I was begging for something like this over a year ago. For modlers to band together and make some sort of parts library for us noobs or non-modlers and to have hundreds (if not thousands) of permutations on themes or maybe one part that catches our eye... I figgen LOVE THIS!
I spent about 2-3 hours tracking this program down (from your post) and learning how to work it and then more importantly how to EXPORT to a format I can convert to pof!
Guess what it converted! Now to test it in game... I give you the Drake Class medium fighter (for a ,as of yet, unnamed race...). The wyvern (light scout), and Heavy fighter (no naem yet) varients to come soon! He he..
Yes I have that question also, can we make Custom parts and get them into DOGCA? That would mean we need to make them oriented a certain way and them sized and also converted to .sur format somehow...
My god... If we can start securing permissions from some of our modlers in the HLP community think of the combinations? Noobs and elites alike could start making campaigns a little faster as well as try designs never seen before (even though ceratin parts may have been used before for different purposes. The way it is used and textures on it will make all the difference! Like a bridge here is a cockpit there, a wing a main body , or vice versa...) I used a ship body as the two missile launchers near the head for example and then mirrored it. I am NOT a modler at all and get totally lost and frustrated with 3d programs but this is like the ultimate 3d Christmas present I could ever hope for!
If I am getting too excited over nothing let me know...
[NOTE} Those textures are temp place holders, if it works in game I will go back and make it look alive... Pheer the Draconian Empire lol!