At over 52 square miles, KDEN – Denver International Airport is huge by all metrics. By land area, it is the largest airport United States, and second largest in the world. At over 16,000 feet long, runway 16R/34L is the longest public runway in the United States, and seventh longest in the world. Employing over 35,000 people, Denver International Airport serves nearly 70 million passengers each year, traveling to over 200 destinations, via 25 different airlines as of 2022, making it the third busiest airport in the United States and the world.
This scenery is the culmination of nearly 2 years of work of development and updates, to create the most detailed, accurate, and high quality scenery for KDEN - Denver International Airport to date. Some of it's features include:
✓ High Quality Rendition of KDEN - Denver International Airport
o Detailed, realistic terminals, accurate as of mid-2023.
o Realistic terminal interiors with numerous POIs (such as hanging display aircraft).
o Lively terminal interiors with animated escalators, and thousands of animated sitting, and walking people, whose density varies with time. All of which are visible from the aircraft.
o Windows on buildings with interiors loose opacity at night, mimicking the optics of real glass, for gorgeous night views.
o Realistic, high resolution, hand-crafted textures complete with PBR normal maps and realistic, accurate wear.
o Accurate, highly detailed buildings through the airport, including the new Southwest hangar.
✓ Realistic, natural ground textures
o Tile-free pavement textures with textures detailed down to the pebble
o Realistic normal maps give pavement depth
o Accurate, detailed markings, with realistic reflections
o Hand aligned concrete lines where possible, for natural transitions to newer, brighter pavement areas
o Realistic, hand painted grunge, with unmatched up close detail, that is cohesive with the rest of the scenery.
✓ Lively scenery through use of our Living Scenery Technology plugin for animations, and Stairport Sceneries SAM for jetway systems
o Thousands of walking animated people, with minimal performance impact
o Cars traverse the airport roads realistically, vs spawning in the middle of a road.
o Accurate, realistic speeds for people and cars throughout the airport.
o Animated electronic display boards on Concourse B display local time and temperature.
o AC fan blade speeds vary with the local temperature.
o Realistic, ultra detailed jetways through use of SAM
o All major parking spaces have excellent SAM marshallers to guide you in
✓ Maximum performance
o Every model is meticulously optimized for the best possible performance.
o Localized LODs reduce rendering load by over 80% on average, relative to traditional LODs
o Texture reuse other technical techniques improve VRAM efficiency.
o Shadows are disabled on objects that don’t benefit, for big performance gains.
✓ Full X-Plane 12 support
o Realistic weather effects
o Optimized native aircraft services.
o Use of the excellent native 3d vegetation