Posts by chrispriv

    Many thanks for your great feedback!


    This gives me the motivation, to implement some more small or middle airports.


    First steps with AC3D are very hard, making a lot of mistakes, producing a) nothing. b) large holes in the ground or c) just small holes in the ground:


    Converting single-objects on a non-flat mesh with more than one texture may look like this (even making a flat airport-ground, the mesh remains not flat):


    After this first "making of LSGN", I think I got it now, more or less! ;)


    So, I hope to do my next upload till begin of September.


    First, I also will be on holiday for the next two weeks.

    @Trespassers: I’m looking forward for your update of LSGY Yverdon! If it doesn’t work with 3DSMax, maybe it can be done using AC3D . Good Luck!


    Regards,

    Christophe

    Hello Jake,


    Are you using the same (photo-)texture/ material for the buildings and the roofs?


    My own experience:

    When using ModelConverterX and IPACS Content Converter the most important thing is to have no interruptions in the (photo-)texture used. It’s seems that both tools are calculating for each texture a separate center-point. On a flat ground usually it doesn’t matter (you have an overlay with other buildings on your picture then failing). Placing the same objects in the mountains doesn’t work at all, the level would be different. Converting multiple buildings at once, every texture-group of each building seems to have his own level.


    Chris

    Yes, it works also with the Switzerland South cultivation and with the cultivation of ORBX, in principle. However, both addons dispose only over buildings-definitions. So, the forest at the end of the runway will persist (it’s part of the default-vegetation of the Swiss standard-DLC).


    The only possibility is an exclusion of the vegetation resp. replacement of trees based on OSM-data.


    With a complete substitute of the trees, adding cultivation for buildings and keeping the original Swiss DLC it may look as follows:

    However, this can only be done within a separate scenery-definition (max. file size in the forum!). Even, a limited trees-replacement for the airport of Sion and his boarder should be possible.


    done. have fun.

    It is done!


    Keeping the original texture of the Swiss DLC and using just the objects of fscloudport looks like this now:


    #1 LSGS with the orignal texture and vegetation of the DLC



    #2&3 LSGS using a newer photo-texture and after trees-replacement (in reality actually there is no forest in die middle western part of the airport)



    To use only the objects just replace the file LSGS.tsc with the following file LSGS_objects_only.tsc (e.g. rename the original file to LSGS.bak and copy instead of the modified file into the airport-folder of LSGS).


    Please note: If you are using the airport of fscloudport together with the Swiss DLC, the nice texture of the DLC will be replaced and you also will have some troubles with some "flying" objects. So it’s not really recommended and it’s better to use the modified *.tsc-file.


    Regards,

    Chris

    Quote from Jetjockey10

    I removed ALL static aircraft from BEX. I also added TomSimMuc as contributor so he can troubleshoot any conflicts with other airports.


    Yes, it would be great if Sion (LSGS) will be converted professionally by Flylogics.


    Ray : Can you please give me in the meantime editing-right on LSGS?


    So I can include some buildings on fscloudport and it will also be possible to use these objects in combination with the original DLC of Switzerland. It isn't perfect but still better than a flat ground.;)


    Chris

    Hallo,

    Hast du allenfalls von FSCloudPort den Flugplatz LSGB Bex geladen?

    Wenn ja liegt dort die Ursache, da Objekte weit ausserhalb des Airport-Ranges von Bex in Saanen enthalten sind (1 Hangar & mehrere parkierte Flugzeuge betroffen). Hatte das Problem ebenfalls. Andere Flugplätze von fscloudport.com scheinen diesbezüglich absolut ok.

    Entweder Flugplatz nicht verwenden oder LSGB.tsc-File entsprechend modifizieren resp. ersetzen durch (LSGB_Replace.zip).


    @ JetJockey10: Could you please fix it on FSCloudPort (elements 8 & 17 - 24 concerned)?


    Grüsse,
    Christophe

    Quote

    Now I have the ORBX Scenery Saanen installed and find that several parked aircraft and houses floating in the air.

    Is this possibly due to the DLC Switzerland I have installed?

    Hello,


    Did you make the exclusion of the default-DLC-vegetation as a separate *.toc-file?


    For realisation of cultivation (incl. exclusion of the default-vegetation) I split every tile in four sectors A (upper left), B (upper right, C (lower left) & D (lower right).


