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Does anyone know how to animate the tailhook on the TW F-15A

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Does anyone know how to animate the tailhook on the TW F-15A?

 

There's one on the lod but no entries in the *data_ini.

 

 

TIA,

 

Geary

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i believe the animation has to be done in the original max file.  if TK didnt animate it,  your SOL.  i'm sure i will get corrected if wrong

 

suspecting what you're upto,  why not use the C and D models from  FCs superpack instead?  the extra lumps and bumps would be justified given the Navy likes internal jammers vs the AF liking podded. extra bulk due to beefing up for carrier ops.   not a solution to your question,  but hopefully  a helpful observation

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I'm wanting to do this to the TW F-15A cause I've already done a skin for that plane for the USN.

 

USN F-15N-4.jpg

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tailhook is one of the items that you can animate in the Data.ini , all you need is the name of the hook object , no need of anemating it in 3ds max

 

all you have to do is to add the entry below the gear entrys

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[Tailhook]
SystemType=ARRESTER_HOOK
MaxDeflection=60.0
Retractable=TRUE
DeployTime=2.0
ModelNodeName=tailhook______________________  you may have to change this to the correct name
HookArmLength=2.16 _________________________ may need adjustment
AttachmentPosition=0.0,-6.19,-0.79 _______________ may need adjustment

 

and dont forget to add the Tailhook entry in the Fuselage section

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SystemName[015]=Tailhook

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i just check my TW F-15A , the tailhook entry is in the Data.ini and it works in game

 

dont know if this is a original Data.ini , i may have changed the ejection seat and some missile possition / angle , but the hook works  F-15A_DATA.7z

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ravenclaw_007,

 

Thanks, your data did the job.  Works fine now.

 

It's not part of my original TW F-15A data.ini.

 

Now I can tail hook with the worst of them. 

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My two cents, Crusader squadrons would be a better fit for Seagles. Esp a VF -194 carrying the Ferris zig zag scheme over from the last Phantom cruise

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ravenclaw_007,

 

Thanks, your data did the job.  Works fine now.

 

It's not part of my original TW F-15A data.ini.

 

Now I can tail hook with the worst of them. 

 

Dude as much as I've trapped.... I'd be kicked out of flight school.  I trap don't get me wrong, but never have done a "real" flight profile at all.

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