Choosing shaders

A new option has been added to ModelConverterX, with this option you can force the preview to use simple shaders. This option has been added because certain graphics cards have performance issues with the more complex shaders that are used by default. By setting the ForceSimpleShader to true the preview is forced to use the […]

Improvements for aircraft models

In the next ModelConverterX development release there are two big changes that are mainly important for aircraft modellers: When a custom animation is used in the FSX MDL file that is not defined in the modeldef.xml file that you pointed ModelConverterX to it will no longer be ignored. Instead ModelConverterX will read the animation parameters […]

Moving around in the preview

To move around in the ModelConverterX object preview you would use your mouse. With the left button you can rotate the object, with the right button you can pan the object. And with the mouse wheel you can zoom. And to control how much zoom and pan you give there are two options: PanScale and […]

Recent changes

In the last three weeks I have been a bit busy, so I haven’t posted about the changes I made to my tools recently. Here is a quick overview of the most important changes: There was a memory leak in scenProc when using the SplitGrid step, this has been fixed. But if you still have […]

Visibility tags

I have added a new feature to ModelConverterX, it now also uses the¬†visibility¬†tags that are used often in FSX aircraft models. They are read from either the MDL or the X file. And when exporting to FSX MDL they are written as well. So this should mean that such visibility tags no longer get lost […]

Batch convert changes

In the next development release a couple of changes have been made in the batch convert wizard of ModelConverterX. The main changes are: You can now select if you want to save objects or scenery. When you select objects each model in the selected files is saved as a separate file. If you select scenery, […]

Importing 3DS files

I have just added a new importer to ModelConverterX. From the next development release you will also be able to import files in the 3DS format. Below is a quick overview of what is supported and what the limitations are: Geometry and texture mapping is read The 3DS format does not store the normals of […]

7 days, 7 tools

Most of you know that I make all those flight simulation development tools for fun, it is my hobby. This means I have no tight schedule for when I work on certain features, I just work on the tool or the feature that I most enjoy at the moment. So that means that sometimes I […]