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Thanks for looking - still trying to sort out saving images on my 4K Sony  :wink:

 

 

 

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Thanks for looking - still trying to sort out saving images on my 4K Sony

 

Sort away Richard, pic looks amazing!

 

I picked up XP11 as well and been playing with it...generally love it but busy painting for P3d at the moment.  I'll get into it later, but the short flights I've done with it so far are nothing short of amazing.

Especially the night....love the fact every light source actually reacts just as it does in real life.  

Try landing a puddle jumper on the road at night (I tried the excellent default 172 with the red classic paint.)  Taxi under the street lamps in external view.  Then adjust the interior lights in the, including the brightness on the GNS...yep..you can see them all dim/brighten from the exterior.  No canned/static lighting in the cockpit (or anywhere in the sim for that matter) like you have on those 32bit sims.  :P

 

I'm still a little amazed at the naysayers who complain about a $60 sim that includes a payware quality 172, outstanding 737 and MD-80, terabytes of free stuff from a huge user community (MisterX's scenery alone is worth $60).   I guess some would rather complain about it vs spending $60 and finding out just what it can do,,,,scratches head.  :Thinking:

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Sort away Richard, pic looks amazing!

 

I picked up XP11 as well and been playing with it...generally love it but busy painting for P3d at the moment.  I'll get into it later, but the short flights I've done with it so far are nothing short of amazing.

Especially the night....love the fact every light source actually reacts just as it does in real life.  

Try landing a puddle jumper on the road at night (I tried the excellent default 172 with the red classic paint.)  Taxi under the street lamps in external view.  Then adjust the interior lights in the, including the brightness on the GNS...yep..you can see them all dim/brighten from the exterior.  No canned/static lighting in the cockpit (or anywhere in the sim for that matter) like you have on those 32bit sims.  :P

 

I'm still a little amazed at the naysayers who complain about a $60 sim that includes a payware quality 172, outstanding 737 and MD-80, terabytes of free stuff from a huge user community (MisterX's scenery alone is worth $60).   I guess some would rather complain about it vs spending $60 and finding out just what it can do,,,,scratches head.  :Thinking:

 

Amazing review Steve - some cool stuff I did not know about - thank you - yup pretty sweet sim and great community created freeware especially Mr.X - need to get one those beauties installed - you need a est from painting saw all of your fslabs stuff you need a break - happy flights put down the brush buddy   :wink:

wow...great shots!

 

Thank you Ryan very much

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+1 sums it up neatly. 


abload is doing a nice job. But I notice that the screenshot was saved at a low resolution. In the window where you upload the picture it says "VERKLEINERN:" In the drop down menu besides chose "BILDER NICHT VERKLEINERN". 

 

By doing so you can upload the pic in 4K.

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+1 sums it up neatly. 

abload is doing a nice job. But I notice that the screenshot was saved at a low resolution. In the window where you upload the picture it says "VERKLEINERN:" In the drop down menu besides chose "BILDER NICHT VERKLEINERN". 

 

By doing so you can upload the pic in 4K.

 

Have I told you your amazing Hans - will check that out now - thank you      :friends:

+1 sums it up neatly. 

abload is doing a nice job. But I notice that the screenshot was saved at a low resolution. In the window where you upload the picture it says "VERKLEINERN:" In the drop down menu besides chose "BILDER NICHT VERKLEINERN". 

 

By doing so you can upload the pic in 4K.

 

Hmm it was on that setting all ready ?

 

I think its not screen shooting in 4k thats the problem but dont know how 

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Amazing review Steve - some cool stuff I did not know about - thank you - yup pretty sweet sim and great community created freeware especially Mr.X - need to get one those beauties installed - you need a est from painting saw all of your fslabs stuff you need a break - happy flights put down the brush buddy

 

Thanks Richard!

Yeah I painted a few FSL buses hehe.  I'm now dabbling with the iFly 747 as you may have noticed in my last few posts.  She's a good plane as well, and I'm enjoying painting/flying her.

Here is another XP11 tip that will blow you away if you don't know it.

By default (assuming you haven't remapped your keys.) Press and hold SHIFT+L for a bit, and then SHIFT+K for the opposite effect.  It'll change the way you change time forever (pun intended) hehe.

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I think X-Plane only saves in a max res of 1080 by default. With the Nvidia tool you can save up to your screen resolution. Video in 4K with 60fps as well, quite neat.

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Thanks Richard!

Yeah I painted a few FSL buses hehe.  I'm now dabbling with the iFly 747 as you may have noticed in my last few posts.  She's a good plane as well, and I'm enjoying painting/flying her.

 

Yes know that one thanks Steve - good luck with painting 

 

 

I think X-Plane only saves in a max res of 1080 by default. With the Nvidia tool you can save up to your screen resolution. Video in 4K with 60fps as well, quite neat.

 

Have to look into this wouldnt the file format be huge even after down sizing it in PS - have you tried latest nvidia driver maybe I should load that and shadow play - I am not using XP for capture using this nice freeware  http://monosnap.com/welcome

 

Looking into shadow play now - guess you dont have to get it in driver you can download it separate 

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Steve Dra.

 

I simply LOVE your work mate. and, I am sure many others do too.

 

However, I did notice that your Avsim link is only for the PMDG products (FSX and/or P3D) and I was wondering if you do anything for FS2004 which is where I am at. 

 

I have a project in mind for the Ifly737 (FS2004) and possibly the Ifly747.

 

Could you PM me and I will send you the details if you are interested in it.

 

Regards

 

Tony Chilcott

 

Apologies to all if this is off topic.

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Hi Folks,

 

While I've heard a lot about XP's night lighting - does it actually "illuminate" objects ???

