P3D v2 and GPW gaps

In my post from two days ago I reported about gaps in my ground polygons, this lead me to discover the different resolution of BGLComp and BGLC generated BGL files. But it turned out that the gap was also caused by a programming mistake I made. The round earth correction was not completely correct for […]

GPW and P3D v2

Today I have been experimenting with updating the ground polygon wizard of ModelConverterX to also export P3D v2 MDL files for ground polygons. Given the recent announcement by Lockheed Martin that the FS2002 style polygons will be dropped in the future, it became time to update the GPW. The good news is that it was […]

Autogen object distortion

Sometimes a very simple question on the forum can lead to interesting discoveries. In this case the question was why autogen buildings that look fine in Annotator are distorted in FS. Although the answer from an expert was that this is normal, I decided to have a look into this issue. In the end that […]

Drawcall batching, a no-brainer?

Ever since the release of FSX SP2 enabling drawcall batching has been a popular method of increasing the performance of scenery. The basic idea behind drawcall batching is that the scenery engine will gather all polygons with the same material, even if they belong to different objects, and then render them in one go. This […]

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 […]