[jhb_airlines] Re: Netherlands

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 15:53:56 +0100

Slowly sinking into the quagmire called senility.

bones

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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Smith
Sent: 24 July 2005 12:21
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Netherlands


its his age
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From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005 7:59 AM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Netherlands


> Err...the download seems to be replacement textures for the pmdg 737.
> Gerry Winskill gwinsk@xxxxxxx
>
>
> Bones wrote:
>
>>I don't know if it is me or not but I took a trip over to Holland
>>today
>>when
>>testing an aircraft. The photo scenery looked very good indeed (at first)
>>but then I saw something odd. Town edges were a bit too straight lined and
>>woods and other objects to well defined.
>>
>>A closer look at Rotterdam revealed that the city was wrapped in
>>repetitive
>>bitmaps and the sharp city edges chopped this off mid street or even mid
>>house. The truth slowly dawned that all I am looking at is very well made
>>landclass scenery, not photo mapping like in the UK. I eventually ran
>>across
>>a true photo texture just north of EHRD but it was poor quality and I had
>>to
>>almost on top of it before it would show. The edge of this photo texture
>>didn't blend into the surrounding landclass at all well.
>>
>>The landclass is extremely well made and it is very detailed -
>>probably
>>the
>>best I have seen. However, although good it does have a slightly
>>artificial
>>air to it and you feel you are looking at a synthetic landscape - I think
>>it's the sharp edges for cities, coastlines and woods that create this
>>impression. True that the landclass is photo textured BUT it isn't true
>>photo mapping as has been done in the UK.
>>
>>I've taken a screenshot of the scenery at
>>http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/04fs/download/JHB%20PMDG737.zip .
>>The photo texture is to the left of the picture (under that aircraft
>>nose) and the landclass starts abeam the rear of the engine pod.
>>
>>For the huge number of bitmaps loaded I would have thought more areas
>>would
>>have been photo textured. However, if that had been the case it would have
>>been pointless to have created such detailed landclass.
>>
>>Anyone else find the same of is my setup?
>>
>>bones
>>
>>HC@xxxxxxxxxx
>>http://fsaviation.net
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