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SPVR Update - Control Base

Dev AndrewGarrison  9 months ago

The new Joystick Base part looks quite simple, but looks can be oh so deceiving.

Control Base

The main purpose of this part is to allow players to build custom flight controls. You can connect fuselage parts to the control base and it can rotate or translate those parts based on the assigned inputs. In that sense, it's like a multi-axis rotator and piston, which is very powerful. It is also able to respond to the player in VR when they grab the stick with their virtual hands.

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The Part Properties for this part has several presets available to help you create standard control configurations: Joystick 2-Axis, Joystick 3-Axis, Yoke, Wheel, Lever, and Custom. There are several options available giving you incredible flexibility to create basically any kind of control you can imagine.

Part Properties

It's a beautiful fusion of flexibility and simplicity in a small package. Nicky went full wizard mode when he implemented this part.


And to all those thinking they're going to misuse this for the most random of purposes, I am one step ahead of you - WNP78

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    SimplePlanes VR is coming to Steam and Oculus Quest this year. If you want to know when it’s released, you can wishlist SPVR on Steam here.

    This part, as well as the labels, gauges and the fuselage cutting, will be included in the v1.11 update which we are hoping will enter beta testing this month.

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    Dev WNP78

    The most confusing thing there that warrants some explanation is the "Rotation Max" option at the bottom. It's a fairly advanced option that you shouldn't need to change much.
    Its full name was "rotation max distance" and it's a property that affects how a motion controller in VR affects the rotation of the joint. For a control like a short sidestick, you would want most of the input to come from the angle the controller is held at, but a taller central control stick you would want to respond more to the position of your hand, as there is a lot of leverage. But if that was a 3-axis stick (with twisting for yaw), the yaw would be entirely based on the rotation of the controller.
    So the ControlBase mixes the position and rotation of the hand based on how far away it is from the axis relative to the rotation max distance. Essentially, when the distance between the hand and the joint axis becomes smaller than rotationMaxDistance, rotation input will start being mixed in and will get stronger as you move towards the joint axis, until it is fully rotation based at the joint axis. Essentially, the effect of it is:
    Increasing the distance will make the control use more rotation input
    Decreasing the distance will make the control use more position input

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    1,238 DeGebra

    @AndrewGarrison Hey, I got a small problem, just recently after you posted about the beta, my game has started to crash more than usual. Creations that ran smoothly on my Amazon Fire HD 10 7th Gen, now lag a bit, then the game crashes.

    8 months ago
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    150 T57HEAVY

    @AndrewGarrison can u add a new thing to cockpits,like view range,bc i use a submarine with a rail cannon on it and it has minimum range and that is 10,0nm please add this feature.

    9 months ago
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    17.7k klm747klm747

    @BaconEggs this is definitely important, we need to be able to click these.

    9 months ago
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    66 BBCP117

    @Alexandrias i think thats already mentioned in the recent post just like this one here it is:

    9 months ago
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    105k BaconEggs

    a question of mine is will these be able to be clicked by a mouse
    as well as having entirely custom slider inputs separate from vtol and trim ?

    +1 9 months ago
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    10.5k poenix

    Will we get glass hollow fuselages? This would be a godsend for the new more realistic cockpits.

    +2 9 months ago
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    @Augusta I meant the nearest moon of jooro

    9 months ago
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    28.6k V

    i didnt see other thing in the trailer other than grabable fuelslages, which is exciting, i can see so many cool things you can do with them. but seeing that i think that there will only be one more teaser post before a beta comes out. i would say around november. also, im like one of the five people here with a VR headset, can i have a beta copy for cough cough, "review purposes" please?

    9 months ago
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    18.1k exosuit

    will VR designer be a thing?


    would like a feature that disables any new connections from being made to selected parts. It'll help when making things that involves lots of moving parts

    9 months ago
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    4,394 Airglider112

    This would have been better if this obvious object was first released! But thanks I like it.

    9 months ago
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    5,053 XiliamXD

    The crashes of the game in vr must be like if hit with any part hard on ground then there must be crackes or if a part starts burning there must be an black ass to show that the part has burnt

    Last request

    Pls add glideable parachute in the spvr

    +2 9 months ago
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    5,053 XiliamXD

    @CG37Official yep off dirt runway for small aircraft on Wright Island

    +1 9 months ago
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    5,053 XiliamXD

    Yep better to have a piece than adding 2

    9 months ago
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    @Karzigg u stupid

    9 months ago
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    8,619 416
    Fun fact:

    So far, the number of up votes in this forum is only half of that of the German Corsair.

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    14.4k Kittyhawk208

    @Karzigg are you retarded or just 11 years old?

    +5 9 months ago
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    2,902 Dathcha

    Karzigg got bleeeep disintegrated

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    15.9k edensk

    @arata clicky
    Everything is going to be in the normal SP since spvr doesn't have a designer

    +1 9 months ago
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    40.7k KnightOfRen

    @WiiMini Man literally has his own drama recap, and someone else is trying to cause drama :ULTRAKEK:

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    3,816 arata

    Dear developers... I have one question. Will there be an update with dashboard for the regular version of simple planes (pc and Android version)? Thanks in advance for the answer (if you answer)

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    3,298 Subnerdica

    Perfect for mounting hand aimed machine guns

    9 months ago
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    @MintLynx lol

    9 months ago
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    65.5k MintLynx

    @asteroidbook345 I was wondering that as well, I looked for a Beta on steam and found none.

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