Prepar3D continues to foster an open and thriving ecosystem of developers though it’s open simulation platform via a free Software Development Kit (SDK). Each release brings new capabilities to further enhance to opportunities for our P3D Developer Network. Some of the additions to the v5 SDK includes the addition of sloping runways, enhanced engine extensibility features for SimObjects and expanded PBR lighting effects. For more information on how to become a Prepar3D developer, and the benefits developers receive, see the P3D Developer Subscription program page. Check out some of the great work by a few of the developers within the
AviationLads did a fantastic job on their first cinematic video of Prepar3D v5. The video shows the capabilities of the all new DirectX 12 rendering engine while featuring airports already in-development by our P3D Developer Network including MK-Studios, LatinVFR and Orbx.
The first region in the Orbx TrueEarth line, this rendition of the Netherlands is nothing like what Orbx has developed before. The entirety of the country is included, all 85,000km2 of photoreal terrain at 1m resolution, and has been meticulously brought to life with 5 seasonal texture themes, full night lighting and ground features, and incredibly dense vegetation. Thousands of custom objects from buildings such as bridges, churches and even tulip fields contribute to a living region which rivals the accuracy and detail of real-world aerial imagery. The TrueEarth range takes full advantage of the advanced capabilities in Prepar3D v4