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OR and FreightAnimation files

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:00 PM

I understand MSTS had certain limits on what you could do w/ a .fa file -- less than 4000 polys, only one per .wag or .eng, maybe others.

Which, if any of those old limits had been lifted in OR?

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:17 PM

IIRC, MSTS had a limit of ~7500 Polys for an FA File and one (1) FA File per model (.eng or .wag)

ORTS allows more than one FA Files per model (.eng or .wag).
However, I have not tested the Poly-limit of ORTS FA Files,
since all my FA Files have been less than 7000 Polys

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 02:15 AM

I don't expect particular poly limits for base and additional freight animations in OR.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:33 AM

Can a .fa part have one of the reserved named parts -- bogies, wheels, whatever?

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:39 AM

FA should never be allowed to have animated parts because it greatly increases animation difficulty.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 11:29 AM

Reserved part names linked to speed like wheels or rods rotate/move at constant speed if part of an OR FA. I checked this by defining a tender loco as OR FA on a flat car.
Attached Image: Tender.jpg

An OR FA can also contain animations like the ones available in route objects. I just tried to define as OR FA on a flat car an animated würstel seller by Didi2004, and he does his job putting mustard on the würstel without problems. :)
Attached Image: Würstel.jpg

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:59 PM

Thank you Carlo, all questions answered!

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:56 AM

Ahh, that is good news. Thanks, Dave for bringing it up and thanks, Carlo, for your answers and examples.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:56 AM

That means it is possible to have animated wipers for 2D Cabs.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 11:50 AM

View PostCsantucci, on 13 September 2018 - 11:29 AM, said:

Reserved part names linked to speed like wheels or rods rotate/move at constant speed if part of an OR FA. I checked this by defining a tender loco as OR FA on a flat car.
Tender.jpg

An OR FA can also contain animations like the ones available in route objects. I just tried to define as OR FA on a flat car an animated würstel seller by Didi2004, and he does his job putting mustard on the würstel without problems. :)
Würstel.jpg

Love these examples of anything-goes FA! :)

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