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    FS2004 help with maxscript for hangar

    I'm attempting to script some of my monotonous work (basically the purpose of scripting) using GMax and maxscript. The first task I was looking to script was taking a box that I previously created and sized and turning that box into a simple hangar shape with its sides UVW Mapped, unwrapped and...
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    FS2004 Need some help with approaches

    Hi all, I was asked to help with some approaches into KIAH. I know how to import the default waypoints and have done so. When I found Jim Vile's description on ILS approaches, I tried to follow it the best I could. I updated the approaches for ILS 08R and 26L, but they aren't showing properly...
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    FS2004 ModelConverterX causing my computer to reboot

    Has anyone experienced their computer rebooting when closing ModelConverterX? I have Windows XP/SP3. No problems loading my models, but when I click the x to close the program, my computer almost always reboots. I didn't see anything in the forums, but may have missed it if it was buried in a...
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    FS2004 Newbie to effects - need a little help

    Hi all, I was looking into putting red lights on the top of my tower. I've never messed around with effects and attempted to follow the attach tool SDK with my object, but I'm not getting any lights at night, dawn or dusk. A few questions. Do I need to have 2 boxes with one having DAY, NIGHT...
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    FS2004 Need help with generic object removal-exclude not working

    Hi all, I'm in the process of finalizing my airport design, but am having an issue removing some stubborn hangars on my airport. The attached file was built from the stock airport in FS2004. The buildings that are still showing in FS are not showing as generic objects. I attempted to create an...
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    FSX Need help with ADE AFCAD

    Hi all, I'm building an airport in Argentina, and have been having weird issues with the AFCAD. I've attempted to use ones created by others as well as one I edited to no avail. What it looks like on my screen is that the runway is floating until I slew off the runway and then I drop. When...
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    FSX question on using multiple textures in a model

    I've noticed that whenever I use multiple textures in an exported model, only one of them is showing in FSX. That must mean there's some sort of trick that I'm not aware of. Has anyone else seen this and know how to get around it? I found that if I separate objects with the different texture...
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    FSX models failing to export with crashbox errors

    Hi all, I have built some objects and am in the process of exporting them into .mdl for import into FSX. On the 2 attached objects, the export is failing with a ton of crashbox related errors. Is there a way to clear out all no crash settings and start over? Can someone please take a look at my...
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    FSX Gmax texturing questions

    Hi all, Got a couple questions related to applying textures in FSX with GMax. 1. When I apply texture maps to an object in GMax, I've noticed that for FSX materials, the texture isn't showing in the Edit UVWs GUI automatically (it shows in the perspective view). Is this a setting? I'm finding...
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    FSX GMax viewports whiting out

    Hi all, On my Win 7 Home machine, my GMax views are not acting right. Whenever I click in a viewport, or drag, etc, the views are whiting out so I can't see what I'm dragging over. It's very annoying. Once I stop what I'm doing, the views show up again. I upgraded my NVidia card to its latest...
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    FSX FSX transparency not working correctly

    Hi all, I've been attempting to convert gmax files built for FS9 to FSX. I have all the original gmax files and textures. As I understood it, all I needed to do was reapply the textures as Fltsim textures with the applicable Z test, etc settings I learned from my earlier post. I'm having issues...
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    FSX Z test value and transparencies - I'm lost

    Hello, I've been reading lots of posts about transparencies. I have to say, I'm lost. I'm trying to get a project to work in FSX. I've been successful to get it to display, but I've noticed the behavior others have noted where you cannot see anything behind a transparency. There's been a lot...
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    FS2004 Are there issues with CAT animations?

    I wrote an issue in the GMax forum about my first attempt at doing animations. In my case, I'm attempting to get a hangar door to animate. I've been able to get the animations to repeat endlessly in FS, but when I attempt to use CAT, FS crashes when I load that modified model. I've seen other...
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    FS2004 GMax object causing FS9 to crash

    Hi all, I've decided to take a plunge at using hangar animation and CAT. Normally I create my object in GMax, export the model and create a library using Instant Scenery. Reading another thread, Arno suggested loading the model first prior to using CAT to see if it works before messing with...
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    FS2004 GMax export not showing FS file types

    I'm attempting to export an object, but when I select export, I'm no longer seeing the FS file types (.mdl). All I see is plasma (.P3D). Can anyone help with this? Has something gotten corrupted on my machine? I'm not even sure which SDK would influence this. FS2004 GMax? Should I reinstall it...
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    FS2004 Export error help

    I have created a GMax terminal I would like to export, using the FS2004 settings, but when I attempt to do so, I'm getting the following error": "MakeMDL was not found, or failed to convert the model specified in 'xxxx path' to a .MDL file. Check you system path to ensure MakeMDL is on it."...
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    FSX Having issues with GMax on new computer with FSX

    Hi all, People keep asking me to upgrade my sceneries for FSX, so I've started to take the plunge to understand how to do that. I've installed FSX sp1 on a new computer and have downloaded and installed GMax and the FSX SDK (with sp1 patch). I've gotten through most of the GMax errors except...
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    Need beta test help with Syracuse NY (FS2004)

    I have completed my scenery. I would love some help on beta testing before I release. It is for FS2004 only. KSYR_2011.zip - 5.5 MB Eric
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    FS2004 need help with animated radar

    I'm almost done with Syracuse NY and the last object I wanted to place is the rotating radar on the field. I searched the forums and learned how to animate within GMax. I labeled the part tick18_ and attempted to compile and place using the SDKs (using the XML file and BGLComp). Nothing is...
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    FS2004 Creating a 3D curve from spline objects

    I'm working on a covering over a sidewalk at a terminal. The covering curves around the building. I am trying to determine how to do this using arc and line splines. What I did was to: 1. Create the first arc in the shape I wanted. 2. Created a line in the length I needed. 3. Cloned the...
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