Models not rendering in FSX

So, using MCX, made a scenery BGL out of a bunch of models, for instance..took a berm and made 12 different length models. Edited them, re-named each one and changed GUID number. Some other models were compiled from several merged models. Compiled the scenery BGL. Everything shows up perfect in MCX. Go to place models in FSX with Instant Scenery 3, the models don't show up at all. Not a base model lacking textures, but zero, absolutely nothing but a red box around where the models perimeter box is. Kind of stumped with this one. Never came up before. Any ideas?
 
No, there are no Alpha channels at play here, these are simply grass berm scenery objects, some buildings, and the odd vehicle. The only thing I did differently with this scenery was re-naming each one and changing GUID numbers.
 

tgibson

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Did you place them AFTER you changed the GUID, or before? If before, then the old object with the old GUID no longer exists.
 
Attempted to place them after. Like I said I can view the scenery BGL objects in MCX, they simply do not appear in FSX. So made another BGL, using a Russian low-poly Mi-8 made 10 different repaints, so made 10 models with changed GUID's. None of them show. It's seems like any model I've changed the GUID on, doesn't render.
 
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Here's some pics of MCX viewing the scenery BGL, then Instant Scenery 3 in FSX.
Berm52.jpg
IS3-FSX.jpg
 
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arno

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Are all textures in the texture folder of your scenery?

And which format did you export to from MCX after you made the changes?
 
Yes, all textures are in the scenery folder, but wouldn't the model render anyways, as a black and white chequered shape? Scenery BGL was exported as a FSX BGL file. It's like I've always done it. Never had a problem until this time, with changing model name and GUID number due to multiple variations of same model.
 

arno

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Could you maybe send me the BGL? Then I can check if there is something weird in it.
 

tgibson

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Textures need to be in the texture folder, not the scenery folder. Sometimes when a texture is missing (or in a bad format) the object will indeed disappear.
 
Sorry, I meant textures were in the texture folder. But if the texture is missing the model still shows up as a gray shape, anyways. So, spent some time trying to figure this out. It seems that it was all due to the models being re-named, changing GUID didn't matter. Re-did the BGL's with the models re-named to original. They almost all render, just have 6 left, that are invisible, even though they now have the original name. Will try reloading original models into BGL.
 

arno

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The name is not used anywhere, so renaming the model should have no influence on the ability to use them.
 
Yes, that is what I believed also. But, even though I have renamed objects before with no issue, this time I renamed them all. Only a few rendered, some 40 plus objects did not. Re-naming in the edit section of MCX to the original name is how I got them to appear. Strange...but perhaps there is some type of embedded code in the mdl? For instance a low poly static Mi-8 heli I found on Avsimrus was called Lib37044. I made 13 repaints so named the models Mi-8_200 to Mi-8_213. Only after I used the original name did they show up. I usually only rename textures and change GUID's. So learned something new. Can't explain it, but there it is.
 

arno

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I think you can use dahses in names. Some default models also do.
 
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