Sign in to follow this  
Guest Quaxo

UK Screenshots (in-flight)

Recommended Posts

Hello all, this time I decided to take a pleasure flight, and explore a bit the terrain I'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

I see that on most shots, the extreme blur near the horizon has been fixed. If you don't know what I'm talking about, see the first Heathrow shot, where there is some blur to the right.You should use some haze, makes everything look more realistic. But the ground detail is great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The blur near the horizon was due to the lack of lower res levels. Now we have the tools to create those too, so the "done" megatiles are visible up to the horizon. In the Heathrow image, the blur is still visible because there I still have to do some megatiles.I don't use haze these days because I mainly fly for testing purposes, and I need to see the terrain as clearly (and as far) as I can. I just forgot to add some haze before taking the screenshots :)!!!Anyway, all these screenshot appear darker than they were in the game... I don't know why, maybe it happened during the BMP->JPG conversion.Cristian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cristian,"but I learn fast"I see that! ;-) Nice pics... good to be able to see what this stuff looks like. What is you AGL altitude in the pics?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Tom... Well, I'm not so sure about the altitude, but I think 3-4000 feet is a good guess.I sincerely like this scenery very much... even though it's still flat and lacks 3D models. It's a real pleasure being able to fly (for hours) over a new hi-res area... and even more because I've been there for real :) !!!Cristian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Christian,puuuhhh it takes time for my 56K modem to load this page, but WOW!!! it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, this is photo-realistic scenery for sure! As soon as you get the elevation worked out this will easily become the best FU3 region. I know, southern England is fairly flat but still...I noticed the color/colour of your rivers and waterways and it struck me that freshwater is rarely azure blue. It's always "enriched" to some extent and comes out looking brownish or greenish.best regards,Hans Petter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Hans,Yes I know, elevation is important. Still, I prefer to complete as much terrain as possible, because I think that textures are even more important. And, I've had major problems in adding elevation! I might be able to do the elevation for coastal areas, but I don't know how to synchronize elevation data with textures for "inland" areas... ?!?As for the water color, I noticed that at once (this also happened in the first two tiles available here at AVSIM, in the River Thames). But that is the color which comes from the original photos, I didn't retouch the images... You can look at the original photos on their site, and see what I mean. I really didn't want to hand-edit each and every river, lake, or pond in the area... :) !!Cristian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since you're taking requests...Any chance of some screenshots of the Sussex area? Gatwick, Goodwood and Shoreham airports, Brighton, Beachy Head etc would be fantastic.Have you any plans to make your work available via avsim in the future? I'm itching to explore this region.Cheers,Rich.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Rich,No problem for the screenshots of Gatwick, Goodwood, Shoreham and Brighton, I'll post them here ASAP. I don't know where Beachy Head is though ?!?As for making it available via avsim, well... the scenery is almost 3 Gb now... and I have a 56K modem... no way :-( !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Rich,here are some screenshots! This time I resized them and compressed them even more (so the quality is worse), to keep the download time as low as possible.There are: Goodwood (with Chichester), Gatwick, Shoreham, and Brighton.Cheers,Cristian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that, it's really impressive even at the reduced size and detail.Can't help but think you need the distance haze set though, I haven't seen visibility like that here for years :-)Cheers,Rich.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Rich,I always forget to raise the haze when taking screenshots! I keep the haze setting at minimum for testing purposes (I have to see my scenery as clearly as possible)... Well, think of it as a lucky crystal-clear day!Cristian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this