 

Regards,

Scott

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While I've heard a lot about XP's night lighting - does it actually "illuminate" objects ???

 

Hey Scott...

Look here.

http://www.avsim.com/topic/498547-grab-your-x-plane-11-beta-guys/?p=3516131

 

A pic is worth a thousand words (although I've been known to use 1000 words to describe what your seeing, LOL)

Trust me...the 1st time you taxi an airliner to a gate (in external view) and you see the terminal lights gradually illuminating 1st the nose, then the engine nacelles (unless its a rear engine plane hehe), then the wings, then see the shadows they cast on the ground...you may actually say "wow" out loud.  :wink:

 

Do yourself a favor Scott...grab the beta, or just drop the $60 for the full version.  You'll be getting the best default night lighting you'll ever see (and will NEVER see in the current 32bit sims), hands down the best default C172, 737-800 and MD-80 (those 3 planes alone are worth the $60), and a flightsim platform that is going nowhere but up as more and more folks get rolled into the XP avalanche.  :P

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Steve Dra.

 

I simply LOVE your work mate. and, I am sure many others do too.

 

 

Sorry Tony no time for repaints (day job) very busy nor do I use FS2004 or Ifly 747 - thanks for the kinds words

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Hi Steve,

 

LOL - I trust your judgment fully...

:)

 

I'll take a gander...

 

I might have to try it - that's always been my biggest heartache with flying at night - you roll up under the lights and your aircraft is darker than dark while sitting in a pool of light statically painted on the ground texture...

 

Nice pic Rich and the MD-80 is my favorite tubeliner...

 

Regards,

Scott

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then see the shadows they cast on the ground...

Hi Steve,

AFAIK, XP11 does not cast shadows from night lights, only daylight. That would be extremely expansive in term of performance. The aircraft you talk about on the linked screenshot is most certainly a static aircraft, and it's cast shadow is static as well.

 

Pascal

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Hi Steve,
AFAIK, XP11 does not cast shadows from night lights, only daylight. That would be extremely expansive in term of performance. The aircraft you talk about on the linked screenshot is most certainly a static aircraft, and it's cast shadow is static as well.
 
Pascal

 

Hehe ok that may have just been my amazement at seeing the lighting in general and not looking closely at my actual aircraft's shadows. Either way, I'm continuously blown away at what I see at night compared to what I've been used to for the last few decades of simming.  :smile:

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While I've heard a lot about XP's night lighting - does it actually "illuminate" objects ???

 

Yes, all landing lights and all lampposts illuminate scenery and other aircrafts. For example, when you're in the takeoff queue, you'll see landing lights of aircrafts illuminating the other aircrafts in front of them, and just before touchdown, a landing aircraft will be briefly illuminated when it passes in front of the beams of the aircraft hoding short.

 

I landed the B738 on a road to show you the capabilities of the global lighting, you can see it being illuminated by the road's lampposts:

 

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Steve Dra.

 

I simply LOVE your work mate. and, I am sure many others do too.

 

 

Sorry Tony no time for repaints (day job) very busy nor do I use FS2004 or Ifly 747 - thanks for the kinds words

 

Hey Rich, I think he was inquiring to me.  :wink:

 

Tony, much like Rich's response...while I have the iFly 747, I don't work in FS2004 any longer.  However, you are welcome to masters of my already painted planes to convert to 2004. (I'd just give you the flattened whole fuse sides to cut and apply to the livery maps).  I know there a lot of excellent painters who still work in 2004 though (Ed Cox :im Not Worthy: quickly comes to mind). 

Yes, all landing lights and all lampposts illuminate scenery and other aircrafts. For example, when you're in the takeoff queue, you'll see landing lights of aircrafts illuminating the other aircrafts in front of them, and just before touchdown, a landing aircraft will be briefly illuminated when it passes in front of the beams of the aircraft hoding short.

 

I landed the B738 on a road to show you the capabilities of the global lighting, you can see it being illuminated by the road's lampposts:

 

 

Scott...what he said! Hehe.  More accurately...what he SHOWED in the video.

 

Those light splashes you see at 21 seconds is the 737's taxi light as he bumps it left a few times.  Notice how it lights up the grass, the overhead sign, the guard rail, the car passing by....great stuff!

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Hey Rich, I think he was inquiring to me.  :wink:

 

Tony, much like Rich's response...while I have the iFly 747, I don't work in FS2004 any longer.  However, you are welcome to masters of my already painted planes to convert to 2004. (I'd just give you the flattened whole fuse sides to cut and apply to the livery maps).  I know there a lot of excellent painters who still work in 2004 though (Ed Cox :im Not Worthy: quickly comes to mind). 

Scott...what he said! Hehe.  More accurately...what he SHOWED in the video.

 

Those light splashes you see at 21 seconds is the 737's taxi light as he bumps it left a few times.  Notice how it lights up the grass, the overhead sign, the guard rail, the car passing by....great stuff!

 

You are correct Sir still a sleep  :wink: cool video 

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Steve,

 

Thanks so very much for your response.  Sad for me but, in reality, I guess it was to be expected.  FS2004 is definitely on the wane.  Bright side of the coin is of course, XPlane 11, hopefully, the new DTG product and P3D in 64bit.  Great things coming.

 

Thanks again mate.

 

Tony

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Looks real to me, Rich...as everybody have said, great shots, indeed! :)


Hi Folks,

While I've heard a lot about XP's night lighting - does it actually "illuminate" objects ???

Regards,
Scott

Yes...one of the fun things to do...is taxi around your airport choice with lots of elements, and watch as you turn, your landing or taxi lights literally SWEEP across the objects.  It is truly a real-life effect. As you sweep, and your beam moves on, the elements,  planes, support equipment, buildings, whatever, goes dark....quite amazing.

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