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(FS9) How do you know the height of aircraft


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I'm making a jetway animation and trying to use CAT tool. I was wondering that how you know the height of the aircraft that match with your animation. CAT tool have three conditions with three diffenet heights for jetways animations, so does the aircrafts need to be catagolized into three different heights. How do you know that which types of aircraft should be catagorized together? To make things easier for newbie, could you tell me what is the height that you commonly used for each animations.
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You can use more than three categories if you want, but that is completely your own choice how you set that up. You can let it depend on the type of aircraft that would normally use the jetway for example.
Thanks Arno for your reply.
So, what is the height that you or anyone would suggest to fit most of the aircrafts.
When I made my gates, I just got a book with 3D views of planes and measured the height of the door. If you want a height that fits all aircraft, there is no need to use ActiGate. In that case just make one animation :).

Also, if you are working for FSX, forget about this. The new skin and bones animations will automatically go to the door of the aircraft.