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I have almost completed my latest project and am trying to add items that will make it look that little bit more special. One of the things I want to do is to create an Airport Beacon within FSDS.I'm trying to create a light that flashes as the sequence below, and if you know how to achieve this, I would appreciate your help.---------Colour = GreenFlash sequence = 3 Flashes (NOT Very fast flashes, they should be flashes that are clearly visible during flight), break/pause for 10 seconds, 4 flashes, break (lets say 5 seconds).---------The other option is to edit an FX file in some way to achieve this, but I haven't got a clue how to do it. I am struggling to get my chimney smoke visible as well although my volcano effects work okay.Would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.ColinColin

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Hey Colin, your best bet is to download the microsoft effects sdk and have a look at that, ive found it quite useful in the past, im not at home at the moment but i,ll have a look at the effect when i get home. As far as the smoke is cncerned what are you trying to do exactly?

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I have the effects sdk and have used effects already in the fs effects folder. I am not sure yet how exactly to create my own effects from scratch, the sdk is not too clear on this (unless I'm just not reading it right).As for the smoke, I have made a chimney (using gmax) and want it to produce lots of smoke, but it just won't. I can get it to produce a volcanic eruption, but that is going a bit too far :)Is the flashing light easier to produce using the effects sdk? anyone know for sure?Colin

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Well The smoke I can help you with i encountered the same problem when i needed to rescale the steam for some airconditioning duct, it was quiet simple i just copied steam1 and then edited the radius of the effect this made it alot better of a size.

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