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Brian Riggs

Let it snow - P3D/Precipitfx

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P3D 2.4, orbx, precipitfx, shade, dsr....check out the cloud shadows on the snow and the drifts highlighted by shade.

 

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Well, it wasn't snowing on the other side so I captured this...

 

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Very nice shots - imagine when this is P3D ready for real - huge difference the way it is now

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Thanks! yes agree it will make even bigger difference when P3D ready. I have no patience so pulled the trigger early. No regrets so far. The only thing I'm not seeing is the water spray effects on wet runways.

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Someone please pm email me or post how his gets installed. What procedure did you use?

PM not needed - here you go

 

Use the latest Estonia migration tool running before launching exe if installing into P3D of course - install it I believe it downloads the files from a server and installs it with no problems, you will have a new texture folder and new effects in your main effects folder now

 

By the way in your account once made said I only had to downloads then they would have to renew it on there end - odd but not a deal breaker

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PM not needed - here you go

 

Use the latest Estonia migration tool running before launching exe if installing into P3D of course - install it I believe it downloads the files from a server and installs it with no problems, you will have a new texture folder and new effects in your main effects folder now

Thanks rich I'll give it a shot.

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Nice shots! To bad my computer will not run P3D.

 

If you run fsx you most certainly can run p3d

Thanks rich I'll give it a shot.

 

Welcome Brother any problems just ask 

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Nice shots! To bad my computer will not run P3D.



If you run fsx you most certainly can run p3d

 

I have a old GTX275 graphic card and that card is not DX11 capable.

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I have a old GTX275 graphic card and that card is not DX11 capable.

Wow, that card is well over five years old.  Might want to look into an upgrade.

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I see Santa ... what a great product ... when it's out for P3D I'll start searching for some nasty weather.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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This is fine as far as it goes but what about we see this idea extended somehow to replicating 'weather on the windscreen' .... i have to repeat the observation i made earlier somewhere to the effect that if FlightUnlimited2 could reproduce believable rain on the windscreen, however many years ago that was, surely something along these lines can be worked in to P3D ... I live in hope ...

 

Alan

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I have a question. Your images look quite real overall (as compared eg to this video I found of a similar situation: http://footage.framepool.com/en/shot/183324343-wild-russia:-arctic-snow-covered-horizon-over-land-tundra) but one thin I have noticed with P3D images in general - they seem to be a bit on the dark side. Is this a P3D bias or do you just prefer a generally darker mood?

 

Cheers,

Sascha

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I have a question. Your images look quite real overall (as compared eg to this video I found of a similar situation: http://footage.framepool.com/en/shot/183324343-wild-russia:-arctic-snow-covered-horizon-over-land-tundra) but one thin I have noticed with P3D images in general - they seem to be a bit on the dark side. Is this a P3D bias or do you just prefer a generally darker mood?

 

Cheers,

Sascha

 

Well in my case it would be the program shade making things darker - P3D vanilla it not that dark - screenshots can be very misleading 

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I have a question. Your images look quite real overall (as compared eg to this video I found of a similar situation: http://footage.framepool.com/en/shot/183324343-wild-russia:-arctic-snow-covered-horizon-over-land-tundra) but one thin I have noticed with P3D images in general - they seem to be a bit on the dark side. Is this a P3D bias or do you just prefer a generally darker mood?

 

Cheers,

Sascha

Just like Rich commented, I am using shade which darkens the environment.  The time of day also affects the amount of light and I prefer to take my shots during dusk which darkens the scene in addtion to shade.

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Thanks, I was just wondering as I have noticed this in quite a few P3D shots, compared to FSX.

 

Cheers,

Sascha

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Thanks, I was just wondering as I have noticed this in quite a few P3D shots, compared to FSX.

 

Cheers,

Sascha

 

Good catch Sascha - it is on the dark side but it adds realism to the environment which over rides that issue for me - going to come down to personal taste - it seems to blend my REX4 sky textures quite nicely 

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I think HDRR is perhaps exposing the weakness of how some monitors display dark gradients (often what separates a good monitor from a so so monitor is how well they deal with black/darks and high dynamic range).  

 

What I do when I see cases where someone says the scene is too dark or too light, have them post the image -- I download the image and view in in Photoshop against my monitor that I know is calibrated well and of good quality.  I've seen folks post images they say are WAY too dark ... but when viewed on my setup they look fine.

 

I'll post some comparison images later showing how the exact same scene, same weather, same time of day, can look very different based on cloud/sky textures used.  HDRR is more sensitive to texture adjustments than FSX.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I think HDRR is perhaps exposing the weakness 

 

So true - I will do screenshots at home look great - go to work not so good - your monitor is an important factor - have to get them to get me a better monitor - yah right

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Wow, that card is well over five years old.  Might want to look into an upgrade.

 

I know. I was going to get a whole new computer late last year but had a emergency and had to use the money I put aside for the new computer. I hope to have the money again for a new computer by the end of this year or early next year.

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