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User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

How can I get started creating scenery? I've been really improving in my Photoshop skills, and I thought maybe I would create my first scenery. Do I need to pay for any programs or can I just download something? I'm interested in creating a freeware scenery for Atlanta or other airports that may not have representation in FS2000. If there are any tips I would appreciate it. Who knows, maybe this will turn out to be a greate project.

Regards

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User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

By the way, would anyone have any requests as to which airport I should start with? That way I can make something that will go with the majority.

Regards


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

I would like a Heathrow improvment if that is possible


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User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

For scenery design you use a program called Airport v2.XX, which can be downloaded here

Scenery design is pretty easy, you only need the static object files(called macros), some are provided with the program, others are available at flightsim.com. To place your airport at the corrects location you need the proper norh-west or east-west coordinats and elevation for your aiport, both of which can be found at http://worldaerodata.com.

Heres what an design interface looks like, as you can see everything is pretty basic. Ohh yeah you will also need to exculde(cover up) the old airport when you put yours on top, which is acomplished with an exclude .bgl file which the program also makes. To learn more see the FAQ.



User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Thanks, so this means that adding such things as taxiways, markings, gates, etc. will be fairly simple and straight forward? By the way, say I'm adding a yellow line leading to the gate, how would I know when to stop?

Also, how far will my Photoshop skills take me? Does texturing skills have a lot to do with producing quality scenery? Thanks for the replies.

Regards


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

I made some scenery, never really got into it. Once you're done, if you want somebody to test it out before you upload it to places like flightsim.com and simviation.com let me know, and I'll test it out for you.
~Mike



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User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Thanks VgnAtl747, I will need that. By the way, do you have a suggestion for an airport? I'm going to start gathering some information for the project this weekend. Thanks again.

Regards


User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Do your home airport since you know exacly where everything is, enabaling you to include tiny details which help make the airport as realistic as possible. If you have FS98, you can download the scenery I created for Kamloops from flightsim.com and compare it to the screenshot above, so that you can get a better idea of the overall design. Some guy told me it works perfectly with FS2000, so you might want to try it as well, if you dont have FS98 lying around.

User currently offlinePilot3xx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Miami Intl!!!!! (KMIA)

Theres no addon of MIA available for fs2k

Cheers

Christian


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

KMIA sounds good, I've also been waiting for one. As far as home airport, well, it's rather small, and I don't think I can find as much information on it (i.e. photos), a visit isn't always possible, but I will think about that one too.

Regards


User currently offlineEGNV From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Sorry to put you off, but I really don't think that you will be able to design any major airports until you get used to the program, certainly not suitable for upload.
You must do lots of practice first...
Try making an imaginary airport.
Read the help files with the scenery program.
Another good program, that I like it FS Scenery Creator, available from FlightSim.com, and I'm sure other places.
Also, the macros and static aircraft are also available from the same site under macros. You may wish to practice adding static aircraft to existing airports if you think that they should be there, get your positioning right by using the coordinates from FS2000/98 and the heading of the objects, making scenery may be harder than you think, but do have a go.

Kyle.


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

EGNV,

Thanks for the input. I was worried about getting too ambitious with the KMIA project. Others have also recommended that I start with a "hometown" airport. I'll see how it goes when I download the program. I won't release any scenery unless I'm sure that others have tested it first, and that it's worth being released. Thanks again for the advice, I'll certainly take this into mind when I get started.

Regards


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