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28th Feb, 2011 at 2:12am

flwpheonix   Offline
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Well, my graphics card finally forced me to learn Gmax, as FSDS will no longer display correctly....So...again! From the beginning!  Shocked
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Reply #1 - 28th Feb, 2011 at 8:06pm

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Now that is looking much better!  Shocked
 

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Reply #2 - 28th Feb, 2011 at 9:47pm

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Reply #3 - 1st Mar, 2011 at 12:11pm

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Update...chin windows and front windshield have been cut along with doors....
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Reply #4 - 1st Mar, 2011 at 4:11pm

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Got the tailboom added..Finally got it right where the rear fuselage section meets the tailboom...
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Reply #5 - 3rd Mar, 2011 at 3:03am

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Well, one thing I have learned with FSDS is to save my work in increments in case I screw something up.. So I have carried that over with Gmax, and boy am I glad I did....After booleaning all the windows that were on the doors, I came to the conclusion that they were completely wrong....
Now they are fixed...
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Reply #6 - 3rd Mar, 2011 at 10:56am

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You do know that Max/GMax will automatically increment your file saves, right?

There are several ways this can be done, but the simplest is to tell Max/GMax precisely what you want in the way of backups, incremental saves, etc. By setting this up once, there's no possible way to lose your work other than a complete hard drive or controller failure!

Open Customize/Preference Settings/Files:

Quote:
File Handling-
[/] Backup on Save
[/] Increment on Save

Auto Backup-
[/] Enable
Number of Autobak files: [ n ] (where n is the number you want)
Backup Interval (minutes [ 5.0 ] (saves every 5 minutes)
 

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Reply #7 - 3rd Mar, 2011 at 2:44pm

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Cool! Thanks for the tip!
 
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Reply #8 - 4th Mar, 2011 at 2:35pm

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Reply #9 - 4th Mar, 2011 at 4:17pm

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Tweaking the engine cowling some more...
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Reply #10 - 5th Mar, 2011 at 9:13pm

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Looks to me like you have made the transition from FSDS to gmax easily and you are doing very well with it already.

Your Bell 407 is looking really nice Nate. Keep up the good work.

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Reply #11 - 6th Mar, 2011 at 9:12am

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Thanks Mark! Ya, Gmax is easier for me as it seems I can make what I visualize a lot easier...The cowling is an example of that. There is only so much you can do with a 3 view. The rest has to come from pics. I did run into a issue last night though as I went to try to compile it, and got a nasty error...Luckily, I was able to catch Fr. Bill online thru FB and he was able to correct it with minimal readjustments on my side again...Plus he was nice enough to rescale it Cheesy
 
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Reply #12 - 6th Mar, 2011 at 12:08pm

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Here's one more TIP:

The "Tape Measure" is your friend. Find it and use it as often as necessary to model everything to proper scale to begin with...  Cool
 

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Reply #13 - 7th Mar, 2011 at 4:17pm

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Ok Fr. Bill...so where is this tape measure?


Spent the evening cleaning up the model...So far it hasn't been re-poisoned I did inadvertently hit mesh smooth and spent the next 3 hours cleaning up rogue polys and rebuilding them. Why didn't I just hit CTL-Z? I realized only after doing more work... Roll Eyes Embarrassed
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Reply #14 - 7th Mar, 2011 at 5:07pm

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The tape measure is under the "HELPERS" tab....

the sub-icon looks like a tape measure.

 

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