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Disabling Dynamic Shine

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Can anybody please advise.Can Dynamic shine on Aircraft models that have dynamic shine be disabled.I would like to repaint with a Matt livery but cannot manipulate the image do this.I thought it was to do with the Alpha so played around alot but no change.The image is in 32bit 888-8 format.Please help!!!!!Kind RegardsPaul

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Dynamic shine can't be disabled--it is built into the .mdl file. Only the degree of reflection or transparency can be controlled through the alpha channel, if the designer set up their model that way.-John

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Not what I wanted to hear but thanks anyway John

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Hey Vin.I think Paul does not have access to the gmax file, just the finished plane, and he wants to get rid of the dynamic shine of that model.

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>not entirely true. By setting the specular intensity in gmax>and using middleman, the dynamic shine can be altered.It does help to read the question asked before replying... :)Repainters don't normally have access to the original GMax model, so the point is moot.BillAVSIM OmbudsmanFounder and Director,Creative Recycling of Aircraft Partshttp://mtco.com/~rsam/fartslogo.jpg

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hi Paul,..no expert or anything with repaints....done a few...and know my photoshop alittle.....you could convert your skin to DXT3 without an alpha channel present...i believe that will give you a matt finishin...not sure i remember trying this.....but in any case you can surely mask your alpha channel with white all white and thus have no reflection at all....or shall we say a Matt finishin.....i hope these help....which app do you use to repaint with?..have good control of alpha channels?

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"..you could convert your skin to DXT3 without an alpha channel present...i believe that will give you a matt finishin...not sure i remember trying this..."Again, this only would remove reflections--not dynamic shine. Dynamic shine is embedded within the model itself--in fact, you can see it without reflections being enabled in FS2002. One example of an aircraft with such dynamic shine is FFX's 737....another is my own Microlight.-John

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Yes,I did play with the Alpha Channel so it was completely white (256) and contrast but when in FS2002 the shine was still there.ThanksPaul

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But Paul,This question just came to my mind. Why do you wanna get rid of dynamic shine? The only reason I see would be to make a military paintjob, since those are usually flat, not glossy. Or maybe I am missing something...?

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Fabio,Your absolutely right.It is a military aircraft and I wanted a matt finish.

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Hey Paul.In that case, the best (and really only) thing to do is to contact the author and request a dynamic-shine-free version...

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