Author: Xendance
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.0

Short description: Arma-ccip is a CCIP (continously computed impact point) solver for aircrafts in ArmA 3.

Date: 2014-06-13 17:43


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Arma CCIP

by
Xendance


Description:
Arma-ccip is a CCIP (continously computed impact point) solver for aircrafts in ArmA 3. It is a client side script that only runs on clients.
The script calculates the approximate impact point of the currently selected weapon in the aircraft.
It is an approximation, so there will be a small degree of error between the calculated impact point and the real impact point.

Who it is for?
Vehicle authors
Other modders
Other enthusiastic people

The script only calculates the impact point. There is just a crude cross on the HUD along with distance text to indicate the computed impact point.
HUD development was never a focus of this project but that might change.

The script provides two variables that can be accessed to get the impact point information:
//these are subject to change
ccip_impactPos    - contains the impact position in ASL format
ccip_resultIndex  - Value will be -1 if no impact point could be solved during the iteration.
              Otherwise the value will indicate which step of the Euler's method was below the ground.

These variables are calculated on each frame and the ccip_impactPos variable is a moving average of the past ten frames. This is done to minimize jittering of the position.
Vehicle authors and other mod makers should only need to read these two variables in order to create a proper HUD for their aircraft. Of course suggestions for additional variables are welcome.

How does it work?
Approximation is done by using Euler's method to solve the projectile motion.

The following ammo types are supported more or less:
MissileCore and its sub-types.
BulletCore and its sub-types.
BombCore and its sub-types.


Installation / Usage:
Sample mission, includes two jets with the script running and some targets: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=270145257
Development Github link: https://github.com/jonimake/arma-ccip

Note that you currently need to run this on the ArmA 3 dev branch due to the required vector functions that aren't yet on the main version.
You just need to download the script files into your mission root so that the main function is in jonimake_ccip folder inside the mission root.
The script package has been tested with the following folder structure:
missionRoot
│   mission.sqm 
│
└───jonimake_ccip
    │   getImpactPos.sqf        - BulletCore solver
    │   getImpactPosBomb.sqf    - BombCore solver
    │   getImpactPosRocket.sqf  - MissileCore solver
    │   includes.sqf            - contains pre-processor defs for debugging 
    │   jonimake_ccip.sqf       - main script file
    │
    └───ccipProviders - place additional ccipProvider.sqf files here
            B_Plane_CAS_01_F_ccipProvider.sqf
            O_Plane_CAS_02_F_ccipProvider.sqf
            I_Plane_Fighter_03_CAS_F_ccipProvider.sqf
Run the script by writing the following script into the vehicle init:
handle = this execVM "jonimake_ccip\jonimake_ccip.sqf"
This event handlers to the vehicle that will enable and disable the ccip solver as needed.

Configuring allowed weapons:
In order to enable CCIP on a certain aircraft, you have to define all CCIP compatible weapons in a file that uses the vehicle type name suffixed with _ccipProvider.sqf.
For example, the BLUFOR jet would use a file called B_Plane_CAS_01_F_ccipProvider.sqf of which you can find an example below:
_allowedWeapons = [
"Rocket_04_HE_Plane_CAS_01_F",
"Rocket_04_AP_Plane_CAS_01_F",
"Gatling_30mm_Plane_CAS_01_F",
"Bomb_04_Plane_CAS_01_F"];

//These functions will be called in the jonimake_ccip.sqf file.
//The current plane is passed as _this parameter and the function
//has to return the position of the weapon in model space. This means
//you can either call _this selectionPosition "memoryposname" or just
//return the position as a three index array like the _heRocketInfo for example.
_gatlinInfo = {
  _this selectionPosition "Gatling_barrels_end";
};

_heRocketInfo = {
  [5.3,1.5,-0.5];
};

_apRocketInfo = {
  [-5.3,1.5,-0.5];
};

_bombInfo = {
  [0,0,-1];
};

_pairs = [];
_pairs = [_pairs,"Bomb_04_Plane_CAS_01_F",_bombInfo,false] call BIS_fnc_addToPairs;
_pairs = [_pairs,"Gatling_30mm_Plane_CAS_01_F",_gatlinInfo,false] call BIS_fnc_addToPairs;
_pairs = [_pairs,"Rocket_04_HE_Plane_CAS_01_F",_heRocketInfo,false] call BIS_fnc_addToPairs;
_pairs = [_pairs,"Rocket_04_AP_Plane_CAS_01_F",_apRocketInfo,false] call BIS_fnc_addToPairs;

[_allowedWeapons , _pairs]; //return as an array that contains the allowed weapons list and the pairs data structure


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License:
MIT License (yes, anyone can use this in any project they want, including Make ArmA Not War contest):

Copyright (C) 2014 Joni Mäkelä

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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Changelog:
v1.0
- first release


Forum topic:
- BI forums




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