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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.

INTRODUCTION TO 3 VEIW DRAWINGS

IMPORTING 3 VIEW DRAWINGS TO MAX

CREATING A 3D FUSELAGE IN 3D MAX

CUTTING OBJECTS

CREATING THE WING

CREATING THE RUDDER

CREATE CANOPY GLASS

CREATING ANIMATIONS

SELECTING MOTION CONTOLLER

CREATING TEXTURES MAPS WITH UVW UNWRAP

LITHUNWRAP FREE VERSION

GET LITHUNWRAP - ULTIMATE 3DUNWRAP

INSTALLING PLUGINS

CONVERTING GMAX OBJECTS TO 3DS

Other utilities you will need to convert gMax to .3ds:

MDL COMMANDER

MIDDLEMAN

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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.