Seabus screenshot

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

  1. Brandon M
    Sunday, May 13th, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Wow, very nice. I cant wait to get the FSX upgrade! Quick question, will the SkyTrain be added in as well, it would be neat to see the trains going back and forth on there tracks.

  2. Sunday, May 13th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks, Brandon, for the kind words. No the SkyTrain will not modelled. Just the SkyBridge, and a ground texture along the SkyTrain route.

  3. Sgt. Pepper
    Monday, May 14th, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Jon!

    Name’s Alex, I enjoyed your pictures very much. It seems as us FSX guys are really crowded ’round here 😉

    My Blogs about the exact same thing 😀

    You frequent any FS forums? FSW Here!
    See you around mate.

  4. Ian
    Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 at 5:16 am

    Hi Jon,
    Firstly, that’s some amazing work you’re doing on Vancouver, real recognisable scenery makes the flying experience so much better.
    I couldn’t find a direct e-mail address to you, so I’ll post my question here: I live in Europe and would like to add some buildings/scenery to make local towns and scenery more recognisable (The standard FSX scenery in EU is a lot less detailed compared to US cities). I have quite a bit of CAD and programming experience, but I don’t know anything about the coordinate system, file structures, meshes, textures, etc used in FSX. Are there any good guides, tutorials or even books (remember that paper stuff our parents used to use) which could help me start at least a few basic projects in this direction? Maybe you could publish a list of helpful links for other budding scenery developers out there or even give some short tutorials yourself? Where did you learn all this? Which tools / software do you use to develope the city?


  5. Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for the appreciation, Ian. You find a good summary of scenery design starting points at and excellent support, wiki and forum at . Make sure you’ve purchased FSX Deluxe, which includes the Software Development Kit, and has a wealth of documentation.

    I learned by starting small, trying little things, reading the forums and documentation and asking for help when needed.

    The list of tools for developing Vancouver+ is long, and includes Gmax, SbuilderX, DXTBmp, TCalcX and a myriad of other goodies that will make more sense once you’ve done some reading.

    Good luck!

  6. Ian
    Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Thanks for the tips Jon. I have the Deluxe version already and have installed the SDK and GMax. I’ll do some reading and maybe sometime in the future you can try out the “Villages of west Ireland Package” :o)

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