In the readme for the program, the author say this:
* Usage - Run FSX. If no errors occured during installtion, you should see a security warning message. Answer yes (it will be displayed only the first launch)
- A new menu entry in "Addons" has been added. To create a thumbnail for an aircraft, select this aircraft, change view to accomodate a nice screenshot and click on this menu entry. The "all textures" options will generate thumbnails for all repaints of the current aircraft. "All texture (don't overwrite)" will only create images for repaints without a thumbnail file.
If an error occurs during creation of the thumbnail, the screen will turn black and an error message appears. If you are running in full-screen, you would probably switch to desktop to see this message. No message will appear on success.
A 2-3 seconds delay is needed to see this thumbnail in the selection menu.
Please report errors to the email indicated above.
Post by Dan K. Hansen on Jan 26, 2009 12:40:53 GMT
I still do not know what kind of Program you are referring to? At HJG we do not present any form of programs.... so you may revert you question to the "author" who-ever he or she may be. As I don't know which program you are talking about, I'm sorry I cannot help you further....
I had overlooked the jpg in the original file, or I would have gone that way long ago. I have read other posts about this program, with other simmers not being able to contact the author. As long as HJG is around, what better support do we need?
when you've decide which livery you want to dress up your favorite HJG-aircraft in, why not use the utility to make it visible in the FSX-selection menu?
Superb, Dan ! Worked like a charm ! Makes it SO much easier to select the preferred livery (especially in combination with the ui_typerole and ui_createdby fields which I also put to use).
And after a few hours work, strictly following your other post about installing HJG aircraft in FSX, I once again have a nice fleet of selected DC8s at my disposal (used to have them in FS9 some years ago). Now all I need to do, is set up a controllers map to put my CH flight controls to work with these wonderful aircraft.
Your instructions worked without fail. Many thanks indeed for taking the time to create and post them for our benefit .
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jul 30, 2012 16:24:40 GMT
In terms of THUMBNAILS .... I believe you'll have to make your own. I think Dan covers this subject within one or other his FSX INSTALLATION turorials .... so .... have a look through these for guidence.
In regard to a VC PANEL for our DC9 series .... as you've correctly observed there isn't one and nor are any planned .... all we offer are very high quality 2D panels which aren't entirely FSX compatible. HJG's 3D DC9 models are designed for FS2004 compatibility primarily .... although these should also run in FSX too. As such .... FS2004 VC's need (I believe) to be built into the 3D model component, but, I understand this may not be necessary in regard to FSX .... although, not being an FSX user myself, I stand to be corrected on this particular point. Even so .... there's no VC DC9 panel version available for FSX .... too my knowledge.