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(SOLVED!) Flabbergasted! (VC clickspots)

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I really don't understand how this can happen ...

I have converted the old freeware Virtavia FS9 F-4 to FSX with ModelconverterX, using the FSX SDK (making separate external and internal models, lots of animation cleanup etc.).

None of my MouseRects work in FSX; however, they all work fine in P3dV4 (64bit). This is a mystery to me, as I have used the FSX SDK (and "modeldef.xml") exclusively.

I have attached one of the internal models (with the textures used) to this post, in the hope that somebody can help me figure out why this happens.

Cheers,
JP
 

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When you make the conversion, make sure that in MCX the Options/ObjectModel Settings/RemoveScaling is set to TRUE. Otherwise any scaling in the VC can cause this problem in FSX. Perhaps that has been fixed in P3D, I don't know.
 
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I just checked my MCX settings, and I made the conversion with Remove Scaling = False!

Thank you very much Tom, going to try with Remove Scaling True, and will report back if that makes the difference.
 
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Just converted "cockpit1" (the one I attached above) with remove scaling, now the clickspots work in both FSX and P3D!

Live and learn ...

Now I'm totally happy with the model, once again thanks for your insight Tom.
 
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Bill Leaming gave us that advice long ago (about scaling and VC clickspots in general), I just adapted it to MCX when I made my conversions. Glad to help. :)
 

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Maybe I should change the default value of that setting to true, I didn't know it had that much impact :D
 
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Remove scaling had the added benefit of making the model dimensions correct as well - before, I had to run MDL tweaker to correct them, they were about 100 times too big.

I don't know Arno, maybe some other times the scaling can be beneficial? :)
 

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When I first implemented the scaling it had some bugs, so that's why it was off by default. But since it seems stable now, I'll turn it on by default in a next development release.
 

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Hi Arno,

Yes, conversion of VCs to FSX is impossible without it, and it makes the conversion so much more convenient because you don't have to use Model Tweaker to fix the dimensions. It also helps fix the attachpoints - they always have axes in MCX and thus can be used for taxi and landing lights that shine on the ground.
 
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