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Hi all,Bumpmaps...From what I've experienced (and read), using bumpmap graphics apparently provides the best "overall" water effect. I just want to try and clear up one thing:Bumpmap rendering is NOT animated. It looks good and it reflects ambient light; but it does not shimmer in the sun and the waves on the surface do not move. Waves are still visible lapping along shorelines; but there is not any wave movement, rippling, etc. in open water.I'm not stating this as fact... I'm saying this is what I'm seeing on my system. If I'm wrong - please correct me!Regards,Marc

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Hi, BumpMaping is A shading function used to render a textured surface, using a grayscale image that varies the apparent surface roughness and of the object by randomly perturbing its surface normal in a way that affects light-reflection calculations, adding texture and detail without increasing the number of polygons. ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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Hi Chris,Don't you ever sleep? :-) I really like the bumpmap rendering - I just want to verify once-and-for-all that this rendering technique is not meant to be animated. The old 2002 method doesn't look as good...but it does move a little (if you look real hard). I just want to clarify that the bumpmap graphics are NOT supposed to move, shimmer, etc. by design. As an aside, I want to thank you for all the good advice you've provided on this forum over the past few weeks. You have been a busy man and I want you to know that your tips, opinions, observations, and web links have made it much easier for me to get FS2004 up and running.Thanks again,Marc

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I'm with Marc on this; I thank you Chris for all your recent informative posts, and I also ask: don't you sleep? :)

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My thanks as well Chris, for the FS9 and all of your past contributions.K

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Actually they do move...I finally was able to see the bump mapping effects around dawn or dusk...Later in the day the effects just produce a texture on the surface which looks like shadows on the waves but doesn't look as good as it does during the dawn/dusk hours when the waves do move.

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