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Please help me with this mini-sun...

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Clouds and sky looking great.

Moon a bit small but better than the sun.

 

I want a normal size sun ( bloom is on )........  :Cry:

 

All working suggestions are welcome..

 

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There is a file text file in the sim's main folder it allows you to adjust the size of the sun and moon, I usually set mine at 5000 or so I think its called sun effect or something like that.

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C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\suneffects.cfg

 

 

Vic

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just wait for Rex 4 TD up date with in the next then all will be well.

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just wait for Rex 4 TD up date with in the next then all will be well.

Rex makes the Sun way to small

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On 10/18/2015 at 3:33 PM, GSalden said:

I want a normal size sun ( bloom is on )........  :Cry:

 

 

 Are you sure its not a Pop Corn Cloud  :smile:  

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REX4 TD does not make the sun smaller, at least not for me. Rather the opposite.

 

Also, I found that tweaking the suneffect.cfg within the P3D folder itself does not have any effect on size, whatsoever. Is it really a suneffect.cfg in the programdata folder?

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REX4 TD does not make the sun smaller, at least not for me. Rather the opposite.

 

Also, I found that tweaking the suneffect.cfg within the P3D folder itself does not have any effect on size, whatsoever. Is it really a suneffect.cfg in the programdata folder?

 

If it is not the SinSize in the suneffect.cfg file, then what is ?

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Clouds and sky looking great.

Moon a bit small but better than the sun.

 

I want a normal size sun ( bloom is on )........  :Cry:

 

All working suggestions are welcome..

 

P3Dv3%20sun.jpg

 

This from http://www.freemars.org/jeff/planets/Luna/Luna.htm

 

"The Sun happens to be 400 times the Moon's diameter, and 400 times as far away.

That coincidence means the Sun and Moon appear to be the same size when viewed from Earth.

A total solar eclipse, in which the Moon is between the Earth and Sun, blocks the bright light

from the Sun's photosphere, allowing us to see the faint glow from the corona, the Sun's outer atmosphere."

 

The defaults settings in Prepar3dV3 suneffect.cfg are (the one in the programdata folder must be changed);

 

[general]

SunSize=900

MoonSize= 2072

This is patently incorrect, hence the very small sun (43% of moon size)!

 

just changing sunsize to equal moonsize

 

[general]

SunSize= 2072

MoonSize= 2072

 

and the sun will be as in the image below - much better!

This assumes the moon size is correct of course. If you think moon is too small just up that a bit, and adjust sun to same.

 

Don't know how the value of 2072 for MoonSize is calculated; if we knew we could use the exact arcsecond sizes of sun/moon

as seen from earth to compute the real value!

 

sun max 31.6 minutes = 1896 seconds of arc 0.5267 degrees

moon max 33.5 minutes = 2010 seconds of arc 0.5583 degrees

 

So sunsize is really 0.9433 of moon size

Thats when both closest to earth. Doubt P3D simulates elliptical orbits of either.

 

The "real" 2010 seconds of arc for moon size is in same ballpark as the MoonSize=2072 P3D value. Maybe these are arc second values?

 

So one could also try

 

[general]

SunSize= 1896

MoonSize= 2010

 

and see if these look "real"

 

With sunsize at either 2072 or 1896 sun will be double the defualt size so maybe GSALDEN

will have to reach for his polaroids when flyiing towards a setting sun in that great cockpit

of his!

 

Rob

 

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We notice a common mistake people make with REX is not selecting the HDR option within REX when utilizing HDR in P3D. 

 

Also keep in mind that visibility 'chokes' the size and opacity.

 

Below are a few pics of how the sun appears using REX4 (set #8) and P3Dv3. Remember, this is just one set of sun/flares/effects. There are many to choose from to suit your needs.  :wink:

 

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Tim,

 

I use your biggest sun + HDR but have not seen such glare around the sun from within the 2D cockpit.

At sunset my sky looks incredible ( TD + SC ) . That beautifull...

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Hi Gerard,

 

Were hoping to release the latest SP today for you fine folks, then you will. 

 

Thank you for your kind words.

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How would one increase the amount of glare and glow from the sun? It's the one thing that really bothers me in P3D that when I look directly at the sun which in reality would be nearly blinding, does very little to affect the view in simulator. I've been searching for a sun mod that produces that effect but to no avail.

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How would one increase the amount of glare and glow from the sun? It's the one thing that really bothers me in P3D that when I look directly at the sun which in reality would be nearly blinding, does very little to affect the view in simulator. I've been searching for a sun mod that produces that effect but to no avail.

 

I posted this awhile back and still working with v3.1.

http://www.avsim.com/topic/463044-my-sun-glare-is-waaaay-better/

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The defaults settings in Prepar3dV3 suneffect.cfg are (the one in the programdata folder must be changed);



[general]

SunSize=900

MoonSize= 2072

This is patently incorrect, hence the very small sun (43% of moon size)!



just changing sunsize to equal moonsize



[general]

SunSize= 2072

MoonSize= 2072



and the sun will be as in the image below - much better!

This assumes the moon size is correct of course. If you think moon is too small just up that a bit, and adjust sun to same

 

A bit late but excellent post there Rob.

 

gb.

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Better late then never... worked great! Thanks.

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