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Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 19th February 2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

I have followed your instructions and all works so far as you directed. I also did the gun ports. how do I export the whole plane back as one object now? last time i did it, my beautiful radial...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 19th February 2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

I suspect that part of my problem now is that i am importing groups of objects.

Am I to take it that when I have a combination or group of objects to attach as an object in planemaker, i should...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 19th February 2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,666
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: cant booleen out wheel wells

i managed to figure it out. still getting the hang of exporting the model to AC3D then back. I think i am getting somewhere now though. Will find out shortly. I'll follow your tips though. They make...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 17th February 2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

[QUOTE=BumblebeeMan;27159]ok, clearly I am missing something.



Aha, a partial eureka moment!
I have several things fixed/resolved. For anyone still beating their face against the keyboard,...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 16th February 2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,666
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: cant booleen out wheel wells

I am looking at a toughie here, I am trying to sculpt out gunports on an aircraft.
The elliptical shape to the fuselage makes the process tricky. I need to make it look ultimately like this: (see...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 16th February 2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

i could not figure out how to export the ACF file in a form that AC3D could read, so I just did the somewhat tedious method of 'tweak and save' and after many adjustments, i have things lines up and...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 7th February 2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

...i never even considered exporting the ACF. i just went right to xplane and took a screenshot. this makes a lot more sense since the scale would be more consistant.
Thank you

Never try to...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 7th February 2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

ok, clearly I am missing something.

As per your advice, I placed screenshots of the aircraft itself as backgrounds in AC3D (very easy to do as I found out) then scaled, tweaked and aligned the...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 7th February 2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

Sigh, i see your point. It seems like the only way to get it adjusted, Just hoping for an easy fix.
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 6th February 2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

AHA, partial success. My problem was housekeeping. an earlier attempt had the huge cockpit blocking views of the properly scaled version. I have the properly scaled version in the aircraft, it's not...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 3rd February 2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: Scaling objects and object group

ok, but now that I have the cockpit complete, how can I make it 1/4 of the scale it was made in so as to fit it inside the fuselage? I can't seem to find any means of doing this from Planemaker or...
Forum: AC3D and X-Plane 14th December 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Scaling objects and object group

I made the landing gear and scaled it to the aircraft. Now I have managed to get the cockpit done but it is around 4 times the correct size when I bring it into Xplane. for whatever reason, i can't...
Forum: AC3D Plugins and Other Resources 28th October 2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,971
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: X-Plane plug in for ac3d animation problem

Thanks for the response Peter.
I will compare mine to your hierarchy and see if that fixes that part of my problem.
Forum: AC3D Plugins and Other Resources 27th October 2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,971
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: X-Plane plug in for ac3d animation problem

ok, i am not getting the lower part of the oleo to compress/extend so there is no point in messing with getting the scissor working, and the extend/retract actuator arms are not moving either. all i...
Forum: AC3D Plugins and Other Resources 21st October 2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,971
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: X-Plane plug in for ac3d animation problem

Wow, thanks for a truly precise and thorough answer. That covers every aspect that i was wondering about. Hopefully others that might be looking to do the same can gain from this.
How can I make...
Forum: AC3D Plugins and Other Resources 21st October 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,971
Posted By BumblebeeMan
Re: X-Plane plug in for ac3d animation problem

Hi, I am working on an aircraft (modeled in XP 9) and I have build detailed landing gear for it. When I put it in Planemaker as an object, then place it where it has to go, the entire assembly...
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