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Designing my own livery for 747-8i.

Postby gray1 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:23 am

Hello,
I once saw a video submitted by VladFlyer where he flew the 747-8i. But his livery was a custom job, mainly black with added graphics.
Does anyone know how he did this please?

Thank you in advance,
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Re: Designing my own livery for 747-8i.

Postby Johan G » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:23 pm

Basically you will need to copy, change name of and edit both a PNG file with the texture and a XML file that will let FlightGear know that your livery is there. You should find existing liveries in 747-8i/Models/Liveries/. Unfortunately there do not seem to be a paintkit (in essence a livery template) available.

A good start should be the FlightGear wiki article: Howto:Edit a livery (permalink).
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Re: Designing my own livery for 747-8i.

Postby tikibar » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:18 pm

Paintkits are included in the 747-8i package for both the -8i and -8f variants. These give you blank templates to get you started. They're located in the 747-8i/Models/Paintkit directory.
Boeing 747-8 (rename folder to 747-8i)
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Re: Designing my own livery for 747-8i.

Postby Johan G » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:20 pm

tikibar wrote in Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:18 pm:[...] located in the 747-8i/Models/Paintkit directory.

Thank you. Somehow I did not see them. :oops:
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Re: Designing my own livery for 747-8i.

Postby gray1 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:57 am

Hello Tikibar,
Thank you for all you've helped me with.
I actually lived in Atlanta in '85/'86. We were based about 2 miles from Dobbins AFB, & on that site Lockheed built the C130 & the C5B Galaxy. They then used the base to test fly these aircraft, & if you were outside our condo the Galaxy was low, huge, & beautiful to see. They almost always flew over us because the runway was absolutely parallel to us. We lived on Terrell Mill R'd in Marietta. I was fortunate enough to know an AF employee who took me on site & gave me a tour of the C5B.
Great days.

Thank you again my friend,
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