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flynman33

Looking for static 737 and GA Aircraft

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Hello,

 

I am getting prepared to get back in to scenery design. I am looking for static 737 mdl and various GA aircraft to place as permanent pieces in the scenery.

 

Is there a prog that I can buy as I can not find this in the Avsim or FSim library's

 

Thank you

 

Randy Smith 

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You can use Static Aircraft Model Maker (SAMM) to convert FSX aircraft models into static aircraft. 

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Is there a prog that I can buy as I can not find this in the Avsim or FSim library's

I'm just returning to this hobby, so I might be out of date with this suggestion, but here's what I would try. (I mean there might be a newer/different/easier/better way to do this that was developed during my time away from simming.)

 

First consideration - don't use flyable models - they are too polygon heavy. Well-designed AI aircraft have multiple LODs and are much easier on FPS.

 

Second consideration - textures. There are tons of real world/generic and even fictional textures to choose from. There's no need for the huge 4096 x 4096 textures on static aircraft. Use well-designed and easy on FPS textures.

 

Now, specifically, there's a program called Instant Scenery by Flight1 that is payware (~$20 I think). With it you can place any mdl object anywhere in FS9/FSX. If I remember correctly, you create a bgl with it using a mdl of an AI aircraft. Then just load that bgl into the appropriate scenery folder. When I used it, my learning curve time was about 2 days (and I am a slow learner).

 

Definitely RTFM (read the f* manual). THen go play with something easy first. Don't worry about "screwing up". You can always delete the bgl and/or library.

 

Good luck.

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