Be careful for narrow houses

Two users recently reported the same problem to me with autogen files made with scenProc. In Annotator they could not see all the buildings and after saving in Annotator many of the buildings were gone. It turned out this problem was caused by very narrow buildings. So I want to warn all scenProc users of […]

BGLComp SceneryObject flags

A few days ago I added support to ModelConverterX to read the additional options like <NoShadow /> or <NoAutogenSuppresion /> from the object placement code in the BGL file. Initially I had some trouble to find out where these options ended up in the binary code, since it was not documented in the otherwise excelent […]

Having fun with autogen – part 1

A while ago I started to explore the possibilities of custom autogen objects a bit more. I wanted to see what I could do with custom vegetation groups for polygonal vegetation. In this post I want to share some of my finding until now. Using the Annotator configuration editor it is not so hard to add new […]

scenProc crashes should be fixed

A little while ago I changed how the autogen configuration is read into scenProc. This change resulted in some unexpected crashes for some users. These seemed to happen mainly when FSX was installed within the Program Files folder and Windows did not give the right permission to read the files. I have now made the […]

Drawcall batching settings

I have made a few small changes to the ModelConverterX settings when it comes to drawcall batching. With these changes it is now also possible to make MDL files without drawcall batching. In some cases that is needed, because the batching can give some artifacts. Before there was one setting that controlled whether LOD worked […]

scenProc and autogen configuration

From the next development release scenProc will read the autogen configuration files from a different location. Until now these were read from the XML files in the Autogen SDK folder. But these might not always reflect the configuration that is actually loaded into FSX. So from the next version the tool will read the autogen […]

Flattens from 3D objects

Last week I got approached by different developers with suggestions for ModelConverterX to create flattens. So given multiple questions about the same subject I was trigged to look into this issue. Since I mainly create scenery for the Netherlands I have never had trouble with flattens myself. I think in the Netherlands you would even […]