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Photoreal Brisbane - Preview Part 2

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by flightsimstudios, 18/2/05.

  1. flightsimstudios

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    Okay a little more experimentation and a quick color tweak to see how it might look in Flight Sim...

    Please note there is a white line across the top of Redcliffe, that's because this still in development, and the big white block near Brisbane airport is the point I've reached in merging the textures, it is part of my texture map boundary right now, I'll extend it further south soon...

    For now here some piccies...

    Note also I don't have a high end video card just yet

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  2. maceo

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    Very impressive! I have not yet ventured into this realm of scenery (way too scary for me :yikes: ), so I appreciate anyone who can.

    Is the finished product going to be freeware or payware?
  3. arno

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    From this altitude it looks good, but how does it look when you are lower? Do you use the full 4.8 meter resolution of FS or are the photos you are using lower resolution?
  4. flightsimstudios

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    I'm using 5m renderings, but they're from JPEG so it's not quite as clean as I'd like, a lot of artifacts and blocking... I did a comparison between 1m res scaled down to 4.8 and 5m scaled up to 4.8 and the 1m looks much cleaner simply because the artifacts are smoothed over...

    This is what Megascenery is now doing, using the higher res and scaling it instead of using the 5m source...

    Unfortunately I don't have either a) the money to buy the 1m pictures (just YBAF in high res would be $70 or b) the time to grab 1m tiles and knit them together (would take forever on an area approximately 50km long and 15 km wide... That'd equal about 750 sq km or about 300-600 tiles that would need to be knit together by hand or $20,000... :yikes:
  5. flightsimstudios

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    Okay I fixed the blank litle white hole I had that ran through YRED...

    This time I did some experimenting with the master texture and added a slight gaussian blur to the image (I tried to make the 5m image look as smooth as the 1m image when resized to 4.8m/pixel)...

    I was amazed, the smoothing on the master texture made a huge difference to the look and feel of the satellite imagery... It now is smooth and fluid, I guess because the graphics card/processor isn't having to smooth the image itself and waste valuable compute cycles...

    Anyways, here's a quick snap I took while flying around the now mostly aligned YRED AFCAD... I think I need to look into setting a flatten for this airport as the runway cuts through the terrain... Argh, 10 steps forward, one step back...

    I'll hopefully have the remainder of the areas done tomorrow, I can't wait to reach both Brissie and Archerfield Airports...

    Dean
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    Brisbane City - Photoreal Preview 5

    Finally reached Brisbane City... Here's a shot of the CBD and Southbank. I didn't turn off the default FS scenery for Australia for this screen shot so the terrain is a little off... Am about to fire up FS again and take another tour around the city and will grab some extra shots...

    You can clearly see in the shot the City Botanic Gardens, QUT and the Government buildings, the Riverside Expressway and Southbank... Oh over to the right is Roma Street Station and Parklands. The William Jolly Bridge, the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge, etc etc etc.

    I haven't done any color correction for this one but I have made one little tweak to the textures this time and now it's very crisp in the sim...

    I'm still in the process of tweaking, but now it's as sharp as Megascenery SoCal and NorCal...

    The photo tiles coverage is about 50% done at this point, once the major mapping is done, then I can work on the waterways...

    Wish I had a DX9 compatible card, I'd throw in some cool water if I could...

    So here she is for now...

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  7. flightsimstudios

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    Okay here's a quick screen shot... I'll need to recalculate pixel sizes, so that the SDK resample tool doesn't make things as blocky as this again, and do another recompile later...

    It appears my calculations have been correct and that the phototiles are positioned to their exact locations ;) Am running further tests but it "feels" right in the sim...

    For now, time to go fly and have some fun....

    Dean.

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  8. good_old_enzo

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    Looks great !

    Nice work ! If it ´s finished and you put some autogen trees and houses on the tiles it will be perfect. :)

    It is always great to see what people can do with their areas in comparison with the standard M$ scenery :D

    Greetz - Enzo ( GER Stuttgart )
  9. hansenl

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    Brisbane looks great`- how did you do it?

    Hi,

    I'm new to all of this stuff. I just bought the 73m resolution elevation model and want to try to add some hi-rez imagery to the area in which I do most of my flying (Bathurst NSW). Is there a cookbook for doing this? I have no real problems getting access to high resolution imagery both satellite and flown, but have absolutely no experience in how to add the detailed images.

    Cheers and thanks

    Lars

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