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Sedona Cinematic

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Initial Release January 13, 2021
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#Real-Life United States Drag and Drop
Sedona, Arizona, USA

A Large area incorporating most of Sedona Arizona. Created for MSFS2020 By Richard 'Georender' Goldstein January 2021

I highly recommend at least one flight with the time set to August at around 8:20 in the evening with few clouds!!!

Introduction................

Thank you for downloading this scenery.

It is not the final version, but I will wait until we have a suitable DEM SDK in order to create a definitive ground blending capability and refine the scenery complexity/region sizes etc.

There are quite a few visual glitches, off colour textures, missing sections, holes etc.  Not including those areas didn't seem like an option so they are included warts 'n all.  There's a large missing texture in one area, just avert your eyes :-) there is plenty else to look at.  Hopefully fixed in next version.

At present it is not possible to land on the detailed scenery areas.  They are not solid in this respect.  Hopefully that can change in the future.

The scenery is very efficiently created, but loading times will be slightly longer than usual.  Especially if you are not using an SSD drive for scenery.

I highly recommend that you add one or two centimeters of snow for terrain blending purposes.  Furthermore, the blue tint of sky reflected off of the snow adds a colour which is complimentary to the orange rocks and this enhances the depth and realism of the terrain relief.  

Try different times of day and various weather conditions.  Each has its own charm.


INSTALLATION:.................

Unzip.  Then place all seven folder that are prefixed with 'Geo_' into your Community folder. Thats all there is to it.  In your Community folder you will have seven new folders with the prefix Geo_Sedona..... followed by a number.


How to find the scenery region

Go to Sedona airport ICAO KSEZ.


..................CREDITS........................

Thanks go to Jonahex111 for his brilliant 'Google Earth Decoder' tool.

All terrain data owned by Google.  This scenery cannot be sold or used in a commercial product.  I do not own any part of it.


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32 Comments
I have been in Sedona many times, but never flew over. WOW! That was cool. And I set to exactly the time you suggested. I took off from Sedona in my CJ4. What a treat!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!! Wish someone would do the same for the Patagonia landscape around El Fitz Roy, the dolomite peaks.
Mr. Georender, how the heck are you? Haven't seen your name in ages. Glad you still fiddle with the sim. Best of everything from Washington.
Hi Richard, first of all thank you, thank you, thank you for such a wonderful gift. It's with tears of emotion that I've just learnt you're back in the hobby, and that makes me extremely happy. Your kind of scenery is just what MSFS needs to make it emotional again, way beyond the "systems simulation" some seem to search in it.
I read you don't intend to go commercial anymore, but rest assured that would be really welcome. I for one would be glad to see your kind of wonderful local airfields back.
If I may make a side comment, you must know there's already out a well-established, commercial Orcas Island airport for MSFS. However, it's sadly incomplete to me. Every time I visit the place, I look at the old Orcas Biplane Rides hangar, now rusty, closed and empty, and I sorely miss the detailed version you made for Bill & Lynn Lyons' Travel Air pack, with the most wonderful interior I've ever seen in a hangar.
Wow, those were golden times.
Thanks once again, best regards.
is the patch coming for this sir??
any updates coming for this?
Thanks Ed,
I was going to fix these in the next few days when I had some time, but thanks for patching it.
MISSING (White Box) TEXTURE WORK-AROUND:

The "large missing texture in one area, just avert your eyes 😊" described by the author above is apparently the result of two corrupt textures in the following folder:

"Geo_Sedona1115\scenery\mycompany\TEXTURE"

What I did to temporarily "fix" the issue was copy two similarly colored uncorrupted files to my desktop, change their file names to the corrupted ones, and overwrite them over the corrupt textures. The resulting landscape blending isn't perfect when very close-up, but from a few hundred feet in the air it's not as glaring as that big missing white square.

To try this fix, just do this:

1. Go to the "Geo_Sedona1115\scenery\mycompany\TEXTURE" folder.
2. FIND AND COPY (COPY not CUT!) the following two files to your desktop or temporary location. These are two working textures that will serve as our "dummies":

205360406351560154_LOD00_0.PNG.DDS
205360407240440365_LOD00.PNG.DDS

3. Rename 205360406351560154_LOD00_0.PNG.DDS to 20536040706266326_LOD00.PNG.DDS
4. Rename 205360407240440365_LOD00.PNG.DDS to 20536040706266362_LOD00.PNG.DDS
5. Return the renamed files to the "Geo_Sedona1115\scenery\mycompany\TEXTURE" folder, and OVERWRITE the two original corrupt files when prompted.

Boot the sim and big white box will be gone.

Lastly, there is a big rock just across the valley from this too that renders HOT PINK and I think I've found the culprits as well. If I succeed in a similar fix, I'll post those file name "dummy" changes here too.... and of course... AWESOME work Georender! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
I bought Georender Scenery many many years ago and it was excellent. Thank you for creating this scenery for MSFS and it is phenominal. Ta
Thank you for this wonderful scenery. Iti s so beautiful.
This is so beautiful! Amazing work! Thank you very much!

If I might utter one wish: New Zealand - the land of the 'Lord of the Rings' - would be worth for such a beautiful scenery. I just flew off "Milford Sound Airport NZMF", a beautiful airfield scenery here from flightsim.to, but the surrounding area misses most of its natural beauty.
Many people would be amazed being able to recognize scenes from the motion picture of the land of the hobbits.
But I know: this is wishful thinking.
It should have looked like this at release. At first I was shocked when I saw those melted rocks and I thought "Is that supposed to be next generation?"
Glad you did that overhaul!
Unfortunately, especially flying in VR, there's a massive performance drop and it makes me wonder if and how performance could be increased. For example I get better frames/sec over the skyscrapers (photogrammetry)at NYC. Is this a tesselation/LOD thing?
Excellent! Thank you.
Stunning!!!!!
Absolutely brilliant!!! Just spent an hour and a half checking every nook and cranny.
Thank you , Thank you Thank you!
Thank you , Thank you Thank you!
Can't wait to try it out, have spent lots of time in RL Sedona, it's a beautiful area!
THANK YOU AZ NEEDED THIS!
AWESOME PRETTY !!!
Thanks my man, I can now enjoy my favorite flight even more...Sedona to Flagstaff, love the view.


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