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OrbX - Upcoming Night Lighting Changes

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You guys all been following this development?

(Essentially better LOD on lighting, which is key for night flying/realism)

 

 

This new night light technology they will be rolling into all their products is a HUGE deal.

Check the video and you'll see what I mean.  

This will hopefully bring the night flying experience much closer to par with the X-Plane world, where night lighting has long been one of their more distinct advantages.

 

 

The lighting in the video is really great (I think).

 

 

 

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OrbX Forum Link about it:

http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/114539-new-city-lights-tech-to-be-added-to-ftx-gen-olc-eu-na/

 

 

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Looks pretty cool. I hope that it will not be too VAS intensiv.

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I think there's always been a tendency to make lights overly large and I *hope* that they get the sizes right.  I also *hope* that they get the streetlights down below tree height where it typically is in real life.  I really enjoy dusk and night flying when it looks right.

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I really enjoy dusk and night flying when it looks right.

 

Me too! - When it's reasonably believable & accurate looking, it's a really fun experience for sure!

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Not up to par with X-Plane yet but a move into the right direction. For me the key is to make the individual lights small but bright like RTH in X-Plane handles it.

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Not up to par with X-Plane yet but a move into the right direction. For me the key is to make the individual lights small but bright like RTH in X-Plane handles it.

 

I agree, this is a huge move in the right direction.

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The one thing I really do like about what I'm seeing in these videos/screens is the variety of lighting.

 

I've always felt XPX lighting needed way more variety in sizing/intensity/coloration of lights, etc.

 

Just my opinion anyhow.

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Looks nice but NE is in another league ....

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Looks nice but NE is in another league ....

 

 

...of price too!  haha

 

Will be nice to have better OrbX lighting for those of us who don't want to load up on NE for cost reasons or if they don't cover some region you're looking for, etc.

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...of price too!  haha

 

Will be nice to have better OrbX lighting for those of us who don't want to load up on NE for cost reasons or if they don't cover some region you're looking for, etc.

One word : Black Marble...

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Right on Gerard :)

 

stay tuned... Black Marble is coming!!!

You’re all probably wondering what is Black Marble all about…
let me shade some light
happy.png, Black Marble is the missing link in Night Environment,

You can look at it as Night Environment light weight Global sibling,

With Black Marble we convert Sim’s native night environment worldwide to match visually our full Night Environment regions,

 

read more here http://forums.nightenvironment.com/topic/207-black-marble/?page=1

 

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Right on Gerard :)

 

stay tuned... Black Marble is coming!!!

 

 

And let there be light - going to be Amazing Chris - good times ahead for sure  :dance:  :dance:

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Hi,

 

I'm looking forward to black Marble, I've seen the light... All pun intended. 8-) I'm, still closing on a house then it's back to simming, been away for a few weeks now.

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