As a newbie, my searches for objects are limited to the perfect fit for me and my knowledge of ADE. Not completely satisfied, I was going to ask about the validity of dealing with the “old-school” api’s/macros to get more objects, but then I read this about that: “Time spent learning Gmax or Sketchup would give you a better return on your investment than time spent learning how to convert .api's to .mdl's in my opinion.”*
I certainly respect this man’s opinion, and since I’ve recently learned how create FS objects that originate from Sketchup, I may be in business! Question though, are scaled 3D images of “stuff we use” readily available out there as Sketchup's .sku files? Hmm. I expect that seasoned FS designers have adequate object libraries at their disposal…and I want to do as the Romans do.
Thanks for your time.
*quote: Jim Robinson –December 2010