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"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head..." :)

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I've successfully managed to get the "VC Rain" working using the new MakeMdl.exe, but as usual MS left a few critical steps out of their explanation:1) Remember to "flip" the polys for your two inside "glass" objects... Duh! :)2) It appears that they've misspelled the node-name "ambient_noprecip" as "ambient_noprep."3) Apply a UVW mapping, and use "Size to Bitmap," and "Align to View." (otherwise you get gigantic raindrops!)4) Rotate the UVW mapping so that the "handle" points towards the rear of the a/c for your side windows, otherwise the "rain" will not streak horzontally, but vertically instead. :)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/64390.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/64392.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/64393.jpg

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Hello Bill,Don't understand any of it yet, but should it apply to FSDS2 also?ThanksJohn Woodward

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>Hello Bill,>>Don't understand any of it yet, but should it apply to FSDS2>also?Unfortunately John, not yet. I'm in contact with Louis Sinclair to see if he can incorporate the new XML "stuff" into FSDS2. It would be nice if he could.When I first started working on understanding the "VC Rain" system, I didn't know that it also depends on the inclusion of the XML data that's extracted from the new SDK's mkmdl.parts.xml file.Without that being included, FS9 won't have the keywords and instructions it needs to recognize the new tags.

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