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About Leen3131cs

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  1. Is simply making a back-up before installing a new version no option? Could save a lot frustration I assume. If thats not possible. I would say. Use the PC for just one simulator and make a complete system-image before installing a new version. If the new version does not make you happy (or worse) , re-install the image. It might take a bit of disk-space, nobody said flightsim is cheap. Being an X-Plane user, I might see things to simple. Leen
  2. Hi Ken In MSFS >> we have three main-types of texturefiles Diffuse files representing the colors/livery of the aircraft , these file have an alpha for adjustment gloss/reflection. Specular files for setting specularity on the aircraft , these files have an alpha too. Bump files for creating kinda faked 3d effects on fuselage and wings. E.g. rivets, platelines etc. I am not sure about these bump-files having an alpha or not, as far as I can recall its not the case, maybe they have an alpha these days, they CAN have an alpha anyways. As I have been painting for MSFS in the past and am not active in painting for MSFS>> for the last decade I cannot be absolutely sure about the centemporay bump-files in P3D Last ten years I have been texturising models for X-Plane wich has quiet another type of file-structure. Regards Leen
  3. In most planes the alpha-channel in the diffuse files are for setting the amount of gloss/refelection of the model and NOT for making some parts of the plane transparent. Windows in contemporary models are modeled in the 3D structure and have nothing to do with black spots in an alpha layer. Years ago sometimes black spots on an alpha were used for transparency and creating windows , thats hardly the case nowadays.
  4. I have no idea whats gone wrong here. It brings me to another question: Whats your re-painting experience? How many days did you spend about reading all you could find about painting for a sim.? Years ago a starting pianoplayer asked me ( weird , I do not play any instrument) ,why is all my efford just leading to noise and irrtitation? I asked , did you take lessons? I do not say I (nor my friends/painters here at AVSIM ) are not willing to help. I hope ...................you`ll see what I mean. Leen
  5. I am not in a lethargic depression. And I appreciate your reaction. I am not the snail cowering in my shell. I have a cycle-shop , clients going in and out by dozens a day. All day long being pro-active-prudent. Washing hands all day long and keeping my breath when walking through a crowd is un-avoidable I am sure we all hope and many of us pray for better times. Not praying myself because I am not a religious man. I used the phrase hope and pray as a saying we often use. And yes you are right, when the release of MSFS2020 will mean the crisis is over, I hope I`ll be able to buy it a.s.a.p.
  6. Would`nt it be a good idea to close this useless discussion. We have a huge problem named Corona. Lets hope and pray we will survive. THATS whats in my mind today, MSFS 2020 being published today, tomorrrow next month, next year or never is of total non-importance under present cercomstances. Just my 2 cts. Leen de Jager
  7. Sorry to say , this is not the way to behave on a forum. (*) About a week ago Miquel Rodenas posted his question. Within two hours Ron gave a reaction on the post. And then.what happened...............nothing !!!! No reaction whatsoever. (*) OK Miquel might have had an accident , or suffer a sudden illnes , if so I am really sorry and wish him a speedy recovery. Of not..................??? Leen
  8. Nevertheless there is a difference between the standard AlaskaAir livery and the one wich is used for the E175 Its not only the callsign wich tells us about Horizon. Actually the name Horizon is in big fat characters painted on the fuselage of the plane aside Alaska. So we do not have a E175 in Horizon dress , we do have a special Alaska Air-Horizon livery.
  9. What you are showing is a screenshot taken in a paintingprogram , working on a PSD. THAT does not tell me what kinda file you are working on . Is this a texturefile (diffuse) , a specular file. I suppose its a specular file and if it is, you must keep in mind this is a file for lighteffects and the higlighted white spots could have a meaning in that. I think it`s a good start studying all filetypes and understand how they work before starting paintworks.
  10. The filetypes are the same , the way they are made is different. An airplane wich is not capable of handling PBR cannot be made PBR by making a livery with PBR files
  11. Yes Ron, the CFG is essential to use the right files. I forgot about the CRF as in X-Plane we have no texture.CRF file like the one in P3D
  12. Hi guys, Must begin saying these days I do not make paints for P3D etc. ( its XP for now) I do not have P3D installed nor the model so its difficult for me to help. BUT We have three * sorts of texturefiles in our model e.g. diffuse , bump and spec files. These are basicly the same kinda files we have for many years, PBR is giving same the kinda (type) files. The graphic engine in our sim has been changed and they way we make the texturefiles is different due to PBR. The file-types did not change I have the feeling you are mixing different files from different liveries, in other words deiffuse , spec and bumps from different liveries get mixed. When you make a copy of the ( complete )white plane and start making your livery from there , I do not expect any problems. First make your diffuse textures representing your livery and then compose your specular file. Then its not possible to end op with a grey plane showing red spots. When you do not paint any red in your work on the white files, there will be no red in your result. Maybe ist pure nonsens what I am saying here, nevertheless I think there is some logic in it. If not , I am sorry. Cheers Leen de Jager ps * I forgot to mention the LIT files
  13. https://www.juergenbaumbusch.de He made some repaints using the latest paintkit. Contact him
  14. How did you achieve it ? You might not be the only one having the same issue. Please share your knowledge. Just sharing the problem and not sharing its solution does not help on a forum like this. Cheers Leen de Jager
  15. Ohh yes I think it is caused by something going wrong when saving the DDS from the start. The point is I want the OP to share HIS experince and solution. This forum is about sharing experiences and not presenting a problem and saying afterwards "its solved" without sharing how it was solved.
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