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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    No apology needed Gary - I appreciate the information! Mark
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Gary - Thank you again for your exhaustive research on this. I wondered if my SBX315 was not pointing toward the proper P3Dv5.1 SDK tools, so using your list of what's NOT included in the SBX315 download (which I had originally downloaded through the link you included in your response), I...
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Thanks Chris! From Gary's reply after yours, I found that I probably had not set up the links to the P3Dv5.1 SDK tools properly. By copying the individual files to the SBX315 Tools folder, I now am able to produce a working exclusion polygon - Thank you for all of your help on this! Mark
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Gary, I can see your attached images just fine - I was mistakenly expecting to find them restored within Jim's post but could not see those. Doh! :confused: The error message in my image was from CVX Extractor - checking to see if it could read the BGL I created from SBX 3.15. Chris had...
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Chris, It does seem to be an issue with my install of SBX 3.15, which I also downloaded as the stand-along install with no prior 3.14 needed. If I run your original BGL through CVX Extractor, it produces EXX_KORD_Test .dbf, .shp, .shx and XML files. If I append your SBX file to my project...
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Chris and Gary - I tried to replicate Chris' BGL exclusion in SbuilderX, and I can't get it to work. Opened Chris' BGL with CVX Extracor, and it extracts the expected files. For mine, it yields an error. I'm suspecting my problem is within SBX. It otherwise seems to work fine - can display...
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Thanks again Chris - mistakenly tried to open the file with SBuilderX, not append it to an open project. Again, much appreciated! Mark
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    I can be lazy too, so I'll use Chris! :) When I was a kid, we had a neighbor kid who just went by the name "Topher". I can't open your SBX project, as the 3.15 version of SBuilderX no longer uses SBX files, but SBP files. However, I placed your compiled BGL in my scenery folder in P3Dv5, and...
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Gary, Thank you for your very comprehensive response. I sincerely appreciate the extensive knowledge and detailed answers that you frequently supply to other's questions here at FSDeveloper. I've followed the techniques described in your post and in the thread from the late Jim Vile's which you...
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Chris (or do you prefer Christopher?), This airport is the stock P3Dv5 KORD. At the moment I'm just trying to get the exclude to work, so I haven't tried to add a new airport background poly yet. When I add my scenery to the P3Dv5 scenery library, it is the top listed item (higher than all...
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    Thank you for your reply, Chris. I tried this quickly, and still had no success eliminating the stock airport background. Just to be clear, I should have an Exclude Airport Boundaries polygon (set lower in draw order) and a AB_Flatten_MassClassMap_ExcludeAutogen poly? Do either need to extend...
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    P3D v5 [SOLVED] Need help getting CVX BGL airport background exclusion poly to work in P3D v5

    I recently purchased P3D v5, and am working on a back-dated version of KORD Chicago O'Hare. I've added Toposim terrain mesh, Orbx Global Base textures and Orbx OpenLC North America landclass. No other add-ons have been installed. As one of the first steps to re-working this airport, I made an...
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    Video Tutorial Series for Creating Scenery with Blender

    Bill, thank you so much for giving of your time, talent and expertise to create these tutorial videos. Your original layered asphalt tutorial from your Plum Island project was one of the most eye-opening tutorials I've seen on creating ground polygons, and this new series takes that information...
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    Need Photo of a KORD Item

    Hi Jalford, While not a photo, this cross-section drawing shows the C-Concourse tower (UAL ramp control) and may be of some interest to you. It's from the Art Institute of Chicago's web page. Here's the link...
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    FSX Taxi Direction

    Something to keep in mind, is that in real life, the outer and inner circle taxiways (Alpha and Bravo) at O'Hare are often used in either direction based on the runway configuration. At least it was the case until the recent shift to all east-west runways. Mark
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    Announcing: Navid's Sky 2017 - Last version

    Beautiful work, Navid! Thank you for sharing your outstanding efforts with the community! Mark
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    FSXA USGS orthoimage GeoTIFF returns error in gdalinfo

    I downloaded a single orthoimage from the USGS Earth Explorer. I unzipped the file, moved the .tif to my FWTools directory and performed a gdalinfo command. I get the following error: TIFFFetchNormalTag: Warning, ASCII value for tag "GeoASCIIParams" does not end in null byte. The rest of...
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    P3D v2 X40 (KINF) Inverness, Florida

    This is absolutely stunning work, Jim! It keeps me inspired to try and learn this scenery design thing! Mark
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    FSX Black and White Image comes out red after resample

    Sounds like a useful tool, ollyau. Thanks!
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    FSX Black and White Image comes out red after resample

    Thank you very much, hcornea. This fixed the problem nicely. For others having a similar issue, I used FWTools to save the GeoTIFF tag data (a .gtf file which has the GIS information), then used Paint Shop Pro to convert my original reprojected grayscale tif file to 24 bit RGB tif. Upon...
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