Coretex Designs - 09/25/13
First off I'd like to thank everyone for waiting this long for a new update and sticking with us. It has truly been a journey to get to this point where we can release an update.
Throughout the past few months we have been hard at working developing Coretex Designs and the F/A-18E project. Through our journey we have had to remove members, and gain new members. This transition of old and new members has provided us with a dedicated team. We are now the most productive we have ever been. New items, features, and abilities are being developed/added weekly.
This could only be possible with our new members. We now have some outstanding programmers, designers, and testers (real world experience). Combining the couple of members that have stayed throughout our journey with our new members we now have an excellent team of individuals that will go far.
In the following weeks you will see a complete change in the way we function. We will be releasing regular updates and be more active with our trusting and strong community. We will now be updating not only through the forums but also through facebook, google +, twitter, youtube , vimeo , tumblr and our under development website. (links will be below)
Now onto our most anticipated news, the F/A-18E module. During the past couple months we have accomplished way too much to list on this page but I'll highlight a few of the key points. The video posted below shows a short demonstration of what we have completed.
The EFM (External Flight Model) is now at a point in it's stages where we'll be handing over the module to our testers to receive their input. One of the highlights of the EFM is our very own FCS (Flight Control Systems). By the time the final build of our module is published the FCS will have a mind of its own.
In the past month we have re-vamped several items on our external model. This includes the engines intake/outtake, and nose gear. Also, in the next few weeks our external textures will be getting revamped as-well. Our external textures are being completed by Jack from the forums. Also, we are excited to show work in progress photos of our very own pilot that will be featured in the module. Below you can find several screenshots showing the new models/textures that are a work in progress.
The current status of our cockpit is that modeling, and animations are complete. We are still working on texturing, and scripting most of the cockpit functions. In the video below you can see that we have a functional HUD, EFD, and UFCD. Our L/R DDI's, and MPCD are still being scripted.
Now, if you are wondering about our cockpit textures I can assure you they will look nothing like what they look like now in the final module. We are bringing on a very popular cockpit texture artist from the forums in the upcoming weeks that will start turning this cockpit into a beauty. We will post regular updates on this subject as-well.
Here is a list of completed functions within the cockpit.
ENG CRANK Switch
Probe Extend Switch
Formation Light Switches/Knobs
Launch Bar Switch
Taxi Light Switch
L Gen Switch
R Gen Switch
Internal Lighting Knobs
Vertical Velocity Gauge
Brake Pressure Gauge
We currently have a side project that we'd like to share with everyone today. We are still in the very early stages of development but I'm glad to say that we are now developing the CVN-77 Carrier for DCS. We are currently in the modeling/texturing stages. With the help of "John Dafermos" or better known on the forums as "Astoxos." Below you can find some work in progress screenshots of the carrier model/texturing. More news and updates to come as this project further develops.
We hope you have truly enjoyed this new update that we have released today. We will be releasing new, and regular updates from now on. Please feel free to contact us through any of the following networks. Thank you!
Video update #1