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Help with Gmax P38 tutorial please.

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I have slowly started going through the Gmax tutorials with some success-- but have encountered something that has stopped me in my tracks.The third page of the P38 tutorial involves setting up the VIEWPORT BACKGROUNDS. I can do this with no problems , and then set up the required calibration box. BUT - I am then required to SAVE my work which is then to be used in the next section of the tutorial.I am having trouble saving and then re-using the Gmax file -- it saves OK, but when I open it up in Gmax again, there is no work there. Zilch. Just a blank Gmax workspace.I believe that this tutorial has some errors in it -- but I can find no other that starts out at this basic level. Even the acclaimed "Stupid idiots guide" assumes that you have completed the basic P38 Gmax tut.Any help please?Thanks Barry

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get the P38 calibration box here:http://www.fsalpha.com/gmax_fs/gmax_fs_resources.shtmlwell, the problem with the gmax tutorial is that the setting up of viewport backgrounds is very hard to do.What most of us do is make a plane of the size of the image. Let's say you're front view of the P38 is 300px by 400px. You would create a plane of 300m by 400m(make sure you work in metres.)Then, i would map the image onto the plane :)

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Thanks for the reply, Lionel>get the P38 calibration box here:>http://www.fsalpha.com/gmax_fs/gmax_fs_resources.shtmlI will have a look at this today.>>well, the problem with the gmax tutorial is that the setting>up of viewport backgrounds is very hard to do.I am not sure what you mean by this -- I found that the setting up of the viewport backgrounds and the calibration box (as per the tutorial instructions) is quite easy to do -- my problem is with the fact that I couldn't save the work to allow me to continue with the rest of the tutorial later. >>What most of us do is make a plane of the size of the image.>Let's say you're front view of the P38 is 300px by 400px. You>would create a plane of 300m by 400m(make sure you work in>metres.)Then, i would map the image onto the plane :)I have to tell you that what you have said above is all "gobley-gook" to me at this stage. That is the problem that I see with this -- there seems to be no simple step-by-step tutorial that allows a beginner to get a feel for what is required. Thanks anywayBarry

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>Do you know about the stupid idiot's guide to gmax? I think>that's a very good complete tutorial.Yes- I have that . The problem is that in the early part of his tutorial when he is talking about the viewport backgrounds , he says that he uses the method shown in the P38 tutorial - so that is why I was going through the P38 tutorial. It seems that I have to learn more about this importation of the viewport backgrounds before I can proceed any further.I have downloaded the file that you referred me to - and can see that I have a boc in the perspective view with the a/c imposed on each side of the box - plus the a/c sideviews are in each of the other views.I can see in the "stupid idiots " guide a reference to a video by Finn Newick , which i suspect , says how to create this type of viewport background - but the link to the video is broken.So what I am really trying to find out further is how the box with the a/c on the sides is created in the first place. Once I can get past this , I can then follow the tutorials.Thanks againBarry

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i wanted to create one some time ago..No promises.. but i will see when i have the motivation to do it :)

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