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Well, this try didn't work, but it did look kind of cool.I am having a problem trying to get any texture to show up as reflective. I have made sure the .mdl transfered as having a reflective map. I used DxtBmp to create a texture with an alpha channel. I have applied the texture in Gmax with the UVmap set. And usually all I get is a transparent airplane. This particular shot was when I tried to follow the PSP Alpha instructions from Chris's site.Any comments on what I might be doing wrong would be appreciated.BC

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PS...When I vary the shade of gray for the alpha layer, it only varies the degree of transparancy.BC

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Have you named your textures with a _t suffix?Example: fuselage_t for reflective .. and when you use these, you will need to add an alpha swatch for dusk/night/dawn textures with an _L suffic to keep your _t from going transparent at dark. This can be a small 128X128 pixel or 256X256 shade of gray.Hope this helps. It's the only thing you didn't mention. Milton

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Bingo, give that man a cupie doll!!!! One thing I am learning is the use of suffixes in designing FS objects is critical. I see many threads mentioning methods of achieving certain task's, but the simple points, such as this are assumed. Is there a reference source for these little tid-bits? I still have a long way to go on my project.Your help has been greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!BC

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Also, this small swatch, is this applied to the aircraft? If so, how? Thanks again!BC

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The alpha for lightmaps is a simple 256X256 pixel in the shade of gray you need (I think I'm using 75, 75, 75 RGB). Experiment for your taste.Put one in your texture folder for each _t texture with the identical name, just use _L as the suffix. YOu can also use a 128X128 pixel. These are less than 22K each.Hope this helps.MiltonThe Dash 7 Project

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