X-Plane® Scenery

This page contains tools for creating scenery for the X-Plane flight simulator.



Tools for creating and editing X-Plane scenery and cockpit objects.


X-Plane plugins.

Tools for Mac

Add-ons for OSX Finder.


Scenery Packages

Complete X-Plane scenery packages.


Tutorials and Examples

Walk-throughs, tutorials and example files.

Recent changes

2018/10/02 - QLXPlaneObj 1.07
Support “GLOBAL_no_blend” attribute for punch-through transparency.
Support 64bpp PNG textures.
Requires macOS 10.9 or later.
2017/07/02 - OverlayEditor 2.61
Support for displaying X-Plane 11 terrain and networks.
2017/07/01 - X-Publish 1.30
Support for X-Plane 11 apt.dat files.
2016/12/11 - OverlayEditor 2.60
Support for X-Plane 11 apt.dat and nav.dat file formats.
2016/09/30 - OverlayEditor 2.56
Improved support for AutoGen Blocks and Strings.
2016/08/09 - OverlayEditor 2.55-1
Fix for background imagery on OSX ≥10.7.
2016/08/08 - OverlayEditor 2.55
Much more responsive background imagery.
Fix for Mapbox OpenStreetMap imagery on Windows.
2016/08/04 - OverlayEditor 2.54
Switch to Mapbox for OpenStreetMap imagery.
Improve background imagery appearance.
2016/07/31 - OverlayEditor 2.52-2
Fix for running on recent Linux distros with numpy ≥1.10.
2016/07/31 - X-Publish 1.28
Support for v10.50 apt.dat files.
Support for autogen blocks and autogen strings.
Support for facade scraper objects.
Misc fixes.
2016/07/18 - AutoGate plugin 1.72
Fix for old-style standalone DGSs.
2016/07/12 - OverlayEditor 2.52
Prioritize scenery package’s apt.dat.
2016/07/10 - QLXPlaneObj 1.05
Anti-aliased previews.
Fix for large/complex objects.
2016/06/30 - OverlayEditor 2.51-1
Fix for running on OSX 10.7 & 10.8.
2016/06/18 - OverlayEditor 2.51
Support for X-Plane 10.50 format apt.dat files.
2016/05/20 - OverlayEditor 2.50-5
Fix for recent Debian/Ubuntu releases.
2016/04/30 - QLXPlaneObj 1.04
Faster and lighter-weight rendering.
Fix for palletized PNGs.
Support for OSX 10.6.
2016/04/29 - AutoGate plugin 1.71
Repackaged to fix packaging error on Windows.
2016/04/17 - QLXPlaneObj 1.03
Improved position/size of model.
Improved alpha handling.
Fixes for v7 objects.
2016/04/14 - QLdds 1.31
Fix for NPOT textures.
Requires OSX 10.6 or later.
2016/03/23 - X-Publish 1.27
Fix for textures in .obj files created by XPlane2Blender v3.3.
Add objects used by string (.str) files.
Support \ path separators in asset names.
2016/03/11 - AutoGate kit 1.70
New more flexible method for placing stand-alone DGSs.
Added static DGSs.
2016/03/11 - AutoGate plugin 1.70
Extend DGS range to 50m from jetway.
Misc optimizations.
2016/02/12 - GroundTraffic 1.52
Fix for highway car headings.
2016/01/11 - OverlayEditor 2.50
Fixes for Ortho4XP and G2xpl photosceneries.
Fix for installing on recent Debian-based distros.
Fix for running with wxPython 3 on recent Linux distros.
Fix for handling of Ctrl key on OSX.
Misc fixes.
2015/12/22 - SeaTraffic 1.31
Fix for running under X-Plane 9 on Windows.
Updated route database with ~500 more routes.
2015/11/08 - AutoGate kit 1.62
Added 12m, 13m & 14m “short” jetways.
Improvements to human marshallers - “too far” indication and reduced LOD model.
Added 10m, 12m & 14m standalone marshallers.
2015/07/20 - SeaTraffic 1.30
New small foot ferry (used in ~2300 routes) and small vehicle-carrying ferry (used in ~1400 routes).
Support for replacing the plugin’s default ship models.
2015/07/06 - SeaTraffic 1.20
Updated route database with ~1200 more routes.
New vehicle-carrying river ferry (used in ~600 routes) courtesy of Roy Leonard.
2015/05/24 - GroundTraffic 1.51
Fix for running on case-sensitive file systems (i.e. Linux).
Debug route paths are drawn in the Local Map.
Register DataRefs with Data Ref Tool.
2014/09/21 - AutoGate kit 1.61
Added human marshaller.
2014/07/31 - OverlayEditor 2.49
Support for geo-referenced GeoTIFF and JPEG2000 background images.
Support for OSX Yosemite.
Faster drawing of networks.
Misc fixes.
2014/07/31 - X-Publish 1.25
Reports origin of third-party library files.
Support for OSX Yosemite.
2014/05/12 - SketchUp2XPlane 1.70
Fixes for use with SketchUp 2014.
Faster export.
Misc fixes for importing and exporting animations.
2014/04/09 - SketchUp2XPlane 1.60
Fix for complex and non-axis-aligned animations.
Fix for importing objects exported from 3dsMax.
Cosmetic improvements to the animation dialog.
2014/03/09 - AutoGate kit 1.60
Added SafedockT2 DGS.
Cosmetic improvements to Safedock2S DGS.
Safedock2S and SafedockT2 DGSs can display any valid ICAO aircraft designation (when used with AutoGate plugin 1.60 or later), and display “ID Fail” if the aircraft does not have a valid boarding door location entered in PlaneMaker.
Fix animation of the three-tunnel variants of the perpendicular jetways.
2014/03/09 - AutoGate plugin 1.60
Support for DGSs that can display arbitrary ICAO aircraft designations.
Don't sound alert when plane stops at a “standalone” DGS.
2014/02/19 - SketchUp2XPlane 1.59
Fix for “Ground” draped faces.
Only emit a TEXTURE_LIT statement in the .obj file if a _LIT texture file exists.
2014/02/13 - OverlayEditor 2.48
Restores support for MacOS 10.5, Windows XP, and for non GLSL-capable hardware.
Objects can be imported by dragging from Finder/Explorer and dropping on the List of Objects.
Support for “roof objects” and fixes for v8 & v10 Facades.
Misc fixes.
2014/02/09 - SketchUp2XPlane 1.58
Fix for setting a keyframe on a scaled component.
2014/02/04 - X-Publish 1.24
Support for GroundTraffic 1.50.
Support for aircraft Lua scripts.
Fix for running on MacOS 10.8 and later.
2014/02/04 - GroundTraffic 1.50
New “highway” statement for sending a flow of traffic over a highway or bridge.
Objects follow each other over shared route segments.
Objects are labelled with their current state in debug mode.
Faster start-up.
2014/01/12 - SeaTraffic 1.10
Updated route database with ~500 more routes.
Foot ferries have lit windows at night.
Skip ferry/transporter bridges.
Fixed route builder script.
2014/01/08 - OverlayEditor 2.45
Fix for first run on MacOS 10.8 and later.
Less aggressive trackpad zoom on MacOS.
New document icons.
Misc fixes.
2014/01/02 - AutoGate kit 1.50
Added jetways that are perpendicular to the aircraft.
Beacon illuminates while jetway is moving (when used with AutoGate plugin 1.50 or later).
2014/01/02 - AutoGate plugin 1.50
Alert sounds while jetway is moving.