Geoconvert tool in June?

  • Hi:

    Are there any news about the IPACS release of the Geoconvert tool in June?.

    Cheers, Ed

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  • Yes, it's possible in the next week or so. There's just a little bit left to finish up on and it will be in everyone's hands :)

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    Regards,


    Jeff

  • Hi,


    I made another test.

    The area is Riva del Garda, Northern Italy.


    The first image shows the default aerofly scenery:



    The second image is FSET resolution 4, which is 4min/pixel.

    Although rather low resolution, it looks much better:


    This low resolution allows to cover a large area without massive storage and processing packages.

    I tried to join to the Innsbruck area and Switzerland DLC.



    Very promising I think.

    Rodeo

  • Hey, I want this released as badly as you :)

    I feel strongly about this tool and it's possibilities.

    I know... I'm the one who's kidding, though I think there are many who can't wait for this tool. Having this new tool to work with for adding new areas (along with the other upcoming scenery creation tools promised) is definitely going to step AFS2 up a notch... :)

  • I do not own Aerofly 2 yet, but may be convinced to make a purchase. That somewhat depends on the resolution that would be available within the GeoConvert tool. Is a resolution of 1m per pixel available or even 50cm per pixel? Thanks.

  • I do not own Aerofly 2 yet, but may be convinced to make a purchase. That somewhat depends on the resolution that would be available within the GeoConvert tool. Is a resolution of 1m per pixel available or even 50cm per pixel? Thanks.

    I'll leave it to Jeff for a detailed explanation, but I believe you'll only be limited by your source...:)

  • I'll leave it to Jeff for a detailed explanation, but I believe you'll only be limited by your source...:)

    ... and your disks available space!

    Cheers, Ed

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  • For most of the United States you can get eye popping 0.25m scenery with no effort. For some of my tests of the GeoConvert tool I used my home town of Pennsylvania. I ran aerial imagery at 0.50 and converted into Aerofly FS2 at level-14. In VR, the quality is remarkable where you can't even tell if it's real. My other test was Key West, Florida, USA. In this test I used 0.25m aerial imagery, but added some masks, specular and alpha layers to blend the water to the core water already in Aerofly and it is simply amazing.

    The convert of the actual aerial images reduced the size of the scenery quite a lot. You will be surprised how small the sizes are for your converted areas, without sacrificing the amazing quality.


    IPACS Development Team Member

    I'm just a cook, I don't own the restaurant.
    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • I'm gonna be hitting the USGS server pretty hard when this goes live.


    I'm assuming elevation models can be brought in as well as orthos?

    No need to bring over elevation date, Aerofly FS2 has this built in. The converted imagery (GeoTIFF) lays on top of the existing elevation model.

    The GeoConvert makes it very easy to do this as it's mostly automated.

    IPACS Development Team Member

    I'm just a cook, I don't own the restaurant.
    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • I tried to join to the Innsbruck area and Switzerland DLC.



    Very promising I think.

    Rodeo

    Well, and how do you handle the sceneries junction? When you have overlapping ground photo between the Swiss DLC and your ground photo, which one displays on top?


    Thanks in advance?

    Cheers


    Antoine

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  • Well, and how do you handle the sceneries junction? When you have overlapping ground photo between the Swiss DLC and your ground photo, which one displays on top?

    I'd like to know that too. What if I want to create photoscenery around LOWI: how will the sim know which layer has priority? Or do I have to manually cut the LOWI region out of my home made photoreal?

  • There is an automatic blending technique built into the GeoConvert tool. It's a rather smooth and transitional process. You can even manually add more to it by using alpha layers to further blend the scenery. You could hardly tell where your custom scenery is and that of the default (or DLC) area. I'll post some photos shortly showing this in my Key West scenery.

    IPACS Development Team Member

    I'm just a cook, I don't own the restaurant.
    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • There is an automatic blending technique built into the GeoConvert tool. It's a rather smooth and transitional process. You can even manually add more to it by using alpha layers to further blend the scenery. You could hardly tell where your custom scenery is and that of the default (or DLC) area. I'll post some photos shortly showing this in my Key West scenery.

    Are you planning to share your Key West scenery at some point here?.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers, Ed

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