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  • Pat Pattle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:50
    Thanks Mike! :) Have emailed you. I'll tidy up what I can with the boxes whilst I'm at it. I also want to add a pylon in for a glider. I remember you working on that Mark, please release it! :applause:
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:47
    Gmax doesn't do renders: it is actually 3ds Max 4.2 with the rendering, file i/o and NURBS removed. Discreet made it that way so it wouldn't destroy sales of Max but could be used with the appropriate gamepack to build game add-ons. We always check our models in FS, there's no alternative when developing with Gmax. BTW, if you're trying the P-38 tutorial in the Gmax help files, you should know the model will be backwards in FS: it's because DirectX and Gmax use different coordinate systems, one is left-handed and the other right-handed. Your model should be pointing UP in the Top view to be correct. Also, if you hit W you maximise the viewport you're working in. ;-)
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  • Pat Pattle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00
    Hi all, I know this is a long shot but does anyone still have the source model for the C47? The cockpit could do with the mapping tidying up a little, would willingly do the work if I could get hold of the model please! Thanks, Clive
    7 replies | 164 view(s)
  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35
    A pilot and a pinup? You're a man of many talents Martin! :costumed-smiley-034
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17
    These nationalists will stop at nothing, Huub! :dizzy:
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51
    The invasion of England? Flying over Hadrian's wall? :biggrin-new:
    6 replies | 187 view(s)
  • huub vink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:48
    Once you mastered the aircraft you won't be disappointed. Especially the graphics are extremely good. And this sim really gave me the feeling again I had with European Air War. Cheers, Huub
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    January 24th, 2015, 13:06
    Sorry Daan, but I kicked you out of your own aircraft....................... Cheers, Huub
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    January 24th, 2015, 06:34
    To cure Scaling problems is really easy especially if your model is organised in a decent hierarchy, and let's face it for CFSx it has to be properly organised. Select the topmost object in the model's hierarchy: Now go to the Hierarchy panel and click on Reset:Scale:
    46 replies | 1225 view(s)
  • hairyspin's Avatar
    January 24th, 2015, 05:58
    Hello Dave, The 4mm vertex limit for FS9 doesn't stop a model exporting, instead it mangles small parts. This is why (almost) all FS9 models don't have 3D gauges in the VC, they depend on XML-driven ones which the sim draws itself. Bill Ortis developed a way around that for Gmax but it's an awkward and sometimes unstable process. Search at FSDeveloper if you want to know more. Incompatibility with Aircraft Container Manager (an excellent third-party developer's toolset) is not the issue here.
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    January 23rd, 2015, 14:15
    Now step down the list. looking at Scale values for each object in turn: Gotcha... These will cause the exporter to cough.
    46 replies | 1225 view(s)
  • hairyspin's Avatar
    January 23rd, 2015, 14:12
    We have a problem here with opaque error messages and as Milton says there are a number of possible causes. Misson may have too many polys or not enough textures, others have the System Unit other than at 1 unit = 1 metre and there's always the possibility of having borked something together with thick fingers. However there's another woodchuck in the woodpile to watch out for: scale not at 100% I came across this again by accident because the exporter for CFS3 flags up scaling errors directly, whereas other exporters are less than explicit. How do you know if this is the case? Time to look at a little-used feature of Gmax (little used in FS developing anyway...), the Track View. The Track View opens a window which can be chock-full of information, here for the object hull:
    46 replies | 1225 view(s)
  • huub vink's Avatar
    January 23rd, 2015, 09:24
    huub vink replied to a thread Hurricane in FSX General Discussion
    Great repaints Nick! :encouragement:
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    January 23rd, 2015, 04:31
    Ouch! That's more than twice 64K polys, how many textures does it use?
    46 replies | 1225 view(s)
  • Pat Pattle's Avatar
    January 22nd, 2015, 22:11
    Hey Mark, glad to see you're still around and modelling. :0)
    8 replies | 245 view(s)
  • hairyspin's Avatar
    January 22nd, 2015, 10:57
    I've seen this before though: The System Unit in Gmax must be set to 1 unit = 1 metre HTH, Tom
    46 replies | 1225 view(s)
  • hairyspin's Avatar
    January 21st, 2015, 12:22
    They're regular visitors to Prestwick (EGPK) too, although not quite as jaw-dropping as the real biggie - the An-225. Only time I saw that one she was on approach for Prestwick. Pity the crews, they're airborne nomads - it must get wearing after a while.
    7 replies | 540 view(s)
  • hairyspin's Avatar
    January 21st, 2015, 12:08
    Good job Borek, more power to your polys! Andy, I'm glad to see the museum is well lit; taking reference photos is so much easier in these conditions. You should have seen how dismal the RAF museum's BoB hall used to be, but it's thankfully hugely improved now. Good photos and good reference material!
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