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MSFS Simple effect attach

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Hi,

Is there a way to attach an FS2020* effect to an object**? Not editing effect, but simply attach.

* Present in C:\Users\Proprio\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Official\OneStore\fs-base-effects-legacy\effects folder
** Present in my project.

Thanks.
 
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Hello:

Hopefully we may know more soon, pending a reply from Arno and/or rhumbaflappy on MSFS "Attachpoint" use for a 3D model cited in this thread:


GaryGB
 
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It is possible, this is an experimental recreation of an experimental scramjet. The linked video is advanced to the section on attaching one's created effect.

waverider montage.jpg
 
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Hi JP,

Yes but with some limitations and some pre-requisted.

For an aircraft, you can add an empty/dummy in your blender file, that you name : FX_ATTACH or FX_EXHAUST_L_UP for example.
In the aircraft.cfg, you can "attach" the effect with:

[EFFECTS]
wake = fx_wake
water = fx_spray
dirt = fx_tchdrt
concrete = fx_sparks
touchdown = fx_tchdwn_s, 1

effect.0 =FX_EXHAUST_L_UP#(A:GENERAL ENG COMBUSTION:1, bool)#FX_ASOBO_HEAT_SMALL
effect.1 =FX_EXHAUST_L_DOWN#(A:GENERAL ENG COMBUSTION:1, bool)#FX_ASOBO_HEAT_SMALL
effect.2 =FX_EXHAUST_R_UP#(A:GENERAL ENG COMBUSTION:1, bool)#FX_ASOBO_HEAT_SMALL
effect.3 =FX_EXHAUST_R_DOWN#(A:GENERAL ENG COMBUSTION:1, bool)#FX_ASOBO_HEAT_SMALL
where (A:GENERAL ENG COMBUSTION:1, bool) is a <Code> condition to display the effect (if the result of the code is 1 or true).

If you define a SimObject, I think that it will be possible but I don't say how.

For a simple object/a hangar, you shoud develop a specific effect whith the integrated tool: Visual Effect Edititor and add to you Blender model an empty/dummy ...
I give others explanations in this post: https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/smoke-in-msfs.451230/#post-890022

For more examples, you can see this addon: https://fr.flightsim.to/file/16674/we-love-vfr-region-2
 
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