Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby lon@carolon.net » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:21 pm

Does anyone have a recommendation for photo-realistic scenery for Southern California, for use with X-Plane 11 running on an iMac? I'm looking for something that's easy to install, right from a DVD or download. And I'm willing to pay for it, if there's a well-regarded commercial product. X-Plane's built-in scenery is OK. But I just "flew" to Camarillo Airport, and my favorite airport cafe -- The Waypoint Cafe -- is just an empty piece of tarmac in X-Plane's scenery!
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby Keith Smith » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 pm

Photo real scenery isn't going to give you airport cafe. For that, you're going to need to have someone build you some 3d airports (in cases where they don't exist).

Otherwise for the enroute stuff, there should be some options for some nice photoreal scenery generated by ortho4xp. You might be able to download the pre-generated tiles yourself, otherwise, if you can find someone who has already built them, you might be able to drop ship a drive to them and have them copy the scenery to your drive and ship it back to you.
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby Matthias Geiss » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:04 pm

You can download readymade photoreal scenery for free here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/f ... thophotos/
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby Ryan B » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:19 pm

Additionally, I highly recommend GPB500's scenery for socal area (payware). There are a few other airports he has done outside of socal, but I think CMA is on the list.

You can get in touch with him on x plane org
https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/p ... 20-gpb500/

Here's a few examples... KSBA (in his scenery pack you get about 10-15 airports I think)
ImageUntitled-18 by ryan b, on Flickr

SNA
ImagepantheraGTN2 by ryan b, on Flickr

PSP
Imagepsp by ryan b, on Flickr

And Yep, CMA is on the list!
Imagecma by ryan b, on Flickr
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby Keith Smith » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:13 am

[Mod: Moved this to the X-Plane forum since it's 100% XP-specific]
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby joomie » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:58 am

@Ryan B:
May you post a hyperlink to the mentioned payware?
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby lon@carolon.net » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:17 pm

Keith Smith wrote:Photo real scenery isn't going to give you airport cafe. For that, you're going to need to have someone build you some 3d airports (in cases where they don't exist).

Otherwise for the enroute stuff, there should be some options for some nice photoreal scenery generated by ortho4xp. You might be able to download the pre-generated tiles yourself, otherwise, if you can find someone who has already built them, you might be able to drop ship a drive to them and have them copy the scenery to your drive and ship it back to you.


No airport cafe? :o Camarillo wouldn't be Camarillo without the Waypoint Cafe. ;)
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby lon@carolon.net » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:21 pm

Ryan B wrote:Additionally, I highly recommend GPB500's scenery for socal area (payware). There are a few other airports he has done outside of socal, but I think CMA is on the list. You can get in touch with him on x plane org
https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/p ... 20-gpb500/


I found GPB500 on the Forum, but I couldn't find a link to his payware site. And I sure would like to find it, because from the great screenshots you posted, it looks like his Camarillo Airport does have the Waypoint Cafe!
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby Ryan B » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:27 pm

He doesn't have a site... you'll have to get in touch with him via private message there. He'll send you an initial email to discuss details etc.

He kinda started with a few airports and you'd pay the fee and he'd send dropbox links. His airports are excellent though and the price has gone up but so has the number of airports.
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Re: Photo-realitistic SoCal scenery for X-Plane/iMac ?

Postby lon@carolon.net » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:04 pm

Ryan B wrote:He doesn't have a site... you'll have to get in touch with him via private message there. He'll send you an initial email to discuss details etc.

He kinda started with a few airports and you'd pay the fee and he'd send dropbox links. His airports are excellent though and the price has gone up but so has the number of airports.


Thanks. This explains why I couldn't find it.
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