Developer Rafael Garcia Sanchez has announced the release of his latest scenery design tool, NovaSim v1.0. Optimized for FS scenery modeling, NovaSim works with FS2002 and FS2004 and includes facilities and effects not found in other tools. For full details, click on Read More.
NovaSim v1.0 is an utility program to design 3D objects for the Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2002 and 2004.
Optimized for FS scenery modeling, and includes many interesting facilities and effects not found in other tools
Uses a very simple approach to 3D design, assembling complex models from a set of basic building blocks and design elements
Easy to learn - little knowledge of advanced 3D drawing techniques is required, and a comprehensive manual and extensive 'workshop' tutorials are supplied
Fully supported and proven pedigree - NovaSim is the latest in a line of similar products with a track record dating back to the early days of 3D modeling for Flight Simulator, longer than any other object design tool for FS
Can be used in several modes
create macro files in the familiar format for use with scenery design programs such as Airport for Windows, FS Scenery Creator, FS Architect 2002, GroundMaker, SCC etc.
Create reusable object libraries of ready-built parts
Import existing models from Nova, with automatic conversion to latest FS2002+ display techniques
Compile scenery direct to BGL files using the SCASM compiler (not supplied - available separately as free download)
Outputs macro files, in API format only as editable ASCII text, ready for manual tweaking by those familiar with the SCASM programming language
Includes superb, easy-to-use, methods for producing animated objects, such as moving doors and gates, service vehicles with moving parts, rotating radar dishes, 'live' marshallers who guide parking aircraft with baton signals, etc etc
Uses the latest scenery display techniques introduced in FS2002 to ensure maximum performance
Handles and displays all photoreal texture bitmap formats (needs additional software available separately as free download)
Compatible with all versions of Windows (95/98/ME/2000/XP) and has no special hardware requirements (other than a monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024x768 pixels)
Familiar interface for previous users of VOD or Nova, but with many improvements and new features