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Games [WIP] Soaring Stars Lab: DAD (Digital Airfoil Designer)

Discussion in 'Works In Progress - Archive' started by AlanMattano, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. AlanMattano

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  2. AlanMattano

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    DAD software let you make, modify and test airfoils or hydrofoils in a simple and fast way. It includes a no dynamic bat interface to run Xfoil and read the result. It will be a commercial product.

    DAD is a Digital Airfoil Designer VR CFD editor tool in beta stage for drawing propeller blade, sail, wing sections profiles and testing aerodynamic characteristics in a Digital Wind Tunnel. Specific software for the subsonic field of fluid mechanics. The coefficient results are displayed into charts. It lets you run XFoil in a simple user interface and run a virtual wind tunnel 2D CFD in Windows PC.
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    • Min and Max alpha
    • Alpha Steps
    • Nc turbulence
    • Airfoil editor via sliders
    • Symmetric airfoil option
    • NACA airfoil series interface
    • Automatic airfoil panelling
    • Chart: alpha lift
    • Chart: drag coefficient and cdp
    • Chart: LD efficient as a function of alpha or lift
    • Xfoil data info display
    • Load and Save DAD format
    • Export .dat airfoil file.
    More to come:
    • Artificial intelligence is responsible for choosing the best result autonomously.
    • VR capabilities to expand the user experience (angle of view)
     
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  3. Circool

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    The UI is superb! It looks like a control panel for the Death Star. What do you use for drawing curves and graphs?
     
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  4. AlanMattano

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    Thanks. Yes, and the branding logo has the same feeling of that saga. I'm old; from b/w TV and green monitors. Xfoil is Fortran77 so I try to maintain the visual spirit. I make some research first and then I sketch up the initial idea. For excitement, I added bloom post process effect. I try to make a healthy useful UI without adding superfluous information.


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  5. AlanMattano

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    AIRFOIL
    In YouTube, I search and found NurFACEGAMES Bezier Curves in Unity. The airfoil is made up using 4 curves using line render and a camera. Control points are in a fixed axis. A camera picks up the final image and transforms it into a render texture. I use that airfoil texture in the UI.

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    CHARTS

    I purchased from the Unity Asset Store, Toucan Systems Smart Charts simple to implement and somehow I was able to work around bugs. Later I purchased BitSplash Interactive Graph And Chart what looks like a more promising better option but is not integrated yet.


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