Please load these S/C models from Visualization tab. The attached .3ds models are not showing up properly into S/C Visualization and 3D Graphics.
Following .3ds models and their texture files were downloaded from: http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models : When you click on each model, the Description page of this website also gives # of Polygons and Vertices for the models.
+ Agena Target Vehicle (When loaded in GMAT, Most of .3ds model is missing)
+ Apollo Suyuz (When loaded in GMAT, .3ds model shows up but texture maps do not wrap onto the 3d model)
Following .3ds models and their texture files were downloaded from: http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/satellites.php
+ Endeavor (When loaded in GMAT, most of .3ds model is missing)
+ Generic Satellite
Following .3ds model and its texture files were grabbed from: http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/spacecraft.php
+ Helios Model (After loading into GMAT, some of the .3ds model is missing and texture maps do not wrap onto the 3d model)
+ Zond 3 (When loaded in GMAT, most of .3ds model is missing)
Attached is also isscomplete.zip which has complete ISS .3ds model and texture files that used to work in GMAT R2011a. This ISS model used to show up just fine in R2011a but starting from R2012a to R2014a, now only some parts of the 3D model show up without any texture files. I've attached picture of ISS model when I loaded it into R2011a.
Following three S/C .3ds models and texture files load just fine! They were grabbed from http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models as well. Note: This website tells you about # of Polygons and Vertices for models.
+ Aura (GMAT's default .3ds model)
+ Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This model displays just fine after Darrel fixed
GMT-2841. Remaining issues with displaying 3D S/C models are in open ticket: GMT-3712
+ Mir.3ds (also loads fine). Note: Mir.3ds does not have texture files, so you'll only see model. Model shows up complete in OrbitView.
Following models cause GMAT to CRASH ("unhandled exception..." GUI panel shows up and then GMAT crashes) the moment when you load these models into GMAT:
+ isscombined.3ds model causes GMAT to crash the moment when you load it from S/C Visualization tab. Loaded this ISS model from (http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detail/iss-c2). This site shows # of Polygons & Vertices as well for this particular model. # of Polygons is 175083 and vertices is 89501. Note that this .3ds model's # of Polygons exceed the limit that Darrel talked about in GMT-3712 . Per GMT-3712, "The code uses static memory resources that restrict models to 200,000 vertices, 100,000 polygons, and 500 materials/textures."