Oh well, not world shattering news…. yet another repaint… but hey, it’s a press release and the McPhat paints are rather nice. “…. McPhat Studios has released another set of classic liveries for the Flight 1 Cool Sky Super 80.Â This time with great looking high-definition liveries Aerolineas Argentinas, Alaska Airlines, USAir, JAL, plus much more.Â Â McPhat Studio and Flight One Software are announcing the immediate availability of the second volume expansion to the Flight1/Coolsky Super 80 product. World Airliners 2 brings you an additional ten-special Ultra High Definition Texture sets…..”. “…… With a pixel per meter ratio of 253, these are possibly the most detailed aircraft textures in history of Flight Simulator. They are four times as detailed as the stock Super 80 textures.
Making HD textures is not about blowing up the existing ones, times four. They are build from the ground up, not only for the diffuse map, but also for the specular and bump maps. This allows a rivet looks like a rivet, scratches look like scratches, soot that looks like soot, and decals are fully readable. The textures have to be meticulously designed with the tiniest details in mind.