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Rotorcraft shadow , how to solve in FSX SP2

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Hello, Please take a look at the attached screenshot.How to solve (improve) this rotorcraft shadow in FSX SP2?Thanks in advance.

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Are you sure there isn't a hot air balloon floating right above you?Seriously it looks like the transparency of the rotor discs is not honored when casting ground shadows.

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I wonder how the rotor disk of that helo looks in FS2004.That looks like the Ka-50 by Alphasim??RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.80 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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>Hello, It's the Mil MI-24V Hind E found on>http://www.fsfield.com/viewfile/1320.html>and it was made for FS2004 but works in FSX (after changing>the panel).>>How to solve the rotors? I will try with the .bmp found in an>other helicopter.My question was, if you are able to test, how does the rotor disk look in FS2004? RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.80 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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>>My question was, if you are able to test, how does the rotor>disk look in FS2004? >>>Rhett>Hello,NO I have NOT FS2004.I tested with other .bmps and same bad result

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Hi emile, I wish I could post this in french to you, but alas I all I know is merci beaucoup. hahaI asked that question, because it is possible that the designer made the rotor disk that way.Ron, in his post below, is pretty much correct, if simply substituting another texture did not work. To the limit of my limited knowledge (which is doing gmax buildings, not helo rotors), such a change requires changing the material settings in gmax/3dsmax and then re-exporting the mdl.I know if it were a building with transparency, such as an airport control tower window deck, it would indeed require re-export. It's possible that you could use DXTBmp to fiddle with the alpha for that part of the texture that is devoted to the rotor disc, but this seems unlikely to work in my mind, and would be tedious to say the least.Fs9 and FSX handle transparency quite differently. In fact between FSX RTM and FSX SP1 and SP2 there was a change as well.RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.80 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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