Aimee Sanjari of Orbx has posted some new preview images and a full product description for Buildings HD – FSX and Prepar3D. The addon is a comprehensive worldwide replacement for default autogen buildings featuring 4K, regionally accurate textures and FPS friendly models.
According to Aimee, “…three years in the making, lead developer Scott Armstrong has painstakingly overhauled over 900 texture sheets, containing 3,860 individual building textures. During project development, Scott traveled to over a dozen countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia to take on-location source photos, resulting in remarkably authentic architectural variations.”
Moreover, Bill Womack has completely overhauled over 400 3D models in the default building library including water towers, fast food restaurants, apartment buildings, factories, gas stations, barns, and much more.
Check out some preview images below.
Next, see a list of key product features.
- High-Definition building textures at 4K resolution covering the entire world
- Regionally accurate buildings worldwide, derived from on-location photos taken in many countries throughout the globe
- Brand new 3D building models for complex autogen objects, created by Bill Womack
- Ambient Occlusion shadows baked on to building textures for added depth and realism
- High resolution rooftops derived from drone photos
- Incredibly realistic night textures for an immersive new night flying experience
- Designed to work seamlessly with all Orbx products, including Global, all openLC products, regions, and airports; or without any other Orbx products installed
- Completely compatible with FSX, FSX:SE and P3Dv1-v4
- Easy download and installation in Orbx Central
- By Scott Armstrong and Bill Womack
Although not yet available, the price is set at $34.95 AUD. However, perhaps most important, according to Aimee, the project is “On Final Approach!”
If you’d like to review the complete announcement including additional preview imagery, see the source post via Orbx.
For those interested, we last reported regarding Orbx Buildings HD back in March.