Upcoming stable releases

I will be releasing a new stable version of ModelConverterX and scenProc in the next few weeks.The reason behind these new releases is twofold. On one hand over the last months there have been many improvements to the tools, mainly in the area of performance. So it is worthwhile to have those improvements in the […]

Vertex colors

One of the new features of MSFS compared to FSX and P3D is that you can specify vertex colors in your model as well. This means that just like a position or a normal, each vertex of the model can have its own color as well. This can be a more efficient way to set […]

Animation mapping

The latest development release of ModelConverterX has a new feature that can help in converting models between different sims. Often these simulators use different names for their animations. For example FS2004 and FSX have different names for certain types of animations. Before ModelConverterX used a hardcoded mapping when importing these models, but now this mapping […]

Configuration files

For many years I have been using the standard .NET settings files to store the configuration options in my tools. But this week I learned that the way I was using them was not really the most efficient way. This resulted in performance and stability issues. So therefore in the current development release I have […]

NVidia vs AMD: Shader differences

Around Christmas last year I made quite some changes to the shaders that ModelConverterX uses to be able to implement the PBR materials. Around that time I also optimized the code of the ModelConverterX preview to have better performance and less memory usage. This week it turned out that these new shaders did not give […]

ModelConverterX performance update

Over the past weeks I have been working hard to make ModelConverterX work more efficient. And the good news is that I have finished this improvement now, so the next development release contains these optimizations. So this is my (slightly early) Christmas present to all ModelConverterX users. It will give you more available RAM left […]

MCX performance optimizations

Lately it has been quiet with new features for ModelConverterX, but that doesn’t mean I have not been busy. After optimizing the import performance of glTF files for MSFS, I found quite a big inefficiency in the way ModelConverterX stores the model data internally. So I have been working on optimizing that internal structure of […]

MSFS materials

Since last week ModelConverterX supports reading and writing of glTF files for MSFS. But this version did not yet support all the material attributes that MSFS has. There are 15 different material types that can be used in MSFS and each of them have a different set of attributes. The latest development release of ModelConverterX […]