It’s been awhile, since my last news about Antarctica4XPlane, my Antarctica Base Mesh for the X-Plane Flight Simulator. It’s winter on the southernmost continent and due to the darkness and rough weather conditions at this time of the year, almost all antarctic researchers went home for a break. But why not use the opportunities of a flight simulator to train your skills for the upcoming season. Walter did it and created this great video:
Walter, thank you so much for your continuous support of my projects, especially Antarctica4XPlane. I really hope, that I can continue the development of Part 3 as soon as possible. The timeline depends particular on the release date of new elevation models for the antarctic continent.
Related to the Antarctica4XPlane project, Nino finished an incredible work, to gather and systemize information about the antarctic continent. The result is an Antarctic Catalog containing especially information about Airfields, Research Base Stations and Airplanes.
Read more about his project and the result of his work here…
The current season in Antarctica is approaching its peak and it is thus an appropriate time for the release of further research stations: I’m proud to announce that Paolo released two brand-new Research Station Scenery Packages in addition to my Antarctica Mesh Scenery.
The packages contain amongst others: Comandante Ferraz Station and Machu Picchu Base, McMurdo Station (on the image above), Scott Base and a station at Marble Point.
As of today, a new version of Antarctica4XPlane Part 2 is online. This update covers now a much larger area of Victoria Land and the northern parts of the Transantarctic Mountains. Also, this update improves the resolution of the Mesh dramatically.
The download-links to this update and all other sceneries can be found in the Sceneries-Section of my website.
I’m looking forward to your Likes, Reviews and Comments. I plan the development of further regions. So if you like my work, and if you want to ensure the continued development, I would appreciate your support.
I’m working on a mesh update of Antarctica4XPlane Part 2. For this I begun to merge some high resolution elevation models into the current low resolution model. With success as you can see below: Shown is a digital elevation model of Ross Island [the current DEM on the left and the upcoming on the right], composited out of three different sources. Each source has its weakness and voids, but in combination they result in a breathtaking improvement of the current mesh.
Paolo released a new Antarctica Scenery package! It contains the Mario Zucchelli Station, a permanent Italian Research Base, located at the Terra Nova Bay. Nearby you will find the Jang Bogo Station and Enigma Lake, with a challenging Skiway. Have fun and don’t forget to support the further development of our project.
Besides the development of the Antarctica Mesh for X-Plane, I begun to create 3D-models and released my first Research Base Scenery: The Signy Research Station, located on Signy Island, a small subantarctic island in the South Orkney Islands, and operated by the British Antarctic Survey.