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Heat Blur effect for PMDG 777?

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I was wondering if the thought to model or show a heat blur effect when engines are running, has been considered.

 

Just a thought.

 

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Vin said this was not possible during the NGX development. FSX doesn't support light refraction. Another limitation. I did a quick search and could not find the post. I know Ryan has answered this as well.

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I wouldn't want this developed just for the 777, but more as a 3rd party add on for AI and multiplayer aircraft.

I spend more time in my flightdeck then I do in spot view :)

Would be nice to see the heat blur behind the engines of planes in front of me and lined up & waiting for departure.

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if you want it more in the sim, i dont think it could be done, its most likely been considerred, and as Mr Pongress says, it would be ebtter for a third party extension

 

HOWEVER if you are one of these who like to put vids on youtube of FSX, its very easy ( i say that but ive never actually attempted it) to edit on somthing like Sony Vegas...

 

Just sayin :Straight Face:

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People think they see a lot more "heat blur" then there actually is. If youtube vids are any indication.

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I'm out on the ramp a lot and unless you are specifically looking for the blur you don't notice it a whole lot.

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I'm out on the ramp a lot and unless you are specifically looking for the blur you don't notice it a whole lot.

 

Yeah I agree, it's not always visible. I think Ryan said they were going to see what extra animations they had left at the end for things like this.

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I doubt it because a few companies have tried this and it looks awfull . FSX does not support surface optimization.

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No - FSX graphics engine doesn't support a realistic method for doing it. We are constrained by what it can do unfortunately, we can't just replace the renderer.

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This isn't necessary, really. You should be concentrated on the flight deck, not how pretty the engines look. (I know this sounds kinda dumb but it makes sense in a way)

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I use a heat blur like effect just for my AI planes. It's not perfect, but it does add a little more oomph to the visuals. Not only just heat blur, but it also simulates the smoky exhaust of known "polluters" like the old 737-200s, 727s, MD-80s, etc.

Btw, it was created by some fella named Nick Needham (NickN)

 

Search for njs_final.zip on the Avsim library.

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