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by Xpand
28 Jan 2013, 18:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 115638

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Wow.... All these little holes, you make those with boolean cuts right? Doesn't that make a mess on the mesh? I kinda started avoiding booleans since my early days in gmax... I probably have a severe case of OCD in what comes to 3D meshes... Of course that meant texturing details instead of modeling...
by Xpand
15 Jan 2012, 01:38
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Thanks PA :)
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

Re: Thanks PA :)

Ehehe, thanks, but that wasn't made on my laptop. It was before... My laptop can't even handle anti-aliasing... :oops:
The music is from Nu Moon, it's like from the early 2000s... I love Intelligent Drum and Bass...
by Xpand
15 Jan 2012, 00:03
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Thanks PA :)
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

Re: Thanks PA :)

Wow, awesome... You're formation flight is almost flawless... I have problems with mine. My joystick is crap. For example, I leave the stick centered the plane flys well, then I start to pull back slowly on the stick and the elevators start wobbling up and down and only when I pull it all the way ba...
by Xpand
14 Jan 2012, 22:11
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Thanks PA :)
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

Re: Thanks PA :)

Oh... So that's how you guys make nice FS videos? That's totally not the way I do it! :mrgreen: I go through a lot more work to end up with something crappier! Like flight formation for camera shots... Damn I'm stupid! :mrgreen: Great video! You only forgot one thing: Exageratedly epic music for a c...
by Xpand
10 Jan 2012, 23:46
Forum: Modelling
Topic: FSX Realistic glass
Replies: 0
Views: 8358

FSX Realistic glass

Okay, now I'm going to teach you how to make realistic looking glass for FSX simply by using the default properties of FSX materials: I'm using the FSX Patriots Jet Team L-39 as the example. http://i.imgur.com/ejUv5.jpg Now, for start. Depending on the plane you want to do or are doing you can have ...
by Xpand
07 Jan 2012, 15:07
Forum: Modelling
Topic: How to make 3D landing lights for FSX
Replies: 2
Views: 12090

Re: How to make 3D landing lights for FSX

No problemo!
I'm going to post one on how to make realistic looking glass in a while.
by Xpand
07 Jan 2012, 00:43
Forum: Modelling
Topic: How to make 3D landing lights for FSX
Replies: 2
Views: 12090

How to make 3D landing lights for FSX

It's been a while since I posted anything... Oh well, here's my recepie for making cool looking 3D landing light for FSX planes, like this: http://i.imgur.com/Q80a1.jpg I learned this one with Bill Leaming from Eaglesoft. This is very simple and works in both gmax and 3DS Max, as long as you have th...
by Xpand
22 Sep 2011, 17:53
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: My last touch of video editing.
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: My last touch of video editing.

Eheh, thanks! Just came back from the first day! It was awesome! :lol:
by Xpand
21 Sep 2011, 17:41
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: My last touch of video editing.
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

My last touch of video editing.

This is my last video until I get back from the university... in July... :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy_TiZp9MYE
by Xpand
21 Sep 2011, 17:39
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Busy Day At Madeira
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Re: Busy Day At Madeira

You know, I'm not really into plane landing/takeoff based videos but this one was nice! 8-)
by Xpand
17 Sep 2011, 13:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: 717
Replies: 228
Views: 92421

Re: 717

That's a pretty neat model. It's really bad that you don't have the time to finish it.
by Xpand
12 Feb 2011, 18:47
Forum: General
Topic: Jetheat/Shimmer
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Re: Jetheat/Shimmer

Well, the closest thing is making some sort of effect that blurs the environment... Maybe, if we play a bit with transparency effects we can get somewhere... Gotta try that when I have the time.... :mrgreen:
by Xpand
29 Dec 2010, 11:58
Forum: Community projects
Topic: A330-A340 project
Replies: 224
Views: 141148

Re: A340-300 project

It looks really nice! But will FSX handle those texture sheets? Doesn't it only handle sheet sizes that are a power of 2 with a maximum of 2048px?
by Xpand
26 Dec 2010, 18:55
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview

Is that a good or a bad thing? :mrgreen:

How about this test video?
[youtube]Kt_UHBcvVtM[/youtube]
by Xpand
24 Dec 2010, 17:45
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview

