P3D v3 Autogen Not Showing In Certain areas

mskhan1991

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#1
I have a problem where, I designed an airport with photo-scenery that takes up half of the grid area defined by the autogen annotator. I have added the blend mask to remove photoscenery from that area.

I added the lower level layer under that photoscenery in the form of another photoscenery and added more buildings in the same grid area but they don't show.

City photoscenery (Lower level) is Detail level 16 while airport photoscenery is (Higher Level) Detail level 17. How do I get to show the autogen with both in the same area?
 

arno

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#2
Are both photo sceneries in the same folder or in separate folders?
 
#4
Hello:

AFAIK, one could make the blend mask "more" transparent in the 8-bit 256-'color'-capable Alpha channel to set a gray-scale level that allows the autogen annotations from the underlying photo-real layer to show through to the top.


Alternatively, one could use a 3rd custom transparent (no visual image) FSX SDK Resample photo-real layer on top of the (2) already-existing ones.

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/autogen-on-transparent-photoscenery.424378/



Otherwise, one could use a custom FSX SDK SHP2VEC CVX vector "Park"-type land class polygon layer textured with a transparent (no visual image) attribute ...on top of the (2) already-existing ones.


Then one could decompile, cut, and move the desired autogen annotations from the (2) already-existing photo-real layers, and paste them into a new annotation file for that 3rd (top) transparent layer.

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?title=AgnTools


Hope these ideas help ! :)

GaryGB
 
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arno

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#5
You would have to copy the agn to both sceneries in that case (the agn file that covers the entire terrain cell).
 

mskhan1991

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#6
Ok, so one agn contains half the buildings on detail level 16 and other has half the buildings on detail 17, how do i combine both???
 

arno

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#7
The agn files are always per lod 13 tile. Just annotate one scenery first, copy over the agn file and continue annotating the other scenery. Make sure you copy the complete agn file back to the first scenery in the end.
 

mskhan1991

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#8
The agn files are always per lod 13 tile. Just annotate one scenery first, copy over the agn file and continue annotating the other scenery. Make sure you copy the complete agn file back to the first scenery in the end.
Hmmmm. thanks for the help Arno..
 
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