.
              Daniel Foster

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                #8
                Will-

                Thanks for your feedback. I'll pass this along to Vin and Jason. There may be technical reasons, but I am not literate enough in this area to comment.

                Robert S. Randazzo
                PMDG Simulations
                http://www.pmdg.com


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                  #9
                  Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                  Will-

                  Thanks for your feedback. I'll pass this along to Vin and Jason. There may be technical reasons, but I am not literate enough in this area to comment.
                  Thanks Rob! I appreciate that.

                  -Will M
                  Will Matos

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                    #10
                    I have the same issue but in my case nothing works, no control, switch button or nob works.
                    Fernando Maldonado

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                      Will-

                      Thanks for your feedback. I'll pass this along to Vin and Jason. There may be technical reasons, but I am not literate enough in this area to comment.
                      Always class. Rob and the PMDG team always provide great answers, feedback, and assistance. They are the benchmark for quality community management in the flight sim world.
                      [email protected] $m1th
                      Buying every PMDG product since the B1900D

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                        #12
                        Yes, very classy. But no answer 6 months later.
                        Charles K Smith

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Charles KS View Post
                          Yes, very classy. But no answer 6 months later.
                          I hope they never answer it. Just to spite you specifically.
                          Matt Smith

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                            #14
                            When watching older PMDG DC6 reviews I noticed that one YouTuber said something about flat windows only being transparent squares with no 3D window frame at the freighter version.

                            All of this has long been patched to absolute perfection here are some screenshots from my flight today, and you can see a high quality 3D freight compartment interior with 3D windows, and no texture errors:

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                            Last edited by Jet Cat; 27Dec2021, 18:08.
                            Have a good flight, Linden Shenandoah 🐱

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MattS View Post

                              I hope they never answer it. Just to spite you specifically.
                              Yes, I shall feel particularly spited if no answer is forthcoming. These last six months have been absolute hell as I descend into paroxysms of confusion and depression desperately awaiting a response.
                              Charles K Smith

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Charles KS View Post
                                Yes, I shall feel particularly spited if no answer is forthcoming. These last six months have been absolute hell as I descend into paroxysms of confusion and depression desperately awaiting a response.
                                Cope and/or seethe


                                Matt Smith

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                                  #17
                                  I shall endeavour to do both contemporaneously. Also at the same time.
                                  Charles K Smith

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