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S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:19 am
by Swift
well, a fsx mdl conversion has hit the web, namely youdontknowxpands s-46n blackfish. i used model converter x to change the mdl into a 3ds file that blender could use. converting models from fsx to ysf is no easy task, nor do i want to explain why. does anybody know how to smooth the vertices? for some reason they appear jagded, but i don't know why. any ideas will be put to good use.

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:45 am
by decaff_42
If you use blender, there is a button that will allow you to do that. Smooth Shading. However I am unsure where it is in anything other than 2.49. You might also wish to watch my video about shading issues that will come up when you use the smoothing features in blender.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCVELoXJLgQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zriI-fm3cUo

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:21 am
by Swift
thanks, i'll give it a shot. those jagd vertices are soooooo annoying.

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:41 pm
by Dision
Very good! I would suggest to select the unsmoothed fuselage for example and remove the doubles. From there you can seperate the upper part from the lower part of the fuselage and figure out how to control the lighting on the plane.

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:41 pm
by NightRaven
lol I don't recommend doing such conversions from FSX unless you can really commit to it.

Lots of merging and painting to do and object centering and animations need to be redone as well. And on top of that you'll end up with a large dnm size. And you probably need permission from the original modder (as courtesy).

looks fine.

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:10 pm
by Swift
i've come too far to quit this. i'm learning more about centering and animation through this thing than i ever thought, this is definately a project to finish. besides, even though its a pain in the arse, its worth it. thanks for the help guys, you have no idea how much it will help.

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:42 pm
by NeurAxaL
the only problem with these conversions are animations and large dnm files. but this still looks pretty nice!

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:13 am
by Swift
here's the latest pic. its starting to look alot better. i separated the cockpit, gear bays, intakes, and nozzles from the body to help with painting.

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:00 pm
by Swift
The S-46N is complete-ish. Now I shall start on paint schemes. I will also turn the -46N into the -46S and the -46A, just like the FSX versions.

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:04 pm
by decaff_42
You work fast! How big is the dnm file? Those cockpit look pretty detailed.

S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:52 pm
by Swift
2.3mb, considering the original mdl file size I think its a start. I can take it down to 1.8mb by removing overlapping vertices. just need someone to paint the pilot though...

Re: S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:17 am
by Swift
Theta is in the works! new pit new paint (VFA-151 Vigilantes) new zooooooom!

Re: S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:21 am
by Dragon_Mech
HOLY FLYING FRACK SWIFT!!!! that is AWESOME!!!! i'm downloading this as soon as it's done! :D 8-)

Re: S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:06 pm
by Swift
Just wait till Delta comes out 8-)

Re: S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:12 am
by ksh
that is a sweet airplane...flying machine...thing! cant wait for it´s realese! ;)

Re: S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:22 pm
by Swift
the pit needs some minor work but all in all i think it's almost done

Re: S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:39 pm
by Swift
IT IS FINISHED!!! :o

Re: S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:48 pm
by Dragon_Mech
Swift wrote:IT IS FINISHED!!! :o
where is it!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!

Re: S-46N Blackfish FSX Conversion

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:16 pm
by Swift
alright news flash. the S-46 along with an updated S-4R will be released as part of the VFA-121 pack. Should come up tomorrow to mark the 1 year anniversary of the original aircraft's first flight in the YS world.