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SunDevil56

Turbulent Designs Terra Flora

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Been looking at this add on for a while...  https://www.turbulentdesigns.co.uk/product/terraflora/

The tree types look really nice in the screenshots, and the cost seems quite reasonable, but i'm starting to think that if you don't do a lot of relatively "low and slow" VFR type flying, there really isn't a lot of benefit here.

Disabling the "speed trees" in v4.5 was the best thing i've done recently to improve the look (and perhaps performance) in P3D, and if using this add on would get rid of the remaining default bright green trees, it might be worth it.

I would be interested in hearing opinions on this, thanks.

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If you can afford it, go for it. I used ORBX trees before but the TerraFlora ones are even better. They perform so well that you can ramp up your slider one notch. And that alone was worth the price for me. I would not fly with out them. And you pay once but trees in this quality and with realistic heights are a must for me. I enjoy them very much and can recommend them. They are pricy though but worth it. Best trees ever.

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Hi! I use them and I love them. They make for really nice landscape in the Rockies or in the Sierra Nevada.

I use the Orbx trees also, which are compatible with Terra flora. Orbx recommends installing their trees if you own some of their sceneries even if you have Terra flora.

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4 minutes ago, TopGun33 said:

I use the Orbx trees also, which are compatible with Terra flora. Orbx recommends installing their trees if you own some of their sceneries even if you have Terra flora.

Didn't know that. How would you go about getting the optimal setup with that, while also making sure TF becomes the preferred choice? I have TF installed now, assuming if I head into FTX Central and install the OrbX trees, it would just override TF? or is TF part of the TD_Libraries addon entry, thus when that is loaded near the top, it always takes precedence over OrbX trees?

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Another here who owns both ORBX and TD trees.  They play well together, and depending upon where you're flying in the world can be very much alike or very different.  Either way they look great together all the time!  I like the color differences and tree variations of Terra Flora a bit more, but I'm glad to own both.

22 minutes ago, SunDevil56 said:

...but i'm starting to think that if you don't do a lot of relatively "low and slow" VFR type flying, there really isn't a lot of benefit here.

Good point!  I rarely climb into the Class A, but when I do it is indeed difficult to tell the difference.  For some tube fliers add-on trees may be a low priority add-on.

Good luck,

Greg

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I have both and can highly recommend TF. Once I saw them, especially the evergreens in the Rockies, there's no going back for me. And no performance hit at all that I've noticed..

With TF I believe the Orbx trees are used in the individual regions, not Global and NA Landclass. AFAIK there is no way to select TF as primary but it all seems to work out ok.

Hope this helps.

Gerald

 

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2 hours ago, Sethos1988 said:

Didn't know that. How would you go about getting the optimal setup with that, while also making sure TF becomes the preferred choice? I have TF installed now, assuming if I head into FTX Central and install the OrbX trees, it would just override TF? or is TF part of the TD_Libraries addon entry, thus when that is loaded near the top, it always takes precedence over OrbX trees?

Installed orbx trees first then TF. From what I remember it was said on the Orbx forums that the Orbx sceneries made use of the Orbx trees HD in some sceneries, while all other trees were replaced by TF or something like that. I'm on my phone right now gonna try to find the reference.

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3 minutes ago, TopGun33 said:

Interesting. Always assumed OrbX scenery used their own trees per default, guess not. Just installed the OrbX trees and re-installed TF, so the order should be correct.

Thanks for that bit of information TG.

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Always happy to help🙂

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the responses and opinions...😎

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For those who are interested there is also the Terra Emergence project, which has a nice entry point price (freeware).

In my order the trees would be.

  1. Terra Flora
  2. Terra Emergance
  3. Orbx HD Trees

 

In actuality they are all good in their own right and much better than the detaults.

Myself I go for #2 (has the right price entry point) which I used to replace HD Trees.

Top it off with HD Grass and both the ground and trees are muchly improved.

HD Grass:

https://www.drzewiecki-design.net/prodDD_GrassX.htm

 

 

Although if jabloomf1230 and his recoloured speed trees makes make some inroads @ LM... perhaps speed trees will become usable.

 

 

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