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johntheone

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3D Files
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:50:27 PM »

Hello Airnav,

Can you please tell me what will open the Texture.liv and The model.mod

I can't find anything to open these files and they are different to the Tutorial which I have reading this evening.

I have bought the 3D version and there is a lot of paint jobs required to bring this up to date.
I would like to have a go.

Please help us to help you.

Thank you

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 06:30:35 PM »
Since nobody at Airnav are answering me I throw this question to anyone who might know the answers.

Thanks in advance

John

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 06:42:23 PM »
John,

If you want an answer from Airnav contact them at [email protected]

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 06:56:21 PM »
Ok Thanks Alan

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 11:46:35 AM »
OK
Alan I did what you said and so far nothing back from Airnav.

Loosing faith Rapidly

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 12:18:57 PM »
I have emailed them to see if they got it.  Did you get an automated reply with a number?

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 08:56:59 PM »
Hi Alan,
No, I never received an automated reply with a number.

Are you able to get B77w and B77L and A388 to work in 3D

I will try again
Thanks
John

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 08:28:29 AM »
John,

When you send an email to support you should get an automated reply with a ticket number for the contact.  If don't receive this it is because they haven't received your email.  Also sometimes the reply from Airnav gets caught up in either your ISP's or your own spam filters.

Regarding being able to see specific types if I was at home in Scotland I would be able to answer but over here in Spain I don't get those types over very often in myflights so I cannot say.   I wouldn't think that the A388 will be there as 3D was out before the A388 was in service and as for the other I cannot say.

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2014, 08:48:43 AM »
Alan, John

The A380 is available in 3D, but as the ICAO designator wasn't officially "set" to A388 it is "in" as A380. Further types missing are of course B748, B788, A359, A400 and a lot of other new "small" airframe types. Ill not mentioning the liverys here... To fix this a major update would be needed. Or an enthusiast like the crew of database updaters...

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 09:13:58 AM »
Thanks Ingo.

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2014, 12:53:06 PM »
Hi John,

I have an un-textured A359 3D model that works in 3D mode, but I gave up because it was taking too long to do the liveries (because I don't know Photoshop (or equivalent) well enough to do a quality texture file).

Do you want to have a go at doing the Airbus livery for this one?

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2014, 03:05:20 PM »
Hi Andrew,

I could certainly have a look at this but can't promise!!

I still do not know the format that is used in airnav 3D ie LIV and MOD

If the Liv is hard coded into the program then I would not be able to convert the texture to a LIV for it to show up in 3D.

Thanks for that
John

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 07:31:24 AM »
John,

Instead of using a combination of .mod + .liv files, you can use .dae + .png files which avoids the need to convert the texture files to .liv files. However, you couldn't do a texture file without the texturemap anyway because it has to be generated by the model file.

The combination of .dae + .png file works. I checked this with the A350 that I did and the sample files that AirNav posted.

The fact that the model file (.mod) can only be read within the Radarbox software is not a problem to users for updates etc...

The problem today is that the livery files (.liv) are encrypted (?), which doesn't allow us to add additional liveries to the existing AirNav models.

The only way to add a new livery to an existing model is to remake the 3D model which is a lot of work. I doubt if anyone would be prepared to remake over 60 models.

We need to look at this with AirNav and see if they can give us a .png version of their .liv file for each type in order to keep 3D aircraft liveries up to date. AirNav would also need to check/confirm that their models (.mod) can be textured with a .png file.

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Re: 3D Files
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2014, 08:12:18 AM »
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for all the info on how these 3D models work I never realized that the LIV were encrypted as i have only just come into 3D.

I'll be away for couple weeks which will give me time to think what we should do.!!

Thanks
John