Any news on FSX ground polys?

jtanabodee

Resource contributor
#2
This thread might help a little http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22930.
FSX layer is on the top, over traditional fs2002 style ground poly. But I never done all the layers in FSX and I think it is too much and will cause flickering between layers. If you want to get rid of that, the layer might be separate in distance and it cause the wheel sink. No good!

I did apply this to my Samui Project. It came out nicely. But some flickering in high altitude view even I add lod to the plane. May be the plane disappear so late.




It is so much fun. But you need to write in the document that it might cause flickering. Some users might not like it they can delete specific files to get rid of that. As far as I know, no one ever e-mail me back about flickering problem. It is mild and acceptable.

Regards,
Tic
 
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#3
This thread might help a little http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22930.
FSX layer is on the top, over traditional fs2002 style ground poly. But I never done all the layers in FSX and I think it is too much and will cause flickering between layers. If you want to get rid of that, the layer might be separate in distance and it cause the wheel sink. No good!

I did apply this to my Samui Project. It came out nicely. But some flickering in high altitude view even I add lod to the plane. May be the plane disappear so late.




It is so much fun. But you need to write in the document that it might cause flickering. Some users might not like it they can delete specific files to get rid of that. As far as I know, no one ever e-mail me back about flickering problem. It is mild and acceptable.

Regards,
Tic
thanks, i will try it and testing,:)
 

jtanabodee

Resource contributor
#5
No, I don't mind at all. I can share that but what would you like?
Just the FSX ground poly would be OK?
Since the whole file with satellite image would be so huge to share.
 
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jtanabodee

Resource contributor
#9
You're welcome, donatelo.
I also use the same setting to my new project VTSP, Phuket Airport. It works without LOD and platform. But you will see some sinking-wheel problem but it is not serious since this layer is semitransparent. I think it make the ground more realistic even there is no precipitation. The ground has specular effect like the real thing.



You have to remember that you need to slice the plane into less than 100 meters. Set up the height of the FSX ground poly to 0.05 m. Lesser than this will cause flickering. Then export using FSX game pack not FS2002. GroundPoly wizard in Model ConverterX cannot be used either since all the FSX style property will be disappear.

Good luck. Please post your result. I really would love to see your success.

Regards,
Tic
 
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#10
You're welcome, donatelo.
I also use the same setting to my new project VTSP, Phuket Airport. It works without LOD and platform. But you will see some sinking-wheel problem but it is not serious since this layer is semitransparent. I think it make the ground more realistic even there is no precipitation. The ground has specular effect like the real thing.



You have to remember that you need to slice the plane into less than 100 meters. Set up the height of the FSX ground poly to 0.05 m. Lesser than this will cause flickering. Then export using FSX game pack not FS2002. GroundPoly wizard in Model ConverterX cannot be used either since all the FSX style property will be disappear.

Good luck. Please post your result. I really would love to see your success.

Regards,
Tic
wow, you are working on VTSP? i waiting to start my firefly to go there XD,
right now i'm still testing with any setting that suitable, the airport i m working right now is WMKL(Langkawi)
 

jtanabodee

Resource contributor
#11
I'm working on WMKK too. I just visited there last week. I started on AFCAD file now but it is quite tough since the default airport are almost not in the correct place at all.
Are there any other airports in Malaysia are you working on? Penang is my other target.
 
#12
I'm working on WMKK too. I just visited there last week. I started on AFCAD file now but it is quite tough since the default airport are almost not in the correct place at all.
Are there any other airports in Malaysia are you working on? Penang is my other target.
i'm just focus on wmkl right now as i still beginner, :eek:
 
#16
A download was given here in a zip. No instructions. The two textures... one looks a bit blue. Is this to be an alpha for the other one? Or is one laid under then other at .05m?
 

tgibson

Resource contributor
#17
The one that has bump in the name is the bump map. That name is placed into the bump map slot when using FSX GMAX materials.

Bump maps make the surface "bumpy", like a plane with rivets.
 
#18
Hi Tom- I guess I'm out of it then. I use FSDS. But then there shold be some similar procedure using FSDS. FSDS isn't as hot doing ground textures but it's not too bad. Bob
 
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