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There was a thread about this add-on here at AVSim, but it was a long time ago (The development of the add-on was first announced in 2016), so I thought I'd start a new thread. According to Chris, Creative Design Studio is getting close to release of the add-on, which conceptually is similar to how the scenery/autogen is supposedly created for MSFS, except the add-on is for P3d4. The add-on obviously isn't server-based, like the scenery in MSFS is. This might keep people using P3d4, if it delivers what CDS has promised. Here's a video showing seasons plus both building and vegetation autogen on top of orthoimagery:

 

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It is looking very nice.


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It's a nice start. Thanks for posting this and an interesting idea and concept... but (and not to be a party-pooper) in my honest opinion, it still falls short of what Asobo has managed to create and achieve with MSFS.

Just my opinion, of course. 🙂

 


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18 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

It's a nice start. Thanks for posting this and an interesting idea and concept... but (and not to be a party-pooper) in my honest opinion, it still falls short of what Asobo has managed to create and achieve with MSFS.

Just my opinion, of course. 🙂

 

So you fly with MSFS then ... ? 🤓


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It's nice, but knowing Chris, this is probably going to be incredibly expensive. Meanwhile, others have been delivering something that looks as good, if not better:

https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/project-africa.445512/

That is Africa, but Matthias also has similar scenery for Germany and Belgium. It's impressive what he is able to do! I realize the above video is just a preview, but if Matthias can do what he does for free, I'm sort of expecting more from what undoubtedly will be a payware addon. I'll add that the big issue with these kinds of sceneries is disk space, and this is where both Matthias and Chris fall short of MSFS, which is server-based, and so disk space should not be an issue.

Anyway, just my opinion... I'm looking forward to see where Chris will take this.


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20 minutes ago, Benjamin J said:

It's nice, but knowing Chris, this is probably going to be incredibly expensive. Meanwhile, others have been delivering something that looks as good, if not better:

https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/project-africa.445512/

That is Africa, but Matthias also has similar scenery for Germany and Belgium. It's impressive what he is able to do! I realize the above video is just a preview, but if Matthias can do what he does for free, I'm sort of expecting more from what undoubtedly will be a payware addon. I'll add that the big issue with these kinds of sceneries is disk space, and this is where both Matthias and Chris fall short of MSFS, which is server-based, and so disk space should not be an issue.

Anyway, just my opinion... I'm looking forward to see where Chris will take this.

Thanks for the link. Tunesia and Egypt I did not have PR..


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