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Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:17 pm

Greetings fellow anutters. My partner and I have recently been working on a freeware scenery for San Jose Intl in California. I'd like to share some preliminary screenshots with you. Granted it's no Grimshaw quality freeware, but I think it will hold its own over time. No release date yet, although we're about 80% done. Comments welcome.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/ubeans2001/a.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/ubeans2001/b.jpg

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http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/ubeans2001/f.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/ubeans2001/d.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/ubeans2001/c.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/ubeans2001/h.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/ubeans2001/g.jpg
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:22 pm

P.S. - Those aren't static aircraft, that's just my AI.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:21 pm

Wow, this looks absolutely superb. The color on Terminal A and garage are true to life and I'm liking the Terminal C rendition as well. Do you have any screenshots of the airport's west side? (HP hangar and such?) Too bad the two international gates you made for terminal A will be vacant for awhile.

Think you and your partner will get around to tackling any other airports? Oakland's been dying for a decent scenery for awhile now.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:31 pm

That looks great- sorry if this is a dumb question, my monitor here in the office isn't so good- is this a FS9 or FSX scenery?
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:36 pm

I couldn't see it from your shot... but did you include the outdoor observation area in Terminal C - complete with A.netters with cameras and scanners? Big grin

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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:44 am

We will be doing another airport when this one is done, although we haven't agreed on which one to do yet. Possible contestants are RNO, OAK and SMF.

The west side hasn't been completed yet, thus no shots for it. We will be making the Jet Center, the long term parking lot and hopefully the SJSU building with static 727.

This scenery (so far) is for FS9. FSX doesn't run very well on my current rig.

I would definitely like to include the observation deck, however I'm the painter, not the modeler. I have to see if I can talk my partner into including it.  Smile
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:38 am

Any chance you could add a few shots from higher up to give a better feel of the whole airport.
 
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:50 am

Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 5):
This scenery (so far) is for FS9. FSX doesn't run very well on my current rig.

 bigthumbsup  Perfect! I'm running FS9 with no plans to upgrade to FSX...
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:24 am

Looking pretty good! The only suggestion I'd make is to see what you can do about some slicker-looking ground textures. The 3D objects look very nice, but I think some custom or photoreal ground textures would really step this scenery up a notch.
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:23 am

Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 5):
We will be doing another airport when this one is done, although we haven't agreed on which one to do yet. Possible contestants are RNO, OAK and SMF.

Why SMF? They already have a excellent scenery out on Flightsim and Avsim. I think you should replace SMF with FATBig grin

Great lookin scenery!

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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:14 am

Quoting KPDX (Reply 9):
Why SMF? They already have a excellent scenery out on Flightsim and Avsim.

There is? Do you know the name of it so I can check it out? Thanks.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:01 am

Quoting KPDX (Reply 9):
Why SMF? They already have a excellent scenery out on Flightsim and Avsim. I think you should replace SMF with FAT!

Do MCO i can't find any freeware mco scenery!
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:00 pm

Quoting KPDX (Reply 9):
Why SMF? They already have a excellent scenery out on Flightsim and Avsim. I think you should replace SMF with FAT!

Are you referring to the one with the gates that are so close together that 737 wingtips touch virtually everywhere?
 
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:04 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 12):
Are you referring to the one with the gates that are so close together that 737 wingtips touch virtually everywhere?

Maybe? lol It looks pretty payware-ish quality to me.... Plus you can change it from AFCAD. Big grin

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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:58 am

Great job with the SJC scenery!
 
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:51 am

Quoting KPDX (Reply 13):

Maybe? lol It looks pretty payware-ish quality to me

You've clearly got a lot more expendable income than I do. I couldn't see myself paying for this scenery.

Quoting KPDX (Reply 13):
Plus you can change it from AFCAD

I'm referring to the physical gates themselves, not the assigned parking spaces. There's no way to fix spacing issues with AFCAD if the gates are all coded into the scenery (i.e. modeled in gMax) within a wing's length of one another.
 
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:37 am

I'm going to co-release a Lite KOAK with this. It won't be as fancy but it will have some semblance of the new WN terminal complete with jetways and a highly detailed AFCAD. It should tide most of you over until a better KOAK can be released.

Screen shots coming...
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:45 am

Something in this neighborhood...

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4941/koak1rc1.jpg

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/8636/koak2la5.jpg
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:52 am

Do you intend to include the new construction just south of the International Building?
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:31 am

Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 18):
Do you intend to include the new construction just south of the International Building?

