HUD

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The idea: 2D elements animated by bones, used for displays inside vehicles.


Main Structure

Add class MFD to class CfgVehicles/YourVehicle.

Subclasses of MFD you can name as you want.

class MFD
{
	class MFD1 { /* ... */ }; // optional subclasses
	class MFD2 { /* ... */ };
	// ...
};

with class MFD1 of the following structure:

class MFD1
{
	topLeft = "HUD LH";		// Those 3 points define the displayarea. These 
	topRight = "HUD PH";	// points need to be present in model of vehicle.
	bottomLeft = "HUD LD";

	borderLeft = 0.05;	// Offsets used to finetune the actual displayarea.
	borderRight = 0.05;	// The values can vary from 0 - 1.
	borderTop = 0.02;
	borderBottom = 0.1;

	enableParallax = 1; // Parallax simulation. Enables holographic projection effect,
	// but only takes eye position from freelook/G-forces into effect (not XYZ offsets (ex. ctrl+NUM4)).

	color[] = { 0, 1, 0, 0.1 };	// Obsolete, done over color values in class Draw,
								// but at the moment still required.

	class Bones	// List of all bones
	{
		// ...
	};
	class Draw	// List of all drawingmethods
	{
		// ...
	};
};


Class Bones

All bones that are used for positioning and animating of drawings.

Defined positions are relative to position the bone is binded to (by default {0,0} of display area).

Codesamples for each possible bone, with all needed values:

class Bones
{
	class Fixed
	{
		type = fixed;
		pos[] = {0.05,0.9};
	};
	class Linear
	{
		type = linear;
		source = fuel;
		min = 0;	// Min value this bone can display
		max = 1;	// Max value this bone can display
		minPos[] = {0.5,0.2};
		maxPos[] = {0.5,0.5};
	};
	class Rotational
	{
		type = rotational;
		source = targetDist;
		center[] = {0,0};
		min = 100;
		max = 3000;
		minAngle = -120;
		maxAngle = +120;
	};
	class Vector
	{
		type = vector;
		source = velocity;
		pos0[] = {0.5,Pos0Center};			// Position of 0-degree dive line
		pos10[] = {0.5+0.9,Pos0Center+0.7};	// Position of 10-degree bank and 10-degree dive (to adjust scale)

	class ILS
	{
		type = ils;
		pos0[] = {0.5,0.4}; // Position when centered
		pos3[] = {0.7,0.6}; // Position when 3-degree off in both directions
	};
	class Horizont
	{
		type = horizon;
		pos0[] = {0.5,0.27};		// Position of 0-degree dive line
		pos10[] = {0.5+0.9,3.4};	// Position of 10-degree bank and 10-degree dive (used to adjust scale)
		angle = 0;					// Horizon angle to which this line corresponds to
};


Class Draw

The class Draw is a "group", which consist of other groups or classes.

Every group can have its own alpha, color[], clipTL[], clipBR[] and condition values, which will be valid for all classes/groups inside.


Format for a point (for points[], pos[], right[] and down[] entries):

{[bone1,] position1, blending weight1[, [bone2,] position2, blending weight2]...}

entries with [] are optional.

Points directly defined after each other are linked by a line, in case you don't want to link place an empty point {} between those points.

class Draw
{
	alpha = 0.8;
	color[] = {0.2,1,0.1};
	clipTL[] = {0.0,0.05}; // Defines the space in which the bone is drawn 
	clipBR[] = {1.0,0.90}; // TL = Top Left, BR = Bottom Right
	condition = "on";

	class Line
	{
		type = line;
		points[] = { { Bone1, 1 }, { Bone2, 1 } };
	};
	class Text
	{
		type = text;
		align = left;
		scale = 1; // Text size, obsolete (but still required)
		source = speed;
		sourceScale = 3.6; // Convert from m/s to km/h
		pos[] = {SpdMove2,{-0.05,-0.03},1};		// pos[],right[],down[] define the
		right[] = {SpdMove2,{0.01,-0.03},1};	// box (size) of the first letter.
		down[] = {SpdMove2,{-0.05,0.03},1};
	};	
};

In order for a hud element to disappear and reappear according to its condition, it must be defined as a subclass.

class Draw
{
	class arrow
	{
		Condition = "ils";
		type = "line";
		class Circle
		{
			points[] =
			{
				{ { 0.489, 0.822 }, 1 },
				{ { 0.500, 0.813 }, 1 },
				{ { 0.511, 0.822 }, 1 },
				{ { 0.489, 0.822 }, 1 },
				{}
			};
		};
	};
};

This graphic will only show when the landing gear is down

class Draw
{
	class arrow
	{
		Condition = "ils";
		type = "line";
		points[] =
		{
			{ { 0.489, 0.822 }, 1 },
			{ { 0.500, 0.813 }, 1 },
			{ { 0.511, 0.822 }, 1 },
			{ { 0.489, 0.822 }, 1 },
			{}
		};
	};
};

This graphic will always be displayed despite the ils condition.

Short Reference

Available Sources

Vectors

  • velocity: Velocity vector
  • weapon: Current weapon aim vector
  • target: Vector to current target


Scalar

  • altitudeAGL: Above ground level altitude (m) Multiply source by 3.28084 to get (ft)
  • altitudeASL: Above sea level altitude (m) Multiply source by 3.28084 to get (ft)
  • speed: Speed (m/s) Multiply source by 2.2369356 to get MPH. Multiply by 3.6 to get KPH Multiply by 0.0288 to get (Mach*10) (Hud wont display decimals) Multiply by 1.94384 to get Knots.
  • vspeed: Vertical speed (m/s)
  • targetDist: Distance to current target
  • rpm: Current engine rpm (0..1)
  • fuel: Fuel tank state (0..1)
  • HorizonDive: Dive angle, multiply source by 57.2958 to get degrees
  • HorizonBank:
  • Static: No source, always shows

Available Bone Types

  • fixed: Non moving bone
  • linear: Linear moving bone
  • rotational: Rotating bone
  • vector: Vector bone
  • ils: Instrument landing system
  • horizon: Artifical horizon


Available Draw Types

  • group: If no type is defined, type is assumed to be group
  • line: Drawing a line
  • text: Drawing text


Available Conditions

Aircraft

  • on: Engine on
  • ils: Gear down
  • mgun: Current weapon is gun class
  • AAMissile: Current weapon is an air locking missile
  • ATMissile: Current weapon is a non-air locking missile
  • Bomb: Current weapon is a bomb
  • Rockets: Current weapon is an unguided missile or rocket
  • stall: Aircraft is currently stalling
  • lights: Lights are on?
  • collisionlights: Collision lights are on?
  • flaps: flaps are down?

Landvehicles