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Feature Request: Cloud Shadows

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Hi Steve,

 

I'm not sure if a) you're looking to extend FSX functionality or b) it's possible within the scope of fixer code, but I thought I'd throw this out just in case...

 

Can fixer be used to add cloud shadows to the ground and/or cloud shadowing in the VC?

 

It would be cool and to the immersion to have the VC go a bit darker and shadows fade when flying behind a cloud! :rolleyes:

 

Cheers, Brian

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I was searching for something yesterday, and read somewhere that the ACES team had planned for cloud shadowing in FSX but dropped it before release. Maybe some hidden code in there somewhere?

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What I don't understand  is why clouds cast shadows on water and not land?

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Don't they just reflect on water, rather than casting shadows?

 

good point mate :)

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Can fixer be used to add cloud shadows to the ground and/or cloud shadowing in the VC?

Hello Steve, any chance for this improvement within DX10fixer in the future?

Wulf

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dandimm, thanks for sharing that info.  I wasn't aware that cloud shadows were to be included in FSX at some point. 

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  I wasn't aware that cloud shadows were to be included in FSX at some point. 

 

I think this is why Prepar3D v2.2 was able to release it's latest version with cloud shadows so quickly.  I would imagine the base code was already there and just needed some refinements and a menu option to turn it back on. 

 

http://www.prepar3d.com/latest-news/

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