I'm sure you know FSX perfectly and I have to ask you how to make an object (for example "house") "night" in FSX.
1) I build a house in 3D with the Sketch-Up program (house. SKP)
2) I export the house in 3D with the “Collada” subprogram (house.DAE)
3) I use the ModelConverterX program which:
a) Transform the textures from JPG format into DDS format rotated by 180°
b) Change the dimensions to quadratic formats (example 128x128 px or 256x128 px ...)
c) Generate the complete object in MDL format (house.MDL)
4) With the ADE program I insert the “house.MDL” model into the airport map.
This produces the desired result in the DAY condition.
To view the inserted object (house.MDL) AT NIGHT, I can do this:
5) With the Photoshop program I change the color of a texture (for example “wall_.JPG”) and rotate it 180°.
6) Knowing that FSX can understand if a texture must be used at night by inserting the acronym “LM” in the file name,
I saved the new texture with the name “wall_LM.JPG
7) With an online program (Convertio) I transform “wall_LM.JPG” into “wall_LM.DDS”.
In the FSX Addon Scenery I insert this new texture into the appropriate “stexture” folder.
At this point, I should see the “wall_.DDS” texture during the day and the “wall_LM.DDS” texture at night.
Unfortunately, this simple procedure doesn't work and I don't understand why.
I'm sure you can help me.
Thank you very much and bye.
Ah, the nuances of creating night textures in FSX. Your steps are well-laid out, and I appreciate the depth you've gone into, making it easier for me to assess and advise. Let's dive in!
Now, let's tackle the night texture issue:
Your Night Texture Workflow:
All these steps seem in order, so let's dig into potential pitfalls:
Wrapping up, if you've followed all these pointers and still face issues, please upload screenshots of your texture settings and FSX scenery settings. More visuals could shed light on any anomalies.
I hope this provides a clear path forward, and soon enough, you'll be viewing your creations under the mesmerizing FSX night sky. Safe flying and happy simming!
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