UNITED STATES / CANADA – After much anticipation, Orbx has released TrueEarth US Washington for X-Plane 11. According to Ben McClintock of Orbx, the scenery “…is truly a ground-breaking product; as our first next-generation region for the United States, this package brings to life the heart of the Pacific Northwest in complete photorealistic detail.”
The complete package features approximately 91,875 square mile of coverage including most of Washington State as well as parts of Oregon and British Columbia (Canada). Moreover, the scenery features over 1100 iconic landmarks and numerous cityscapes including Seattle/Bellevue, Everett, Victoria, Spokane, Tacoma, Olympia, and Yakima.
Check out some release images below. For those interested, the official video trailer is also available.
Next, see a list of key features.
- 91,875 square miles (237,956 km²) of hand-corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery
- New PBR autogen technology developed for X-Plane 11, allowing thousands of realistic looking PNW-themed houses and buildings to be placed at a realistic height with minimal impact on performance
- 1,174 custom-modeled 3D POIs!
- Over 500 million trees placed correctly based on detailed land use and high-resolution height data
- 42.6 million buildings at their correct height and location where data is available
- Major Cityscapes for Seattle, Bellevue, Victoria, Tacoma and significant buildings added to Everett, Olympia, Spokane, Kennewick and Yakima
- VFR landmarks such as masts, wind farms, churches, power-lines, and lighthouses are all accurately placed.
- Hand-placed and custom modelled 3D landmarks throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, stadiums, cranes, tanks, piers farms, and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas
- Sharp and detailed Ultra-HD 10-meter mesh brings out stunning detail in natural features such as mountains, coastlines and valleys
- Superb watermasking along the entire coastline and most rivers and lakes
- Accurate road and rail network blended into the aerial imagery with moving traffic
- Beautiful color-balanced summer imagery with exquisite night-lighting
To review the complete release announcement, see the source post via Orbx. Alternatively, for more information, additional screenshots, or to purchase, visit the product sales page via OrbxDirect. As of the time of this writing, the scenery is priced at $69.95 AUD.