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Bill Womack's Ground Poly Tutorial

Discussion in 'GMax and 3DS Max' started by pockocmoc, 25/8/13.

  1. pockocmoc

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    All the links on here that direct to it don't work for me. Anyone know where else I can find it?

    Thanks
  2. Tejal Bernardo

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    have you look in "iblueyonder" ?
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  3. Tejal Bernardo

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    jtanabodee Resource contributor

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    The tutorial is the best and a must see.
    But don't use the length of the runway as a reference, you will end up with unmatched ground poly with photoscenery.

    Please use this http://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?title=Align_background_image_in_3D_editor or http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=13462&d=1354779579
    Since the world is round, the length that we have in the airport information is the length that we measure along the curvature of the earth.
    But when you do the model, you work on flat world of gmax. So the length is too far like you have a curve thing and you smash it to a flat table. It will be too long.
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  5. spatzl

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    Hello!

    Does anyone knows if this tutorial is still available? The link on Iblue wonder is dead... :(

    Thanks!
  6. GaryGB

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    Hello:

    I have the latest edition of Spotlope's Ground Poly Tutorial PDF "somewhere", but I'd need to look for it on many Terabytes of hard drives and in countless download folders, and then ask Spotlope if it can be posted online before attaching a link to it anywhere other than his IBlueYonder website.


    Bill has relocated from Portland to Memphis in the last year and appears to be restructuring his web site, so he may still be planning to attach the PDF version of his tutorial to the link:

    http://iblueyonder.com/ground-poly-tutorial/


    Perhaps some others here would like to post a heads up (and a request) at:

    http://iblueyonder.com/



    IMHO, Bill Womack's Ground Poly Tutorial is an essential learning resource for FS airport development, and it would be good to have a publicly accessible copy posted here at FS Developer for archival purposes via the WIKI pages. ;)


    However, in addition to Tic's excellent tutorial on that subject, there is also another related tutorial posted here at FSDeveloper by Flyscenery.Org: "Creating High Resolution Airport Bases and Taxiway Edges" :idea:

    http://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/ind...gh_resolution_airport_bases_and_taxiway_edges


    Direct link: http://www.fsdeveloper.com/downloads/high_res_base_and_edge.pdf


    Hope this helps ! :)

    GaryGB
    Last edited: 18/9/13
  7. spatzl

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    Hi GaryGB and thanks for answering!

    I wrote to Bill Womack on Iblueyonder. I'm now waiting for his answer:)

    Thanks for the other tutorials! I have a lot to learn !

    Greetings

    Spatzl
  8. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    I have also contacted bill about it again. In the past we already discussed if we could host the tutorial on fsdeveloper.
  9. spatzl

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    That would be great !
  10. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    Got a reply from Bill, he put the PDF back online (it got missing somehow). So the old link is working again.
  11. spatzl

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    Just Great! Thanks a lot !:)

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