I'm trying to add smoke to a B-52 model I have and it's giving me a huge headache. :) The Aircraft SDK (the one the details all the entries in the aircraft.cfg file) says that both the Engine.x and Smoke.x lines are the longitudnial, lateral, and vertical offset from the reference datum. One of these isn't correct. I copied the Engine.x lines and made them appropriate Smoke.x lines. I chose a thick red smoke so I could be sure of the position (I wanted the smoke to appear as close the the back of the engine as possible). I got the Buff in the air and slewed around so I could get a nice thick line (easy if you're going really slow). I was surprised when I saw a single red line coming from the center of the aircraft trailing backwards. I was more surprised when I slewed sideways and I was greeted with 4 trails coming from the fuselage. I can post a pic if anyone wants to see what I'm talking about.
Anyway, it's obvious that either the Engine or Smoke section is not in an X,Y,Z format. If the engines are correct then the smoke is Z,Y,X. One more problem. I've managed to adjust the numbers so I have the smoke in the proper place, at least as far as X and Y go. However the Z component doesn't seem to do anything. It doesn't matter if I make it 0, 10, or -100, the smoke always appears at the same "height".
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.