I was wondering if anyone could help me out of a bit of a problem. I am building a flight sim (Yawn - i here you say) I have a model of a piper cherokee built out of an awful lot of beziers which flys along okay, but am having trouble with lighting. The problem is that in my sim, i can wing walk, to see how the plane responds to joystick etc, however in the global world, when wing walking the plane just looks lie a big white toilet roll with wings, unless i use lighting, if i do use lighting, do i have to fly the light along with the plane to see the planes detail? It looks lovely with lighting, but will flying a spotlight along with the plane to illuminate it actually show up under ambient light conditions. I can also go multi flyer in which case do i have to fly a spotlight with every plane to see its detail.
I think i am missing a very basic point but am buggered if i can work out what it is.
Anyones help on this would be gratefully recieved.