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Gmax Lighting Help!

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Howdy, I need to make some lighting for a hangar/shelter I'm working on in GMAX- however, after adding some lights and installing the shelter in flightsim the lights dont show up. any ideas??? anything could help...

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Hi Matt,How did you (try to) add the lights in GMax? If we know that we might be able to tell you where it went wrong.

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Well that's pretty much the problem- i dont know how to. I just "threw" in one of each: "target spot" , "Target direct" , "free spot", "free direct", and "omni light" lights, but nothing shows up at night. I need a quick tutorial on how to make ceiling lights that shine down and fill the hangar with light.

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Hi,I use "landinglights" and there are some tutorials "add landinglights". They cast light and have a lightsspot on the ground... as landinglights do.Greetz. Jos

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That should work- could you please direct me to a "add landinglights" tutorial??

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Hi,It will be a little difficult to point a site where you can download a few good tutorials. Start with a search on Google: Add landingslights. There is an excellent tutorial from a certain Chris. I followed another tutorial, named "Making a landing/taxilight object" + a link to an example (showing a landinglight at Meigs). (In fact I used the GMAX made example).All together gives you enough info to see clear in this matter.Greetz. Jos

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>Well that's pretty much the problem- i dont know how to. I>just "threw" in one of each: "target spot" , "Target direct" ,>"free spot", "free direct", and "omni light" lights, but>nothing shows up at night. I need a quick tutorial on how to>make ceiling lights that shine down and fill the hangar with>light.These options indeed do not work, MakeMDL does not support these lights of GMax. You need to make a simple box or triangle and apply a material to it with a name as LIGHT_LAND or LIGHT_NAV. See the MakeMDL SDK for more details (or search the forum, it has been discussed before).

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