3D UTILITES AND HELP
Here you will find the latest information about adding 3d models to USAF.
To start we must thank tStorm for his help in
attaining the secrets to finally get all the information on the programming
of a new model for the game. Next and certainly not any less important is
Demonchild whose brilliance in disecting the
.p3d structure brought us to the final linking of all the components. A special
thanks to Max who has pushed ahead without the
animation informatioin and has made some great planes that can now be finish
like the OEM variety.
YOU WILL NEED 3D STUDIO MAX - R3.X
a copy of 3d Studo Max is quite expensive.
I bought my R3.1on eBay for a very good price.You may be able to find a copy
for your own use on some web sites outside the USA.
P3D CONVERTER FOR 3D STUDIO
NOW INCLUDES ANIMATION MOTION EDITOR
Plugin for 3d Studio Max R2.5 - 3.x. Allows creation of
3d objects for USAF. Now includes the AME or Animation Motion Editor for setting
the motion limts of the moveable parts. Converter does not open existing p3d
files and does not work with Max R4.
This utility was donated by tStorm.
4 ORIGINAL AIRCRAFT CONVERTED TO
F16, F15E, F22, AND F4E are available in .3ds format to practice with
or alter into other versions.
So far these are the only
ones that Demonchild
has been able to convert.
Open with Max R2.5 or greater.
ANIMATE YOUR NEW MODEL
- By Max
Outline of procedure to add movable surfaces, landing gear, lights, vapor trails,
AB nozzel and burner glow. Tutorial includes a fully animated Mig 29 in .max
format to show you how it's done.
3D TEXTURE TUTORIAL- 07-13-02
I've discovered another great site that can help put the clothes on our naked
models. It's called "Become
. David Titus is creating a short animation movie about Vietnam.
I would suggest browsing his whole site, it's really cool. But what's important
to the texturing neophyte is his approach to the process. This is a must read
for all dabbling in 3D texturing.
HOT! HOT! HOT! - SKINNING
YOUR 3D MODEL -
Brand new tutorial from Dues_ex. . . Exclusively written for the USAF community.
Deus_ex has produced a procedural outline of how to make a .bmp map of a 3d
model ala USAF style. Many of you guys have been stalled at this point in
your modeling process (including me). This is the break-thru lesson for us
all. Thank you kindly. READ IT -
EXCELLENT SITE - There is more than one way to apply textures to
models. Here is a great site that shows several different methods of skinning.
GREAT 3D SKINNING TIPS FROM A FORMER USAF MODELER -
HELP FOR NEW 3D ENTHUSIASTS
A comprehensive outline of the process of building new 3d aircraft for USAF.
I hope this takes some of the mystery out of the process. Not the end-it-all
by any means. Just a guide to get you going. By McFly
GET CHILI SKINNER
Great tool for mapping your new model for it's skin. Remember to checkout the
the excellent tutorials for it too.
You will also need TEXPORTER
to actually make your .bmp file.
LID BLOWN SKY HIGH ON 3D
- 12/20/01 Demonchild
a list of
reference names of ALL the animated parts for the aircraft of USAF! An absolutely
astonishing achievment. The door to original equipment aircraft models has been
kicked wide open.
All you would-be 3d artists take a look. ANIMATION
Next up is a P3D to 3DS converter! Are you kidding! This will allow all the
existing models to be altered and massaged - amazing!
NEW! ADD A NEW
- By Beamrider
Beam has put together a comprehensive tutorial for adding weapons to the game.
HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS
ADD A NEW AIRPLANE - 10/09/01
Add a new version of one of your favorite aircraft or a newly created
aircraft from 3D Studio Max. One with a different skin or different loadout.
Not for the faint of
heart. This is a complicated procedure - but not impossible.
Some knowledge of the DME would be advisable.
By Tyler McFly
HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS
ADD CAMERA VIEWS
The internal working of this sim are getting explored at
greater scrutiny than ever before. Check out this tip.
has shown up on the scene with a vengeance.
It looks like the 3d animation wall is about to tumble down
too thanks to his digging