Hey!
How's this wallpaper!? :mrgreen:
Image
by Xpand
22 Dec 2010, 12:45
Forum: Community projects
Topic: A330-A340 project
Replies: 224
Views: 141148

Re: A340-300 project

What's the size of the texture sheets? That's some awesome resolution! well duhhh the map for the nose is 4k, and the rear- and midfuselage are 5k :lol: i can always resize it for FS purpose, but I'm most likely gonna remap the whole thing anyway then I was asking about the size in pixel, lol!
by Xpand
20 Dec 2010, 23:28
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Away - Another FSX Film
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: Away - Another FSX Film

Thanks!
The music is called Snatcher by Paul Leonard Morgan.
by Xpand
20 Dec 2010, 17:10
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Away - Another FSX Film
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Away - Another FSX Film

Uff!
A whole week just to record the planes!
[youtube]JbY6y3g3zMs[/youtube]

Enjoy!
by Xpand
19 Dec 2010, 19:56
Forum: Community projects
Topic: A330-A340 project
Replies: 224
Views: 141148

Re: A340-300 project

What's the size of the texture sheets? That's some awesome resolution!
by Xpand
15 Dec 2010, 15:24
Forum: Community projects
Topic: A330-A340 project
Replies: 224
Views: 141148

Re: A340-300 project

Me wike!
by Xpand
11 Dec 2010, 12:38
Forum: General
Topic: Im Doing a Little Mythbusting, Wingflex
Replies: 7
Views: 3464

Re: Im Doing a Little Mythbusting, Wingflex

Well, the number of polys is the same, right? The only difference is that they're distributed over several "objects" that make up the wing.
by Xpand
11 Dec 2010, 11:17
Forum: General
Topic: Did this...
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: Did this...

If I model it, it will be in some time from now... I still have to finish some stuff... Including one Airbus... Also, I need to draw some details of this to help me when modeling...
by Xpand
10 Dec 2010, 19:06
Forum: General
Topic: Did this...
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Did this...

What should I do with it? Leave it or model it?
It's an AWACS aircraft based on the Beluga.
Image
by Xpand
01 Dec 2010, 15:04
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview

Thanks!

Video showing some details of the plane:
[youtube]jUN20uI9MvM[/youtube]
by Xpand
30 Nov 2010, 18:25
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Anyone can Fly
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Re: Anyone can Fly

One good thing about flying is that it's easier than driving a car! :lol:
Nonetheless a blind person flying is awesome!
by Xpand
30 Nov 2010, 18:24
Forum: Community projects
Topic: A330-A340 project
Replies: 224
Views: 141148

Re: A340-300 project

Looks pretty awesome! Just hope my A310 will look as good as that!
by Xpand
27 Nov 2010, 19:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Merge Tom ruth vc & PA Cabin
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: Merge Tom ruth vc & PA Cabin

FS2004 interior/exterior models aren't compiled separately...
As for FSX aircraft you can grab the vc of an airplane and put it in whatever airplane you want... But you can't mix two VCs.
by Xpand
24 Nov 2010, 15:46
Forum: Modelling
Topic: FS9 Animated textures
Replies: 0
Views: 5342

FS9 Animated textures

FS9 animated textures are quite easy to create: You'll need the animation frames: an image sequence, like a dismanteled GIF. Now, and here's the tricky part: The texture files must have the number of the frame in its file name like so: frame 1 is texturename0000.bmp, frame 2 is texturename0001.bmp a...
by Xpand
24 Nov 2010, 13:20
Forum: General
Topic: An introduction of me
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: An introduction of me

Hi and welcome!
by Xpand
21 Nov 2010, 11:30
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview

Thanks! Yeah it does seem like a bit of a mixture between both, but these planes are inspired by marine mammals! (mostly the dolphin) :mrgreen:
by Xpand
20 Nov 2010, 23:13
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview

Yeah, you can release it as long as you give credit for the model! ;)

Actually that Aurora, along with the other planes in the pack, is a replica of the 1999 PS1 game: Ace Combat 3 Electrosphere.
by Xpand
20 Nov 2010, 18:00
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview

Thanks!
I made the Electrosphere pack, yes!
About the F-22: Because I'm making it with a friend, and he's not finished with the textures yet I can't say much about the release time... sorry...
by Xpand
20 Nov 2010, 14:48
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview

Thanks!
by Xpand
20 Nov 2010, 11:39
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

S-46S Orca - Sneak Preview

[youtube]_NeGgHJb2z0[/youtube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NeGgHJb2z0
by Xpand
18 Nov 2010, 18:07
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Decided to find the artist
Replies: 12
Views: 3622

Re: Decided to find the artist

Looks awesome! I wish my first repaints were as good as yours!
by Xpand
23 Oct 2010, 11:41
Forum: Community projects
Topic: A330-A340 project
Replies: 224
Views: 141148

Re: A340-300 project

Wooza!!

