GMAX Tutorial

Anything to do with Aircraft Design, FSDS, G Max, Aircraft Animator, SDL Edit, etc. Novice or skilled - stop here & learn!

GMAX Tutorial

Postby Azframer » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:27 pm

I had never seen a GMAX Tutorial that actually walked you through a step by step on making a plane model specifically for FSX. Well I found a guy that actually does that exactly. Shaking my head now after watching some of these videos at different approach you can take with GMAX over what you can do in Blender.
Just thought I would share.

This link is to the list of videos.
https://www.youtube.com/user/IFRfun/vid ... e_view=500

Rick
Azframer
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 298
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:04 am
Location: Arizona, US

Re: GMAX Tutorial

Postby Hawkeye07 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:15 pm

Hi Azframer! Thanks for the link. I've always wondered about the ins and outs of Gmax. Now I can see how it's done by a knowledgeable user.
Image

An Aircraft Mechanic only needs two tools, Duct Tape and WD40.
If it moves and it's not supposed to - use the Duct Tape.
If it doesn't move and it's supposed to - use the WD40.

Intel(R) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, GeForce GTX960 4.00 GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate
User avatar
Hawkeye07
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 907
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:10 pm
Location: Landlocked in the Midwest USA at KAXN

Re: GMAX Tutorial

Postby Azframer » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:52 pm

Yea I was watching through the videos posted and I really love the ability to use splines to make some difficult shapes. I figure I will try and give it a shot on another project I had been thinking about. I had to get my head out of CAD in Blender, now I have to get my head out of CAD and Blender to grasp GMAX. Working with splines is very appealing though.

Rick
Azframer
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 298
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:04 am
Location: Arizona, US

Re: GMAX Tutorial

Postby Azframer » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:33 pm

Make sure you have you Game pack installed properly too.
Steps:
Have a look in this SDK folder and then browse to the following folder: "Environment Kit\Modeling SDK". You'll see the folder FSX_GmaxGamePack.
Copy the folder FSX_GmaxGamePack to the folder <gmax installation folder>\gamepacks
Copy the GMax shortcut from <gmax installation folder>\gamepacks\FSX_GmaxGamePack to your desktop.
Start GMax only from this new shortcut. Try it.
Check if you see the "FS Tools" menu like the following screenshot:

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.p ... x_gamepack

Rick
Azframer
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 298
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:04 am
Location: Arizona, US


Return to Aircraft & 3D Design

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 229 guests