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Well I finally did it. I created Scenery..

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Hi All,Well, my first Terrascene project worked like a charm. It was a big one. I made a Complete 50 mile radius around my home airport Joliet, Illinois. This includes Chicago, Northern Indiana, and most of the way out towards Iowa. It took 40 hours to render, but Pascal pointed out I need to read the optimization chapter.. :-)The Pod file it created is 860mb large. Think I should upload it.. :-lol :-lolEvery Lake, river, road, interchange, even the little lake by my house was rendered perfectly and TS 2.1 worked like a charm. My FPS at 3.2 zoom is between 11-14, but I need to reallocate some 128 slots, and I should be able to improve on that quite a bit.Thanks Todd for a great program...See Pics here:http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboa...rum=DCForumID47Regards,Joe :-wavehttp://home.attbi.com/~jranos/mysig.jpg http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gifHere is the area I did in Gold Outline.

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Hi Ken,Same wavelength, I backed up the Chicago, Chicago West, and the CGX POds and left the rest.If I uploaded this, would I need to include an scf file. The only thing in my Joliet folder that TS created was the pod and a windows explorer command file. I've flown at around 10 airports at different sections of the pod and it worked flawlessly the first time everywhere..I guess I don't know if I can just upload the pod and that's it. First time for everything, eh.BTW - It was your Chicago Scenery that motivated me to do this, as I love VFR flying accurately in my own practice area which was always missing, so Thanks Dude. :-)Thanks,Joehttp://home.attbi.com/~jranos/mysig.jpg http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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Joe,Very nice scenery for a beginner. I am not even a beginner, but I have contemplated trying this out. However, that file of yours, well let's say that I could go on vacation for two weeks while it downloaded! :-lolBest WishesGrant

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Hi Grant,Thanks again for all of your repaints. :-)I am checking off the One image per globe tile option and I have adjusted my heap size and texture size in the config files, so my next project should take less time, and be a bit smaller.. :-)You must have a big hard drive for this stuff, and a good amount of Ram. I have 512 mb, so maybe my system is setup pretty well for this. Plus a cable modem.I just started a 25 nm area around Salt Lake, so we'll see.Thanks,Joe :-wavehttp://home.attbi.com/~jranos/mysig.jpg http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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I think you just inspired me to give it a try for the St. Louis area. I've used Ken's scenery which covered Gulf Shores in Alabama and I loved it! So I guess I'll give a a try for St. Louis :-) And nice work by the way!

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Thanks,I have St. Louis in progress, but I don't know if I will be uploading these or not. I just uploaded a before shot:http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboa...rum=DCForumID47 I have only been using default settings, so I need to really learn how to set things up. I just choose a project and go to bed. Get home from work the next day and walla.Definately read the optimization section at the end of the manual to speed up the render.Regards,Joe :-wavehttp://home.attbi.com/~jranos/mysig.jpg http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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Cool..! That will be neat seeing all the rivers how they really are! Can't wait to see it and I'll give it a try sometime today once I get home from school. :-)

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