    Sorry, LSZB-airport is placed in sector D (not A – wrong coordinates):


    Tile FolderName FileName Koord LonMinDraft LonMaxDraft LatMinDraft LatMaxDraft
    8500_a600 8500_a600_CH_Bern (autogen) Bern_autogenA 7.20710 47.09945 7.0313 7.3829 46.9811 47.2178
    8500_a600 8500_a600_CH_Bern (autogen) Bern_autogenB 7.55865 47.09945 7.3829 7.7344 46.9811 47.2178
    8500_a600 8500_a600_CH_Bern (autogen) Bern_autogenC 7.20710 46.86275 7.0313 7.3829 46.7444 46.9811
    8500_a600 8500_a600_CH_Bern (autogen) Bern_autogenD 7.55865 46.86275 7.3829 7.7344 46.7444 46.9811


    Never mind! Find enclosed as sample/ template as addon for trees-exclusion of the whole tile 8500_a600 of Bern (without the cultivation-files incl. new trees-definition): TressExlSample_CH_8500_a600_Bern.zip


    ORBX-cultivation using the default-vegetation of Swiss-DLC (there are a lot of trees going through the buildings)

    [Blocked Image: https://i.postimg.cc/HLrdwQ4t/aerofly-fs-2-screenshot-01-20190104-174730.jpg]


    ORBX using the excluding-definition (some trees left, seems to be included in the ORBX-cultivation as single placed-objets - but threre is no forerst remaining in the background):

    [Blocked Image: https://i.postimg.cc/c41q7Rd8/aerofly-fs-2-screenshot-01-20190104-175210.jpg]


    Own cultivation (using the script V6) including single-placed OSM-based-trees:

    [Blocked Image: https://i.postimg.cc/wM0G4r9R/aerofly-fs-2-screenshot-01-20190104-175740.jpg]


    What is missing is the combine of ORBX replacing the default-vegetation with OSM-generated trees. I will work this WE on this for the sample of Bern, cause I have to split my cultivation-files.



    Hope it works also for you!

    Chris



    The cultivation(s) for Switzerland is(are) great, but where are really too much trees for towns like Bern, Geneva or Bale etc.


    Keeping the Default-DLC of Switzerland untouched, I'm working in my addon-defintions with a trees-exclusion-file for the vegetation, replacing it with OSM-build trees (using a middle density for trees-generation). You would get better results, even it is not perfect too.


    See for example Departure from Bern (LSZB) and some impressions south-east of Zurich:


    [Blocked Image: https://i.postimg.cc/DzbMySBZ/aerofly-fs-2-screenshot-06-20181028-234938.jpg]


    [Blocked Image: https://i.postimg.cc/Pr33WW7J/aerofly-fs-2-screenshot-08-20181023-231231.jpg]


    [Blocked Image: https://i.postimg.cc/SshDSDnT/aerofly-fs-2-screenshot-09-20181023-231300.jpg]


    How it works: Include an additional entry in the cultivation-section of your *.tsc-file:

    ...

    <[list_tmsimulator_scenery_cultivation][cultivation_files][]
    <[tmsimulator_scenery_cultivation][element][0]
    <[string8][filename][Bern_treesexclA]>
    <[string8][building_textures_folder][]>
    <[bool][auto_height][true]>
    >

    <[tmsimulator_scenery_cultivation][element][0]
    <[string8][filename][Bern_autogenA]>
    <[string8][building_textures_folder][]>
    <[bool][auto_height][true]>
    >
    >

    ..


    The file "Bern_autogenA.toc" includes the OSM-generated trees by using Scenproc (done with Vers. 6) while the file "Bern_treesexclA.toc" contains the coordinates of the exlusion for the default-vegetation (Swiss DLC):


    Bern_treesexclA.toc

    <[file][][Bern_treesexclA]
    <[cultivation][][]
    <[string8][coordinate_system][lonlat]>
    <[vegetation_exclusion_zone_list][vegetation_map_exclusion_zone_list][]
    <[vegetation_map_exclusion_zone][element][0]
    <[vector2_float64][min]
    [7.0313 46.9811]>
    <[vector2_float64][max][
    7.3829 47.2178]>
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Just try it out and see the difference!


    Regards,

    Chris


    THANKS for your votes!


    The possibility of self-creating sceneries for Aerofly FS 2 using the SDK and all the tools, scripts and descriptions of different authors is really great, the results are amazing.


    And congratulation for the R22, I like very much to fly in VR (better in the easy-mode due to motion sickness). On the other hand the expert-mode is quit challenging, but seems to me also very realistic to fly.


    Best regards,
    Chris

    With Aerofly FS2 in that case it is necessary to make a kind of "dummy"-airport-definition,
    including the reference to the toc-file containing the autogen-data.

    This is the way i ad general buildings and vegetation to my photo sceneries without need of any airport (template I use uploaded in my first answer). It is certainly different to FSX/ P3D, but with a bit of experience not so difficult at all when you get used… 😉

    Chris


    If you are already using an airport-definition-file in your scenery, so you can as Ken told you include your toc-filename in the cultivation section of your "*.tcs"-file as follows (save your toc-file in the same folder together with the building_textures-folder):

    "…

    <[list_tmsimulator_scenery_cultivation][cultivation_files][]
    <[tmsimulator_scenery_cultivation][element][0]
    <[string8][filename][map]>
    <[string8][building_textures_folder][]>
    <[bool][auto_height][true]>
    >
    >

    …"

    The autogen-area should be more or less centered with the position of the airport (due to the loading-distance).

    Else you can make a separate tcs-definition-file just for the autogen-definition similar to an airport-definition (Grenoble_autogenA.zip). It is the better way for full-coverage autogen. Don’t forget to copy the needed building_textures-folder in your autogen-folder and to adapt the center-coordinates.


    Chris