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MSFS Scenery object SCALE (and slew mode)

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Footprint dimensions come from the bounding box of an object. How close that is to the physical dimensions depends on how the creator made it. Also some objects have a bounding box that is larger than the physical object. MSFS Street Lamps are a notorious example in that the footprint as generated is many times larger than the actual object

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All those triangular shapes are lights. Here is one pulled out of the scenery


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I am hoping that the two way editing of alpha 19 will make it easier to understand the correct size of objects. I would tend to rely on the size/shape/position in Dev Mode since that reflects the MSFS rendering engine. This is the apparent bounding box of the lamp with draw detailed footprints turned off in ADE

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A bit more reasonable size

In Dev Mode it looks like a street lamp

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Hi Jon,
Just starting this up again in the sense that in the two way editing, most objects added display correctly in ADE with the exception of the High-Mast Lights which overlap and basically cover everything under their footprint. Is there a function in ADE that will reduce or remove that apart from deleting the lights and only adding them back as basically the final step before release of the project?
 

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Hi Jon,
Just starting this up again in the sense that in the two way editing, most objects added display correctly in ADE with the exception of the High-Mast Lights which overlap and basically cover everything under their footprint. Is there a function in ADE that will reduce or remove that apart from deleting the lights and only adding them back as basically the final step before release of the project?

I am looking at a way to reduce footprint sizes for some objects. I think it may be a manual user action to turn off footprints that are causing problems. I haven't implemented it yet but might manage it for the next alpha
 
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OK thanks. I thought maybe there was an option "Display/No Display" that could hide them ;) - guessing that's what you mean
 

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There may be but ADE has not got an automatic way to determine which objects have a small base but an outsized footprint
 
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