Cyprus airport of Paphos, Barbados Grandley Adams, and last but not least, Mauritius "Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam " Int airport. Who is behind these three freewares ? Full disclosure of mister.../..
Flyhalf...! Who accepted a full interview from Airdailyx.
1) Airdailyx : Max (Kraus), you already made two nice airports for FS9 and FSX, Paphos LCPH and Barbados TBPB. Now you are almost ready to release Mauritius airport (FIMP). How do you choose your airports ?
Flyhalf : Thanks! I don't have a set way of choosing. I just look for something that has not been covered in detail by payware of freeware groups. These are getting harder to find now as there are many great companies out there doing wonderful quality work.
2) Airdailyx : Can you tell us a word about your usual tools ? 3dsMax ? Photoshop ? Google Sketchup ? Any tip to a young designer ?
Flyhalf : I do almost everything with Gmax and Photoshop. The ground polygons are done using the FS2002 SDK. The rest all to the FSX SDK. Photoshop is used to make the textures. Textures are the key to great detail. It's important to get good photos of your subject, be it a plane or a person or a building, at the highest resolution possible. Also I try and use lighting and shadowing to great effect. It's something that just comes with experience. Photoshop also as some neat features and plugins to make the task easier.
3) Simmers know you through the pseudo "Flyhalf". Can you tell us a word about you ? Where you live ? Your FS favorite platform (FS9 or FSX ? both).
Flyhalf : I started using FS9 in 2004 and became known as a video maker back in those days. I made FS videos until about 2007. I lived in London at the time but now reside in my home of Australia. I use all FSX now. It finally has the hardware around to push it hard now. With scenery development, there's so much more you can do on the FSX platform and it looks and runs far better than older versions now.
4) Are you expecting to make a living someday of this and develop good paywares ?
Flyhalf : updated / I have often thought about it but right now I just am happy working in the freeware market as there's less pressure to complete projects within deadlines. Maybe in the future though, who knows !
I am very grateful for this short interview and for time Flyhalf took on his weekend.
As soon as Mauritius airport is released, i will write an extensive article about it.
(Interview containt and format is Airdailyx copyright).