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Some more work around the Bahamas.

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Hi,
Just spent some time going over the Berries, laying out some vegetation and custom made ground polys. Hope to get some help with custom buildings, but in the meantime those in the pics are freeware available.
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annber, did you put a bump on the gpoly? If not, go do it it's a great candidate! :)

Also, have you tried placing grass with anotator? ;)

looking awesome!

David
 
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Thanks guys, still learning to do things though, and when you are older it takes longer.
David, I have meant to master the annotator but haven't had time to do, so everything is hand placed so far. Would absolutely love to learn how to make buildings though, but that takes also lots of time. I did not put a bump on the GP, I assume you mean the one in first pic. Now I have to read about doing a bump:). Got that texture here at the beach boardwalk.
Here is one more Berry that I forgot to include.
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annotator is easy bro! and it eases on the framerates. I just experimented adding autogen buildings with "localized" textures and it worked well.
Try one of the tutorials and if u get stuck let me know!
 
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Using Autogen also helps with seasonal vegetation (maybe not a big consideration for the tropics), and it accommodates users of certain paid add-on products like ORBX trees.

Really impressive work here, cannot wait to get my hands on it.
 

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Those screenshots! what a wonderful environment to either fly of float around the amazing blue waters. Well done
 
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Thanks guys, still learning to do things though, and when you are older it takes longer.
David, I have meant to master the annotator but haven't had time to do, so everything is hand placed so far. Would absolutely love to learn how to make buildings though, but that takes also lots of time. I did not put a bump on the GP, I assume you mean the one in first pic. Now I have to read about doing a bump:). Got that texture here at the beach boardwalk.
Here is one more Berry that I forgot to include.View attachment 33882
Hi
Your screens look great!
Buildings are easy to model. The easy approach is Sketchup, but it has a terrible pitfall in terms of making models with too many vertices and polygons if you follow the standard procedure. GMAX is slightly more complicated, but to do a simple building the most difficult is to install and set-up GMAX - but there are plenty of tutorials. One good advice no matter if you use one or another - start with doing a texture sheet with all the faces of your building - and preferably more buildings. Never use the inherent materials in the modelling tool to paint models. It reduces visual appearance and increases drawcalls. Working with texture, the more models you can have on one texture sheet, the better performance. Next do the modeling.
 
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Thanks for the comments:), looks like I will be taking time this weekend to work with the annotator, but still will hand place some trees for effects. Building modeling would be next, although I have gotten some help from fellow members, for which I am very thankful.
I also want to thank Alex Celis for his excellent SkyBahamas textures for the Carenado B1900D. Here is his work and a couple of more pics that shows the extend of the water mask for this area.
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Keep on going, Keep on going, this scenery looks great!

How is the view from a (virtual sailing) boat perspective?
 
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Keep on going, Keep on going, this scenery looks great!

How is the view from a (virtual sailing) boat perspective?
Thanks Ronald, not exactly virtual sailing, but close enough;)
Even inserted on my scenery an excellent freeware carrier for landings, although I haven't quite mastered the approach.
 

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Thanks for posting the floater-based water-shots! They look amazing Annber

Even inserted on my scenery an excellent freeware carrier for landings, although I haven't quite mastered the approach.
Check your tailhook and your [PM] for a few hints on this tricky matter :)
 
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Please say you are still working on this beautiful scenery and that the two month silence is not because you gave given up or anything.. Dont know if this will be freeware or payware but if payware I will be first in line to purchase :)

Mike
 
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