Assigning animations and exporting error

#21
If I was compiling this model for FS2004 via makeMDL, the centre wheel could start its animation XYZ axis at any angle, and only taking seconds to keyframe those parts, no triangle node/s are required. The suspension / compression and wheel all become children of c_gear but only the wheel is required to have an animation part name because it is automatically keyframed by the FS2004 stock animation process.. The suspension operates as part of c_gear but does not require its own animation part name, you can call it anything. I worry about the future of freeware AI with the bulk of conversions being done on models more than a decade old and built visually very low to save on poly triangles for simulators and PC's now long past there useby date.

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arno

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#22
Sounds more like an issue of FSDS not working correctly with xtomdl, than an issue of XtoMdl itself.

Although I'm using almost the same x file for both MakeMdl and xtomdl in MCX. Main difference is the xanim file of course.
 
#23
It may well be that Arno... like I mentioned, it has a lot to do with XtoMDL needing the XYZ axis to be set at all zero's for the animation part/s to work in a .mdl file as per the same way it was set in FSDS.
 

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#26
Hi,

Without more details of what you are doing it's hard to help you. Just a picture with the end result doesn't say much.
 
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