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    Ito's Yak-23 revisited

    Hi folks,

    I managed to progress on the Yak-23 from Kazunori Ito. A long time project that moved slowly but here we are. Metal template are almost finished and a few liveries may show up !

    As far as I know, only Morton did a couple of liveries for CFS2 then this model fell apart and was quite forgotten...It deserved better, as the 3D model is top notch quality considering its age.

    Special thanks go to Mick, who kindly turned the MDL files into reflective ones !








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    Looks good l'iguane and Mick

    Huub

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    Quote Originally Posted by huub vink View Post
    Looks good l'iguane and Mick

    Huub
    All I did was run the model through Shiney, which won't run on l'iguane's rig. Anything else is l'iguane's work.

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    Polish Aviation Institute's Yak-23 (unique Yak-23 on civilian registration)





    Czechoslovak Air Force HX-51 (visible at Praha Kbely Airbase - aviation museum)







    Still a few things to adjust, these shall be uploaded this week
    Cheers

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    Very nice indeed. I particularly like the civilian yellow-tail livery

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    Superb L!!

    Great metal tex and skins. Many thanks.

    Cheers

    Shessi

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    Thanks for bring our attention to this.I'm looking forward, along with others, I'm sure, for the updates.

    Regards,
    Robin

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    Poland Air Force - Fighter regiment





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    I was wondering what you mean by: "...All I did was run the model through Shiney..."


    Is there a tool that helps one do this for the game?


    KB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookman1960 View Post
    I was wondering what you mean by: "...All I did was run the model through Shiney..."


    Is there a tool that helps one do this for the game?


    KB
    Hello Bookman,

    Shiny is a simple utilitary that allows one to modify a "non reflective" MDL file to a reflective one.
    In a simpler way, the (reflective) model will accept texture with alpha channel and use this alpha to "shine" instead of getting transparency (mdl with reflectivity disabled)

    Quite a brain-ache for people unfamiliar with mdl files and repainting. Took me quite a long to understand it approximately.
    I would dream about a utilitary that "paint" a natural and realistic metal skin but this is not about what shiny does !

    Cheers
    L'iguane

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    VVS - 52



    Poland Air Force 1616



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    Bulgarian VVS, 19. IAP, Graf Ignatievo circa 1950



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    Romanian VVS



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    I always liked the original, in fact it lives on in one of my FS9 'Cold War' installations.
    Thanks for polishing her up and adding the variations.
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    these skins will work in cfs 2 version? Do you have the link to cfs 2 version?

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    How about the USAF version?



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    Such a tease! The American paint looks great. Any idea when the paints will be released?
    Mmm, how about some fictional 'racing' paints? Could be a great Reno racer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaloof View Post
    these skins will work in cfs 2 version? Do you have the link to cfs 2 version?
    As far as I know, CFS2 does not have the capability to display metallic reflective textures.

    I know for sure that Ito has always specified in his documentation that his models must never be converted for CFS2, so in respect for his expressed wishes, probably nobody made a CFS2 conversion.

    You could, of course, convert your own personal copy for your personal use, as long as you didn't release it to the public. But those reflective skins would probably just look dull gray in CFS2.

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    Jackryan, yes the US test version livery is on the queue
    Dmaloof, I may release a cfs2 version of the paints, stripped down from their alpha layers. they may look different in the game and I don't have CFS2 so I won't be able to modify if they look wrong.

    Release should be next days, as soon as I have time for it.
    Thanks everyone for showing interest ! That's quite encouraging, as there are less and less people involved in fs9.

    Cheers

    L'iguane

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    Thank you sir.

    So is this utility available somewhere?

    KB

    Quote Originally Posted by l'iguane View Post
    Hello Bookman,

    Shiny is a simple utilitary that allows one to modify a "non reflective" MDL file to a reflective one.
    In a simpler way, the (reflective) model will accept texture with alpha channel and use this alpha to "shine" instead of getting transparency (mdl with reflectivity disabled)

    Quite a brain-ache for people unfamiliar with mdl files and repainting. Took me quite a long to understand it approximately.
    I would dream about a utilitary that "paint" a natural and realistic metal skin but this is not about what shiny does !

    Cheers
    L'iguane

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    Bookman, you may find it at simviation, misc. library.


    Yak-23, USAF FU-599





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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookman1960 View Post
    Thank you sir.

    So is this utility available somewhere?

    KB
    This one might do the work: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...68-MK_mdlc-zip .

    In the past I had a different tool based on Ivan Hsu's model converter, but I think this version by Morton does the same.

    Cheers,
    Huub

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    I wanted one that converts from CFS 2 to FS9 FSX?
    English is not my native language, I ask your indulgence.
    Correct me, if you will.

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    Hi Mario,
    MCX is the one, but you may have re-do the animatiions.

    Cheers

    Shessi

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