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50 minutes ago, Stu Antonio said:

Cockpit and cabin windows seem „more transparent“ hence darker than others, is this intentional or is it an indication that I messed something up? :)

They are slightly darker - we tried to make them lighter to make hte cabin shades appear whiter behind the glass but then it just looked wrong.

 

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Stu Antonio
30 minutes ago, Daniel Du Preez said:

They are slightly darker - we tried to make them lighter to make hte cabin shades appear whiter behind the glass but then it just looked wrong.

Thanks man! Do you by any chance have your settings/visual add-ons etc. posted anywhere in order to get close to the look of those awesome screenshots? :) 

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Daniel Du Preez
22 minutes ago, Robin Locher said:

I love the Accurate LH Wings:)
But I think the text has to be between the line like this.

@John Tavendale

Do not walk outside this area

Or Am I wrong

 

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Hi Robin,

The problem is that the wings are both mapped to one texture that's mirrored (shared between left and right wings) so you can't paint the text onto the wing texture itself as it'll be reversed on one side.  Instead the FSL uses overlays which are only mapped to a specific part of the wing and does not extend as far out as the text requires so you'll have to live with it as is I'm afraid.  Sometimes we have to deviate from reality due to the model / texture mapping implementation.

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1 hour ago, Robin Locher said:

Ah okay thanks :)

I would be very happy, and many others if there will be a Eurowings livery :)

Check out Hugos LH package. He included the proper text on the wings but keep in mind its mirrored on the other side. :)

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Hendrik Schall
7 hours ago, Robin Locher said:

I am hoping for a EWG one.. with the new paintkit:)

It just looks much better

No matter of the text on the wings

Yes, EWG would be awesome! It would look fantastic with this paintkit!

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John Tavendale

I was planning to see if I could do EWG justice.. but will be delayed. Need to travel to attend to a medical issue and will be away for the next few days

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Daniel Du Preez

Next WIP.  A painful experience indeed, especially in 4K.  It's also not complete yet even after 2 days of painting and adjusting all the patterns and triangles to intersect correctly.  The geometry involved here doesn't quite fit with the FSL due to the fact that the rudder is too small on the FSL and the vertical stab doesn't meet the fuselage in the right position but I'm getting there!  The patterns and intricate details of this livery is not a joy to paint and align and I hate it :ph34r:

Remind me to never do Air Malta again :lol:

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Daniel Du Preez

More teasers of the fruits of my utter frustration :lol:

She's nearly there - I've done most of the geometry align work now.  The only things that remain now is to create the patterns on the fuselage triangles where needed and adjust the belly logo to match IRL (may not be possible).

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More patternwork completed this morning after another painful session of aligning :lol:9H-AEP-3.thumb.png.b3d73e92633a37d28a05b2821ce14e46.png

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Now there is pretty much just the green and orange patternwork left on the lower fuselage then she'll be out (finally!)

 

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After almost a week of excruciating faffing and alignment work, Air Malta 9H-AEP is finally available here :)  There are some areas where I couldn't replicate the IRL bird due to extreme texture distortion (mosly on belly areas at the rear) but it should be a fairly accurate representation of 9H-AEP.

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I gave this one a lot of "rivet rash" as it shows quite easily on this frame.  Most of the line work now done apart from nose and tail area and then it's onto the belly logo.  I also got the grey looking fantastic using PBR metallic effects :D

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This frame from Flickr:

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Daniel Du Preez

I have started work on transitioning over the A320 kit to the A321.  Due to them not having the same scale on the texturing side of things this is a monumental undertaking as most parts have to be remade where downsizing destroys details but it's now at least at a point where it's somewhat presentable :)

Usual WIP disclaimer as incorrect/misaligned details will be seen.

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Daniel Du Preez
On 9/7/2020 at 11:39 AM, duartevieira said:

Not really but it’s very quiet you are right 

Since Sept I upgraded my PC to a beast (sourcing a 3090 was a nightmare!) and had some trouble with PhotoShop which is now resolved.  In between all that I was juggling crazy work commitments but things are smoothing out now :)

Work is continuing on the enhanced A321 kit.  We are hoping to get it out and ready for release sometime this month (if all goes according to plan!)

Ignore the overly obvious rivets; they are darker to use as reference while working on the kit (4K res image).

 

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