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    Default Use an invisible aircraft, why?

    Here's one for you: I want to do flights with an aircraft that is invisible! In other words, to substitute a craft with a null object so that nothing is rendered except the environment. In that way I can composite my own 3D aircrafts over it as background for an animation. I tried using Earth Studio for this but it was horrendously slow; any tiny adjustment you make takes a few seconds to a half-minute to refresh the screen even with a good Internet connection. It's only a ten minute flight over I495 (from Jake's 58 Casino in Suffolk to The Unisphere in Flushing Meadow Park, a 35-mile trip.

    If this is possible, I was wondering about the different camera views, specifically, can I make smooth changes in the camera angle and also keep the null (invisible object) as the camera's target? Can I toggle all the representative screen gauges off the screen during a flight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iconkid View Post
    Here's one for you: I want to do flights with an aircraft that is invisible! In other words, to substitute a craft with a null object so that nothing is rendered except the environment. In that way I can composite my own 3D aircrafts over it as background for an animation. I tried using Earth Studio for this but it was horrendously slow; any tiny adjustment you make takes a few seconds to a half-minute to refresh the screen even with a good Internet connection. It's only a ten minute flight over I495 (from Jake's 58 Casino in Suffolk to The Unisphere in Flushing Meadow Park, a 35-mile trip.

    If this is possible, I was wondering about the different camera views, specifically, can I make smooth changes in the camera angle and also keep the null (invisible object) as the camera's target? Can I toggle all the representative screen gauges off the screen during a flight?
    Have you tried using the Drone Camera? I use that ALL the time myself, and it does what you are describing. Use the "Insert" key to bring it up, then under the menu while flying you can control the speed and zoom of the drone. Move the drone with the "W" and "S" to go back and forward, forgot what the left right keys are??
    Windows 10, 32 gigs RAM, Nvidia GForce GTX 1660 I7 6700 running at 3.40

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    Thank you very much for the tip. That's encouraging enough for me to purchase a copy of FlightSim 2020 today.

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