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Browneyed1989

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Sometimes an airline chooses to blank out one or more windows, when there is a lavatory, galley or something else located at the side of the cabin.

 

For example the two windows on both sides of the door at this Boeing 777 from Malaysia Airlines:

 

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Or a whole row of windows beneath the letters "KLM Royal Dutch Airlines" on this Boeing 747 from KLM:

 

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Is there a "blanked out window" template available for an Airbus A321LR and an Airbus A330-200? A small template that you can put into place of one or more windows?

 

For my fictional airline I would like to create these two planes with a similar seating layout as existing types that have some windows blanked out.

 

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You can just blank out the windows by filling it with white on the windows layer.


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You can just blank out the windows by filling it with white on the windows layer.

 

Thank you for your answer. That's indeed a possibility and it looks nice.

 

The border/edge of the blanked out windows are always a bit less visible than those of normal windows, but still visible like you can see here on the A330-200 from Rwandair. You can clearly see the blanked out windows (next to the first and second exit door and before the third and fourth exit door).

 

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You can just blank out the windows by filling it with white on the windows layer.

 

Don't fill it in with white. Fill it in transparent as it would be white even though the fuselage is Green for example.



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Don't do that. Masking out (or just deleting) parts of the windows layer removes the window completely, rather than leaving a gently visible border as happens on the real thing. You're meant to be able to see that there's a plugged window there, rather than have it disappear completely. Some templates (for example Med's 787s) actually have the window outlines as part of the details layer, so by masking out part of the windows layer you leave behind the outline as it should be. However most, including the A330s and A320 family templates, don't have this.

 

Instead what you should do is mask out most of the window, leaving behind a 1-1.5 pixel outline. This outline will be way too dark and stand out, so you should then use the eraser tool (or whatever the equivalent is in your preferred editing program) set to about 20-30% opacity an erase this outline to make it faint. The end result is what you can see on the image below, towards the front of both aircraft and also near some of the doors. I created this specific image a while ago, personally if I was to re-do it now I'd make the window outlines even fainter than they are there.

 

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Don't do that. Masking out (or just deleting) parts of the windows layer removes the window completely, rather than leaving a gently visible border as happens on the real thing. You're meant to be able to see that there's a plugged window there, rather than have it disappear completely. Some templates (for example Med's 787s) actually have the window outlines as part of the details layer, so by masking out part of the windows layer you leave behind the outline as it should be. However most, including the A330s and A320 family templates, don't have this.

 

Instead what you should do is mask out most of the window, leaving behind a 1-1.5 pixel outline. This outline will be way too dark and stand out, so you should then use the eraser tool (or whatever the equivalent is in your preferred editing program) set to about 20-30% opacity an erase this outline to make it faint. The end result is what you can see on the image below, towards the front of both aircraft and also near some of the doors. I created this specific image a while ago, personally if I was to re-do it now I'd make the window outlines even fainter than they are there.

 

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Thank you so much for your advice and the clear explanation. And big compliments on the livery of your airline, the A330 and A340 (my favorite wide-body aircraft) look stunning in the livery of your airline.

 

I followed your instructions and it comes out quite nice. I will send a private message with the result.






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