Orbx continues to go preview-crazy with their upcoming TrueEarth US Washington product. As beta testing progresses, the team continue to capture shots of the product in action. The new shots posted over the past few days give us a close up of Seattle, along with the first video of the product in action at night.
The three different forum threads from beta testers John Lovell, Iain Emms and FILOU all show off something different. FILOU’s focuses on the low and slow flying across some towns and fields, with Ian’s quite the opposite swooping through skyscrapers and other buildings in the Seattle area.
These previews go along with all the others that Orbx has been showing off in recent weeks. As introduced earlier this month, TrueEarth US Washington will cover a vast amount of land with many features to keep you entertained for weeks on end. The full list of features is below.
TrueEarth US Washing Features:
- 91,875 square miles (237,956 km²) of hand-corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery
- New PBR autogen technology developed especially 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 PBR 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 placed throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, stadiums, cranes, tanks, piers farms, and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas
- Sharp and detailed 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
- Summer season only with full night-lighting supported