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GMAX . how do I export a simple animation

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hi everyoneone other stupide questionI created an animation (a simle box climbing on a cylinder)it animates ok in g max but what do i do to export as scenery and visible in fs2002 to see my animation? thanks

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See the readme.rtf in your fs2002 folder about gamepacks. If you don't have fs2002Pro then you will not have the export *.dle file for gmax so you will not be able to export to fs2002 via the *.dle and MAKEMDL.EXE.

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hi, thanksyes i have fs2k2 pro and managed to export objects via make mdl the only thing i don t know the settings to display my animation in fs

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The most common problems are not naming the animated objects properly or not having the proper key frames. Animated scenery objects need the "tick18_" prefix in their name and the animations key frame should start at zero and can go up to 1023. I have found that most animations over 256 frames get kinda jerky in FS even though they look fine in gWax. I think it is a problem in makemdl.exe. Go figure... But a 1024 frame animation should last about 57 seconds.

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Also (don't know if you already got it working), animations only seem to work correct if you first place a static (non-animated) object. If you only place animated parts in a scene it doesn't animate.

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hi Arnomerci beaucoup; yes I noticed that already; i am trying to work on your tutorial of the moving box with all the changes in the asm file;very interestingthanks againchris

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