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  1. n4gix

    MSFS "Build All" in MSFS2020 Developer Mode

    Has anyone any idea why when I try using the Developer Mode's "Build All" command I get nothing at all? I can successfully Load the project but clicking on "Build All" I get no response... :eek:
  2. n4gix

    3DS Max SDK fails to install in Max2020.3

    I am finally getting moved from P3Dv5.1 development to FS2020, however I've encountered a real problem... ...and yes, the installer did find Max2020 installed and auto-checked the install option for me. I have both Max2018 and Max2020.3 installed on my newer development computer. Running the...
  3. n4gix

    Transparent PBR Texture?

    I have several small polys that I use for 'hidden' mouse control points. Does anyone know how to make a transparent PBR material?
  4. n4gix

    P3D v5 ARGH!!! - SOLVED!!!

    ARGHHH! This Avanti is driving me nuts! The prop arrays are tagged correctly for visibility and animation, but slow and blurred cones will not display in the sim --- whenever I compile the entire exterior. When I compile only the fuselage and the prop array, they work perfectly! In the screen...
  5. n4gix

    P3D v5 fx_landing.fx lights up VC

    Has anyone discovered a way to use the fx_landing.fx file without it blasting bright light into the VC? Alternatively is there a way to eliminate the bright little circle of light coming from the attachpoint axis, leaving only the ground splash visible?
  6. n4gix

    FSX FSX_Emissive_Textures_and_VCLighting

    This is the "White Paper" I authored for MS/ACES back in the ancient FSX days... :teacher:
  7. n4gix

    P3D v5 fx_landing.fx

    Has anyone discovered how to get the fx_landing.fx to NOT flood the VC with light? The only way I've found is to place them far forward of their actual physical locations so that the "light" is forward of the cockpit. The problem then is that there is always a small brightly lighted speck at...
  8. n4gix

    Installing MSFS SDK

    My friends, is it possible to install the MSFS SDK on a computer that does not have MSFS installed? You see, I have one computer dedicated to development and have Max2018, Photoshop CS2, and assorted other useful tools installed. I need the SDK to add the necessary Max plugins, etc. to that...
  9. n4gix

    P3D v5 Effects - Duplicated FileLabels

    I have a number of nav, position, strobe, et cetera .fx lights on the Avanti. For some strange reason any attempt at creating a white nav light on the vert stab results in an error after running it through the compiler: Object Properties: FSXML = <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>...
  10. n4gix

    Lockheed-Martin: UK Job Opening

    The Lockheed Martin UK Ltd Integrated Systems (LMUK IS) business unit is in search of a multimedia design professional to join the team in Bristol, UK. This role offers an exciting opportunity to build a career with a leading provider of systems engineering, software development, and complex...
  11. n4gix

    MCX: How to recover lost modeldef.xml file?

    I remember using MCX years ago to recover a lost modeldef.xml file from a compiled .mdl file, but now don't remember just how I managed to figure it out finally. Help an senile old man please? :rotfl:
  12. n4gix

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    My Christmas present to myself this year! I just reserved my seat for the above movie a day early, this coming Thursday, Dec 19th.
  13. n4gix

    Fantastic News for MSFS!

    I truly believe that nearly everyone will be jumping for joy at this news! I've learned that the SDK is planned to be released before the year is out. The new modeling format for MSFS will be gLTF. glTF™ (GL Transmission Format) is a royalty-free specification for the efficient transmission and...
  14. n4gix

    Colonel Killed in Vietnam War Finally Came Home...

    ...His Son Flew the Final Leg of His Homecoming. I am not crying! It's just the dust in the air... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/us/colonel-homecoming-vietnam-dallas.html Longer video of arrival at Love Field: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=464134104409119
  15. n4gix

    Propwash Effect(s)

    I have a twin turbine aircraft and need to adjust the Propwash from the centerline to behind each engine. Where is this defined? Aircraft.cfg or perhaps .air file?
  16. n4gix

    XML MouseRect problem

    I have encountered an issue that defies all of my attempts to resolve. I have multiple switches that are 3 position, center return. They are various 'trimming' switches that are left/right click, with spring-loaded center return. Most of them work as designed, however two simply do not. Here is...
  17. n4gix

    Is this the coolest FBO or what?

    I noticed this in my AOPA email feed today. This has got to be the coolest FBO in the world! https://bentwingflightservices.com/
  18. n4gix

    P3D v4 Max 2017 & PBR Materials

    I have recently (as in a week ago) had to begin working on projects using P3Dv4.4 PBR Materials. However, in my Max 2017 none of the PBR albedo textures are being used in the Max Viewport, which makes further work exceedingly difficult! Has anyone a clue as to what I need to do to get this...
  19. n4gix

    How NOT to spend a lovely Sunday.

    Night before last as I was headed to bed, I stumbled as I was passing through the dining/music/miscellaneous storage room and rapped my left foot's little toe hard against my organ's solid wood bench. My foot went one way but my little toe decided to do a split. I didn't notice immediately that...
  20. n4gix

    Why won't this rotate?

    Can anyone suggest why this script doesn't seem to work? It's not too complicated! It should simply increment the L:var from 0 to 36 then reset, rinse and repeat endlessly: <!-- CUSTOM SCRIPTS --> <Animation name="Beacon_Light_Rotate" guid="f7e61f65-6d05-480d-b9f9-6c04e0c0484c" length="36"...