Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is pleased to announce it is in development of the Airport Scenery Gateway project, designed to work with Laminar Research’s World Editor 1.2. World Editor is an airport scenery creation and editing tool for Laminar’s X-Plane 10 that allows the typical X-Plane users to create airports in a drag-and-drop graphical environment.
The goal of the Airport Scenery Gateway project is to facilitate the populating of X-Plane with 3D airport scenery that is consistent in quality and appearance, error-checked, and will work with a standard installation of X-Plane 10. During the past several months Laminar Research has received hundreds of airports designed by World Editor users. By establishing an internet gateway for scenery submission, it will be possible to accept airport contributions directly from World Editor. Some additional features that are planned and under consideration for the project is the ability to showcase the work of the artists submitting airports, as well as allowing users to search for airports submitted and then allowing them to download directly from the gateway before they are included in the X-Plane updates.
The prototype Airport Scenery Gateway has been completed, and work is now underway by the developers to refine the design. Work is separately underway by Laminar Research to add the appropriate capability to World Editor. This will provide scenery artists with the option to export their completed airports directly to the gateway, for possible inclusion in future updates of X-Plane.
About Laminar Research
Laminar Research is creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 10, the latest desktop version. X-Plane 10 is available in both a consumer version, as well as a FAA certified professional version. Laminar also offers X-Plane versions for both the iPhone and iPad, as well as other mobile systems.
X-Plane’s flight model, scope, versatility, customizability, and 3rd party add-ons make it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux platforms. For more information on Laminar Research and X-Plane from the Homepage .