You probably remember Chris Bell from his work with Aerosoft regarding Night Environment, and more recently, his work on Black Marble. During his development time, he’s been secretly working on a brand experience for photoreal scenery integration.
The idea is that when using photoreal scenery within the Sim, this new technology will allow for seasonal variation as well as night textuing. With LOD15 used as standard you can expect both high and lower res imagery to ensure that detail is accurate.
vEarth will render directly from the imagery used within the sim. For example, accurate coast lines, including waves, as well as detecting every single tree with correct type and size accurately displayed within the sim. Impressive! Furthermore, the technology will be used to ensure houses are accurate, and even powerlines.
Chris is calling is “AccuGen,” which can be viewed flying through the state of Florida in the YouTube video above and below.
We’re already impressed by the technology and look forward to seeing what’s to come next!