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I finally have two vintage airplane scenes working in The Movies Game.  One is a scene in which the plane is hand propped to start the engine and in the other the two pilots are sitting in their cockpits while the engine idles.  Click on the link to see a demo.  Turn on your sound to get the full effect.

All of the files needed for these two scenes (excluding the set dressing) can now be downloaded at lefty2000.com.  The set dressings (hangar props) came from sexymaria.
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Anonim92 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Good Job, lefty! Nice stuff. Lefty, I have a lot of ideas for new scenes. May I address you for this in future?
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lefty2016 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
No problem.  Cant hurt.
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MikeDBoing Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2018  Professional Filmographer
The model is mostly planar mapped (that's good) but the texture space is quite lossy (a lot of wasted space=bad). The texture looks like it has a lot of compression artifacts. It only has one material assigned to the majority of the mesh. It would be better to divide the Jenny into several parts and assign a dedicated material to each part. That way you get to keep the texture size low and maximize the surface area of the textures. At 1K it is adequate for far away shots but close up, yikes.

I'm tempted to give this Jenny a make over.
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lefty2016 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
I messed with the model a lot, so you might prefer to work with the original download.   Here is a link where you can get it.
The model is in blender format for 2.6, so I had to save it in legacy mesh format in order to load it into 2.49b.
Jenny Download File
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MikeDBoing Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Professional Filmographer
The current Jenny is better than the original because most of the geometry fits in one texture. As such, it will be easier to separate into multiple textures and re-uv. It also has been converted and exported once, so all the game's attributes have been incorporated nicely in the blend file.
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Beowulf71 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist
Ok, the vent problem was the way it was made, the inner part of the vent was too close to the outer part.  There is a little problem with the tail. 

The model is awesome, but the way it's unwrap, you can't do much with it in term of texturing.  It's a pretty heavy model, I'm starting to wonder if it wouldn't be faster just to make a new one...
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lefty2016 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Whether or not it would be faster kind of depends on who is doing it.  It is probably beyond me.

Are you considering such an undertaking?
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Beowulf71 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist
Yes, I am. :P
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Beowulf71 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist
Maybe I could help you with that.  Just send me the model with your textures and some reference pictures.
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lefty2016 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
I just today uploaded everything to lefty2000.com.

You can download VintageAircraft.zip and have everything.

I used the texture that came with the model for version 1.  For version 2, I just erased the insignia, changed the color, and put a number on the fuselage.

If you search google images with "jenny jn4" you will get hundreds of nice pictures of various color schemes.

there is absolutely no limit to the number of possibilities for retexturing.

The stuff under the engine heads are supposed to be air vents.  They look okay up close, but from a distance you get bad aliasing effects.  I suppose they should be eliminated.  I had not thought of that.
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Beowulf71 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist
Yeah, the vents, that's the word I was searching.

They probably are too close to the mesh of the plane or something like that, probably easy to fix.

I'll download it and check what I can do.
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Beowulf71 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist
Now it works perfectly!

Nice!

I think the texture of the plane could use a bit more details and maybe some modification of the mesh under the head of the motor...
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lefty2016 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Thank you.  I shall add your well considered suggestions to my lengthy agenda.
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Beowulf71 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist
Now I see the picture, but when I click on the link, Firefox and Safari refuse to go to the video, something about security...   "NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID"
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lefty2016 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Okay, I think I fixed it.  My web hosting service told not to use https: when I post a link.  I should just use http:.  It should work now.
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lefty2016 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
You can bypass that by adding an exception, but I'll see if I can fix it.
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Beowulf71 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist
There is something wrong, can't see anything.
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lefty2016 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2018
It takes some patience.  Maybe I expected too much!  Sorry.  The video is about half static.  The action doesn't start until halfway through.  It's a joke that failed.

I uploaded a shorter version.
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