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Version 3.5
Initial Release October 11, 2020
Last Updated March 25, 2021
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#Real-Life #Photogrammetry #Sightseeing France

Annecy is the prefecture and largest city of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Southeastern France. It lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of GenevaSwitzerland. Nicknamed the "Pearl of French Alps" in Raoul Blanchard's monograph describing its location between lake and mountains, the city controls the northern entrance to the lake gorge. Due to a lack of available building land between the lake and the protected Semnoz mountain, its population has remained stagnant, around 50,000 inhabitants, since 1950. However, the 2017 merger with several ex-communes extended the city population to 126,924 inhabitants and 170,753 for its urban area, placing Annecy seventh in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Switching from the counts of Geneva's dwelling in the 13th century, to the counts of Savoy's in the 14th century, the city became Savoy's capital in 1434 during the Genevois-Nemours prerogative until 1659. Its role increased in 1536, during the Calvinist Reformation in Geneva, while the bishop took refuge in Annecy. Saint Francis de Sales gave Annecy its advanced Catholic citadel role known as Counter-Reformation. The annexation of Savoy merged the city to France in 1860. Sometimes called "Venice of the Alps", this idyllic and touristic representation comes from the three canals and the Thiou river lying through the old city and whose initial role was to protect the city and to empower its handicrafts. The city experienced an industrial development in the 19th century with silk manufacturing. Some of its industrial legacy remains today with the headquarters of NTN-SNR bearings, SalomonEntremont and Dassault Aviation.

From the end of the 19th century, Annecy developed tourism around its lake summer facilities, winter resorts proximity and cultural attraction with its castle renovation and fine art museum opening in 1956 and the Animated Film Festival since 1960, hosted in Bonlieu's cultural centre. The municipal environmental policy managed to keep 40.3% of green spaces and the city and was awarded the "Golden Flower" in 2015, given to the nine most-flowered French cities. Its educational area is growing since the University of Savoy establishment in 1973.

GPS: 45° 54′ 57.6″ N6° 7′ 58.8″ E


This scenery has been extracted from Google Maps, hence all 3D credits goes to Google.
This scenery has been generated with the Google Earth Decoder tool (credits to /u/Jonahex111):


Addon history:

v1.0: initial release

v1.1: more detailed models for the basilica and the Palace
fix water flickering issues + less detailed palace and basilica to preserve framerate

v2.0: overall optimization:

This is a major update that optimizes the package, as it drastically reduces the number of texture files:

- less files on the package:

before: 18549 files

after: 1431 files

- reduced CPU footprint

- reduced loading time at startup

- less CPU load, so it can leads to better perfs depending on the config

- better road traffic integration

- fix some flickering issues

v3.0: Fix a big issue with the LOD management system, due to the way Google Earth Decoder places and sizes the tiles. Now, there should not be any FPS issues, and framerate should be better and more consistent

v3.1: Fix texture flickering issues

v3.2: Add a fix for possible CTD issues ( https://flightsim.to/blog/creators-guide-fix-ctd-issues-on-your-scenery )

v3.3: Change LODs settings

v3.4: Fix missing tiles

v3.5: reduced package size

Remove old annecy and menthon folders. Extract both thalixte-annecy and thalixte-menthon folders into the Community folder.

Pretty empty over here.

Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 3.5 March 25, 2021

    Reduced package size

  • Version 3.4 November 28, 2020

    Fix missing tiles

  • Version 3.3 November 28, 2020

    Change LODs settings

  • Version 3.2 November 23, 2020

    Add a fix for possible CTD issues ( https://flightsim.to/blog/creators-guide-fix-ctd-issues-on-your-scenery )

Pretty empty over here.

GPS Coordinates 45.903741, 6.133216

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  • NormanCastor
    16 day(s) ago
    Salut Thalixte,

    Superbe ville, très bonnes performances toujours au dessus de 45 fps avec ma 5600Xt et R5 3600 (je vais me répéter dans les commentaires pour aider les gens qui lisent a se placer par rapport à mon setup😊 )

    Lovely City, great perf (see above), go for it! 😀
  • highland74
    29 day(s) ago
    Many Thanks I will fly over my home.
    Best regards from the Alps
  • steveli
    4 month(s) ago
    The menthon folder makes a big FPS drop (from 30+ to 10). Would you please make some LOD optimization on this file? Thanks.
  • Sicard
    5 month(s) ago
    I 'm waiting for Cannes scenery close Nice on Riviera cost .
    Many thanks
  • fgeiu
    5 month(s) ago
    Super work. I am from Haute-Savoie and I still have family in Annecy.
    May I ask what is the folder "menthon" for ?
    • Thalixte
      5 month(s) ago
      The Menthon Saint-Bernard castle
  • JAF3414
    5 month(s) ago
    Unbelievable ! super boulot 😊
  • zetar
    5 month(s) ago
    Beau Travail !
    Et pourquoi pas Aix les Bains ? 😉
  • Taiaut57
    5 month(s) ago
    Bravo, très jolie scène.
    Pensez vous nous faire Chambéry?
    Merci par avance.
  • LaurentM
    6 month(s) ago
    Bonjour, un grand merci pour cette scène 😊
    Juste une question au cas ou quelqu'un aurait le même problème que moi, les arbres ne s'affichent pas correctement et forment de gros pâtés qui gâchent la scène.
    Bonne journée à tous,
    • Thalixte
      6 month(s) ago
      Oui, les arbres issus de la photogrammétrie ne sont pas top top, mais il est difficile de les supprimer.
  • Lefort
    6 month(s) ago
    Bravo pour le travail par contre en ce qui me concerne l'impérial palace n'apparait pas alors que la basilique quant à elle apparait bien 😊
    • Thalixte
      6 month(s) ago
      Vérifie bien que tu as les 4 répertoires suivants: annecy, annecypalace, annecybasilique, et menthon. Chez moi, l'Imperial Palace apparaît bien.
  • zetar
    6 month(s) ago
    Déjà possesseur de la v1, je prends la v2.
    Attention, le fichier v2.0 pèse 820 Mo et non 770...
    • Thalixte
      6 month(s) ago
      Oui, il est légèrement plus gros en terme d'espace disque, mais comme il contient 10 fois moins de fichiers, il est plus "léger" à l'utilisation. Les temps de chargement sont drastiquement réduits, les lumières et la circulation sont mieux gérés, et le CPU est moins sollicité (car moins de textures à charger).
  • philcourtais
    6 month(s) ago
    Merci, c'est vrai que c'est fantastique. 😊

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