Jimm

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My frustration level has hit the roof.  I'd been flying a lot lately and just realized that I don't get clouds, just very "foggy" areas.  The real tip off was a flight I performed from EKCH to UUEE and along the way my Airbus A321 was showing thunderstorms throughout my flight path, but all I would see are the lightning flashes, but no real clouds.

 

I run REX TD w/Soft Clouds and ASN.  I think this all has to do with the countless SPs and Hotfixes being pushed out by Hifi and REX, but now I see that no matter what I select for weather (preset in P3D or running ASN), I still get no clouds at all.

 

I sure could use some help, thanks.

 

-Jim

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My frustration level has hit the roof.  I'd been flying a lot lately and just realized that I don't get clouds, just very "foggy" areas.  The real tip off was a flight I performed from EKCH to UUEE and along the way my Airbus A321 was showing thunderstorms throughout my flight path, but all I would see are the lightning flashes, but no real clouds.

 

I run REX TD w/Soft Clouds and ASN.  I think this all has to do with the countless SPs and Hotfixes being pushed out by Hifi and REX, but now I see that no matter what I select for weather (preset in P3D or running ASN), I still get no clouds at all.

 

I sure could use some help, thanks.

 

-Jim

 

Suggest you download the latest version from where you bought it - then you only have to do one update I believe - that should cure it

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Hi Jim,

            Several of us have had this problem & the way we were able to correct this is to go to your configuration settings & optimization page in Rex & provided that you have 1&2 hotfixes installed go to the bottom right to the cloud sizing algorithm , check the box & move the slider to .55. I original had the slider set to .65 but it took a toll on my frame rates. Seems like .55 works pretty well for me

 

                                                                                 Ron

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You can try that first - but having a more complete installer will also remove a lot of future frustrations also

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I re-downloaded both Rex Soft Clouds and ASN.  I left out Rex TD for now, just to see if oucld get clouds to appear.  After downloading and installing I went to a place with bad weather, which was LOWW (cloudy and rainy).  After the flight loaded, It was raining, but I could still see cirrus clouds, but nothing lower level.  The sun was still out too.

 

This is very frustrating and I have no clue as to why I lost all other cloud types.

 

-Jim

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I re-downloaded both Rex Soft Clouds and ASN.  I left out Rex TD for now, just to see if oucld get clouds to appear.  After downloading and installing I went to a place with bad weather, which was LOWW (cloudy and rainy).  After the flight loaded, It was raining, but I could still see cirrus clouds, but nothing lower level.  The sun was still out too.

 

This is very frustrating and I have no clue as to why I lost all other cloud types.

 

-Jim

 

You need to install REX4 and work from there not soft clouds thats just an addition - main program needs to be solid not soft clouds - I know you know that but very strange you would go about it this way also did you try Ron's suggestion 

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Before I bought Texture Direct, I was fine running Soft Clouds with ASN (had clouds showing up without any problems), so are you saying that now, Soft Clouds won't work by itself?

 

-Jim

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Before I bought Texture Direct, I was fine running Soft Clouds with ASN (had clouds showing up without any problems), so are you saying that now, Soft Clouds won't work by itself?

 

-Jim

 

No it does run without rex4 but your order of operations doesnt make sense to me - if you have rex4 you should load that first imo

 

Uninstall rex soft clouds

 

Get latest build of rex4 - load it - update it to latest - play with cloud sizing algorithm - if all works then load soft clouds

 

This is what I would do if I were you 

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I fail to understand what you are saying.  I downloaded only ASN and Soft Clouds.  I ran Soft Clouds to get the better textures loaded and then ran ASN for weather.  I took Texture Direct out of the equation right now because I wanted to see if I got any low lying clouds, but right now, I nothing but upper cirrus clouds show, so something is not right.

 

-Jim

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Are low level soft clouds working without ASN running if so then you have a different problem its on ASN side of things 


Also have you tried deleting shader cache ? might help 

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ASN has had no problems displaying clouds at any level. I use TD4 +SC with ASN with no issues. After first run, I reset the cloud size and then disabled the loading of low clouds in REX. No issues since then. Definitely delete the shaders.

 

 

Vic

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Hello @ll,

 

had the same problem this weekend. Along the way of the latest Rex4 Hotfixes "something" in the "ShadersHLSL" folder in the P3D main directory was altered in such a way that low level clouds were no longer rendered. No amount of reinstalling changed that, neither P3D content, nor ASN nor REX4 textures or soft clouds.

 

I ended up restoring the complete ShadersHLSL folder from a backup (made immedeately after updating to 3.2) and I got the clouds back. If you do not have a backup, I suggest renaming the "ShadersHLSL" folder and reinstalling the P3D content and maybe the P3D client until the original folder is restored. After that, even the cloud sizing function of REX4 works.

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1. Download latest beta for ASN from their forum and install it.

2. Download scenery.msi installer and 6 cab files from Prepar3D website and reinstall it.

3. Restore original textures via REX interface (i assume you made the backup).

4. See if you have your clouds back. This is what i did and it restored them.

5. If you have it you can now play with REX.

 

Rgdrs,

 

Kris

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Are low level soft clouds working without ASN running if so then you have a different problem its on ASN side of things 

Also have you tried deleting shader cache ? might help 

Ok, no low level clouds at all, with or without ASN weather.  I went back to basics and started a flight with a P3D weather scheme, fair weather and building storms.  Both instances had no low level clouds, BUT I did get lightening with the building storms.

