3D Livery Painting on the MSFS Models

and you did the bit about putting the latest importer into the Blender Foundation folder ?

Yeah - it’s actually at least 8 months old (the importer). But it’s the one written by Asobo, the folks who actually program MSFS nowadays. They allowed it to open up OTHERS models, but not their own.

Again - this is not an isolated issue I’m having - tons of folks around the web are complaining about the same thing. Asobo’s position is it’s okay to open up models THEY didn’t make. Just not theirs.

I really wonder how I am still able to access ALL the official aircraft ? With reference to the link I provided above… “This repository contains the current version of the official Microsoft Flight Simulator Blender Import/Export plugin. The flight sim community has already developed and forked the original project many times, and Asobo’s intention is to fully support Blender with the help and contributions of all the developers that have already implemented features in the different unofficial Blender plugins.” It seems to me that Asobo are only too happy to help get the models into Blender ?

Just imported…

Yeah, but did you open the file I sent you? Because that doesn’t seem possible. At least not with the Asobo plugin and the most current version of Blender (or any version from 3.1 older).

I can’t install Blender 3.3 with that plugin - it’s only available from the app store with no ability to install that plugin (the folders are protected in Windows apps). But you ought to try Blender 3.4 and see if it still works for you (my guess is it won’t).

Again - it’s not just me. A TON of folks have complained about this. But maybe you’re not downloading the Asobo Cessna models (you talked about LOD 0 and there is no version of that in the Classic Cessna).

My mistake. I use LOD 01.

I can’t find any .gltf aircraft within the FS folder structure.

I’m assuming it’s still possible?

This Asobo gltf addon and Blender 3.4 isn’t working for me either. Placing the folder as instructed by Asobo. I also read in their ReadMe file that you can execute the compressed file via the install Blender addon button, but that didn’t work either.

The plugin is being installed correctly however, as shown in the image below, the import option is not appearing. It’s my guess the “complete” installation process is not being executed and the users who got the addon working just got lucky with the install, or perhaps are using older Blender versions, conflicts, etc.

Kellytoons, I had issues importing the Cessna 172 as well but then I realised I was still using bestdani v0.1. After updating to v0.4, I can import a lot more planes without trouble, including the C172.

The Blender Tool error:

Python: Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:\Users\Mavick Mai\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.4\scripts\addons\io_msfs_gltf.py”, line 673, in execute
import_msfs_gltf(context, ImportProperties.gltf_file, self.report,
File “C:\Users\Mavick Mai\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.4\scripts\addons\io_msfs_gltf.py”, line 619, in import_msfs_gltf
materials = create_materials(gltf, bl_images, report,
File “C:\Users\Mavick Mai\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.4\scripts\addons\io_msfs_gltf.py”, line 396, in create_materials
setup_mat_nodes(bl_mat, gltf_mat, textures, images,
File “C:\Users\Mavick Mai\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.4\scripts\addons\io_msfs_gltf.py”, line 336, in setup_mat_nodes
p_bsdf_node = tree.nodes[‘Principled BSDF’]
KeyError: ‘bpy_prop_collection[key]: key “Principled BSDF” not found’

I assume since you didn’t come back that you got your answer?

As I understand it, you cannot access the models of encrypted planes.

So, C152, yes, C152 Aerobat, no, and so forth. All the planes in the base package and possibly a few others should be accessible, however.