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FSX Whitsunday Islands, QLD, Australia

Hi all,

Just wanted to post a thread about my WIP version of the Whitsunday Islands (excluding Hamilton Island which has already been done by Anthony aka 'Ant') a beautiful region of Australia that acts as the hub to the Great Barrier Reef. I've been working on this scenery for about 3 weeks now, it is my first foray into FSX addons.

So far I have covered:

Hayman Island
Hook Island
Whitsunday Island
Daydream Island
North/South Molle Island
Henning Island
Long Island + Pine

To do:

Border Island + Dumbell + Deloraine
Haselwood Island + Lupton + Teague

I will be making the resorts and major landmarks in Gmax, and annotating autogen/buildings. Hopefully one day I'll also have GA aircraft crusing around and some yachts/cruisers doing their routes.

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I like the watermarks on the imagery. (pic #8 if you look closely) :D


Looks good.
 
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Nice work Rainey.

There is a slight magenta tinge on some of the ground textures (and photoreal water) that would be nice to lessen in Photoshop.

Are you going to do some autogen annotation too? That would really complete things.
 
Thanks fellas! The magenta tinge comes from my enbseries profile. It's not there if I disable the mod but it makes the hazy horizons look nice and boosts the contrast. :)

Working on the vegetation at the moment. Can anyone tell me if hand placed trees using IS3 have the same or worse performance impact than the same area with (roughly the same density) autogen?
 
Thanks fellas! The magenta tinge comes from my enbseries profile. It's not there if I disable the mod but it makes the hazy horizons look nice and boosts the contrast. :)

Working on the vegetation at the moment. Can anyone tell me if hand placed trees using IS3 have the same or worse performance impact than the same area with (roughly the same density) autogen?

Worse, you definitely want autogen for a project of this size.
Nice work, looking forward to the release!!
 
Been working on some autogen, figuring out what looks best:

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And I completed another small island, Henning Island, which is right below the final approach for Hamilton Island airport.

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Another day, another island. :D This time I've completed Long Island, which was a pretty big chunk of land. Have to fine tune the positioning but the result is spectacular. I've started introducing a little variety into the colours from the reef as well (rather than simply giving them a teal hue). Here's an overview of the scenery so far, including all the islands I've completed with Long Island in the foreground. Enjoy!

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Also working on some seasonal variations now. Just summer and winter. finding a happy medium with blending between Ants Hamilton Island (which does not have seasonal variety) and the ORBX FTX AU colours.

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Really nice man! Any ideas of making YSBK (Bankstown Airport)? Just booked to fly with Soar Aviation's Jabiru several days ago...:D
 
Hey guys, thanks for the encouragement and support. I am still progressing with this scenery and my plans for it have expanded. Will hopefully have some new stuff to show off soon! :)
 
Wow, amazing work! Are you planning to add trees and buildings? Or is it just going to be ground scenery?
 
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Hi Rainy,
This is a really nice job. I'm a long way from where this scenery is (UK) but, maybe one day . . .
Please tell me if you can, where/how can I obtain this magnificent work.
I've just purchased FSX Ayer's Rock/Uluru and all of Ant's addons to go with it so the Whitsundays would be the cherry on the icing.

Thanks a lot from the New Forest. Not that you can see it at the moment through the freezing fog.

Dave A
 
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