This mod replaces the AT400 in GTA San Andreas with a Qantas 707 as owned and flown by John Travolta.
The model was taken from simviation, then UV mapped, dummies tied to animated parts, then textured for San Andreas by [DRuG]NikT.
It is available in gmax format from http://www.simviation.com/fsdesign_gmax.htm
The texturing and normals have been worked over so you can put writing on both sides, and to iron out some weirdly visible vertexes. The left and right sides of the plane are in separate images in the txd. The tail and rudders were modeled by me to work around a lack of tools for editing animations - the rudder and elevators in this plane are in fact very reworked vertexes from the AT400's animated parts.
The model was originally by George Carty ([email protected]), who converted it in GMAX from a 707-320B by Rok Dolenec ([email protected]). I have obtained written permission from George (thanks mate!) prior to release. For this reason, while I authorise re-skinning of the aircraft (with due credit to myself, Rok & George), please refrain from altering the model.
GMAX, the free, cut down version of 3D Studio Max, functions in hand with game packs made for it to suit various games for which models can be exported. Unfortunately GTA isn't one of these games.
Discreet, GMAX/3DSMAX's authors, have put a great deal of effort into making GMAX's format non-portable, to encourage people to buy their commercial product.
This, in effect, rules out GMAX for GTA use, however, as some of you may note, that hasn't prevented me from converting this model...
One technique to export a model from GMAX into a more universal format is to export it using the Quake game import/export pack... it allows you to export a model in Quake's native format - for which there are many tools to convert Quake <> 3DS MAX.
From 3DSMAX, it is then asy to use Kam's DFF IO tools to convert the model for Grand Theft Auto.
hey plz someone reply my problem! ı do exactly the same things what the instructor writes. but when its ready to play ı open the game when i get to the las venturas airport my pc stops responding. i cant do anything where did i go wrong??????
I've started fixing up all my old mods... might even make a few new ones... only took me 5 years!?
Enjoy the now fully refined Boeing 707 - the landing gear is so low so you can enter the plane from the ground... I might eventually put the correct Boeing landing gear on it, but I kinda like the way it's a challenge to land & lines up correctly with all the ramps (not that you need them).
Personally, I think the default at400 gear it's currently running helps to make it suit the game better... what are your thoughts folks?
gtashuriken - that's a strange comment to make right after I release a version with more realistic landing gear? Did you take a look at it?
Modifying animations to make the gear doors open is impossible as far as i understand... or I would do that too - there just aren't tools for it, I don't think - so you kinda have to work with the original animations for the at400 - and they don't suit the gear doors on a 707