Yes, there's a photo of it in the original post.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:45 pm

Wow, even OAK LITE is looking great. I can hardly wait for the day a nice KOAK is available with custom south and north control towers, the run-up shell over off taxiway W, the old UA heavy MX hangar and all the other little details that make it such an interesting field.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:03 am

Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 19):
Yes, there's a photo of it in the original post.

Oh, the one with the crane. Couldn't quite tell where that one was relative to the rest of the airport.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:00 am

WOW that looks amazing, and for a freeware DAMMMM lol cant wait to get my hands on it. a couple questions tho. When and where is going to be available and is OAK going to be released at the same time?

I love the work
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:11 am

SJC is still 2-3 weeks out, but I may release OAK this week. I have a couple people testing it right now for me and if all goes well, you'll see it on AVSIM soon. I'll post here when I do actually upload it. Same goes for SJC.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:54 pm

Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 23):
SJC is still 2-3 weeks out

I'll be keeping an eye on the SJC scenery. Been looking for one for awhile. Look forward to it. Thanks.

P.S. Definately need more smaller airports in the west coast like SJC. It can get kinda boring flying into SFO, LAX, SEA at times. Reno, NV would be nice.

Do you have any other sceneries on avsim that I could look at?

Thank you for your hard work for us Flightsimmers. It means ALOT!!!!

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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:17 pm

Well, I've had FS for about 3 years now and just got fed up with the stock airports, especially my home town of SJC. So I teamed up with Jose Gutierrez and he helped teach me gmax and such. Combined with my many years of photoshop experience, I think I can safely say this is just the first of many airports I (we) intend to do. Hopefully there will be enough users still on FS9 as each scenery is released.

As with any developer, I hate to quote times or take requests, simply because theres a million opinions and only 2 of us. I do intend to "finish" the west coast, as in RNO, SMF and OAK. Then these airports can be combined with the sceneries from FlyTampa, Cloud 9, FlightZone, SimFlyers and Shez Ansari to pretty much cover all the main airports in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

From there, who knows. We've also looked at BNA, MSP and AUS; and to a lesser degree MCI, PBI, MHT, etc...

I will do my best not to step on any of the other well known developers toes as we decide which ones to do. Jose is in the process of setting up a website to kinda keep tabs on this stuff.

So while we enjoy making sceneries, please keep in mind we're still new at this and don't by any stretch consider ourselves professionals. Mistakes will be made I'm sure, but hey, it's free right?  duck 

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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:30 am

Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 25):
but hey, it's free right?

Yes, and for that I say you're allowed all the leeway you want, that and THANK YOU!!!!
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:35 am

Good news and ok news...

Last night I was bored so I started working on SMF. It's coming along so well that I'm flirting with the idea of putting off the release of SJC for a little bit and packaging SJC, OAK and SMF together as a NorCal pack. Reason being, is that they will be using common files between them so installation will be a snap if they were packaged together.

I know many of you are anxiously awaiting SJC and I'm excited to bring it to you, but I think releasing all 3 as a super pack would be a kick butt package and well worth the wait.

I'll post images of SMF and OAK in the next couple of days.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:59 pm

hey, that works for me. I'm in no hurry. I already have a decent SMF and OAK scenery installed, but I rarely do flights from the airport.
 
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Fri May 04, 2007 7:24 am

Any news on the release????
 
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Sat May 05, 2007 4:48 pm

Quoting Md11fan (Reply 29):
Any news on the release????

Any day now actually. We will probably release two versions. Version 1 will be what we have now so you all can get to using it. Version 2 will include many upgrades and fixes which will be a month or so away, but V.1 is imminent. I just added the HP Pavillion to downtown so those of you familiar with the area should get a kick out of seeing it.
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Mon May 07, 2007 5:33 pm

Here's a few shots of a couple things I just finished. First is the San Jose Jet Center and second is the H.P. Pavilion, home of the San Jose Sharks. I just have to make a few more hangars and place some jetways and we should be ready for release.

a.net likes to resize the images to 640, so just click each one to see a larger, crisper picture.

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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Mon May 07, 2007 9:03 pm

Looking positively sweet. That's a fantastic rendition of the HP pavilion. Can't tell from the pictures, but does the Jet Center include the HP hangar?
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RE: Brand New Ksjc Scenery

Tue May 08, 2007 2:27 am

Is that the big gray one they're building on the south side?
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