Flight gear/open source decal maker v1.0 algorithm (rough draft)
To add decals to aircraft.
This is optional; decals and decal templates are seperate from airplane models because.
Decal Templates are used
– To speed up process of making detals
Original plane paint:
This will be the default colors for the Aircraft model
Description: plane exterior images will be traced with two paint colors;. They will not be the color used to produce the plane images. The decal shapes you want will be one color all other exterior images will be another paint color. (Think of paper cutouts)
Decalgeneric – decal sets will be stored in a database for each and will not depend on the plane or template and are used primarily to give decal artists more flexibility and will be include in packs for the Decal creator itself.
Decalspecific: These decals are specific to both the aircraft and template.
The decal Creator will be able to:
--Read an airplane model
-Compare model to decal template.
--Load and read both Decalspecific and Decalgeneric sets (in their respective databases)
--Read the Decal Template
-Invert the 2 colors, to make it the opposite.
--Produce custom Decal Templates
--Have basic options to edit decals
--Create decal templates.
Output to a paint program (advanced)
Save decals to database
-online or offline data management program can check for updates and update as necessary (similar to TerraSync for Flightgear)