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    GPW command line?

    Hey Arno, Have you any plans to add command line functionality particularly for the ground polygon wizard? I’m working on a workflow tool that makes exporting from 3DS max to an mdl automatic. Means I can use Sode to reload the model so it’s a couple of clicks to update the scene. Being able to...
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    GPW issue when GP spans latitude or longitude 0.0

    Hi Arno, Just discovered this while debugging my other issue. Might be a bit of an edge case but thought it worth mentioning. I converted my GP using GPW at position 0,0. Seems to be an issue when spanning the equator or prime meridian: N0.0, E0.0 N1.0, E0.0 N0.0, E1.0 I imported the bgl in...
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    P3D v4 GP is offset from objects after GPW

    Hi there, I placed a base polygon in 3ds max after getting the flat x,y via MCX coordinate converter as a reference backdrop. I resampled the same aerial into the sim too. I’ve made some poles in 3ds max that align with some points on the ground base image and exported them to P3Dv4.5. They...
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    Normal map creation wiki article

    Hi there, Just a question about the normal map creation from the FSDev wiki article and the P3D SDK. https://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?title=Normal_map_creation http://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/sdk/modeling/3ds_max/modeling/texturing_aircraft_models.html#Texture Map Types Both say go...
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    Techniques when editing large orthophotos

    Hi there, What are your methods when trying to edit massive images e.g orthophotos/aerial imagery? Do you just have a computer with lots of ram and edit it in one go? Or break it into smaller pieces? Then what about colour matching between each smaller image etc. I'd be interested to hear your...
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    P3D v3 Breakpoint will not be hit, debugging dll gauge VS2015

    Hi there, I'm just getting into the world of aircraft dev and I'm playing around with making some instruments using c++ and Direct2D in Visual Studio Community 2015. I'm trying to debug my gauge in P3Dv3 but when I -set a breakpoint, -build the solution (I've tried copying the .dll to the...
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    (Suggestion) Delete apron/taxi link node without deleting the rest

    Hi there, I have a suggestion to allow the user to delete taxi/apron/runway link nodes. If possible (ie the node only has 2 adjacent links) the links connect together as one. The properties of one would have to inherit the others. Eg: Nick
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    P3D v3 [SOLVED] Particular AI aircraft cause crash

    Hi Jeff, I have come across an issue with the AI package I use that causes SODE 1.4.2 to crash when the AI detection system is on and the AI model is in the area. I've narrowed it down to (at least) the 787-8 and the 787-9. The fact the two SimObject planes are both the 787 from the same...
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    P3D v3 [SOLVED] SODE crash with EnableAIDection=True

    Hi Jeff, I downloaded SODE v1.4 the other day (uninstalled 1.3x before installing). Today I wanted to see my jetways docking to a larger AI aircraft that has started a service to my project airport. I loaded P3D v3.3.5 and changed [AI]DetectionEnable=False to =True. When I reloaded SODE in...
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    [SOLVED] Jetway custom designator, multiple StandNames not seperate

    Hi Jeff, I've been adding some test jetways for a personal test project and want to have the stands separated by domestic and international using the CustomDesignator tag. If I have just StandName e.g. 'International' it shows correctly: ...CustomDesignator="International;23/24">...
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    Jetway creator ranges

    Hi again Jeff, Sorry for all the jetway questions, probably obvious I'm working on them and coming across issues on the way. Is it possible to remove or increase the hard limits set in the jetway creator tool? E.g. head rotation, my jetway can rotate around to about 97 degrees but the tool...
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    Traffic lights on jetways

    Hi Jeff, congrats on 1.3.4 release! Just a quick question regarding parts visibility on jetways. Will the visibility flags work on jetways? Looks like we'll be able to define a red light for the playing of the forward and reverse animation and a green light for the end of the forward and...
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    Non Apron Drive Jetways

    Hi Jeff, Just wondering if it's possible to extend the range of jetways supported. This one is basically a cab that raises and lowers and travels in and out. This one is similar but extends from a bridge I had a go at trying to do it with the current system by calling the cab the root...
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    P3D v3 All available Aircraft Doors already served!

    Hi there, I'm having trouble with a single bridge jetway created in 3dsmax 2015 x64 using the sdk 1.3 and sode 1.3.3 If I create, and export my jetway it is displayed in the sim but I can't get it to dock with me. I get the message All available Aircraft Doors already served! I've tried pmdg...
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    Platform manager log error

    Hi Jeffery, On installing sode 1.3 and looking at the platform manager, when I clicked tool > show log it gives me an error message that it can't open it - probably because it hasn't been created yet. Just thought this could be a bit more elegant when you have the time. Not very important :) Nick
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    Hi Arno, Is there an equivalent to this? I have a bunch of footprints that I'd like to turn into models to import them into 3ds max. If I can get it as a bgl then I can go from there. Cheers, Nick
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    Bug invalid import - crash

    Hi Arno, just a quick post to let you know I get an error when I typed "importshp" I know this isn't a valid option but it seems to trigger something as I get an unhandled error ************** Exception Text ************** System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException: The given key was not...
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    P3Dv3: Real-time cube map reflections

    In case anyone is wondering what happened to them: http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=113560 Nick
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    Create parking spot within simulator

    Hi there, I've read the manual and searched the forums but to no avail. I think it was a feature of AFCAD but I could have sworn it was added to ADE. Is there a key I can press while in FSX/P3D (connected via ADE) to create a parking spot in the exact position and heading that I am in the sim...
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    Ground Poly Wizard: Missing polygons after Convert

    Hi Arno, This has been bugging me for a while as far back as (at least) the June 2014 release. A large plane exported from 3dsmax 2012 using P3Dv2.4 SDK. Eg 50m x 3000m I've tested this with 3dsmax 2015 using P3Dv2.5 as well with the same results. It is reproducible every time (I've only...