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"Keep in mind when this package is released by Fr. Bill it will include ALL of the gmax files."Although I'm a huge fan of open-source where we can go in there and put the landing light where it is on our model and so on, be very aware of guys who probably will steal the work for their own profit (one of which has been discussed lately here at avsim) :( Off course I won't due to my (lack of) gmax understanding ;) Put in there invisible flaws in case the subject ever arises, and trace the change that will happen in the mdl file.Hopefully more people will follow your example and make the source open to all freewarers, especially when they are sick of the project they have been working on for ages - it happens, believe me :DExcellent piece of art by the way!

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We all know of the excellent panel work that Fr. Bill has done from scratch on his 2D panel. I needed a job to inspire me in my return to the class room to challenge ProE. Bill "hired" me without any aircraft model experience. I warned him that the files I would be sending were 3ds converted from ProE designs and not gmax. (I could, many years ago, design and draw diesel engine crankshafts without problem with my triangle, tee square and mechanical pencil.) I thought I would share with you the progress we have made in ProE with the visual model. The first two are from the working screen of ProE. The last three are from ProE's rendering machine. I "painted the "render room" with screen captures taken at St. Louis while in my Ozark N928L drinking a free Coffee Royal. Got a darn sky picture for the floor if you look close in the reflections. Also, ProE does a pretty good job at rendering, but it fails to recognize when it is looking into the inside floor of something that has a top. The top of the feature should be seen and not the blue sky. ProE is for engineers, not graphic artist.With All that said, here we go with the preview of a distinguishing features of TB20GT --- the nose. We still have a little to do on the cabin greenhouse glass.Everyone OUT OF THE WATER -- JAWS is in the area!http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3da884b06978954e.jpgJust a standard port side view.http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3da884cc69e6d9bd.jpgThey ordered a high gloss paint and all of available chrome parts.A chrome spinner was first on the BOM (Bill of material)http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3da886bc71833bd1.jpgThat is the St. Louis termal in the reflections of the chrome and high gloss/waxed paint (We like Caterpillar Yellow - the color of our blood.)http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3da886d771f704b9.jpgIf we are in St. Louis I bet we see an Ozark DC9! (Thanks again Sr. Gary Smith for "finishing out" my FS2002 needs.)http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3da8869d710897dc.jpgKeep in mind when this package is released by Fr. Bill it will include ALL of the gmax files. If any one would want the ProE source we will provide them also. The 2d gauges are available now... Note .. a "full deck" ProE seat costs about 30K in a production design office. In the class room it is "only" $150.00 and does export in all the "standard" file exchange formats.) http://ptc.com/products/proe/index.htmBobSend all changes and comments to Fr. Bill ;-) Just yoking!

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