Category Archives: Tools

Lots of Tools Posted

Last night I posted new versions of WorldEditor, MeshTool, and our command line tools. Follow the “tools” menu on this page to find them – developer.x-plane.com is the official home of our Laminar Research’s scenery tools.  (We’re migrating scenery.x-plane.com and wiki.x-plane.com to just be on this site.) … Continue reading

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Posted in Scenery, Tools | 12 Comments

WorldEditor 1.4 Public Beta 1 Is Here

WorldEditor 1.4 public beta 1is available now.  First, the links: Download from the WorldEditor page. Report bugs on the gateway – the scenery tools have their own tab. If you have reported bugs against WED in the past and the … Continue reading

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RFC: Library Dependencies

This is another “Request for Comments” post – please discuss the proposal in the comments; if you comment asking about the OccRift your comment will be piped to /dev/null. There’s one aspect of the library system that acts as a sharp unprotected corner, … Continue reading

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Posted in File Formats, Scenery, Tools | 18 Comments

Windows and Scenery Tools

Note: This post is a boring discussion of the state of the scenery tools. If you use MeshTool or you work on the scenery tools code – or would like to modify MeshTool’s code – read this post!  If you just want to … Continue reading

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Editing Gateway Airports (and Bit-Rot)

WorldEditor 1.4 is almost ready for beta, and among its new features (there are several big ones) one is very important to the X-Plane Airport Gateway: WED 1.4 can browse airports on the gateway and download scenery packs directly into the WED workspace. “Direct download” is really … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, File Formats, Scenery, Tools | 25 Comments

Please Help Find Crashing Scenery

I’ve been fielding crash-related bug reports for X-Plane 10,30, and a lot of them are turning out to be caused by third party scenery packs. Now there are two possibilities for why a third party scenery pack might crash X-Plane: There is … Continue reading

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Posted in File Formats, Scenery, Tools | 21 Comments

Blender 2.49 Users: Don’t Get Yosemite

If you develop 3-d models for X-Plane using Blender 2.49 on OS X, do not upgrade to OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).  Something changed in the OS that causes the python scripts to not load, which means you won’t be able … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s My Taxiway?

For about a year there has been a subtle bug in how X-Plane draws taxiways: if you build an S-curve shape out of a single bezier and it is almost perfectly symmetrical, X-Plane would go “nah, why bother” and replace … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, News, Scenery, Tools, Uncategorized | 26 Comments

Please Use WorldEditor 1.2.1

I’ve marked WorldEditor 1.2.1 as final.  If you are a WorldEditor user, please upgrade from 1.2 to 1.2.1.  Besides fixing a bunch of bugs (including annoying usability bugs), it changes the format of the zip files for submissions to the … Continue reading

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WorldEditor 1.2.1 Release Candidate 3

We’re on release candidate three of WorldEditor 1.2.1.  RC3 fixed export of 970 airport files to include frequencies and fixed a bug where you could end up with a two-point hole in a polygon (which would then cause the airport … Continue reading

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