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Exterior Textures Not Loading in P3D v. 4.1

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When I load an aircraft from the 747-400 QOTS II, the external textures do not load in either the preview pane or the simulator.  When I first loaded the PMDG 747, I had problems with the external textures not displaying for the 747-400F, while the other liveries loaded fine.  Today, no 747-400 exterior textures will  load.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail.  Please help.  FYI, my 737 and 777 external textures all load properly.

 

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On 12/25/2017 at 1:08 AM, Chuckers said:

When I load an aircraft from the 747-400 QOTS II, the external textures do not load in either the preview pane or the simulator.  When I first loaded the PMDG 747, I had problems with the external textures not displaying for the 747-400F, while the other liveries loaded fine.  Today, no 747-400 exterior textures will  load.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail.  Please help.  FYI, my 737 and 777 external textures all load properly.

 

Chuck

 

 

 

 

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Sorry about the signature non-compliance.  It's been a while since I've posted. 

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When I load an aircraft from the 747-400 QOTS II, the external textures do not load in either the preview pane or the simulator.  When I first loaded the PMDG 747, I had problems with the external textures not displaying for the 747-400F, while the other liveries loaded fine.  Today, no 747-400 exterior textures will  load.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail.  Please help.  FYI, my 737 and 777 external textures all load properly

I usually can figure things out.  I've tried everything and have had no success.  Any assistance or advice will be appreciated.  My computer specs are below my signature.

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Hi Chuck, when the exterior textures do not render what is it that you do see?  Is the exterior model completely missing or do you see the interior of the aircraft? Is it body only or body and wings?  Are you using any 3d party shaders such as PTA? Does the aircraft initialize (the 20 sec count)?

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22 hours ago, downscc said:

Hi Chuck, when the exterior textures do not render what is it that you do see?  Is the exterior model completely missing or do you see the interior of the aircraft? Is it body only or body and wings?  Are you using any 3d party shaders such as PTA? Does the aircraft initialize (the 20 sec count)?

Hi Dan! An outline of the fuselage and wings are visible.  The nosecone and livery textures are absent.  The aircraft does initialize and is otherwise operational. I do use EnvShade.  I will see if that is the problem.  Thanks for mentioning the "shaders."  I will report back and let you know my results.

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Update -- I turned off Envshade, and the textures are still missing.  Is there any tweak that can be done to fix this.  I've looked forward to flying the 747-400 in P3D V4 and am frustrated that I'm unable to load an exterior model while doing so.

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2 minutes ago, Chuckers said:

Update -- I turned off Envshade, and the textures are still missing.  Is there any tweak that can be done to fix this.  I've looked forward to flying the 747-400 in P3D V4 and am frustrated that I'm unable to load an exterior model while doing so.

Turning off Envshade won't do enough. When you installed P3D, they instructed people to clear their shader cache. I don't have the instructions on hand, but a quick google should bring it up. Additionally, be sure you're on a stable driver version. Sounds like it could be a driver issue.

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Hello

Just on the Shaders note.   The Topic below is a quick guide to locate your Shaders folder 

 

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1 hour ago, Poppet said:

Just on the Shaders note.   The Topic below is a quick guide to locate your Shaders folder

Thanks Elaine.

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Hello, I experienced the same thing today, here's a picture of what the aircraft looks like in the aircraft selection screen (I see the same thing in the sim as well).

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This is the China Airlines Cargo repaint.  I have tried reinstalling the repaint and deleted my shaders, neither helped.

It looks like this is only impacting some repaints, I tried selecting the British Airways 747 and it loaded fine.

I'm using P3Dv4.1, according to the PMDG Operations centre my 747 is all up to date.

Dave Reage

 

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Thank you for the input everyone!  Like Dave, I have now deleted the shaders folder and it did not fix my problem. The picture Dave displays is exactly how the 747s look in P3Dv4.1 on my computer in the preview pane.  The outside textures also look as shown in Dave's picture when I run the simulator.  I only have the China Air livery added, which looks as is shown in Dave's picture.  All of the PMDG livery aircraft look as displayed by Dave's picture.  Likewise, according to the PMDG Operations Center, my PMDG 747 drivers are all up to date.  I have also tried uninstallling and re-installing the most recent version of the 747-400 to no avail.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Continuing my exploration of this today, the Cathay Pacific Cargo -400F works fine, but the Korean Air Cargo -400F does not work on my system

Dave Reage

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Just a thought out of the blue, do you use fs2crew?

If yes, have you updated to the latest version? There was an issue with a previous version causing the textures not loading correctly only on the 744.

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I do, but I bought it fairly recently so I don’t think there have been any updates released since I bought it, but I will check.

Thanks

Dave Reage

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I don't use FS2Crew.  I uninstalled the 744 and FSDT GSX, deleted the shaders folder, and reinstalled both.  I continue to have no external textures for the PMDG 744.  Below is a screen shot of the PMDG 744 Livery.

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None of the PMDG 744 house liveries display external textures on my machine.  Likewise, neither the British Airway or Delta Airway liveries display external textures.  I'm perplexed.

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16 hours ago, Chuckers said:

I uninstalled the 744 and FSDT GSX, deleted the shaders folder, and reinstalled both. 

Reinstalling software usually creates more problems than it solves.  I asked if you see the 20 sec initialization countdown and I missed your reply if you had. If not then the problem is that something is preventing the PMDG module from running.

Normally, the lack of textures is a memory issue but that shouldn't be an issue with your system.  I recommend you submit a trouble ticket at PMDG Product Support and include a link to this thread.

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Dan,

The initialization does count down and the 744 does function in P3D.  The only deficiency  I am experiencing is that the exterior textures do not load.  I will submit a ticket as you suggest.  Thank you!

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I submitted a ticket and received the following message:

Make sure that you have win10 fully upgraded.

We had some reports of this happening if there are to many entries in the sceneryaddon.xml. This is a known issue with P3dV4.1 and is fixed in 4.2. Can you check how many sceneries you have installed via the addon.xml way?

Chris Makris
Technical Support
PMDG Simulations, LLC
www.precisionmanuals.com

I have lots of sceneries installed.  So, I'm looking forward to the release of P3D v.4. :-)

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Turns out for me it was a driver issue, the latest NVIDIA drivers fixed it for me.

Dave Reage

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