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Recent content by Paavo

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    MSFS MSFS Toolkit by Nool Aerosystems

    The border file only describes the area that should be cut out from source data. It does not know anything about the positioning of other source files. A new tool will soon help with restoring metadata in manually edited imagery files.
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    MSFS All LODs being rendered at once

    Your ZIP does not contain ja blender file (*.blend).
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    MSFS All LODs being rendered at once

    Send me your blender file, I'll have a look.
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    MSFS All LODs being rendered at once

    The Multi Exporter's ZIP contains this PDF that describes how to use it. It's very simple, really. You just have to divide the model into collections: create parent collection, eg "zum". Under that, create collections "x01", "x02" etc for each LOD level and place relevant meshes under them...
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    MSFS All LODs being rendered at once

    Issues like these is why I made a multi exporter plugin to extend Blender2MSFS: https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/blender2msfs-multi-exporter.451264/ It includes two examples, one of which shows how to easily do LODs.
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    MSFS MSFS Toolkit by Nool Aerosystems

    v0.51 has been out for a few days, it fixes the installer URL: https://github.com/noolaero/msfs-toolkit/releases There's new documentation on watermasking tool and a new tutorial on how to create a landscape with custom aerial imagery, mesh and watermasking...
  7. Paavo

    Dark area where water polygon meets FS2020 water

    Extend your water polys further over stock water. Use different type of water if you see conflicts.
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    MSFS MSFS Toolkit by Nool Aerosystems

    You can get latest changes with updated OSGeo4W installer from Code > Download ZIP: https://github.com/noolaero/msfs-toolkit/ It will go out as a release later today.
  9. Paavo

    MSFS MSFS Toolkit by Nool Aerosystems

    Terraforming polygons are still available in MSFS: https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/msfs-toolkit-by-nool-aerosystems.452363/page-2#post-881969 If DEM gives poor results because of its quality, then terraforming polygons can be used to make smaller changes. Larger and more complex...
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    MSFS MSFS Toolkit by Nool Aerosystems

    v0.50 changes the way elevations are read for airport elements. You don't need to change anything. If you input airport XML file (-airport), height maps will be written to the airport file and airport elements will be updated (incl runway). If you don't input it, a standalone XML file is...
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    MSFS MSFS Toolkit by Nool Aerosystems

    Version 0.50 is now out: https://github.com/noolaero/msfs-toolkit/releases/ Before v0.50, runway profiles were intended for use with high resolution sources like 5 m LIDAR data, which does not need interpolation. Raw values were read directly from elevation values and it gave good results. When...
  12. Paavo

    MSFS Color Matching aerial imagery in MSFS

    By the way, MSFS Toolkit can automatically download tiles from WMS services. Instead of passing raster images with -imagery in the aerial tool, pass XML file that defines a WMS service: msfs aerial -imagery someservice.xml -border myarea.kml -level 18 "C:\Dev\MyProject\Tiles" Documentation...
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    MSFS MSFS Toolkit by Nool Aerosystems

    Create an account and give your vote to this topic on MSFS developer support platform: https://devsupport.flightsimulator.com/questions/315/proper-water-exclusion-and-ocean-transperant-maski.html Currently, even the basic land/water masking appears broken, otherwise I would have provided a tool...
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    MSFS how to combine a finished aerial and a finished airport? separate packages...

    Copy their contents together and generate new manifest and layout JSON files. MSFS Toolkit contains meta tool for that purpose, if you're comfortable with command-line tools: https://msfs.nool.ee/tools/meta/ I haven't tried this myself, but there's also a single-purpose layout generator that...
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    MSFS MSFS Toolkit by Nool Aerosystems

    Check that you have entered a valid name for the output XML file ("mesh.xml" in this case), eg from a previous post: msfs elev -imagery "92N8P-92LJ0.tif" -border "border.shp" "mesh.xml" It has to be a file name, not a folder.
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