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3ds max to MSFS2020

Can you suggest me where can i find any tutorial on how to upload my 3d model to MSFS2020? I have read SDK documentation but still can not understand all pipeline. I am 3ds max user. But SDK for me is hard to understand. Can anyone help me with this?
 
It's not all that complex, thankfully. Export it as a gltf from your 3D package, when you do it make sure that the MSFS exporter is set to generate the XML file for you, then set the output to a folder with the same name as the model you're exporting in your 3D assets folder. There should be a "texture" folder inside your model's folder. Open your project in the sim, build it (you have to do this each time you re-export or add a model before it will show up), and then the model should be found in the object editor under the scenery category. It will be named whatever the file is named.

The SDK documentation is still incomplete, hopefully they will flesh the process out a little more in future updates.
 
I can't find the setting for generating a XML, is that a setting in 3ds max or in the babylon exporter?
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-You select your object (Or group the object if your export consist of multiple objects). Give it a name you want it to appear to be in MSFS. Make sure the pivot of your group or object is at z 0.0.
-Then go to FlightSim toolbar, click Multi Export.
-Select your object and click Add/Edit export Path.
-Navigate to your Packagesources/modellib folder and create a folder for your object. Select that folder.
-Then Click Generate XML.
-Then Click Export Selected.
-Copy the textures used to the PackageSources/modelLib/texture folder.

Then build in msfs.
 
Sorry, can someone let me know how should I configure the paths in order to have the tooling available at Studio max?
Thanks in advance.
 
Hi I am having the same issue as mariorc. I only have the 3 options for flightsim drop down. Can someone point me in the right direction for setting up the plugins for 2020?
 
Can you suggest me where can i find any tutorial on how to upload my 3d model to MSFS2020? I have read SDK documentation but still can not understand all pipeline. I am 3ds max user. But SDK for me is hard to understand. Can anyone help me with this?
The same issues i got. Still cannot export any model from 3dsmax to MFS. I can not find standard flightsim material in 3dsmax ( how can i install the sdk plugin with mfs materials?) when i apply fs standard material from demo sdk file the model s getting dark)
 
The same issues i got. Still cannot export any model from 3dsmax to MFS. I can not find standard flightsim material in 3dsmax ( how can i install the sdk plugin with mfs materials?) when i apply fs standard material from demo sdk file the model s getting dark)
When i use multiply export 3dsmax , generate xml is ok, then after export 3dsmax crashes to desktop ;((
 
Hi

I have removed the 3d studio max from a secondary driver and installed in C but now SDK does not configure the studio max. So no menu related to Babylon or FlightSim.

Can anyone put here screenshots the configured paths of your studio max?
 
Hi

I have removed the 3d studio max from a secondary driver and installed in C but now SDK does not configure the studio max. So no menu related to Babylon or FlightSim.

Can anyone put here screenshots the configured paths of your studio max?
Hello Mariorc,

If you moved Max, then I think it will not work. The MSFS SDK automatically installs the software components into Max via the Registry when you install the MSFS SDK. If you update to the latest version of Max (I had to, Build 3 of Max2020) then you will need to re-install the MSFS SDK in order for the Max 'Bablylon Installer' components to be in Max. So... To fix your issue, you would uninstall your MSFS SDK, then reinstall it. Then the Babylon section should show up fine. That is 'if.... ' your Max Registry is proper and not showing up in an odd location, then it will not work. Max has to be where it was install into. that is where the MSFS components will install to.


Bill
 
Hi all,
I think the issue is if 3ds Max not installed where the SDK is looking but there is no need to re-install SDK. I had the same issue with the Flightsim menu not showing up in 3ds Max tried re-installing SDK but no luck. What worked for me was to copy the folders and contents named 'scripts and startup' from the Flightsim Package in the MSFS SDK and paste them into the same folders found in 3dsMax. Then go into /MSFS/SDK/Tools/3dsMax/FlightsimPackage/plugins/gITF_Exporter and copy all the .dll files from the folder corresponding to version of 3dsMax (in my case 2020) that you are using, then paste those into coresponding folder in 3dsMax. Open, close then re-load 3dsMAx and the Fligthism menu should appear.

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