View Full Version : outside the allowable values

02-14-2012, 02:55 PM
I want to set my smoke lifespan below the minimum value of .50, but it won't allow it. I know it can be done, because I've seen it on other combat planes. How do I do this?:confused:

02-14-2012, 03:06 PM
Ask one of the kids in your next MP session. They'll know. KE should plug that hole.

Maj. Numbskully
02-18-2012, 11:54 AM
I think what you're seeing on other planes is that the Smoke Starting Opacity and or the Smoke Size Rate has been lowered as well giving the Illusion of having a shorter life span

Moving the smoke component forward in the fuse May also give you the same effect as a shorter life Span;)

02-18-2012, 01:07 PM
Nope. Tried that. Totally different effect. It's the "Smoke Life Span" that's below allowable value. Check out the "combat P-39". It has yellow and orange smoke set to 0.1 seconds. I want to do this on another aircraft and it won't allow a value below 0.5.

02-18-2012, 01:37 PM
EDIT the .rfvehicle file directly. Come on guys, big brother goes on a forum vacation and you forget all the basics. :cool:

Maj. Numbskully
02-18-2012, 01:43 PM
I'm glad I said "I think"....dhk you've forgotten more things about Physics than I'll probably ever know ;):p

02-18-2012, 02:20 PM
Yep. That did the trick! Another thing I found that messes with combat smoke is the regular exhaust. I got rid of that and the smoke blended much better.


02-18-2012, 04:38 PM
OK, one last note...
Upon moving my smokes from children of the engine to children of the fuselage, the appearance was drastically changed.
It wasn't the exhaust that was messing up the appearance of the smoke. It was the order of the application. After a lot of re-arranging, it now looks right again.:D