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    Blender to FSX - basic tutorial video.

    Here's a very basic video tutorial on how to make a simple 3-D model in Blender (2.79), add textures and export in Collada format before converting it into a scenery BGL with ModelConverterX (thanks Arno!) and installing in FSX. It's aimed at the enthusiastic newcomer to Blender who wants to...
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    FSXA RESOLVED! Unhandled Exception with Convert and Place Object Wizard

    Hi and apologies if this problem has been posted already - I did search, honestly! O.K. - I've a very simple Collada model made with Blender 2.79. Imports into MCX 1.3.0.0 without problem and displays correctly. When I select the Convert and Place Wizard, I get an Unhandled Exception pop-up...
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    FSXA Anyone using Blender 2.8?

    Hi All and Happy New Year (sorry to be late!) Have any of you got going with Blender 2.8? I ask for 2 reasons: 1. I'm reasonably happy with 2.79 2. I'm not sure whether the FSX module I use in 2.79 has been transferred to 2,8 I've read several positive reviews - better user interface, etc - but...
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    FSX Drawcall Minimization/Texture Conversion using MCX Development Release

    I would like to convert a .dae model (of a boat) that is available for download. The textures are in .jpg format and the model Imports and displays correctly in the Development Release of MCX, but not the Stable Release (1.3). I've compared the Options settings of both Releases (Dev and Stable)...
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    Export from Blender in Cycles Mode

    I am only just starting with Blender having used gmax up to now and I understand there may be a problem exporting Collada (.dae) models from Blender when using the Cycles Render engine - as in Thraini's post "Three simple questions". To ease the learning curve, I'm trying to make a simple...
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    Convert X-Plane OBJ object to FSX MDL plus texture?

    Hi All - I'm hoping to use a couple of the human scenery objects from the X-Plane 3-D People Library in FSX (for a mission). MCX will import the OBJ and display the figure no problem, but when I export to FSX - as BGL - the figure displays in black - i.e. no texture. I've then tried putting the...
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    Thanks and a request...

    Many thanks, Arno, for MCX, but can I put in a request, please? In the Convert and Place Object Wizard, could you add an Elevation parameter? I know that, normally, objects would be placed at AGL zero, but it would be nice to elevate/depress (?) them, too? And, yes, I guess that I could edit the...
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    FSXA Pitch and Bank with scenery objects.

    I came across the problem of FSX Acceleration not implementing Pitch and Bank when displaying scenery objects in missions - the objects appear only upright. There are a few threads on the forums here that say the problem is down to draw-call batching - something I don't fully understand - but...
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    Convert scenery bgl to Simobject>Boats mdl

    Apologies if this has been already covered - my searches didn't come up with anything, but then, I probably asked in the wrong way! I'd like to take an existing static model - a bgl in the FSX Autogen library - and convert it into a movable object (Simobject>Boats) so that I can move it around...
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    Lake outline extent modification question

    I'd like to modify the outline extent of a lake. In the real word, the lake is dammed and there is a small lake downstream of the dam at a lower altitude. In FSX, the lake extends beyond the line of the dam position so I would like to exclude this and replace it with a smaller - and lower -...
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    FSX_KML Choose Folder problem

    FSX_KML Choose Folder problem - SOLVED Completely new to this area - and have stumbled at first obstacle!! Downloaded and installed FSX_KML to find that my main FSX folder is not where FSX_KML thinks it is (or should be?). I have Windows 7 and have FSX (Accel) installed on D:\... not C:\...
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    Video Tutorial on FSX Mission Editor

    I've been using Jim Keir's FSX Mission Editor (FSXME) for a number of years and find it invaluable for FSX mission development. Like many apps, however, there's quite a steep learning curve to FSXME, so I thought I'd put this basic tutorial together to help anyone who wants to get into FSX...
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    FSX FSX Tutorial 10 (Mission) landing trigger problem

    Has anyone tried the FSX Tutorial 10 (Mission) "Helicopter Takeoff and Landing", and had problems with the landing trigger after the Timer has started? The first part of the Tutorial/Mission works fine - take off in the R22, fly through the hoops and land on the helipad. When I lift off from...
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    Airport elevation for new mesh question.

    I guess this is a common problem: you download a new mesh for an area where the default FSX mesh is relatively featureless and you end up with an airport below the new terrain - i.e. sunk in a trench, like this: So, I tried to raise the airport with ADE - changing the elevation and got...
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    FSX Adding night textures - possible?

    Is it possible to add night textures to an existing model without going back to the gmax stage? I ask, as I have downloaded several FSX buildings, for placement using InstantScenery (Flight) and Object Placement Tool (Mission), but they don't show well at Night. I understand that night...
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    Join in the fun at Mutley's Eater Bunny Air Rally...

    You are all cordially invited to join in the fun with us at Mutley's Hangar over the Easter Weekend when we're running our Easter Bunny Air Rally. Anyone can enter - you can use FS9 or FSX - and there are even some excellent prizes to be won! The Rally is in 4 Legs, starting at Southampton...
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    Testing fuel level

    Is there a straightforward way to test if the player has less than, say, 10% total fuel left? I'm sorry if it's a basic question - but that's about my level right now! :o Thanks for any pointers.... Cheers - Dai (Wales UK). :cool:
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    Scenery objects available to Missions.....

    I'd really like to put the small, general purpose GCDAM scenery object into a Mission. I've installed FSAddon's FSX Mission Editor and it seems to work fine for simple stuff, but I can't find the d*mn dam! I know the object in question is in the FSX\Scenery\Global file - its name comes up in the...
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    FSX mdl into FS2004???

    Hi - just a quick question - hopefully not a long answer!! :rolleyes: I've used gmax, with the FSX Gamepack, to produce a couple of simple scenery objects. These have exported into FSX O.K. - so, what's the problem? Well, I'd like to know how easy/difficult (!) it is to export these into...
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    FSX Rotor transparency question....

    I've reached the next milestone - getting the rotor_blurred to be transparent..... :rolleyes: Now, I've made a simple, thin cylinder with the right diameter, and I've assigned the 'prop_spinning' texture (taken from Bill's excellent tutorial on FSX modelling - FSX Laird Air Racer 003) to the...
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