Conversion of existing airport vector data from FSX/P3D

  • Hi!


    Forgive me if that has been discussed elsewhere already, but the search function didn't help me finding this.

    Has is been discussed already if there are is an easy way to convert any of the innumerable AFCAD/AFD files containing vector data for FSX/P3D to Aerofly FS2?


    Right now creating a simple creating a simple visible ground layout for a purposely simple Aerofly FS2 airport is a very tedious work if that is something you'd like to do for a large scale VFR area for many larger and smaller airports without wanting to add too much detail there.


    In the end that's something that should be possible by a script that converts the existing vector data information into something readable for 3DS and any other 3D tool that is supported.


    Bests,

    Sascha

    LimeSim Developer

    Antarctica X, Mega Airport Berlin Brandenburg, FTX British Isles, FTX Germany, VFR Germany, German Airfields, Helgoland, LuklaX, US Cities X, Dutch Airports

  • Hi Sascha,

    Unfortunately there's no easy converting from afcad.

    You have to draw every bit of your AD in a 3D tool like 3DSmax, or at least AC3D.

    The first AD is a big effort since poorly documented in the wiki. Once you've learned by doing, the next airports should come easier, but still some workload.


    Someone on the forum made an external tool to easily place a simple runway anywhere and add generic buildings without having to go through the whole thing and without the need for 3DSmax, but you won't get the visual quality you're probably looking for.


    Good luck

    Cheers

    Antoine

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  • Someone on the forum made an external tool to easily place a simple runway anywhere and add generic buildings without having to go through the whole thing and without the need for 3DSmax, but you won't get the visual quality you're probably looking for.

    That might be a good start. Any idea where to find it here?


    LimeSim Developer

    Antarctica X, Mega Airport Berlin Brandenburg, FTX British Isles, FTX Germany, VFR Germany, German Airfields, Helgoland, LuklaX, US Cities X, Dutch Airports