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Jim Robinson

More Helicopter Shots - And A Bridge?

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First three are from P3D2, I was playing around with Shade, hence the drastic differences in the ambient light coloring. IIRC the warmish tones are from the "Pyre" preset.

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Here's one from FSX, I'm showing off the bridge in this shot as well. This is the Deer Isle bridge in Maine located at 44.29387,-68.68858. As some of you may be aware the Bar Harbor area of Maine has been a pet project of mine for the past 2 years or so. I've been sort of doing a "mini-region" there with new hydro polys and shorelines, some landclass with a few custom landclass textures and autogen, roads, road traffic, some wave effcts, and plenty of photoreal + autogen. I work on it on and off when I get bored with other projects. This bridge was my project for Sunday afternoon which seemed more fun than doing a full reinstall of P3D v2.3. The bridge is actually a default object custom made for this location but it was misplaced and about 3 times larger than it should have been. I got the model into gmax and scaled it down somewhat and then added a flat plane that floats just above the water under the bridge. The plane is textured almost completely transparent except for the faint occlusion just beneath the bridge. Actually it was a little too pronounced in this shot, I've since blurred it and increased the transparency somewhat to make it a bit more subtle. I thought it set the bridge off nicely though. Also while I had the model in gmax I platformed the roadway surface which allows the road traffic to drive across it (it also allows me to land the Agusta on it :smile: ) I then added a bunch of nearby vector roads and traffic lines to put the cars & trucks in motion.

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Here's a comparison from P3D2 showing how the occlusion changes things:

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All in all I thought it was a rather rewarding Sunday afternoon. The Bar Harbor scenery area is also active in P3D2 incidentally, I can fly around it in either sim.


Thanks for looking!
Jim

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