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A couple of new schemes and FSX bloom effects

Ron requested this unique Canadian scheme and I’m glad he did. It is definately one of my favorites, especially with that way cool Citation horseshoe on the tail.

This is a standard paint scheme flown by XOJET.

Below are a few screens I captured while testing this bird in FSX running DX10 with Vista Ultimate 32-bit. The bloom effects are quite stunning! 

To avert any confusion, yes these images are Alpha builds of the aircraft. There is still much to be finished on the project, namely with regards to the re-write of the avionics. Bobby is also hard at work on revamping the Virtual Cockpit to bring it up-to-date. He’s forwarded a few screens of his progress internally to the team and I’m very impressed! As soon as I get my hands on it to begin the necessary steps to get it going in FSX, I’ll be sure to post progress shots on that front.  

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Nice curvy scheme

While doing research on some of the other schemes that I’ve recreated, I ran across this very nice scheme and thought it would look great on the new FSX Citation X 2.0. I made sure to zoom in a bit on the antennae in the last shot to illustrate the chrome leading edge. Yeah baby! 

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NetJets classic Citation X scheme

Below is a classic Citation X scheme being flown by the NetJets organization. As early adopters of the CX, they have one of the largest fleets of CX’s in the US and Europe. It may be hard to notice, but I have created FSX-style chrome along the leading edges of the major antennae, just as they are in real life. More improvements and schemes to come! 

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5000th Citation!

From the memorial of the previous post, I thought that a more upbeat commemorative edition of the CX was in order. May I present a recreation of the 5000th Citation! This aircraft is operated in the real world by XOJET and took delivery in December of 2007. XOJET currently flies 15 Citation X aircraft, and has agreed to purchase 30 more! The Citation X has been sold since 1996 and continues to be very successful as the fastest business aircraft available.

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In honor of the late Steve Fossett

This is a recreation of the late Steve Fossett’s Citation X, N377SF to honor his life as an aviator and adventurer. Though his remains have yet to be found, may his soul forever fly high.

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Shadow enhancements done!

Many thanks to Bobby for a phenomenal job on the shadow enhancements to the master texture templates! Here are a couple of shots showing his work.

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More liveries!

While I await Bobby’s work on the shadow enhancements, I’ve been busy painting up a couple of new liveries. I also created my very own global environment map for chrome. What do you think?

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Citation X meet FSX, FSX meet Citation X!

It is with great pleasure to present the very first in-game renders of the FSX Citation X! Of course these are very early development shots and I’m certain much will change in regards to the paint. Bobby still has some enhancing to do. However, I hope these illustrate the high detail that is now capable of paint schemes for the FSX CX 2.0 – all curvy lines are nearly jaggie free! This platform should become a repainter’s dream come true!

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New FSX Citation X 2.0 render

She’s really coming along now. With Bobby‘s help, panel lines have been applied to the new fuselage, engine nacelles, and vertical stabilizer. Next will be some shadow enhancements Bobby has agreed to assist me with. Be sure to check out the progress he’s made on the FS9 2.0 version. Many thanks to Mike for his tutorial on rendering!

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The Citation X 2.0 underway

I have been quiet lately with infrequent posts. This has not been in vain – I have been busy on several projects and I’ve kept my nose to the grindstone. I thought that it was a good opportunity to show some of the work that I’ve been doing now that I’ve reached a ‘milestone.’ Let me present the Citation X 2.0 for FSX.

I found this nice curvy paint scheme from the trusty resource of Airliners.net. D-BKLI is the DaimlerChrysler Corporation’s Citation X. I used this scheme as a proof-of-concept for a new texturing technique I have implemented as a first for Eaglesoft. On the fuselage and engine nacelles, each polygon face has planar mapping. What this means in layman’s terms is that there will be no stretched or smeared textures, as existed on the original Eaglesoft Citation X. This technique will probably be a bit of a challenge for the repaint artists in the FS community, but I think they will quickly appreciate what can be done now. Stay tuned as I’ll start showing more progress as it is made with (hopefully) more frequent posts.

Important note: I would hope that the community would be educated enough to realize that this 2.0 is based upon the work of Bob Hayes’ original Citation X. His excellent model has left me (thankfully) very little to improve upon. The single biggest improvement will be the new texture layout – the actual polygonal structure of the aircraft is very accurate. Thanks Bob – it is an honor to continue the work you started!

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