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Adding buildings to airports (beginner!)

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Hi. I have created new airports easily enough, using AFCAD (version 2.21 - I can't find a later one) and 'cleaned things up' by adding exclusion and flatten lines to the scenery.cfg files. So far, so good. (It's hardly rocket science of course, thanks to Lee Swordy's wonderful bit of software!).I'd now like to add a few buildings and a control tower, but not sure how to go about this. I would be more than happy to re-use FS9 default buildings - I don't need to create my own at this stage (looked at the SDK BGL Compiler pack, but it seems pretty complicated for what I want). I seem to remember reading that the AFCAD2 programme would include this facility in a future update, but as I say, I can't find a later version anywhere than the one I have. How would I set about this otherwise? Thanks!Martin S.

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Download RWY12, read the instructions carefully, and place buildings, hangers and towers into your new airport.Filename: rwy12_v1.1.zip License: Freeware Added: 19th December 2004 Downloads: 3465 Author: Israel Roth and Seev kahn Size: 39233kb Filename: rwy12_tutorial.zip License: Freeware Added: 12th December 2004 Downloads: 2606 Author: Stephen Legg Size: 855kb Better yet, learn GMAX, it's not too difficult. There are some great tutorals!http://www.nl-2000.com/nuke/modules.php?na...=article&sid=88http://www.nl-2000.com/nuke/modules.php?na...article&sid=101http://couchspuds.homestead.com/files/GMax...c_Texturing.htmhttp://couchspuds.homestead.com/files/GMax...TexturingII.htmhttp://www.worldoftrainz.com/Pages/Tutorials.htmhttp://www.windowlight.co.nz/design.htmlIt's more fun to design your own hangers and buildings. It's worth the time and efforts to learn Gmax. Hollister

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The Rwy12 is a very good little programme, so thanks for posting about it. It's pretty easy to use - I even have flocks of storks flying the thermals above one airport in India now. Very impressive!M. :-)

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Martin,Gmax has a pretty high learning curve for a lot of folks. PLEASE SOMEONE CORRECT ME IF I AM MISLEADING Martin, in sayingthe following. But if all you want to do is create buildingswith different type lighting, window shapes, roof tops etc., perhaps you should look into Airport For Windows program. It isfreeware. I use it all the time to place buildings, runways,and a plethora of objects that come with the package into existingairports etc..It can be found at:http://www.airportforwindows.com/devpreviews.htmlBut I am not sure it will work with FS9. It works fine in FS2K2.Bottom line, with a little on hand experimenting you can createeasily over a 100 type buildings, (textures, lightmaped for darketc..). It has basic buildings preprogrammed, and an advancedsection that allows you to build any type building including multifaced buildings, e.g. a pentagon with multiple layers etc..Once in AFW, you would add some basic info that you get from AFCAD as to the center of the airport, elevation,Long,Lat, Mag var, add the name of the airport and its code, e.g. KNID, so that APW knows where to place the stuff. You set it up to send the output to lets say your ADD ON SCENERARY/scenary directory.If it works OK for FS9 perhaps it is worth looking into.GeorgePS. Two years back I started to build buildings with Gmax but foundout how easy it was to simply place all types of buildings using Airport For Windows package. I stopped using Gmax for this usuage.Of course if you want special buildings that have helio pads, runways on them, that is another story, then Gmax is the ticket. But for homes and commercial buildings of all kinds, buildings used at a lot of airports you commonly see in the simulator, that appear to look like the ones you see at parking areas etc., I find this tool works well. Lastly. You save the source you work on in the main window, then compile the code, that ends up going to the ADD ON SCENERARY directory.

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