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How do you go from having the basic shape of a wing to a wing with seperate control surfaces; flaps, ailerons etc. ? Any ideas are greatly appreciated!!!! Using GMAX!!!

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You can either model each surface separately - which obviously is the hardest way... orafter carefully modelling the wing - to allow for the control surfaces - one of the ways is to go to polygon mode, select and detach the polygons forming the surfaces. Don't forget to rename the newly created object correctly - flap, l_aileron, etc...Felix/FFDSPegasus Aviation Design

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>You can either model each surface separately - which>obviously is the hardest way... ordepanding on how simple the wing is, you might find it easier to begin with a cylinder and shape it to your desired airfoil. You can then clone the wing and use a 'cookie cutter box' to perform a boolean to cut the control elements out of one, and reverse the operation on the clone. You should then with up with a wing w/cutouts and the aileron/flap parts in the precise location for animation.The 'bonus' of using a cylinder is that, because the cylinder is seen as 'solid,' there are no 'raw edges' that need to be filled in with polys... :) This just one of about nine different ways to create/shape a wing...BillAVSIM OmbudsmanFounder and Director,Creative Recycling of Aircraft Partshttp://catholic-hymns.com/frbill/FS2002/images/fartslogo.jpg

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>>You can either model each surface separately - which>>obviously is the hardest way... or>>depanding on how simple the wing is, you might find it easier>to begin with a cylinder and shape it to your desired airfoil.> You can then clone the wing and use a 'cookie cutter box' to>perform a boolean to cut the control elements out of one, and >reverse the operation on the clone. You should then with up>with a wing w/cutouts and the aileron/flap parts in the>precise location for animation.>>The 'bonus' of using a cylinder is that, because the cylinder>is seen as 'solid,' there are no 'raw edges' that need to be>filled in with polys... :) This just one of about nine>different ways to create/shape a wing...>>Bill>AVSIM Ombudsman>Founder and Director,>Creative Recycling of Aircraft Parts>http://catholic-hymns.com/frbill/FS2002/images/fartslogo.jpgI'll try the cylinder and post pics of my results...Thanks everyone!!!

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