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Will GMax be replaced as editor for FSX?

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Hi there,Does anyone know whether GMax will be replaced as the stock 3D modeling software for FSX? Seeing that official support for GMax is limited, any ideas if they will be going with a more 'accessible' package?

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No. As I understand it MS have come to an arrangement with the suppliers of GMax and it will ship with FSX.

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I placing a gmax object I'd made into the FSX demo scenery....it worked fine. Hopefully that means most or all of the existing object libraries will be compatible. :-) Sidney Schwartz KPDX

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Sounds Good to me, I'll continue learning GMAX, may even buy FS9.:-) I noticed the demo did not have a modules folder. Does this mean that such things are redundant in preference of something else? Or is the facility disabled for the demo?Geoff

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That's excellent news. Although gmax does have a bit of a learning curve, it's a superb modelling program. I just hope they bring out a more user-friendly exporter this time around.... Best regards, Chris

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I understand that FSDS v3 works also. Lot of people using that in lieu of GMax.I'm afraid our biggest problem will be AFCAD. It won't read the airports in the demo....but hopefully that is just a demo issue.

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>>but hopefully that is just a demo issue.I am afraid not - the format of those files in FSX has changed. AFCAD2 files can be read in FSX however.

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I see in the supplied scenery that specular and bump maps are used. So the use of materials in the design software seems to be improved.scott s..

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