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grass textures choices in afx aprons

Discussion in 'Airport Design General' started by jyarddog, 16/5/09.

  1. jyarddog

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    I posted this elswhere but see if anyone can help ere?



    Is there any way to add more apron textures such as different grasses to choose from for apron textures as we used to do in AFCADs? If so - how? Bob
  2. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    When making the airport with BGLComp (or ADE, AFX, AFCAD) you are limited to the textures MS has provided for you. If you want more choice you will have to make custom ground polygons with a tool like GMax.
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    I see. I thought I did that with afcad once. Perhaps not. Bob
  4. Stratobat

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    Hey Arno,

    Is there any reason why you cannot create more textures?

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    Stratobat
  5. scruffyduck

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    You can certainly change the textures but that will affect all the airports using the surface. As far as I know there is a fixed number of surfaces available and thus it is not feasible to add more to the airports created by BglComp.

    You can, of course create polygons of any texture using GMax and certainly in FS9 it is possible to create textured polygons using SBuilder. I am not sure if that is possible in FSX since it uses different methods to generate ground polys.
  6. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    As Jon already said. There is no way in the XML format to specify a file name of a custom texture. So you can create it, but not use it. You could only replace the default textures, which would affect the entire world.
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    Thanks for the info, guys :)

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    Stratobat

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