Ortho4XP 1.30 | Complete Step by Step Tutorial +HD Mesh v4 Tips [X-Plane 11]



Ortho4XP Tutorials Playlist:
In this extensive step by step guide for Ortho4XP 1.30 I will cover the complete process of creating a photoreal scenery tile for X-Plane 11. This tutorial is suited for absolute beginners as well as more advanced users, since all basic steps are covered (e.g. setup, interface, world map, custom zoom levels etc.), but also more advanced techniques will be explained (e.g. choosing the right image provider, using features of AlpilotX’s HD Mesh scenery, getting rid of clouds, checking for damaged image files etc.). There’s also a short before/after comparison near the end of the video. I hope you will find this tutorial useful.

Ortho4XP forum link (+download):
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30 Responses

  1. Lines14 says:

    Brilliant!

  2. JTF Sim Pilot says:

    While using HD global scenery 4 mesh, following this video instruction. I get this warning:
    Be advised
    Error, could not locate image file for terrain
    Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+50-114/terrain/
    22144_12128_BI16_sea_overlay.ter

    Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+50-114/terrain/
    ../textures/22144_12128_BI16.dds

    any help would be great.

  3. Repy says:

    at 17:35 i do not have the zzzhdglobalscenery folder, i love this tutorial but this is so complicated for me ive been trying to do this for days and i need help.

  4. Richard Mori says:

    Just super explanation and even in a second language! Thank you for taking the time to explain this. Very clear and pleasant presentation.

  5. Simana Moises says:

    Extremely helpful. Thank You

  6. Larry k says:

    Good Morning from Florida, USA. I took many notes after watching this video and learned so much. Thank you. So all those who watch and know Ortho4xp I ask this question. After following along step by step my results were VERY disappointing. Almost game like. I looked for familiar landmarks and buildings and nothing was "real". Hours pass and finally I decided to REMOVE my last line in my scenery.ini file , the zzz_hd_global_scenery4 line. To me I thought this was the layer everything was built on. Well I am so confused. Once removed and the orthos I made based on this video loaded everything came to life. Building and landmarks. Just like earth. I welcome advice as I am a 67 year old student of life long learning.
    Regards
    Larry
    lsk4414@GMAIL

  7. X-Plane-Virtual pilot says:

    Why Does Your Computer Look Like A Windows Eight One Lol??

  8. Ted’s DIY says:

    When I press"Download Anyway" nothing happens. it will not download. What am I doing wrong????

  9. Ted’s DIY says:

    When I try to download this file I get the message that this file is too large for Google to scan for viruses, and I have the option to
    "DOwnload Anyway".
    I click on "Download Anyway" and nothing happens. If I go back a screen and choose to have it turned into a ZIP file it does that but there seems still no way to download that to my computer???
    Help. Help

  10. Ted Rockwell says:

    When I try to download Ortho4XP for Windows, I get a message that it has to use Goo*Le Cloud or some other weird method I guess because it is so large.
    When I try that it saves it as a zip file in Google Cloud, but I can’t see how to 5hen get it into my computer.

  11. norman ziegelmeyer says:

    Can W2XP files be used with ortho4 overlay files or in place of them? Thanks

  12. Koen Benschop says:

    My ortho file is not a zip file but a 7z

  13. Mark Viehweger says:

    Thanks for taking your time to make these very insightful video's. We would be lost without them….

  14. Catalystfnr says:

    Thx

  15. ctx says:

    ze most german tutorial zere is! gj there mate! thx for tutorial!

  16. Dais says:

    I made light adjustments in lua and now my lights are working at night with the tile

  17. Scottish Wings says:

    Absolutely fantastic! Thank you!

  18. Deep Sea Fish says:

    I have the same problem another guy had
    The exec version of ortho4xp v1.30 does not appear to be available anymore.
    Please help, thank you.

