Lynx rescue mission after snowfall near LSGS Sion

Onset of winter in Switzerland. Lynx rescue mission after snowfall near LSGS Sion at dusk.

Normally Air Glacier or Air Zermatt will operate in this area ... ;)

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  • Hey sir could you tell how you edited this, how to do?

    • It has been a while since I did this.

      Unfortunately, there are no winter satellite photos available that can be downloaded with the handy tool "AeroScenery".

      For this reason, I colour the photos downloaded with AeroScenery befor making the conversion using the "bucket-fill"-function of the free graphic-tool "Gimp". Setting the "threshold" to about 40% ensures that really only the selected green areas are coloured and, for example, the rock faces remain untouched. An opacity of approx. 90% allows the ground to shine through that makes it more realistic (chose lower value at the bottom of the valey and higher value at high altitude).

      Finally, if the result is not satisfying, the most important key combination is "CTRL-Z" to undo the changes and try it again with slightly adapted values or just to select the green area to be colored at a different place.

      Good luck!

  • Hello Chris, Is this cold and snowy scenery available in the simulator or are you using a reworked Sion scenery?

    • No, the snow scenery is not included in FS2. I just experimented a bit to colorize the satellite images and have replaced the roofs of the cultivation with white roofs.

      Unfortunately I have no access to the trees of the XREF object, so they are still green (looks then like after a rainfall).

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    • Ok this scenery is wonderful I miss snow here in AFS2.

      I don't know if it would be asking you too much politely if you could make a copy of this scenery available to us somewhere.

      Anyway thanks so much for the answer!:):thumbup:

  • It's really magic Christophe!8|