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Forum: AC3D General 2nd June 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Michael Wilson
Forum: AC3D General 2nd June 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Michael Wilson
is there a key to unselect only a specific surface?

i understand that pressing shift while selecting surfaces allows new surfaces i click on to be added to the currently selected surfaces, but if i have a surface i want to deselect without deselecting...
Forum: AC3D General 14th April 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Michael Wilson
are the numbers on the top right corner inches or centimeters?

are the numbers on the top right corner inches or centimeters?

screenshot attached:

thanks
Forum: AC3D General 5th April 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Michael Wilson
how to merge parts for 3D printing

ive used ac3d a lot but this is my first 3D printing project, how do make sure the parts will be printed as one piece, for example if i highlight wings and fuselage and click on merge does that mean...
Forum: AC3D Tutorials and How-To's 4th April 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By Michael Wilson
how do i prepare this model plane for 3D printing?

hi
this unusual 1950s russian jet prototype will be my first 3D printed model, to be in 1/48th scale will need to be 13 inches long.
before sending to a 3D printer place is there a way i need to...
Forum: AC3D General 26th February 2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: ac3d runs slower on my new i7 than old i5

nevermind i put in a video card from an old computer i had sitting around, and now ac3d runs well.
Forum: AC3D General 25th February 2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: ac3d runs slower on my new i7 than old i5

this is a gateway dx4870

when i right click my computer, device manager, display adapter, it says intel 4000. is that enough to mean that it isnt tthe radion?

how do i make the comptuer use it?
Forum: AC3D General 24th February 2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: ac3d runs slower on my new i7 than old i5

ok here:
can you tell?

http://forjets.netfirms.com/image/screens0079.jpg
Forum: AC3D General 24th February 2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: ac3d runs slower on my new i7 than old i5

got it, here is screenshot, can you tell? im not sure what to look for.

http://forjets.netfirms.com/image/z%20screens0078.jpg
Forum: AC3D General 24th February 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: ac3d runs slower on my new i7 than old i5

andy, yes the black screen only lasts a split second, too fast to see, but im seeing no tabs for "console setting", or "advanced preferences" please tell me where this is
Forum: AC3D General 24th February 2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: ac3d runs slower on my new i7 than old i5

(edit) andy you posted your reply same time as i posted this, i will check what you describe and post back
...
Forum: AC3D General 24th February 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Michael Wilson
ac3d runs slower on my new i7 than old i5

the same version of ac3d, exact same plugins, runs way slower in my new i7 than my 2 year old i5. the reason i upgraded my pc was for 3D work, i mostly use ac3d.

my old computer is gateway, i5,...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 9th July 2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: how to get a .mb file into ac3d?

thanks peter, sorry for late reply, i had health problems. i will email it to you probably tommorow.

thanks very much
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 8th June 2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By Michael Wilson
how to get a .mb file into ac3d?

does anyone know how to import a .mb file into ac3d format?

also what format is .mb? is that maya?

thanks

mike
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 21st March 2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: help please!

thanks peter
yes please mail it to me.

also thanks to lisa, i think she got me on the right track.
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 18th March 2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: help please!

i think it may be working now, 2048x2048 is not allowed in the objects folder right? it seems 1024x1024 may be working.
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 18th March 2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: help please!

[edit]
i thought it was working but, now its not working, i expanded the png to 2048x2048 and now its not showing any texture in the sim at all.
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 18th March 2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Wilson
help please!

the overhead looks fine when viewed in ac3d but when i export it to xplane object 8 the textures and wording is all muddled! ...why?...i dont want to loose all this work.
......see how the wording...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 9th October 2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,165
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: X-Plane plugins etc

none of these zip files have a file called "obj export" or "object import"...so i guess we dont need that anymore? we used to have to put a file called "obj export" and "obj import" in the plug in...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 7th October 2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,165
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: X-Plane plugins etc

"X-Plane plugins etc
http://www.xsquawkbox.net/tools/ac3d/"

i went there, and it sent me to the other page, where there is a link called this:
AC3D 6.1 X-Plane Plugin

but theres no files...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 29th July 2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: cant booleen out wheel wells

thanks that solved it.

just curious, when did ac3d get boolean ability? i dont remember having it when i first learned ac3d.
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 29th July 2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By Michael Wilson
cant booleen out wheel wells

boolean doesnt seem to work on these two simple shapes, i dont understand what is wrong. heres the ac3d file of the two shapes:

http://forjets.netfirms.com/try_to_booleen_wheel_well.zip

heres...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 29th July 2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: difference between blender and ac3d re shadows

thanks, i will have to try that.
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 27th July 2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
Posted By Michael Wilson
difference between blender and ac3d re shadows

i had been told that using blender for x-plane has an advantage in that it can "bake in" subtle shadows for things on panels and parts of 3d cockpits. but i saw this ac3d project screenshot which...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 29th May 2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By Michael Wilson
Re: how did ac3d know i was working on a plane?

thanks for that.
i have no idea why the fuselage would be related to the panel png. i dont recall ever doing that. i guess i will have to look into this.
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