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bb_speedbird
09-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Hello all !!

I have a question for you.
I navigated in the forum but i didn't find what i'm looking for.

I search a free software (or not expansive one) for image warping and configuration for projection on a curved screen (180, 6m diameter).

If ound one but: 3000$ ... :(

What are your solutions for those type of systems ?

Today i participated of a visual setup with geometric part (EP1000 Rockwell & Collins) ... very impressive !! :)

Thank you for your Help

Ben

AndyT
09-03-2008, 05:45 PM
Your best bet is probably Sol7. They have special pricing for Home Sim builders.
Read this:

http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11109&highlight=Sol7

bb_speedbird
09-03-2008, 05:54 PM
thank you.

yes a saw it, but it is too expansive yet :(

is there any freeware which can help ?

AndyT
09-03-2008, 06:11 PM
The next best is a Matrox TripleHead 2 Go device.
After that comes any 'Horizontal Stretch' your video card supports.

There is no freeware that does what you want. Not yet anyway.

Mike.Powell
09-03-2008, 08:46 PM
bb speedbird,

Paul Bourke works with image warping and has an interesting website. If free or low cost real time warping software exists, he may have a link to it on his site.

http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/projection/

bb_speedbird
09-04-2008, 02:55 AM
thank you for your help.

i'm trying sol7 and i continue to look for a solution.

if i find something, i will let you konw :)

Ben

Matt Olieman
09-04-2008, 07:21 AM
If you think sol7 is expensive, well good luck... The folks who developed sol7 for us and gave us quite a break in price.

Perhaps you looked at the professional version price.... that would be shocking. If you've got more then one projector set up and am warping... contact sol7 folks about their beta program.

Matt Olieman

harpatin
09-05-2008, 03:56 AM
Hi!

Here is link to our national home cockpit builder site. There you will find glider simulator visual. Site is in Finnish but don't hesitate to ask if you don't understand something.

http://www.fsnordic.net/discussion/index.php/topic,69379.40.html

It is not exactly what you are looking for but it is economical solution. No need for Matrox THTG, just good graphics card and two projector are needed.

Videos are worth checking!


Best regards

Timo

Tomlin
09-05-2008, 09:23 AM
Timo, thanks for sharing!

I think I may give this a whirl! I just use my two outputs from my 9800GTX to the two seperate projectors in what mode?

Tomlin
09-06-2008, 08:23 AM
Timo,

I can see that you are using FSX. I have been inspired to try this Horizontal Span view and discovered that it wont run like that (at least for me and another user here at MC.org) in Full Screen.

Can you say if you found a way, or is it running windowed but positioned to where you cannot see the window's frame?

Thanks!

harpatin
10-22-2008, 01:17 PM
Timo,

I can see that you are using FSX. I have been inspired to try this Horizontal Span view and discovered that it wont run like that (at least for me and another user here at MC.org) in Full Screen.

Can you say if you found a way, or is it running windowed but positioned to where you cannot see the window's frame?

Thanks!


Hi Tomlin!

I am really sorry for delayed reply!:(

The software used in the mentioned glider simulator is Silent Wings
http://www.silentwings.no/
I haven't had the opportunity to test it but it looks very good to me.

The Horizontal Span view is worth testing. I have been using it for 3 years in my 2x21" CRT screens (2580x960) with Nvidia 8800GT 512. It runs about 30-60 fps my FS2004 setup depending the scenery almost all settings maxed. The Horizontal Span view "behaves" just like single screen with TrackIr 4 and Free Track when I use the VC in the Full Screen mode (no frames visible). I don't know how it works in the FSX. I am sure it is possible to run two beamers in the FS2004 with The Horizontal Span view as well.

If You have Nvidia GPU You will find all needed functions in the Nvidia Control Panel - something like multimonitor setup and so on. Try it!

I hope this helps!

Timo

Tomlin
10-22-2008, 02:18 PM
Thank you Timo

I have discovered that using my Nvidia 9800GTX works great with two projectors and now I just have to take the time to set up a frame for them to be mounted on. Thanks for the reply even though it was late- it may help someone else as well.

fweinrebe
10-31-2008, 04:04 AM
The software used in the mentioned glider simulator is Silent Wings
http://www.silentwings.no/
I haven't had the opportunity to test it but it looks very good to me.


Timo, thanks for the link and the post about your website. Wish we had a simulator and software like that back in 1989 when I learned to glide in a Blanik L13. I will try the 2 week demo some time.