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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 05:50
    Beautiful work my friend :wavey: :applause:
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:14
    Well, Rotohub sent his beautiful model to me so I got to work to help out on the FS9 side. Here are some screenies showing progress as fully mapped and texture templates applied, animations done, the basic VC is textured and temporary gauges working. My flight model is temporary but I am working on that now. This is an awesome model and I think you will love it.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:56
    Happy to see new blood coming about the modeling game as we old coots decide to move on. My suggestion is to setup your project to export frequently to the sim to check your work. Exporting your work or any part of it keeps issues at bay as you make progress. Mapping and textures are not required, but once you map, the textures need to go to the sim to avoid parts showing as black. Good way to check mapping and textures as you move forward. I am not familiar with your "render a frame" comment. When you export, the parts are shown in the frames appropriate for your in-sim position, i.e. on ground (frames 100-200), or in the air (frame 0-100).
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:46
    I have invested the past month working on animated flags (3 speeds waving slow to fast), animating sail yard arm animations, showing/hiding sails, anchor chains, stowed sails, and a Sail Management Gauge. That is done now except for some needed tweaks. We are very fortunate to have drawn the interest of Rob Barendregt to bring his expertise to bear on the ship's response to wind direction, wind speed, and sail configurations. He is just getting started but the initial test is immensely interesting. As seen in the attachments, ship speeds are controlled based on wind speeds, wind direction, and sail configuration, leaning away from the winds, turns, etc. brings a lot of realism to the experience. This is getting awesome folks. :-) My thanks to Rob for his interest and time...
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:13
    Just out of curiosity why did you go back from 8 to 7 and I suspect that if you didn't start with a reformatted drive and clean new installation of win 7 there in lies the problem.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    January 24th, 2015, 18:02
    Just to be clear, although that test verified what the issue is, the model I imported is not usable. All animations, names, mapping for textures, part hierarchies, etc. is lost on the import. So, the only benefit here is knowing for certain the cause of the issue.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    January 24th, 2015, 14:19
    Proof of concept (and my original reasoning in the above post for why this will not float) regarding water in FS9. I imported the model to gmax, changed the FS Reference up to the waterline so water would not touch it when floating. I exported to FS9, adjusted the contact points to the new FS reference point, and she floats beautifully. So, now we know and have proof of the issue. :-)
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    January 22nd, 2015, 11:30
    ACM simply allows you to change the two statements in the aircraft.cfg. That will not work unfortunately. The modeled ref point can only be changed in the mdl file.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    January 22nd, 2015, 11:16
    I tried it to no avail. The issue is the FS Reference built into the model, not the adjusted offsetting reference for purposes of setting other coordinates.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    January 22nd, 2015, 11:08
    Unfortunately, I have seen this several times over the years. It may be related to stray vertices, too many polys, too many parts, or weird part construction, and more. Its not a specifically name error; more of a catch all for mesh issues or over-running the 65536 limits on addressable storage. I have been fighting this issue for 3 months on the Bounty project, and sent it last week to Hairyspin for another set of eyes to looks at it. I am hoping he sees something I do not. :-/
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  • Tako_Kichi's Avatar
    January 21st, 2015, 12:19
    Tako_Kichi replied to a thread OPP's in The NewsHawks
    Worked first time for me. :a1310:
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  • Cirrus N210MS's Avatar
    January 21st, 2015, 02:57
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FSX Civilian jet skins Description: i created this paint i am a Fan of Lindsey Stirling Enjoy the Paint Job To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Commercial Level Simulations MD-81/MD-82 Fan Paint Lindsey Stirling.zip The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    January 20th, 2015, 21:48
    Mick, if someone knows how to change the FS ref point in the model file, we can probably make it work. I just do not know how to do that.
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    January 20th, 2015, 16:10
    Did you try contacting the people at KBT? Another possible source is California Classics. They made the L-188 for FS9.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    January 19th, 2015, 16:14
    I am going to "stick" this thread as there is so much good info here. Thanks gents for pulling it together. :applause:
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    January 19th, 2015, 14:06
    Well, I got it to set above the water, just not "in" the water. The issue with this model is that the FS reference point (also know as the "water line", and may be at the CoG) is at the bottom of the hull/fuselage. Anytime in FS if your plane/boat or any craft goes beneath the water line, you get an unavoidable FS crash. So, folks, if you are going to build a boat or aircraft that floats, be sure you set the model in gmax or other tool so that the reference point is at the appropriate level, near the CoG or specified waterline on the aircraft. So, for this model, she will sit above the water, but not "in" the water.
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