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I have recently installed P3D on my system. I also have REX4 and ASN. However, water is dead stagnant. No animation, no movement, even on a stormy day. The water looks like a deep-blue painting of what's supposed to be water. And, to make it worse, it shines (with the sun) like metallic painted metal- horrible !  I have updated REX4 to latest updates, and have my P3D settings on high.

 

Can anyone provide any pointers as to how to get water movement on P3D?

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You need to set mesh to 1m and have tessellation active to get waves.

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I have recently installed P3D on my system.

 

Also REX is working on issues you are seeing with some new textures to address a lot of issues but have seen nothing (screenshots) to show this in the new texture update coming - been very quiet in rex forums unfortunately - its going to beta testing next week but some shots now would have been great 

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Rex sp3 has been released with new water/waves...

Did not try it yet.

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Rex sp3 has been released with new water/waves...

Did not try it yet.

Hi Gerard - unfortunately I am using rex4 but maybe what they have done there would give us an idea of what to expect in rex4 - let me know what you think buddy

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Resetting the mesh and activating tessellation will not solve the problems with the water in P3D. As Rick says, it looks like a static painting at anything above a thousand feet. The REX guys have apparently made some modifications for the SP3 update to REX Essential Plus, but I will not be able to check these out until they upload the full new build to my FSS account. As for REX4, similar modifications will be available when they release Texture Update 2.

 

Let's just hope that both of these make the water look more "alive".

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REX 4 Texture Direct SP4/Texture Update #2 will be available this early next week.  This includes a fix for the wave animations just like SP3 for REX Essentials.

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REX 4 Texture Direct SP4/Texture Update #2 will be available this early next week.  This includes a fix for the wave animations just like SP3 for REX Essentials.

 

Excellent Reed - will there be any additions to sky color choices ? thanks

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No additions to textures with this build, but we have a BIG surprise coming!!

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No additions to textures with this build, but we have a BIG surprise coming!!

 

Ok thanks for the info - I was hoping for more sky choices 

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No additions to textures with this build, but we have a BIG surprise coming!!

 

SIMAIR! LOL.... Sorry, couldn't resist :)

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Any idea when the full REX Essential Plus SP3 build will be uploaded to my FSS account, Reed?

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REX 4 Texture Direct SP4/Texture Update #2 will be available this early next week. This includes a fix for the wave animations just like SP3 for REX Essentials.

Reed, Ive had REX Essentials Plus on FSX for a long time. Then I bought REX4 thinking it "was the next big thing" Can I have both installed at the same time? And if yes, which one Will the Sim go by? Or,who's settings and textures will it use?

 

Water Animation/ Water Flow: Back in the days with FS9, along came one of the greatest "Sim improvement guy"- Jeezus Altuve, Bojote...In fact a real Genius... Super smart, yet very humble (haven't seen any similar much recently.). The guy thought us how to manipulate the water XML to increase animation, height,direction, flow, speed, etc . I had a flow of years of excitement by adjusting the waters to my desire. The water animation look so impressive, I could swear I could dip my hand in the screen and touch water. Since then,never seen water that good. Today P3D's water literally makes me want to go back to FS2004.YES, that bad. I hope you guys can find a fix. I hope the Surprise you have is liVing Water.

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Can I have both installed at the same time? And if yes, which one Will the Sim go by? Or,who's settings and textures will it use?

 

 

Yes - the last texture insertion will over ride any others - doesnt matter which program is injecting all its doing is copying new textures into your sim texture folder

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Yes - the last texture insertion will over ride any others - doesnt matter which program is injecting all its doing is copying new textures into your sim texture folder

Thank you Richard.

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Anyone know if the REX update has "fixed" the wave animation in P3D?

Dynamic wave animations have always worked in P3D 2.x--they just stop animating once you're over a certain altitude.  

Any idea when the full REX Essential Plus SP3 build will be uploaded to my FSS account, Reed?

Christopher:  make sure you have a copy of SP2 just in case--I apparently did something wrong (had grid something enabled and shouldn't have they say)--but the weather engine was terrible slow and other anomalies, so was happy to find they hadn't uploaded SP3 build of E+ to my acct.

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Hi Noel, maybe for those of you who's water animation works fine (visible), perhaps you guys can post your settings. I have my animation and effects high and.. Tried several REX effects, no difference, even in windy days.  And this is at any height... whether it be 10 feet, 500 feet, 6,000 ..etc. Dead , stagnant, horrible; just a deep blue painting.  

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Dead , stagnant, horrible; just a deep blue painting.  

 

Yes pretty much what everyone is seeing - hoping for something much better eventually

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Hopefully REX comes along and help on this.

 

I think that is number 1 priority on next update - hang in there buddy

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SIMAIR! LOL.... Sorry, couldn't resist :)

That is a good one!  LOL.   SIMAIR IS NOT DEAD though, just for those who chime in and ask.

Any idea when the full REX Essential Plus SP3 build will be uploaded to my FSS account, Reed?

We have sent the files to the vendors last Friday.  Adrian at FSS stated he should have it up this week for REX Ess.  I also have confirmations from Simmarket, PCAviator, and FSPilotshop.   We have not heard back from Sim-Planet yet.

Reed, Ive had REX Essentials Plus on FSX for a long time. Then I bought REX4 thinking it "was the next big thing" Can I have both installed at the same time? And if yes, which one Will the Sim go by? Or,who's settings and textures will it use?

 

Water Animation/ Water Flow: Back in the days with FS9, along came one of the greatest "Sim improvement guy"- Jeezus Altuve, Bojote...In fact a real Genius... Super smart, yet very humble (haven't seen any similar much recently.). The guy thought us how to manipulate the water XML to increase animation, height,direction, flow, speed, etc . I had a flow of years of excitement by adjusting the waters to my desire. The water animation look so impressive, I could swear I could dip my hand in the screen and touch water. Since then,never seen water that good. Today P3D's water literally makes me want to go back to FS2004.YES, that bad. I hope you guys can find a fix. I hope the Surprise you have is liVing Water.

 

Reed, Ive had REX Essentials Plus on FSX for a long time. Then I bought REX4 thinking it "was the next big thing" Can I have both installed at the same time? And if yes, which one Will the Sim go by? Or,who's settings and textures will it use?

 

 

You can pick and chose what textures from each product to have installed, but you can't have the same textures such as clouds from REX 3 or REX 4 installed at the same time.  One will overwrite the other.

Hopefully REX comes along and help on this.

Are you using REX Essential or REX 4 Texture Direct?  If REX Essential please install SP3 it has the wave animation fix.  If REX 4 Texture Direct, that will be released with SP4/Texture Update # 2 this week.

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You can pick and chose what textures from each product to have installed, but you can't have the same textures such as clouds from REX 3 or REX 4 installed at the same time.  One will overwrite the other.

Are you using REX Essential or REX 4 Texture Direct?  If REX Essential please install SP3 it has the wave animation fix.  If REX 4 Texture Direct, that will be released with SP4/Texture Update # 2 this week.

 

Reed does this hold true for P3D - can I load this up while waiting for a REX4 update - thank you

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