• Orbx - Aloha! Introducing Cityscape Honolulu for Prepar3D v4

    Orbx - Honolulu

    Welcome to paradise! We are enormously excited to announce Cityscape Honolulu, a comprehensive city and mini-region for Prepar3Dv4. Developed by Frank Schnibben and Holger Sandmann (who you will most recently know from the incredibly popular Australia V2), Honolulu uses ground-breaking techniques to blend photoreal and landclass components to give one of the most detailed scenery packages ever brought to P3D.

    Covering the entire Hawaiian island of Oahu, Cityscape Honolulu brings to life this stunning tropical location with impeccable quality. From the postcard locations of Diamond Head and Waikiki, to history-laden Pearl Harbor and Ford Island; from bustling Downtown to suburban Pearl City, the entire Honolulu metro area is modeled in unparalleled custom detail. Beyond the city, explore the rugged Ko'olau Range, the laid-back towns of the North Shore, picture-perfect Kaneohe Bay and the beautiful beaches at Kailua and Waimanalo. Of course whilst there is plenty to explore within the scenery, Honolulu is located a short (island) hop from the rest of the Hawaiian chain; and for those of you who prefer your flying more medium-haul, be sure to test your transoceanic navigation skills to American Samoa and the US West Coast.

    Far more than a regular Cityscape, Honolulu includes a host of details and features. 20,000 unique custom buildings, hand-placed vegetation, 60+ high-detail POI (with complete PBR), road traffic, bridges, night lighting hand-coloured photoreal are just the start. The 3D buildings are created in a totally different method to our CityScene line; Frank's method combines correct footprint, height data and unique textures with highly-optimized modelling to ensure the best balance between performance, detail and immersion. Beyond the metro area, an entire mini-region has been created, with high-detail mesh, custom landclass types, totally overhauled road/rail, coastline, waterbody, waterclass, vertical obstructions, powerlines and more. All eight airfields on the island (five active, three decommissioned) have been greatly improved over the default, and create the perfect bases for you to explore the stunning terrain.

    Features

    • A complete Cityscape and Mini-Region covering Honolulu and the entire island of Oahu
    • Ultra-HD photorealistic depiction of Honolulu, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and Pearl City
    • All eight Oahu airports have been upgraded from default to "region standard" - much like you see in AUv2, GES/GEN, etc.
    • Mixture of photoreal and custom landclass textures for best balance between realism, performance and download/disk usage.
    • High-quality mesh, based on high-resolution LIDAR, including underwater bathymetry
    • Complete replacement of all geodata for Oahu for a much more detailed and accurate landscape; shorelines, lakes, road/rail, traffic etc.
    • 23,000 unique custom buildings with exact footprint and height data, combined with 90,000 custom-placed agn buildings
    • Over 60 high-detail POIs, most with complete PBR texturing
    • Detailed depiction of Pearl Harbor with all museums and relevant historical sites
    • Visit the USS Missouri, USS Bowfin and USS Arizona Memorial
    • Numerous helipad locations, including on custom US Navy ships in harbor.
    • Exceptionally detailed hand-placed vegetation using local flora types
    • All vertical obstructions on the island; wind turbines, antennae, power grid towers, chimneys etc
    • Stunning night lighting, including dynamic and 3D lighting for best visuals and performance
    • Exhaustively optimized for best performance using unique modelling and texturing techniques.
    • More than 1500 sq km of stunning tropical terrain

    Created by powerhouse developers Frank Schnibben and Holger Sandmann, with additional help from Chris Clack and Gaya Simulations.

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    Tags: hawaii, honolulu, orbx

    1 Comment
    1. coldplay2004's Avatar
      coldplay2004 -
      Honolulu and the rest of the island looks VERY STUNNING, but how about all of the other neighboring islands besides Oahu?
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