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Sims With 3D Visuals

Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:34 pm

I've flown a lot longer on computer sims compared to the the real thing. But the few times I've flown in smaller aircraft or on a glider (first time last year), one thing that struck me, which I never really thought about in the sim, is the depth perception. 2K AGL seems very high in the real thing, but not so much in the sim. That plus the flying by the seat of your pants experience is what are the main differences between the two, in my opinion. So it got me wondering: with 3D becoming more common on certain platforms, is it practical to think 3D visuals might be integrated into flight sim graphics to give users more of that realistic depth perception at altitude? While it might enhance the experience and bring it closer to reality, wearing the goggles might be impractical.

What do you think?

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