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Avatar to hand prop airplane

Has anybody created an animated avatar to hand prop an airplane? An avatar that can be placed in front of a pre-1950 single engine land airplane that goes through the motions of pulling the prop down when automatic engine start is engaged? The height of the hands is not important. Just a general animation for use in creating videos.


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As it seems to me it does not exist but it is feasible.
That said, there are many potential concerns:
- when to appear and disappear if directly related to the aircraft
- could be defined at Ground Services level, this should be feasible
- Its position and those of its arms depend on the position of the propellers: there is no point in having such a figure which stirs air 1m from the propeller
I’ve already thought about the problem and I’m working on a character like this.


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Closest I could find, maybe it will suffice. The model came from CadNav, they do not attribute contributors, the motions are Mixamo and my time is priceless, do with it what you will. Oh ya, speaking of, I had to futz with the scale, I have him set up at 1.5x for this scene and it might be a tad grande. He's set up as a placeable scenery object with a bit of a delay to compose your shots, you can do whatever you want with him, I'll attach the 3ds Max file if anyone wants it.




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