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P3D v4 How is this done

step by step procedures in doing something like the attached file.


Resource contributor
1. The FSDeveloper WIKI is a good place to start understanding how to create this:
- https://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page - Wiki homepage
- https://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Terrain_Design - Terrain Design
- [ur]https://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Scenery_Design[/URL] - Scenery Design

2. The FSDeveloper forum is crowed with scenery design / building experts

3. On Youtube you can also find lots of tutorial videos on scenery design for all kinds of flightsimulators:

- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fsx+scenery+design - FSX
- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=p3d+scenery+design - P3D
- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=xplane+scenery+design - Xplane

4. Connect / contact with the (freeware / payware) experts in the scenery-building field
This is a nice place to find a lot of sceneries creators who
- https://www.flightsim-scenery.com/
- https://letsflyvfr.com/downloads-page/

5. Scrape the Internet for scenery-tutorial building websites:
- https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/content.php?13988-Getting-Started-In-Scenery-Design-For-X-Plane

I think this should get you started...
.....this is indeed former ACG Scenery of RAF Wattisham. ( Its the Ground Polygon ).

jyarddog@, if you do a search here on Fsdeveloper for “ Pete Beeby “ you will come across several threads, where this technique and it’s implementation are described in further detail.

The good news is, that going forwards our prayers might just have been answered and if you are thinking of purchasing the new MSFS, from what I have seen over the last few months, the need for techniques such as this could be pretty much redundant.
We will however, have to wait and see what is covered by the SDK When it becomes available to most.

Feel free to PM me if you wanted to discuss this further.


Pete Beeby. Former ACG Designer.