Instant Scenery 3 is a tool for adding 3D objects to Flight Simulator scenery in a very easy way. It allows you to enhance scenery without leaving Flight Simulator. Easily add, move and delete objects with the mouse and see the results of your actions directly in the Flight Simulator view without having to reload scenery every time. This allows you to place every object correctly on the very first attempt - literally just point and click! And if you still don't like the result of an editing action, there is an unlimited undo/redo.
In addition to 3D objects, the new version allows creating roads, railways, power lines, ground and water polygons in FSX and Prepar3D. Instant Scenery 3 also adds Prepar3D (version 1.x) support and easy mouse navigation in all three dimensions.
Flight Simulator comes with 1000's of models that can be used for scenery objects. These include buildings, vehicles, landmarks, obstacles etc. They are organized into several "libraries". Instant Scenery allows you to use all these models in your scenery. In addition, you can download many add-on libraries made by other Flight Simulator users and use them too.
You can choose models by name, or browse through thumbnail images of all models in a specific library. Instant Scenery comes with thumbnail images for models included in global libraries that came with Flight Simulator. If add-on libraries include thumbnails, Instant Scenery can use them too.
The user interface allows you to set many parameters for every object, including heading, scale, elevation and the scenery complexity level.
The scenery you create with Instant Scenery can be easily shared with other Flight Simulator users. They do not have to own Instant Scenery in order to enjoy it.
Allows adding roads, with and without moving traffic: Easily draw roads directly in the 3D scenery view. Choose among many road textures supported by FSX/Prepar3D, and add moving traffic with just one click! (FSX/Prepar3D only)
Allows adding ground polygons: You can add parks, forests and other ground features by drawing ground polygons directly in the 3D view! No need to learn how to use the terrain compiler or complex terrain editors - Instant Scenery will automatically compile BGL files for you. (FSX/Prepar3D only)
Allows adding water polygons and shorelines: Easily create lakes, ponds and other water features. Instant Scenery will automatically generate the corresponding coastlines if you enable this option. (FSX/Prepar3D only)
Allows adding railways and power lines: You can create railways and lines of power masts simply by drawing lines in the 3D view! (FSX/Prepar3D only)
Support of Prepar3D added: You can now use Instant Scenery with the Prepar3D flight simulator from Lockheed Martin.
Improved mouse navigation: Easily move in all 3 directions and change the viewpoint using the mouse. Move around, change your altitude, rotate the viewpoint in 2 directions simply by dragging the ground and using the mouse wheel. Slewing around has never been that easy!
Allows changing the elevation of 3D objects by simply dragging them with the mouse: Instead of dragging the "elevation" slider in object properties, you can now simply drag the objects to the correct elevation directly in the 3D view!
Seamless integration into Flight Simulator: Instant Scenery runs as a module directly in Flight Simulator and can be started from its menu. You add and move objects using the mouse directly in Flight Simulator and see them exactly like they will appear in the scenery, without having to restart FS. You don't have to compile scenery, or tell FS to reload it - when needed, Instant Scenery automatically takes care of these tasks.
Object placement with the mouse: You can Add, move or delete objects simply by pointing with the mouse in the 3D view. The mouse wheel allows you to rotate objects. Using the mouse, you can also move your aircraft around by dragging the ground. In FSX, you can also change the view direction using the mouse wheel.
Easy and intuitive user interface: All Instant Scenery controls are located in a small window that does not obscure your view. Easily select models by browsing through thumbnails or by name. Use the mouse to move objects around. You will immediately see the effect of your changes directly in the Flight Simulator view, which allows you to place every object correctly on the very first attempt.
Works with FSX, Prepar3D and FS2004: Instant Scenery works with all these flight simulators. Note that editing of ground polygons, roads and other terrain features is only supported with FSX and Prepar3D.
Terrain editing: Instant Scenery lets you easily create roads with and without moving traffic, ground polygons, water polygons, railways, power lines by simply drawing lines and polygons directly in the 3D view in FSX and Prepar3D.
Uses all libraries: Both FSX and FS2004 come with extensive libraries containing 1000's of models. In addition to these, Instant Scenery is compatible with all add-on libraries made by Flight Simulator users for FS2004 and FSX (FSX libraries are only usable by the FSX version). This allows you a vast choice of objects to use in sceneries you create.
Advanced settings: For every object, Instant Scenery allows you to set its location, heading, elevation, scale, pitch/bank and the scenery complexity setting at which it appears.
Full Undo/Redo: In case you make a mistake, Instant Scenery offers an unlimited Undo/Redo functionality. Simply click on the Undo button to reverse the effect of your previous editing actions.
FSDiscover! points of interest: You created some interesting locations in your scenery, but will users ever notice them? Instant Scenery allows you to add FSDiscover! POIs to your scenery. This allows FSDiscover! users to easily find all highlights of your scenery and to plan sightseeing flights over it.
Creates scenery that works for everyone: Instant Scenery creates standard BGL files that can be used by every Flight Simulator user. The users of your scenery don't need to own Instant Scenery. To share your scenery with others, simply share the BGL file you created.
Free upgrade for recent buyers: If you purchased Instant Scenery 2 on or after January 1 2013, you can receive a free upgrade to Instant Scenery 3. Simply click on the free upgrade link to download the upgrade.
Free Upgrade for Purchasers for IS2 purchasers on or after Jan. 1, 2013
Not a user of Instant Scenery yet? Download the free demo and try it out!
The free demo version offers the full functionality of Instant Scenery within a 50NM radius of the Seattle-Tacoma Intl. airport for up to 30 days.
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