Aprons and Taxiways

#1
I am sure that this has been asked somewhere, I created a set of hangers in Gmax and I thought to keep everything together I would create the Apron and the hanger base as well. Everything in Gmax was fine, textures worked etc. When I exported to FS9, although the base/apron was there it flickered constantly and let the underlying FS9 texture show through. I have read many forum articles that seem to indicate that various people have created these in Gmax, how do they do it and avoid this happening.

My method entailed creating a spline, extruding it very very slightly then texturing
 

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#2
For Fs2002 you needed to add a LayerCall to them, but in the Fs2004 gamepack that is no longer possible. From the tests I have done it seems that given them a zbias in GMax works fine.

But the fact that these problems are there indicate in my point of view that GMax is not really meant for these kind of polygons, so I would advise you to make ground polygons with GMax only if you for example need a floor in the hangar. For bigger pieces like aprons and taxiways it is better to use for example AFCAD.
 
#3
Arno, How do I go about making them zbias? the fact is that the Apron element is not that big at the actual airfield, to call it an Apron is a bit OTT. It is actually a concrete area that just about gets 3 planes on it :)
 

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#4
zbias is a prefix you can give to the material name. So just add zbias_ in front of the material name and then it should work.
 
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