For a while I am thinking about how to integrate the different tools I have made better. An example of this integration would be to open objects from Library Creator XML directly into ModelConverterX or easily insert an object from ModelConverterX directly into a library. While playing with those integration idea I had another idea. ModelConverterX already has a simple object placement function, so why not extend it with a proper object placement tool? Like a FSX update of ObPlacer XML. Below is a quick video of a prototype tool I made for this.
My question is would yet another object placement tool be useful or not? We already have Instant Scenery and WhisPlacer. And a tool like ADE can also place objects at your airport already.
I am not planning to give my tool full live preview capabilities like Instant Scenery or WhisPlacer. Many because personally I never use that feature. As you can see in the video I have been experimenting with using background images like OpenStreetMap or Bing to show reference maps you can place the object on.
Let me know what your ideas are about such a tool and maybe in the future this tool can be added to the suite. But don’t hold your breath for it, this video is just a prototype and I have no fixed plans yet to make it a full tool.