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IcemanFBW suggested Krazycolin commented

Define additional virtual "cameras" which can be rendered to a gauge, for aircraft which use cameras in real life (e.g. A380/A350 taxi and tail camera)

Would it be possible to have some kind of system that lets us define additional virtual "cameras" in the sim and render them to an HTML image (kind of like synthetic vision on the Garmins does, but with more detail) ? This would be necessary to create cameras in the sim avionics, which many aircraft, including the A380, A350, SR22, etc. make use of.

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StevenPearce commented

It's a nice idea, but the performance hit would be ridiculous as it would involve rendering everything twice. In VR where everything is already rendered twice, frame rates would probably be in the single digits.

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It's handled fairly well in P3D and XP11 already with almost no noticeable frame impact. The virtual cameras themselves won't be used unless an addon explicitly makes use of them (and will probably have an option to disable them), and the cameras themselves are fairly low quality, both in terms of resolution and refresh rate. We don't need something perfect - even something similar to the existing synthetic vision on the sim's Garmins would work.

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Krazycolin commented

Yes please... times two

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