FSXA Boeing 777-200

So, I'm stuck on creating the jet engines (sorry, no screenshots. I have yet to transfer my current model from the school computer to my personal one).

Any idea how to do this?
 

F747fly

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I would use is to deform a a cylinder to the shape of the engine and then make the fans... I can't really explain it through text alone, I'll make some screenshots to show how ;)
 
So, not related to my FSX model, but here's the 772 that's for my animation project (which has taken priority over the FSX model).

Finished Product (2).jpg

Safe to say...
Those landing struts are toothpicks.

But seriously. That weirdly shaded thing on the back is supposed to be a cargo door (I have yet to figure out rotation constraint, so as of right now, it has a 360 degree rotation on the Y axis).
 
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F747fly

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But seriously. That weirdly shaded thing on the back is supposed to be a cargo door (I have yet to figure out rotation constraint, so as of right now, it has a 360 degree rotation on the Y axis).
Did you said any edge split on that cargo door? And on the fusalage? To be sure that shading goes away go into edit mode with the cargodoor selected, select the outer edges and press Ctrl + E and select "mark sharp". Now go back into object mode and give it an edge split modifier, make sure that only "sharp edges" is on... That should fix it you ;)
 
Did you said any edge split on that cargo door? And on the fusalage? To be sure that shading goes away go into edit mode with the cargodoor selected, select the outer edges and press Ctrl + E and select "mark sharp". Now go back into object mode and give it an edge split modifier, make sure that only "sharp edges" is on... That should fix it you ;)
The fusalage has no modifications on it and the door only has a solidify mod on it. Thanks for the tip :)
 
Well, I don't have my school's 16:9 Mac now, so I'm back to my square screen haha. Anyways, how is the cargo door placement?
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Also, how would you create the wing root? This part really stumps me D:
 
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F747fly

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Looks good! I'm thinking the door placement is a bit off though... I believe that on the 777F the cargo door is less wide and higher. It seems to reach pritty high up on the real thing.
 

F747fly

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I'd think you'r okay there, you might want to check it with some reference. I've seen the B777F a couple of times but never really payed much attention to the size of the it's cargo door.
 

Paul Domingue

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When deciding to create a model that is accurate in detail you must do a lot of homework. If you haven't spent many hours searching for reference material then you haven't done your homework. Try to collect as much data as possible, photographs, photographs and more photographs. Study them. Use the dimensions you have to calculate in photographs the various sizes of the different parts such as doors.
Don't ask someone here if your door needs to be resized, do your homework!
 

F747fly

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When deciding to create a model that is accurate in detail you must do a lot of homework. If you haven't spent many hours searching for reference material then you haven't done your homework. Try to collect as much data as possible, photographs, photographs and more photographs. Study them. Use the dimensions you have to calculate in photographs the various sizes of the different parts such as doors.
Don't ask someone here if your door needs to be resized, do your homework!
Paul's right! Get a whole lot of reference material! A google search might not help as such, but some searching on photo sharing sites will. Also a lot of good reference material can be obtained by reading and carefully viewing manuals, some of which might be available on the web aswell. ;)
 
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