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I think you do not need a special tutorial for a PMDG plane.

Painting a model for a simulator is basicly the same for every sim plane in any sim.

 

First of all you need the correct tools to do the job and you`ll have to know how to work with these tools.

There is a list of tools in the Repaint FAQ and links to tutorials too.

 

Personally I think its not likely PMDG will ever launch something like a repaint-instruction.

 

Leen de Jager

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I have a related question dealing with repainting and I will use PMDG's 747 repaint kit as the example.  I am doing an updated repaint for Air France (incorporating the red swoosh at the end of the name) and so far, it looks great in Photoshop including all of the other greeble text and logos that are common on the 400 series.  The problem I have is two-fold.  First, when I apply the repaint to the aircraft (for testing, just one side) and view it in FSX, looking at the aircraft perpendicular to the view it looks normal but as I pan around the aircraft, it slowly becomes blurry and stretched, which I suspect it's due to saving the texture with mipmaps on and I can fix that, if I am correct.  If I compare the two sides (one being PMDG's texture and the other being mine), you see a definite difference in quality.  I utilize Photoshop for my repaint work and everything I am adding to the fuselage is high res scaled to fit the aircraft proportionally.  I assumed that whatever I created at that resolution would give me a more clean look. :(

 

Second, is there a way to create a new template based on the aircraft that is at a higher resolution?  I'd like to have the ability to get down to the rivets and seams so that my repaint looks as realistic as possible (similar to McPhat's resolutions for his repaints).  My past experience working with texturing 3D models, you could use a program called UVMapper which creates 2D images from the 3D model.  Is there is similar program for doing this with FSX aircraft?

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Not sure if this will help, it's for the PMDG 737. I think the principles are the same:-

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I'm looking for the repaint tutorial .pdf Turbine777 did that used to be on the PMDG forums, if someone could send it to me I'd really appreciate it.

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