It's great, but I agree with Gary, that seems a bit too sharp... Maybe it's the render's fault...
by Xpand
14 Oct 2010, 15:52
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Aviation history
Replies: 5
Views: 32350

Re: Aviation history

Well, despite being my thread, I have to thank you for those usefull advices and give props to your work! ;)
by Xpand
12 Oct 2010, 16:39
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Awaken
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Re: Awaken

Thanks! I had a sudden burst of inspiration while flying in FS and made the video!
by Xpand
11 Oct 2010, 18:09
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Awaken
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Awaken

A video that looks back into my past two years of fictional designs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOwMB2l52hE
by Xpand
11 Oct 2010, 18:08
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Aviation history
Replies: 5
Views: 32350

Re: Aviation history

Thanks! I'm used to do things the hard way with formation flight and flying cameras. :lol: iheart707, your videos are always awesome! I wish mine had that quality, but I'm used to a simpler approach on video effects. :mrgreen: Also my computer isn't the best for FSX (I bought it some months after FS...
by Xpand
29 Sep 2010, 15:20
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Aviation history
Replies: 5
Views: 32350

Aviation history

A little video I made a while ago that shows the most important milestones of flight:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uVyz7mXiAM
by Xpand
28 Sep 2010, 17:53
Forum: General
Topic: Touchdown shaking effects
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Touchdown shaking effects

No, not with track IR...
And, to do what I said, you have to make the plane by yourself or ask the creator for the source file...
by Xpand
28 Sep 2010, 17:37
Forum: General
Topic: Touchdown shaking effects
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Touchdown shaking effects

Actually, that gives me an idea:
If you link the entire VC to a small cube named c_gear, l_gear or r_gear (before including everything in the interior group) and animate that cube from 150 to 200 frames in a shaking motion, you could recreate that effect in the VC.
by Xpand
15 Sep 2010, 14:09
Forum: Community projects
Topic: A330-A340 project
Replies: 224
Views: 141148

Re: A340-300 project

I agree! I especially like the engine's fan detail.
by Xpand
07 Sep 2010, 11:30
Forum: General
Topic: FSX Product Activation Error (Please Help)!
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: FSX Product Activation Error (Please Help)!

How many times have you installed on different computers? I heard that if you install it 3 times in diferent machines you can't activate it any longer unless you're reinstaling on the computers that already had it... I don't know if that's the problem.
by Xpand
07 Sep 2010, 11:08
Forum: Modelling
Topic: New guy eager to help!
Replies: 12
Views: 9710

Re: New guy eager to help!

Thanks! So, does this mean I can help? :mrgreen:
by Xpand
06 Sep 2010, 20:09
Forum: Modelling
Topic: New guy eager to help!
Replies: 12
Views: 9710

Re: New guy eager to help!

Thanks!
by Xpand
06 Sep 2010, 17:49
Forum: Modelling
Topic: New guy eager to help!
Replies: 12
Views: 9710

Re: New guy eager to help!

Thanks to both! I'd really love to help, even if all I had to do were all the rivets on the cockpit! :mrgreen:
by Xpand
06 Sep 2010, 17:48
Forum: Modelling
Topic: My first aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 6975

Re: My first aircraft

Wow! That's nice! Once I tried to do one, it went horribly wrong! Can you imagine a mix between a C295 and a C235? That's what happened... :lol:
by Xpand
06 Sep 2010, 17:30
Forum: Modelling
Topic: New guy eager to help!
Replies: 12
Views: 9710

New guy eager to help!

Hi! I've been making freeware models for FS since 5 years ago and, recently, our friend Gary came to me and asked me if I would like to help PA. Well, I'd be glad to! But you're the judges, I'm going to post some pics and vids of my work: My speciality is making military and concept planes, although...