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I have yet to make the jump to Prepar3d, however after seeing more pics/videos and with pmdg's announcement, I feel like the time has come to make my way over. I see that p3d has cockpit shadows and cloud shadows, and even cloud shadows acting on the aircraft which I must say look very nice. I have a question about overcast conditions. In RW when it is overcast there really are no shadows and obviously things below the layer are a bit more dull. Does p3d model this? Below the deck the cockpit and environment will be a bit darker and then once you break through the layer the sun illuminates the cockpit and it becomes brighter?

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Dynamically WRONG,

 

IME, "OC" and "in the soup", produce cockpit shadows that don't belong in those conditions...

 

That being said, I rather have bad shadows than none at all.

 

Chas

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I agree with Chas. The shadows "in the soup" are a little strong. There could be some light shadowing depending on light but it needs some refinement. That said, I ALSO agree with Chas that what is there is SO much better than  none at all that it's really a non issue except for discussion.

 

Vic

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Sorry for bringing up an old topic but I've been wondering about this myself.

 

For instance, today I noticed that even though there is a full overcast, the sun still reflects in the cockpit (see picture underneath). Is there any way we can tweak such lightning to only appear when breaking through the cloud layer?

 

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Like OP states, in RW there are basically no shadows nor reflections during overcast conditions.

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Have you activated cloud shadows in your display settings?

 

No, I find that kills performance. Will it actually block sun reflections during overcast though?

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Yes, if you turn the cloud shadows on, it should block sun reflections during overcast (or at least considerably reduce it). Give it a try and let me know how your performance is.

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Yes, if you turn the cloud shadows on, it should block sun reflections during overcast (or at least considerably reduce it). Give it a try and let me know how your performance is.

 

Hi, sorry for late reply.

 

I tried turning on cloud shadows, starting with 10 000 meters, but it didn't seem to make any difference. Even during full overcast, sunreflections were still present in cockpit.

 

Performance-wise it is not good turning cloud shadows on, including terrain shadows. 

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