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MSFS 737 - Blender Tutorials?

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    MSFS 737 - Blender Tutorials?

    Are there any good tutorials on how to paint the MSFS 737 in Blender? I have been having a real hard time painting some things like stripes that go around the back of the plane and have read that using Blender can make painting some of these areas easier.

    I have never used Blender so this would be totally new for me.


    Bryan Opalka
    Noble Air - Americas Regional Manager
    PMDG 737/777

    There is a start in here:

    Hey All, Its great to be here, I've got the new 737 and its absolutely wonderful ,could not have asked for more! Now I do most of my flying on Air Hauler 2, so I really wanted to give livery making a go as it would add a touch of realism for my virtual company. Now I've watched a few tutorials on YouTube for painting the
    Mike Dryden
    GFO Janitor
    Retrieving lost & abandoned airframes
    My liveries:


      Thanks I'll have a look at this post. Funny thing is that way back when... I printed off the first items that Steve Dra posted with steps on doing paints in MSFS. Been pretty successful to this point working in Paint.Net, but these stripes at the back of the fuselage have me completely befuddled. 😁

      Bryan Opalka
      Noble Air - Americas Regional Manager
      PMDG 737/777


        I learned using these videos, specially the first one.

        In this video I teach you as best as possible how to make custom liveries using blender for Microsoft Flight simulator, Below you will find some necessary li...

        N.B. - Many people are reporting this doesn't work with the TBM930, your mileage may varyEXTRA VIDEO 1: Discussing how to paint ...

        Just let me share some of the quirks and features of the PMDG 737. Once you download the Paint Kit, you'll notice a folder called "800" that has a fuselages masters, you can make your livery based on this image, then save your livery (just the livery, not the wireframe, decals and etc.) but the thing I like the most is place the lateral view of the aircraft in Blender, take a screenshot and make the livery on top of this image.

        Another thing that I like is erasing the base image of the blender model and replacing it with a larger image with the base colour of the aircraft. You'll see that the base image on the model has a wireframe and it's not 100% white and that is already implemented on the PSD files of the aircraft. The model already have the three stations of the fuselage so you don't need to worry about separating the livery in three separate images as you'll do that right now but you'll need to do that before you start making your livery, otherwise your modifications will be done on the base image that comes with the model.

        After you finish you can take the image that Blender did and place on the "Livery" section of the PSD file, convert to DDS and there you go! Don't forget to hide the wireframe and the window layout that you are not using on the fuselage images (BBJ and normal 737) uses the same file). Another thing I recommend you is to use other liveries as a reference of what images you have to put on the folder and how to make, name and organize it.

        ✓ PMDG 737-800 Blender Paintkit is a Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 mod created by Snow_Wolf. Download for free to enhance your experience in MSFS 2020.
        Yago Mojaes