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Day 2

Yesterday I was able to get the basic SRTM data displayed and converted to UTM data format.  This morning I have been viewing more of the ‘3dem setup’ (second of a series) video tutorial, and reading the Scenery Toolkit ‘HowTo’ document.  After the UTM coordinate transformation, the two start to diverge.  The video tutorial continues…

Day 1

I’m going to try and create a Condor landscape (scenery) for my home soaring area (Caesar Creek Soaring Club, Waynesville, OH).  There’s no real good reason to create the CCSC scenery, as it is pretty much flat as a board  there, but I hope to learn some cool stuff in the process, and maybe get…

Day 3

After Day 2 I had gone through file conversion to .TRN files (whatever the heck that is -I think maybe Terragon?).  So now I’m off to see the wizard again for the next step (video tutorial #5), which appears to be opening the .TRN files in the Landscape editor. Following the video tutorial, I launched…

Day 4

Well it has been a few days since I last played with the CCSC scenery project.  I have been involved in supporting the SPOT tracking map for the Uvalde WGC, did some real-life soaring at CCSC, and even did some real honest-to-gosh paying work!  Now, however, it’s back to Condor-land for more scenery design adventures.…

Day 5

I’m actually starting this post on the same day as day 4, but who’s going to know? ;-). At the end of Day 4, I was able to fly around in my new (but very bland) scenery.  Now, as the video instructor says, comes the hard part.  The first step apparently is to export the…

Day 6

I have been stymied for a day or so now at Geoff’s ‘Terragen Topo Map’ video tutorial (video #9), and have been waiting anxiously for some help from the Condor Scenery forum folks. Last night I got a post from ‘Cadfael’, one of the original scenery designers, with a pointer to an earlier tutorial he…

Day 7

For the last couple of days, I’ve been busy keeping myself glued to the Hawk Tracking SPOT map, watching the Uvalde WGC unfold.  Man is that addictive – just can’t stop watching the races, pulling for my teams (U.S. plus Canada plus Baud Litt plus Wiktor Kozlik).  Also, I have been avoiding the Scenery Adventure…

Day 8

At the conclusion of Day 7 I had gotten through the Terragen Topo Map video (http://www.vimeo.com/8584046) that showed how to render a particular Terragen terrain (.TER) file into a bitmap (.BMP) file.  This was pretty cool and I felt real proud of myself until I realized that this procedure would have to be repeated for…

Day 9

It’s been a while since I have added to this series.  A number of things have intruded on my life, including some elective foot surgery (Morton’s Neuroma for the medically inclined).  However, most of the delay has been self-induced, as I was completely stymied when I stopped before, and haven’t had the courage to tackle…

Day 10

Its been a while since I have added a post to the Condor Scenery Adventure, and I have been getting complaints that I was slacking off in my endeavors.  Seems like there are other Condorites who would like to stick their toes into the scenery waters, and are having the same problems I am ;-).…