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Old 25th July 2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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hey im new here, but i have a question, i used the boolean feature to make my cockpit window cut outs but then the cockpit windows shaps goes along with the fuselarge, so i want it to be more straight... i modelled a Boeing 777-200 to show you what im trying to talk about... the second questin is the the weird nose shape... the first one was the cockpit section, the windows are curved not straight, the secong shows the weird shape of my nose... can anyone give me tips and tell me how to make those two parts look better plz?
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Old 25th July 2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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no one?

please help...
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Old 26th July 2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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Try increasing the crease angle, that should remove the creases.
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Old 27th July 2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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thanks for your help, bt how to do that?
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Old 28th July 2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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File > Settings

Advanced Tab

Increase the default 45 degree crease angle to suit.

However, I believe this will affect *subsequent* objects created.

After objects have been created, you use Tools > Object Property Editor and manipulate the slider to change the crease angle. Then click Set to make the changes "in real time" and have the object update in the various viewports.

(I just learned this myself by opening the manual in the Help menu! The manual's a good thing to refer to when you need it)
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Old 29th July 2011, 04:49 AM   #6
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File > Settings

Advanced Tab

Increase the default 45 degree crease angle to suit.

However, I believe this will affect *subsequent* objects created.

After objects have been created, you use Tools > Object Property Editor and manipulate the slider to change the crease angle. Then click Set to make the changes "in real time" and have the object update in the various viewports.

(I just learned this myself by opening the manual in the Help menu! The manual's a good thing to refer to when you need it)
lol, really? i heard about this crease angle and ony found it by looking at the set crease angle by material setting..
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I suppose it makes sense that it can be controlled by object and by material setting. It's just a matter of finding it in the proper context in the interface.
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Old 6th August 2011, 06:40 AM   #8
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I would start such a project by getting Boeing's published 3-view drawings into AC3D.
This sometimes involves file format conversions since the original format won't import nicely.

In AC3D scale and position the 3-view appropriately. Getting the windows shaped properly becomes way less tedious then.

See below for a quick & dirty shot of a 777 3view in AC3D.
Let me know if you want me to upload the ac file.

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Old 8th August 2011, 02:26 AM   #9
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Thx, yes plwase upload it, BTW did you and the otgers along with XPJets cancelled the development if the a320? Tge plane looks reallt nice but then there is no more updates to it
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See private message for the template.
I can't speak for XPJets. Their A320 looked quite complete (at least the exterior) last time I saw it - which was a long time ago.

As a matter of fact I focused on other plane models when I heard Alex is modelling it. I did continue working on an updated model nevertheless when time permitted but never got around to update the cockpit panel. There are other loose ends as well.

Here's how it looks as of one year ago.

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