Now that it’s official, let’s take a closer look at the latest scenery package penned by Maps2XPlane in collaboration with Albert Ràfols: We devoted ourselves to develop a rendering of the Society Islands for X-Plane: In a first step we focus on the Leeward Islands: Bora Bora, Raiatea & Tahaa, Huahine, Maupiti and Tupai – to name just the major ones.
As with our previous projects – #Seychelles4XPlane and #Faroes4XPlane – a detailed, Custom Terrain Mesh is one of the key features. As before, we rely on photo-realistic, generic textures, which – compared to a pure, native photo-mesh – enable us to achieve a uniform high quality with a low impact on performance. Of course, it is not only the land that gets textured, but also the sea, in order to obtain a realistic replication of the real counterpart. But see for yourself:
In the following articles I will go into more detail on further key features, such as Custom Overlays (vegetation, autogen buildings, road network), and of course the implemented Airports and Helipads. Follow our developer blog and our Facebook page to stay up to date!