No, they were not hidden. All 3 icons (The show/hide, the "show in render" and "viewport selection" buttons were all lit up like any other object.) Anyway, I just deleted them via the outliner and started over. Maybe I had hidden everything in sub-object mode. I don't know.
Thanks for all of your replies, it keeps me motivated to finish this aircraft for you!!
Well, I think I'm done messing around with the FMC's for now. The thrust levers and flap/spoiler controls will need some adjustments though. I'll be working my way down the central panel like I've done here. (I've already arranged the panel cut-outs for the rest of this unit, so that will save me a little bit of time in advance.)
Well, that looks really impressive ozz. I have my hopes up on this model, I hope that system wise it'd be on the same level (or at least not default-like).
Regards and thanks for making this bird for the community, I'm sure the wait will be worth
Rendering the model you create, gives always a kick
Keep it going! Maybe you can toggle smooth shading on the lever sliding base? (sorry, I don't know how it's called). I applied the same method on my Fokker, which results in a nice smooth cilidrical fuselage. The fabric covered areas are flat shaded, so the effect there will be emphasized along with the texturing.
The fun thing of this is, you can model a bolt and a shaft on the same cilinder. Proved to be of great use in my VC.
For anyone who is wondering, or if anybody noticed, I decided to drop my idea of having multiple releases for this aircraft. It didn't make much sense when I really thought about it, and the external model still needs a little maturing before it's finished anyway.
@Dutcheeseblend, yes, I am going to add smooth shading to those areas that you described. I just leave it flat while I'm working, which helps me see the topology a tad bit better. The central panel is coming along slowly...but surely. I'm about 1/4 of the way to the bottom of it right now.
This area is almost finished...But from the photos I've seen, almost every Challenger's central panel is set up differently! So I just went off of the most common layout, which was that of the standard -604's PDF manual.
Thank you for your words of wisdom, Kevin. I think I've seen a few -850's with wipers but since I'm only doing the -600 series...I may have to stow a bottle of Rain-X in the equipment bay!
Anyway, I finished the central pedestal and the overhead panel is nearly complete. By the way: SO...MANY...SWITCHES. Even for just being a twin-engine business jet, modeling and placing all those switches took almost the whole weekend.