Verticalsim Studios Unveils Des Moines for X-Plane 11

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A few hours ago, Verticalsim Studios hosted a livestream on their Twitch channel, which let us have a first look at their new scenery for X-Plane 11; Des Moines International Airport (KDSM).

Des Moines Airport, situated just South West of Des Moines city in Iowa, is used by just under three million passengers every year. In addition, it is also a popular general aviation aerodrome, with approximately 41% of its 71,000 aircraft movements being general aviation operations. FedEx and UPS Airlines also handle more than 34000 tonnes of cargo every year.

Verticalsim, a developer known for their high-quality scenery for airports in North America, showcased the process of creating the scenery on 3D graphics software, Blender, in the stream. The scenery is built on existing information from a variety of sources, most notably Google Maps and Google Earth.

Buildings, taxiway markings and other smaller details such as bollards can all be seen being added to the shiny new scenery. Based on some of their other sceneries, we can assume that PBR lighting, high definition trees, custom vehicles and professional orthography are only some of the features of this newly discovered scenery.

While one hasn’t accompanied the stream, we can expect an official announcement with more information like features or a release date expectation to follow soon.

In the meantime, do check out our other articles on Verticalsim Studios’ scenery, or our review of their Norfolk Airport rendition.

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