I’ve gone through a few areas and unmasked the water ways to make them a bit more immersive.
It’s funny, because doing this doesn’t really add any size to the scenery, as the imagery is already there, X-Plane is just being told to cover it over with deep blue sea.
Here’s a look at some of the additions I’ve made.
This is the mouth of the Wairoa River, which might seem pretty random, except that in the distance is straight in to Ardmore airfield.
Now at the other end of Ardmore, we have the inlet, just south of Auckland Intl.
Still in the area, we have Mangere Inlet, and Auckland Intl is the distance. I’ve also done Tamaki Esturary and along Tamaki Drive to the central city of Auckland.
I’ve photoshopped out the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Upper Harbour Bridge, so there won’t be a weird bridge painted on the ground.
Hobsonville has been updated to about 2017, with new suburbs constructed and the North Western Ring Route motorway is now finally complete!
Okay, one last look at Auckland from another direction.
But who wouldn’t want to fly to Dunedin with a Harbour like that?
I’ve also updated Christchurch Airport, so that it is more green and up to date. I’ve also removed a lot of bad imagery from the city.
Other than that, I’ve been fixing missing scenery and trying to get rid of blurry patches where there was nothing available.
Here’s a look at Mt Cook with a recent repair job complete. This was the worst part of the Southern Alps, with a giant cloud
Here’s what the area looks like in the source photo ArcGIS provides:
Oh, and I almost forgot. Here’s Whangarei before:
And Whangarei after:
Want a particular inlet to be unmasked? Let me know in the comments below!
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