Time to start making those new aircraft or vehicles? Perhaps a 3d virtual cockpit. Download this outline of the 3d Hierarchy for Strike Fighter. Prepared by Third Wire, this briefing will get you going.
3D Plugin for 3d Studio Max R3.1 and R4.0 This will allow the export of newly created 3d Objects into SF.
NOTE - TK is allowing the release of the Strike Fighter/3d Studio Max plugin on the understanding that at this time it is not supported by Strategy First or Third Wire.
YOU WILL NEED 3D
STUDIO MAX - R3.1 /R4
Obtaining 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. gMax is not supported
VIDEO 3D MODELING TUTORIALS -
Some very well thought out tutorials for newbie 3d artists. By Mustang60348 You will need WinRAR to unpack the tutorials.
Other utilities you will need to convert gMax to .3ds:
GET CHILI SKINNER
Great tool for mapping your new model for it's skin. Remember to checkout the the excellent tutorials for it too.CHILI SKINNER
You will also need TEXPORTER to actually make your .bmp file with some procedures.