 

I have a suspicion that when I uninstalled REX TD (due to Richard's recommendation to reinstall with a full install instead of the patches), TD may have deleted or did not restore a file needed by P3D to display clouds.  If that is the case, then does anyone know the easiest way to restore what I need?  I should preface that question with the fact that I wound up doing a repair on P3D, thinking that may take care of any missing files, but alas, that didn't help either.

 

-Jim

ASN has had no problems displaying clouds at any level. I use TD4 +SC with ASN with no issues. After first run, I reset the cloud size and then disabled the loading of low clouds in REX. No issues since then. Definitely delete the shaders.

 

 

Vic

I did delete the shader cache after the first uninstall of REX TD, prior to reinstalling Soft Clouds and ASN.  As I said before, I used to use just SC and ASN and never had a problem with seeing clouds at any level.  When I bought TD later on, that too caused no issue.  I think what happened is at some point in the last couple of weeks, REX had an update or hotfix waiting and I installed it, not realizing that subsequent flights were not displaying clouds correctly (I was distracted with learning to fly the Aerosoft Airbus).  I got the flying part down to a science now and am enjoying the heck out of that, but with no clouds, it kinda sucks. :(

 

I guess I am not fully understanding this change that REX implemented.  Last night before bed, I downloaded the full installer of TD and will probably reinstall that tonight after work to see what happens.  Yes, I'll read the manual too. :)

 

-Jim

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Hi Folks,

 

I had the problem - and it was resolved when I reset the new REX Cloud Sizing feature back to default (via the REX Interface) - then changed it to another value (I think I'm using .65 now)... The problem has not reoccurred...

 

Regards,
Scott 

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Thats what I did also. It took care of the no clouds or weather problem,weather & clouds have  been excellent since, rec'd a lot of help from others in this forum :smile:

                                                                                       Ron

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Rex have released a hot fix for this issue

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Well I reinstalled REX TD, made the changes that everyone suggested.  First flight was a bust but then I got out and back in, making sure everythign was still set correctly and then BOOM....beautiful puffy white clouds.  EKCH never looked more beautiful.

 

Thanks for the help everyone.

 

-Jim

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Well I reinstalled REX TD, made the changes that everyone suggested.  First flight was a bust but then I got out and back in, making sure everythign was still set correctly and then BOOM....beautiful puffy white clouds.  EKCH never looked more beautiful.

 

Thanks for the help everyone.

 

-Jim

 

Well thats good news - well done  :wink:

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A great way to determine what type of problem you might be having is to enable Content Error Logging and Scenery Error Logging.  It can save time trying to identify a root cause and get you pointed in a direction quickly.

 

This is why I always, without exception, make sure I have both Content Error logging and Scenery Error Logging enabled ... I have solved many issues because of this feature ... and yes I'm well aware many 3rd party content providers tell user to turn it OFF ... just say NO ;)  Not all the problems being reported in this file are "irrelevant", some are VERY relevant.

 

Glad you got it sorted.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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A great way to determine what type of problem you might be having is to enable Content Error Logging and Scenery Error Logging.  It can save time trying to identify a root cause and get you pointed in a direction quickly.

 

This is why I always, without exception, make sure I have both Content Error logging and Scenery Error Logging enabled ... I have solved many issues because of this feature ... and yes I'm well aware many 3rd party content providers tell user to turn it OFF ... just say NO ;)  Not all the problems being reported in this file are "irrelevant", some are VERY relevant.

 

Glad you got it sorted.

 

Cheers, Rob.

I had both Content Error Logging and Scenery Error Logging checked...I never touched them from default.  I never thought to check those to see if they were going to tell me it was a REX issue.  As I said before, I used to be able to fly with just Soft Clouds and ASN, but with recent changes through REX, I needed Texture Direct installed.  After i reinstalled it, I HOPED it would fix the cloud issue.  I sure hated like hell to have to reinstall everything.

 

Now that the issue is resolved, I gotta say I have never had such a beautiful and successful flight before, at least with a tubeliner.  I will try to post screenshots in the screenshot forum to show off what I saw, even though it's probably been seen a hundred times by others.  Don't mind me, I'm just extremely pleased with performance. :)

 

Thanks again.

 

-Jim

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I think I have mine working correctly it looks amazing with low level clouds and high stratus

 

But have done many flights in some severe weather thou have not come across any thick white fluffy clouds at 35000ft like you do in real life

 

Anyone have input on this?

 

Cheers

Mike

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On sunday i made egll epwa flight crusing at 33000. Somewhere over Germany around noon (GTC) i climbed to 35000 to omit a building cumulonimbus that definitelly reached 34000.

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On sunday i made egll epwa flight crusing at 33000. Somewhere over Germany around noon (GTC) i climbed to 35000 to omit a building cumulonimbus that definitelly reached 34000.

Hmm interesting

Are you using ASN ?

 

What are your settings your settings?

 

At the moment I am using rob ainscouphs settings.

 

Cheers

Mike

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