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How can I make solid walls?

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Arno, Bob B any other guru can help with this?I made this terminal with g-max and after finally getting the windows to look the way I want, I can now see through the other side. How do I get the inside walls to show up correctly. I selected "2 sides" option when I set up the material box. Is there a way to apply texture manually on the inside or does g-max do it on it's own when I apply it on the outside? Thanks!!! Jorge(Yes terminal is not in final position, just for testing purposes) :)

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2-sided solid walls are fairly simple in gmax. My method is to create the exterior model I want, then clone it as a copy, select all the polygons in the copy and flip the normals. You now have what will appear to be one solid object from whatever direction it's viewed. For 2-sided walls, I like to use "[partname]_inside" and "[partname]_outside" as the names in gmax. It makes it easier to keep track of them. From what I've read (but not attempted), be leary of 2-sided textures. It seems that the lighting/shadows the FS2002 scenery engine draws on the outside of the wall will be the same on the inside, which is almost never what you want. I'd either create a separate "inside" texture and apply it to my inside wall, or apply the outside texture, but do it as a separate, one-sided texture. Then again, I could be wrong about that... it's been known to happen ;-).Good luck!-Bil Womack

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Thanks for the quick reply Bill!! I found at gmaxsupport.com quite a few posts on gmax and I got the same info you posted. Still playing around with the textures to adjust/fix night lighting but this is what the results are so far... KFLL with new the terminals that are currently being built in real life. Jorge

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looks real nice,heres another way which i find easier, because sometimes i get errors on export on complicated parts when i flip normals...if you name your texture DS_walls they will be drawn double sided.i believe thats in the mdl sdk.odog

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I think for simple objects this will work, but when the problems stays (and the polygons keep dissappearing) you have a drawing order problem. I have not yet found out how to solve this in GMax (I only know how to solve it by changing the drawing order in the code).Arno


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