  19. MegaMobile Man says:

    Very much obliged for your guidance via your video tutorials… However my tiny brain is having difficulty understanding the OSM extract via batch build, I am losing all my houses trees and telephone lines after ortho generation, airports buildings look ok: but seemingly, airport objects are governed by other add-on elements such as Airport HD etc. Any guidance is appreciated..as am almost there!

  20. Steve Jones says:

    Not much for us Canadian sim pilots…except scenery for Canadian destination airports. Have you seen them? Many are freeware from Canada4X

  21. Josh says:

    Hello SCD I was just wondering do I need the 7Z file?… as it takes quite a bit of space.

  22. aLEX says:

    this really helped the look of my scenery but a lot of the buildings and vegetation are still flat like a 2d photo. Did I screw something up or do I need to down load another mod to tell the sim to provide 3d textures and mesh too all structures and veg? Any help would be much appreciated.

  23. hamza slm says:

    merciiiii

  24. Ton Somhorst says:

    Vielen Dank für die klare Erklärung. Ich hatte noch nie zuvor den Tipp gehört, verschiedene Anbieter zu verwenden. Ich habe alles nach Ihren Anweisungen gemacht, erhalte aber immer wieder Fehlermeldungen. Einer von ihnen ist der folgende. Was läuft hier falsch? Ich lebe übrigens in der Nähe der deutschen Grenze, Deutsch ist auch fast Muttersprache. Grüße aus Hengelo Niederlande.

    WARNING: Could not convert texture F:/X-Plane 11/Custom SceneryzOrtho4XP_+52+006textures21536_33872_USA216.dds

    Tue May 5 03:01:10 2020 | WARNING: Could not convert texture F:/X-Plane 11/Custom SceneryzOrtho4XP_+52+006textures21536_33872_USA216.dds

    Tue May 5 03:01:11 2020 | WARNING: Could not convert texture F:/X-Plane 11/Custom SceneryzOrtho4XP_+52+006textures21536_33872_USA216.dds

    Tue May 5 03:01:12 2020 | WARNING: Could not convert texture F:/X-Plane 11/Custom SceneryzOrtho4XP_+52+006textures21536_33872_USA216.dds

    Tue May 5 03:01:13 2020 | WARNING: Could not convert texture F:/X-Plane 11/Custom SceneryzOrtho4XP_+52+006textures21536_33872_USA216.dds

    Tue May 5 03:01:13 2020 | WARNING: Could not convert texture F:/X-Plane 11/Custom SceneryzOrtho4XP_+52+006textures21584_33872_USA216.dds

    Tue May 5 03:01:14 2020 | WARNING: Could not convert texture F:/X-Plane 11/Custom SceneryzOrtho4XP_+52+006textures21536_33872_USA216.dds

  25. Blue Sky says:

    Thank you, this was an excellent tutorial

  26. Lampi says:

    did not work

  27. Nick S says:

    Ortho4XP is a horrible half-baked unfinished bit of code, so tutorials like this are helpful in overcoming the clunky and old-fashioned experience

  28. JappieMan ! says:

    I cant download it can someone mail it to me pls?( jrvanderpijl@hotmail.com )

  29. Gopal M says:

    I had been struggling with so many questions relative to integrating ortho4xp and hd mesh; this is the most lucid and comprehensive description I ever came across. Thank you so much! Unfortunately the exec version of ortho4xp v1.30 does not appear to be available anymore, so I have to explore the harder python environment setup route.

  30. Simulation Channel Deluxe says:

    UPDATED 2019 Full Tutorial with less hassle: https://youtu.be/MdimKEn2C6Q

    Other tutorials for Ortho4XP (extend this comment to see more):
    How to improve the water appearance: https://youtu.be/OL9-STzzFnA
    How to create multiple tiles at once: https://youtu.be/a7NP-Lw8Oes
    How to get perfect and smooth runway slopes: https://youtu.be/Pkdwknj525k
    How to get sharper photoreal imagery when very close to the ground: https://youtu.be/hf_-_V4sUZU
    GERMAN/DEUTSCHE Version meiner Ortho4XP Tutorials: https://youtu.be/4cX7nBcpBWQ

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