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Old 14th February 2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Question Xplane reflective windows help ??

Hello is there someone can tell me how to make Windows that are shiny reflective just like a mirror ???

I am try a long time to find it out but have not good luck to find the solution
If you know how let me please know....

Trying to make New terminals in xplane but would like create dark shiny glass that are just mirror reflective

Greetings Dan
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Old 18th June 2018, 09:55 AM   #2
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Hello is there someone can tell me how to make Windows that are shiny reflective just like a mirror ???

I am try a long time to find it out but have not good luck to find the solution
If you know how let me please know....

Trying to make New terminals in xplane but would like create dark shiny glass that are just mirror reflective

Greetings Dan
Set a texture and apply a custom material to your mesh with all color values set to white and maximum shininess. Then flag the tickbox in object properties to use AC3D materials. You should then be able to get a mirror-like texture for your glasses.

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Old 13th August 2018, 09:05 AM   #3
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it works thanks for the help :-)
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Old 28th July 2020, 05:23 AM   #4
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Set a texture and apply a custom material to your mesh with all color values set to white and maximum shininess. Then flag the tickbox in object properties to use AC3D materials. You should then be able to get a mirror-like texture for your glasses.

Hello. I need to do the exact same thing but I didn't quite understand the instructions. Here's what I have so far. I have the x-plane .obj file already textured and I just need to make the windows surfaces shiny. X-plane will only accept ONE texture file per model. I couldn't find the "tickbox in object properties". I do have the correct x-plane plugins installed. If you could help me I would be very grateful. Thank you.
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Old 28th July 2020, 07:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: Xplane reflective windows help ??

"X-Plane object properties" is the first/top menu item on the X-Plane main menu. Use-AC3D-materials is in the middle of the dialog (above "blending") that popups up when you select that menu item.
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Old 28th July 2020, 06:23 PM   #6
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"X-Plane object properties" is the first/top menu item on the X-Plane main menu. Use-AC3D-materials is in the middle of the dialog (above "blending") that popups up when you select that menu item.
That worked great. What I was doing wrong was that I was in object mode. I had to switch to surface mode and select the surfaces I wanted to change. So, thank you so much for your help. Cheers.

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Old 5th August 2020, 10:04 PM   #7
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The other way is to use V11 style normal files and set the alpha channel shininess very high....
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