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I have recently been playing with X-Plane 11 and stumbled upon the program Ortho4XP that generates photo scenery.  In short, I am extremely impressed.  The images are superb and unlike anything I have seen in Prepar3d.  It would be a great advanced for Prepar3d if a similar program was available.  It makes VFR flying very realistic.

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I have been doing a great deal of VFR helicopter flying In P3D with  the Orbx FTX regions on the west coast between Alaska and Mexico, and it looks very realistic, and much Like I have seen in real life. 

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I use photoscenery only + custom AG. Very realistic as the ground you look at exists in reality too ..

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Orth4XP is a great XP all in one tool for photo scenery.  It needs a way though to help preview tiles across providers in advance to avoid tone issues from tiles not taken in the same season.  Do that automatically and that would be pure heaven.

For P3D, creating your own can be done with SbuilderX, Resample & Annotator from the SDK.   There's no automation however, it's a rather manual and time consuming process but on the plus side you get to see your tiles in advance which can help with picking the best available and consistency in tone/season. 

There are freeware photo sceneries already made available to download for P3D, Hawaii, Spain, Western US, Japan and I'm sure many more.  I've been exploring Spain photo real recently along with Airhispania which I definitely recommend. 

http://www.blueskyscenery.com/screenies.html

https://hawaii-photoreal.com/

http://deckard.uv.es/

http://www.airhispania.com/moddoc01.php?tCod=20121101120945

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and FSET (FS Earth Tiles) which can do water/blendmasking and seasonal photoreal...

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Yes amazing what can be done.

Robin Corn of Godzone Vittual flight has it nailed.

This is his work from his latest project - Coromandel, New Zealand (The compressed images do not do it justice...it is superb)

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16 hours ago, GSalden said:

I use photoscenery only + custom AG. Very realistic as the ground you look at exists in reality too ..

Just a bit off-topic, but can you inform me where your photorealistic for Belgium still can be obtained?

Hans

 

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If you are interested, here you can get the whole of Europe in photoscenery for free:

http://italyphotoreal.weebly.com/download.html

It takes quite a bit of time to download the individual tiles and install them onto your HDD. Except for Italy (which is 1m/pixel) it is 2m/pixel. I have downloaded all of Germany and all of the Alps and it is pretty good. It also comes with its own autogen. 

 

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32 minutes ago, bernd1151 said:

If you are interested, here you can get the whole of Europe in photoscenery for free:

http://italyphotoreal.weebly.com/download.html

It takes quite a bit of time to download the individual tiles and install them onto your HDD. Except for Italy (which is 1m/pixel) it is 2m/pixel. I have downloaded all of Germany and all of the Alps and it is pretty good. It also comes with its own autogen. 

 

Thanks a lot Bernd, will take a peek later today. Thanks.

Hans

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Yes Bernd, thx for the link.  All of Europe... that's just nuts!  But nice.  I have always believed the direction for the future of simming is photoreal.   We hope to find out this year.

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On ‎8‎-‎4‎-‎2017 at 11:48 PM, cowpatz said:

Yes amazing what can be done.

Robin Corn of Godzone Vittual flight has it nailed.

This is his work from his latest project - Coromandel, New Zealand (The compressed images do not do it justice...it is superb)

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Very nice screenshots you have made.

Your water looks very realistic. Do you mind sharing your settings ? 

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These are screenshots from the developer (Robin Corn) which he posted on a local New Zealand flight simming forum.

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On ‎12‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 0:04 AM, GSalden said:

Your water looks very realistic. Do you mind sharing your settings ?

This is Prepar3d with PTA, but there isn't much special about my settings, except that it is tweaked to bring out the underlying photo in the water. The particular setting in PTA is the Water 'limpidity', which I've set to .70 (default is .35) The effectiveness of this is going to be based on the actual photoscenery -- whether or not it includes plenty of photo water, and whether this has actual photographic detail. In this scenery (unfinished) the available photo doesn't include much surrounding water, but enough to show up the shallow bays and rocky coastline.

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On 08/04/2017 at 6:09 PM, AoA said:

There are freeware photo sceneries already made available to download for P3D, Hawaii, Spain, Western US, Japan and I'm sure many more.  I've been exploring Spain photo real recently along with Airhispania which I definitely recommend. 

Can you please share links where i can find Japan photo scenery please?

I can't seem to find any...

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On 4/9/2017 at 2:26 AM, bernd1151 said:

If you are interested, here you can get the whole of Europe in photoscenery for free:

http://italyphotoreal.weebly.com/download.html

It takes quite a bit of time to download the individual tiles and install them onto your HDD. Except for Italy (which is 1m/pixel) it is 2m/pixel. I have downloaded all of Germany and all of the Alps and it is pretty good. It also comes with its own autogen. 

 

Not sure about downloading this freeware scenery, the server is Russian. 

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4 hours ago, AA777-223 said:

Not sure about downloading this freeware scenery, the server is Russian. 

Yeah, I know what you mean. I was a bit apprehensive at fist too. But by now I have downloaded via this source some 140GB of scenery and everything went fine

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