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MSFS Introduction to MSFS SDK (scenery)

I have together with a few people (Mr. Wompy on discord et. al) created a short no-bs introduction to creating and compiling a scenery project. The document is not yet finished and I am waiting for others to pitch in. The custom objects insertion is WIP. Also, please keep in mind that some of us are coming over from x-plane type of development where its quite different from what you lads are used to in ESP meaning that you should elaborate things that are self-explanatory for an ESP developer. Thank you!


Warmest regards,
Drago
 
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Thanks for the article, very helpful and more clear than SDK instructions.

I have followed all steps and able to create my first airport, but I cannot make it to appear in the sim, I have added the compiled package under MSFS/Community folder but no luck to see it.

I should mention that is a real airport that is missing in the sim.

Update: It now works ok, the error was to put the whole "Packages/.." folder under Community

Cheers
 
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Thanks for the article, very helpful and more clear than SDK instructions.

I have followed all steps and able to create my first airport, but I cannot make it to appear in the sim, I have added the compiled package under MSFS/Community folder but no luck to see it.

I should mention that is a real airport that is missing in the sim.

Cheers
Can you show me your file structure of the folder? Where did you find the compiled scenery exactly? How is its structure?
 
Here is how to get a Blender custom model into the sim....this is not my video and I also don't know if this is the "correct" way of doing things but it works...

 

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I shall leave it to the @scruffyduck as it is his domain!

Yet again, if anyone here knows how to add a custom object, plz for the love of god help us all out :)!

Great stuff and very helpful. I will talk with Arno when he gets back from vacation as to the best way to save and maintain this document. Also there are a lot of people working on things so it would be good to get updates and/or additions here. I am going to sticky it in the meantime
 
Can you show me your file structure of the folder? Where did you find the compiled scenery exactly? How is its structure?

The compiled scenery was found under "Packages" under project, the copied it to "Community" as this....

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And now is working flawlessly
 
Here is how to get a Blender custom model into the sim....this is not my video and I also don't know if this is the "correct" way of doing things but it works...

has not worked for me. Pls I cant even hear what the dude is saying, no offence to him.

What we need is down to earth tutorial that is 1) Step one: open the dryer 2) Step two: take your hand and move it with the dryer in it to the top of your head pointing down. 3) Start the dryer (to dry your hair).
The above is just an example. We need it SIIIIIIMPLE, expecially me who has no idea wtf I am doing :p
 
So I added a runway and have my scenery bgl file and project saved. Whenever I load the sim and go back there and try to load my project xml the sim crashes. What the heck?!
 
I have together with a few people (Mr. Wompy on discord et. al) created a short no-bs introduction to creating and compiling a scenery project. The document is not yet finished and I am waiting for others to pitch in as I simply cannot figure out how to for example put in some custom models to be seen by the Object window. If anyone can please share more info on this I am very happy to include it within the manual. Also, please keep in mind that some of us are coming over from x-plane type of development where its quite different from what you lads are used to in ESP meaning that you should elaborate things that are self-explanatory for an ESP developer. Thank you!


Warmest regards,
Drago

Thanks and congratulations to you and your team for a great and concise intro to putting the MSFS 2020 SDK into real-life practice. I was able to follow it pretty well. I too am anxious to understand how to place custom objects (once created according to the SDK) into the Scenery.

Rod
 
hello, thank you very much for creating this guide, my only missing issue is that once you create any polygon I am not able to have it reload it if I ever close the scenery editor

do you have any idea what Im missing?

thanks
 
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