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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby Pakistan-1 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:34 pm

I can get you photos of High rises around me but they are completely different to the Buildings that are in Kai Tak
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby radi » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:02 pm

That'd be much appreciated. Try to get good quality, high-resolution images, i.e., use a good camera -- most digital cameras would do. Avoid mobile phones. Only use a mobile phone's camera if everything else fails. Shoot orthogonal, on an overcast day. Did I mention mobile phones will probably produce crappy pictures?
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby Catalanoic » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:06 pm

radi wrote in Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:02 pm:Shoot orthogonal
What do you mean?
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby radi » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:10 pm

Ideally, take photos like that
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i.e. with a 90 degree angle between the camera axis and the facade. I know that's not always possible.
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby Catalanoic » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:35 pm

Thanks to solve the question. you can always fix the angle by turning the picture with GIMP as an alternative (or another prho editing software).
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby radi » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:01 pm

Of course. It's just easier if you don't have to. Plus, if you shoot at an angle, you'll capture side faces (for example, the side faces of balconies) that wouldn't be visible in frontal view and may look a bit odd -- and it's very hard to correct for that in Gimp. But then again, you'll hardly notice that from the cockpit.

PS. I've made 20+ facade textures from own photos and wrote the wiki page ;)
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby Pakistan-1 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:37 am

radi wrote in Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:10 pm:Ideally, take photos like that
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i.e. with a 90 degree angle between the camera axis and the facade. I know that's not always possible.
getting such photos is nearly impossible here
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby radi » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:34 am

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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby Johan G » Tue May 05, 2015 1:04 pm

radi wrote in Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:10 pm:... photos like that ...

In essence with the camera back parallel to the building facade. Probably not that easy to accomplish with high rise buildings.

At the other hand, there is some free, open source tools like for example Hugin, that allow making perfect (vertical) panoramas, that can even be geometrically corrected to become more or less orthogonal (as per the example image above). :wink:
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby radi » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:15 am

Click!
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New release. This focuses on night lighting. Still WIP. See the readme and enjoy!
https://gitlab.com/fgradi/custom_scenery_VHXX
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:11 pm

Thanks! I am downloading as I type, and your picture looks beautiful! I would ask you "how heavy" but I see 47 in the corner, I think I wont *wow*
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby radi » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:33 pm

Ah, that reminds me of one thing: this scenery will require quite a bit of VRAM. I'm lucky enough to have 2GB, 512MB of which seem to be in use with that scenery. If you have less than 512MB you might want to rescale the VHXXmap*.pngs to 1024 or 512px; but then I reckon your GPU might be too weak anyway...
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby Johan G » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:21 pm

Is that famous checkerboard there as well? ;)
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby radi » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:41 pm

I'd say 'Find out!' if I didn't know your system's specs ;) Yes, it is. If you get rid of all the VHXX{map,city,road}????.* in the .stg, you should still be able to fly there, though. That'll give you the curved lead-in lights, terminal, and the Checkerboard hill. If that works, you may try to keep the VHXX*0101.*, that's the airport's area.
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Re: Project Hong Kong

Postby Pakistan-1 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:37 am

It looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry for disappearing
I am trying to collect photos ( I have talked to a few photographers) and also preparing for exams
btw the new (default FG3.5 Nightly) of HK layout is worse than the current one in FG3.4
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