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More Nantucket Dev Shots

Work on Nantucket continues! There was a brief slow-down on actual modeling this past month while I switched modeling tools from an old version of 3DS Max to an open-source tool called Blender. I’m happy with Blender’s capabilities; it’s faster to use, very powerful, and now that I’ve gotten used to it, quite efficient.

The most exciting part of any project for me is the start of texturing, dressing up all the bare meshes with the clothing that gives them character. Here are a few shots of the US Post Office, with some outlying buildings nearby, and the t-hangar. Next up, the cargo ramp!

 

Post Office, front

Post Office, front

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Post office, rear with outbuildings

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T-Hangar

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T-Hangar electrical panel details

Work on Nantucket continues! There was a brief slow-down on actual modeling this past month while I switched modeling tools from an old version of 3DS Max to an open-source tool called Blender. I’m happy with Blender’s capabilities; it’s faster to use, very powerful, and now that I’ve gotten used to it, quite efficient. The [...]

Filed Under: 3D Graphics, Flight Simulator, FSX, FSX Scenery, FSX SP2, Hundred Dollar Burger airports, KACK, Nantucket, New England Scenery, Prepar3d V2

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The first official iBlueYonder release will take us back to the coast of New England – or just off it, actually. As a follow-up to our popular Plum Island scenery, we’re happy to announce that we’ve set our sights on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The one-time whaling center of the US is now a quaint vacation getaway that boasts a surprisingly large, capable airport.

Hundred Dollar Burger: Nantucket will include the islands of Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget in 5-season photo-real terrain with autogen, along with a detailed rendition of Nantucket Memorial Airport (KACK). We’ll be posting more dev shots very soon. To get us kicked off, here’s a sneak peek at the main KACK terminal in the 3D modeling program (naked, with no textures just yet)…

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The first official iBlueYonder release will take us back to the coast of New England – or just off it, actually. As a follow-up to our popular Plum Island scenery, we’re happy to announce that we’ve set our sights on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The one-time whaling center of the US is now a [...]

Filed Under: Announcements, Flight Simulator, FSX, FSX Scenery, Hundred Dollar Burger airports, Nantucket, New England Scenery

Fanboy Friday: Endings and a New Beginning

Sorry for missing the last couple of Fridays, but things have been in a bit of turmoil around my house lately and it’s drained off all my attention dealing with non-sim stuff. In the midst of everything else that’s going on, I thought it’d be sporting to pop in here and catch you up to date on what’s happening. [click to continue…]

Sorry for missing the last couple of Fridays, but things have been in a bit of turmoil around my house lately and it’s drained off all my attention dealing with non-sim stuff. In the midst of everything else that’s going on, I thought it’d be sporting to pop in here and catch you up to [...]

Filed Under: 3D Graphics, Announcements, Fanboy Fridays, Flight Simulator, FSX, FSX Scenery, Microsoft Aces Team, My FS Products, ORBX

The POD Gets a Cockpit

Here I am with another update in the POD saga. This time, the cockpit gets built, painted, and fitted with controls and avionics. The lighting in the videos really highlight the warts in the build – the real thing is a bit smoother looking. Or maybe I’ve just been blinded by that big projector. 😉 Enjoy.

Here I am with another update in the POD saga. This time, the cockpit gets built, painted, and fitted with controls and avionics. The lighting in the videos really highlight the warts in the build – the real thing is a bit smoother looking. Or maybe I’ve just been blinded by that big projector. ;-) [...]

Filed Under: The POD Project