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  1. PhysicsTeacher

    Does an image to be used for a material have to be square?

    OK, after a morning of experimentation using your method of grabbing a nearby patch of ground and putting it over an ugly, I report the following: 1. I agree that there is no way, other than trial and error with an image editor for the source image, to alter the final coloration of the Projected...
  2. PhysicsTeacher

    Does an image to be used for a material have to be square?

    Good question. Thanks for raising the issue. I don't have an answer, but I also have that problem. Keep sharing your thoughts.
  3. PhysicsTeacher

    Does an image to be used for a material have to be square?

    That's it exactly: the materials, as opposed to scenery objects, are really 2D images that get plastered onto a flat (more or less) surface and only printed (baked) once in a while. In other words, they become an ad hoc texture at the resolution needed for the distance of the surface from the...
  4. PhysicsTeacher

    Does an image to be used for a material have to be square?

    I did, but it was squashed. I'll look into it. Thanks.
  5. PhysicsTeacher

    Does an image to be used for a material have to be square?

    Looks like you're talking about a texture for the material library, not a texture from, say, Blender. The material library textures need to be square, because they are mipmapped (Don't ask me to explain that in a post like this, please, but it's the "compression" algorithm rk was referring to...
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    MSFS Looking for a "mentor" to help me create my first freeware scenery

    I made a video for a friend going from cube to creating folder structure in sim with latest Wizard to exporting with Multi-Export 1.3.1 to placing the cube in the Scenery Editor. I'll send it to you if you'll explain how I can find you on Discord. Assume I'm a noob at Discord. Video is a...
  7. PhysicsTeacher

    Are multiple objects separated by many miles in one package more taxing than each in a separate package?

    I thank you all for your informed responses. I did not explain myself very well in this forum, but I was more specific in my question to devsupport. I assumed they knew what they were doing with memory/speed management, but I wanted more specifics. I just got this response from Boris_ at...
  8. PhysicsTeacher

    Are multiple objects separated by many miles in one package more taxing than each in a separate package?

    Thanks for understanding what I was asking. I'm reading avidly in the link you sent. I need to phrase my question carefully so it is not misunderstood. Your comment on FSX lends credibility. All my models have minimum 3 LODs and are tested carefully before I let them go. If Asobo can't...
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    Are multiple objects separated by many miles in one package more taxing than each in a separate package?

    I built 8 lighthouses spread over 250 miles, and some downloaders complained that their Community Folders were too crowded; could I please put them all in one package. I did it both ways, and then published them allowing choice. No one commented further. I included a warning that one package...
  10. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS Can't start at Heliport

    I also found out the hard way that you had to have a runway. I simply made the runway material transparent. I also added a parking circle and named it Parking 1. When I search for my helipad in the main map, it defaults to one of my runway numbers, but if I drop down the runway dropbox, I can...
  11. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS MSFS Asobo Official Blender exporter

    I discovered the same when trying to use anything over 3.1.0 with 1.1.6. I use that combination daily with no problems whatsoever. I'll spend some time tomorrow trying to track down the error. I recently saw a GitHub comment where someone found that the displacement modifier was the problem...
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    MSFS MSFS Asobo Official Blender exporter

    Just ran a quick test: The Migrate Material Data button only appears if the material you are working on was created using the original exporter. The 1.1.6 exporter looks for a bunch of nodes with names particular to the original nodes created. Otherwise, it merely give you the choice of type...
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    MSFS MSFS Asobo Official Blender exporter

    Here's what I sent to Asobo: https://github.com/AsoboStudio/glTF-Blender-IO-MSFS/issues/162 Suggest we stick to 3.1 until the dust settles.
  14. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS MSFS Asobo Official Blender exporter

    Actually, no. I ran blender 3.2.1 (portable) with Exporter 1.1.6. I put a point light and a spotlight in the scene and exported successfully to the .xml, .gltf and .bin. Looks like they serialized fine. Then I attempted to compile in the sim. I got the Punctual Lights not supported error...
  15. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS MSFS Asobo Official Blender exporter

    Am I crazy or is anyone else having trouble using Blender 3.2 (Stable) with Exporter 1.1.6? Works for simple stuff, but putting an emissive blended decal texture on a separated face over an opaque image texture on the face below generates a gigantic error list. Works fine with a simple cube...
  16. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS How to prevent light light coming through walls

    Actually, that's really interesting. When I opened your Blender file and tried to make the glass cover transparent, I couldn't. I looked at a lot of things, but, no matter what I did (backface culling, alpha changes or other things) I could not make it transparent. When I re-created it...
  17. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS How to prevent light light coming through walls

    Now that brings up the possibility of generating an alpha masked texture applied to the roadway or whatever as an emissive texture. The alpha mask could be generated from the baked texture or from a "photograph" of the area if it's complex. This would be much like a night time emissive texture...
  18. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS How to prevent light light coming through walls

    Yeah, I'm seeing that too. I misunderstood your problem at first, but I use point lights to make pools of light on bridge roadways, and I see the same: the point lights reflect from the water as if they were shining through the roadway. I see no solution here. I simply ignore it and keep the...
  19. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS How to prevent light light coming through walls

    This has been a problem forever. I feel for you. Have you had any luck? I've experimented a lot with lights with respect to the new exporter, and this seems to be a major problem only when the light is where it can hit a surface that has another surface behind it that you don't want...
  20. PhysicsTeacher

    MSFS MSFS Asobo Official Blender exporter

    Only if it gets you going in the right direction and didn't insult your intelligence. Remember, mikeat.at, when we fixed the batch LOD xml generation in the original. This new one makes working with LODs a breeze. I'm thinking of supplying that hangar to Asobo for a generic. I won't even...
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