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Nantucket Autogen Gets the Arno Treatment

I feel lucky today for two reasons. The first is that Arno Gerretsen is still active in the FS world after all these years, and continues to provide tools and insight that push the boundaries of scenery design forward. The second is that, as part of his tests into customizing autogen, he’s chosen Nantucket as his test subject.

He has made some breakthroughs lately regarding things like custom roof types for AGN houses (adding dormers, for instance). I’ve been providing some graphical support to the effort by creating custom textures that more closely mimic the Nantucket “look” than anything in the default FSX.

It’s still early days, but the research and customization is already starting to pay off. Here’s a good example – notice in particular the new styles of roof! Yes, there are glitches and some weird-looking buildings still, but they’ll get ironed out. Roofs!

AGN_test_1

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  • Dexte

    February 19, 2014, 5:58 pm

    Well Bill that looks good. About now, they are all white anyway. 🙂

  • Pat Snyder

    March 30, 2014, 7:17 am

    Bill,
    Firstly, I have read all of your articles in Computer Pilot mag. while it was published and enjoyed all of your work and learned a few things along the way. I am a real world pilot as well and I live within and hour plus flying time of ACK. The $100 Burger flight title is appropriate for myself since I have made this trip quite a few times VFR and IFR for lunch and dinner. The downtown cobblestone streets are beautiful to admire but tough on wheels and feet. I hope you can capture the harbor area as well as the picture that is currently posted. Looking forward to the unveiling.

  • Marshall DuBock

    February 20, 2015, 8:09 am

    Yes when I lived at zero Main Street on the top floor my building had 5 dog house dormers on just on side. Lots of houses on Nantucket have either dog house or shed dormers or both to add room , and most older houses have multiple additions called warts, newer buildings are sold and moved and or jacked up to add full basement underneath , we also have a lot of salt box roofs, the first house I built in Surfside had a modified salt box roof called a cat slide because one side of the roof was so steep a cat would slide off LOL… Marshall