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Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Thorsten » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:00 am

There are many really impressive mountains in the world, from Everest to Denali, from Mt. Blanc to Mt. Rainier.

Let's try for some really dramatic mountain shots! Weather and season are up to you - whether it's a single peak pushing through a cloud layer, or a whole mountain range in morning light, or the misty mountains; whether you're happy with the default rock textures or want to try your own rock textures to capture the local conditions better, whether you like to show rock in summer or glaciers and snow in winter - just show us some places worth flying to!
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby kyokoyama » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:19 am

I quickly took one of Mt. Fuji at sunrise.

I wish I could take one of sunset, too, but sadly, FG's skies aren't ready for such an awesome shot just yet. (EDIT: This is for version 2.4; I know it's amazing in GIT, but I don't have it, sadly..)

EDIT: I didn't really know what exactly to present, so I'll probably post a more serious and better submission later on.

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby StuartC » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:36 am

Alps

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Thorsten » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:45 pm

I wish I could take one of sunset, too, but sadly, FG's skies aren't ready for such an awesome shot just yet...


How's sunset different from sunrise? *is puzzled*

As for the skies not being ready for a decent sunset - I'm taking this personal, I've spent whole nights on this :D

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(that's now available - newest version of the skydome scattering shader, see the forum thread)

Since I'm posting here anyway - I forgot to mention that the challenge runs till Friday 28th!
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Figaro » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:41 pm

Their not great, but here are some of my entries;

KLM Fokker 50 departing Innsbruck to the East:

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Identical position in world, different time and angle:

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And now, 767 departing Zurich:

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Again, same position in world, same time, different angle:

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby kyokoyama » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:18 pm

Thorsten wrote in Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:45 pm:How's sunset different from sunrise? *is puzzled*

It's more of a symbolic thing... You know, Japan's name is often translated as the Land of the Rising Sun, not the Setting Sun...

Thorsten wrote in Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:45 pm:As for the skies not being ready for a decent sunset - I'm taking this personal, I've spent whole nights on this

Haha... I meant on my 2.4 version; I don't have GIT or the updated shaders... :(
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Tuxklok » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:19 am

Click image to see full size...
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby curt » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:55 am

I don't want to bias Thorsten's judging, but wow, that's up there in the top tier of great FlightGear screen shots!
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Figaro » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:22 am

-bows down to the master, Tuxklok-
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Thorsten » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:08 am

@Tuxklok:

Where is it actually?
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Tuxklok » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:03 pm

Near LFKJ, with the Corsica scenery from helijah.

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Vodoun da Vinci » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:27 pm

My personal B-52 "The Last Laugh" passing Mt. Rainier...

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Hooray » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:19 pm

Tuxklok wrote in Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:03 pm:Near LFKJ, with the Corsica scenery from helijah.


fantastic screen shot, if you have a high res version, one should definitely turn it into a splash screen for FG!
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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Tuxklok » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:20 pm

Hooray wrote in Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:19 pm:
Tuxklok wrote in Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:03 pm:Near LFKJ, with the Corsica scenery from helijah.


fantastic screen shot, if you have a high res version, one should definitely turn it into a splash screen for FG!

Thanks, the full size is 1440x829 which can be seen by clicking on the small image in the post. My current monitor has max resolution of 1440x900 so that capture is pretty much as high as I can go.

What I think is really great is that other than the custom scenery that is just stock 2.4 with shaders on and local weather set to metar. Really goes to show how far flightgear has progressed graphically over the past year or two I think.

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Re: Screenshot Challenge: Mountains

Postby Sealbhach » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:32 pm

I took a fly around the Caucusus Mountains of Georgia and Southern Russia, some really dramatic scenery there. There you will find Mount Elbrus which is believed to be the highest mountain in all Europe (18,510 feet).

Here I'm flying a little too close to the side of the mountain really:

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Here, Elbrus towers above the cloud layer:

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I also visited Mount Damavand in Iran (18,406 feet), but I couldn't really get a decent picture. The peak is very sharp in real life and also in the Flightgear terrain:

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