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Chris Bell

Black Marble - Worldwide Road netwrok and Lighting System

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I thought I’d post few preview shoots from our upcoming Black Marble project,
we bring you all new, accurate, and most recent, worldwide navigation level road network data,
rendered into Sim native architecture, worldwide coverage of fresh and up to date road network (including traffic),


accompanied with our new and most advanced lighting system we recently developed,
(more info, pics and general discussion http://forums.nightenvironment.com/topic/207-black-marble)


without further ado... let it be light :smile:


New York City

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Miami (KMIA)

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Los Angeles (KLAX)

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Paris (LFPG)

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London (EGLL)

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Frankfurt (EDDF)

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Shenzhen

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Hong-Kong

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(Kai-Tak)

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Melbourne

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Los Angeles area top view

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Fantastic looking shots, you got an ETA for release?

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Thank you Stephen :)

we are only few weeks away, Black Marble framework is ready and working as you see from the pics above,

we are putting final touches on expansion data, and our GUI Manager enhancements,

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That looks great

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Thank you Erich  :hi: 

 

i might mention that these aren't Photoshoped in any way!

no modification made other than converting to jpg from native sim V capture,

 

keep an aye on our support forums post here http://forums.nightenvironment.com/topic/207-black-marble)

as more pics and updated progress information is posted almost daily now,

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Thank you Erich  :hi:

 

Superb - cant wait to get my hands on this - well done Chris   :dance:

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Great Job Chris.

Sold!

 

In the meantime, can You please post a picture of Mexico City?

 

How will it cope with ORBX/FTX Vector and Lights?

 

Cheers.

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its coming Rich, i see the light/s :rolleyes:

 

 

Thank you Ramón,

how will it cope... you just turn them off!? -_-

 

when our manager is previewed it will give you more insights of how much controls we provide you with,

keep an eye on our main forum thread for that snapshot you asked :wink:

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Wow Chris... you've been a very busy boy.

 

Looking hot!

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Thank you Tim  :wub:

BTW... loved your interview with AirDailyX!

from the interview you guys been busy too, congrats! :wink:

 

few more; should be familiar
Las Vegas, Nevada  (McCarran International Airport - KLAS)
 
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Looks like I'll need to cue up some more Pink Floyd, Chris. I'll be ready!

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for sure, its a world tour this time around... we'll need lots :wink:

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Looks really nice. What's the performance hit?

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Thank you Gregg,

there's no set benchmark for "performance hit" as this will vary based on how much more vector data you choose to turn on,

 

comparing (almost) apples to apples with Night Environment; Black Marble displays roughly 50% increase in performance!

this is attributed mainly to difference in LOD Radius between the systems - NE 60Nm Native vs BM 12Nm Max, and feature controls ability,

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Looking great Chris,  Good luck with the upcoming Roll-Out  :smile:

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Thank you

 

Impressive vas going on there Chris no idea how you do it  :wink:

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Thank you for noticing Rich :good:

its easy; season to taste with few tbsp from the Creative Design Studios Team and you will get the same :BigGrin:

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Thank you for noticing Rich :good:

its easy; season to taste with few tbsp from the Creative Design Studios Team and you will get the same :BigGrin:

 

:wink:

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Chris, are you able to show what it looks like in P3D v3?  Also, what timescale are you working to for release?

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Hi Erich,

accept for the VAS test images; which specifically conducted on FSX,

some of the sets are from P3D and some are from FSX!

visually you cant really tell the difference,

 

release is tentative; we are wrapping up our GUI development atm; we should be ready immediately after,

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Hi Erich,

accept for the VAS test images; which specifically conducted on FSX,

some of the sets are from P3D and some are from FSX!

visually you cant really tell the difference,

 

release is tentative; we are wrapping up our GUI development atm; we should be ready immediately after,

 

 

 

Great news

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Chris - This product looks great!  I am curious about how far out you will be able to see the lighting.  Seeing the other thread about VAS, it appears restricted to LOD radius similar to UTX?  My issue with UTX is the lights popping in and out so I'm also curious if that is an issue or not.  Will these lights be visible from airliner cruising altitudes? I've spent a lot of time trying to get my nights to look realistic and am actually pretty happy with what I have at the moment but will certainly be a buyer of this.

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