I introduced myself on another thread, but I wanted to start a new one to keep the community updated with a current ongoing project that I am calling the Northwest Arkansas Experience. My name is Jack, I currently reside in Northwest Arkansas, and after getting into flight simulation a little over 2 years ago, I realized that this area receives little attention when it comes to add-on scenery. I spent a lot of time researching and learning how to create scenery, so I feel that I can finally tackle this kind of project. I want to share it with the community, and I do understand that this area may not interest most of you.
The list of 14 airports that I will redux are as follows...
1AR5 Cherokee Strip
2AR5 Ashmore Field
5M5 Crystal Lake
6AR1 Elder Strip
38AR Williams Field
40AR Lost Bridge Village
67AR Wedington Wood
AR09 Bella Vista Field
AR91 Circle S Farms
KASG Springdale Mun
KFYV Drake Field
KROG Rogers Executive
KSLG Smith Field
KVBT Bentonville Mun Thaden
Regardless, I hope you enjoy the pictures, and eventually the full release, which I am planning on being sometime around fall of next year. There is a lot of work to be done to give these airports the attention I think they deserve. Some of them won't be around next year, such as Ashmore Field Airport, which will most likely be turned into a subdivision soon.
The first goal is to extract all the satellite imagery that I will need for this project, which has already been done. Second goal is to remove all of the default airport assets, move the airports to the desired LAT/LONG, and update all the airport information. Third goal is to create blendmasks and watermasks for all satellite imagery and color match all seasons to match Orbx Global. Fourth goal is to create, texture, and add all new 3D assets and trees to scenery. Fifth goal is to further test the scenery in FSX and P3D to ensure compatibility and take care of any issues that may arise. Final goal is to create the installation .pdf and upload to Simviation.com.
If you are a confident graphic design artist, effects modeler, or 3D modeler, and are interested in getting involved in this project, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or add me on Steam, ID JackRiordan. However, note that this entire project will be offered to the community as freeware upon it's completion.
BTW, if any of you are wondering what happened to my KXNA Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport or 40AR Lost Bridge Village scenery, I had an issue with some corrupt files after migrating everything to a new SSD. I'm still working on salvaging what I have, but at this time I'm confident that I can save most of the files. As for backups, the external I used for my backups went bad as well, so it seems I won the lottery