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I understand the enthusiasm of the guys with the programs to make clouds and weather now.

 

I simply chANGED THREE SETTINGS IN xp11 and took away the black clouds, and simply having white clouds (even the simplest) makes me love XP11 and (XP10 too once I mess with it) even more.

 

I am in love with XP, and never thought I'd say that, but I am a new fan. 

 

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Aaron Tirrell

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That looks really nice. Do you mind sharing which three you changed? I would like to try it out.

Thanks

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Very nice results you got there. What clouds are you using?

 

As a side note, 8 out of the last 13 active threads on this forum, deal one way or the other with clouds (add-ons, tweaks, etc.). If this is any indication for Laminar Research of what their priority for X-Plane 11 should be... :smile:

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I understand the enthusiasm of the guys with the programs to make clouds and weather now.

 

I simply chANGED THREE SETTINGS IN xp11 and took away the black clouds, and simply having white clouds (even the simplest) makes me love XP11 and (XP10 too once I mess with it) even more.

 

I am in love with XP, and never thought I'd say that, but I am a new fan. 

 

AmericanClouds.jpg
 
CcloudsA.jpg
 
CcloudsB.jpg

 

Nice pics! Can you please share the three settings you changed with the community? Thanks!

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Please note:

 

There are some funky looking round clouds here and there with these beautiful clouds, was my first try.

 

Go to the art section of the DataRef and make these three simple changes:

(All three under clouds of course, so I'll leave clouds off of each setting:

 

sample opacity to 0.02

 

diffuse_gain to 1.5

 

ambient_gain to 2.5

 

That is all.

 

Gets rid of the ugly darkness, but does leave some round crazy clouds here and there.

 

I also clicked on customize for the sky settings and selected scattered cumulus and set them from about 5000' to about 12,000' or so, with cirrus up around 25,000' or so. OOPS, sorry, meant 5000' not 500'

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Thanks! I will try it.


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Very nice results you got there. What clouds are you using?

 

As a side note, 8 out of the last 13 active threads on this forum, deal one way or the other with clouds (add-ons, tweaks, etc.). If this is any indication for Laminar Research of what their priority for X-Plane 11 should be... :smile:

 

 

Oh, these are default, with the above settings.

 

As per your help, thank you.

 

The only change I made beyond that was going to 2.5 on the ambient_gain.

Thanks! I will try it.

 

 

Let us see how they turn out.


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HI Caaront,

 

Thanks for the tip. The black clouds are not very eye pleasing at all.

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Thanks for the tip. The black clouds are not very eye pleasing at all.

 

Keep in mind that this is a beta. I've never seen black clouds like that in XP10 and I'm positive they won't look like that in the final release of XP11. It seems to me like this is something they're just not paying any attention to yet.

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Please note:

 

There are some funky looking round clouds here and there with these beautiful clouds, was my first try.

 

Go to the art section of the DataRef and make these three simple changes:

(All three under clouds of course, so I'll leave clouds off of each setting:

 

sample opacity to 0.02

 

diffuse_gain to 1.5

 

ambient_gain to 2.5

 

That is all.

 

Gets rid of the ugly darkness, but does leave some round crazy clouds here and there.

 

I also clicked on customize for the sky settings and selected scattered cumulus and set them from about 5000' to about 12,000' or so, with cirrus up around 25,000' or so. OOPS, sorry, meant 5000' not 500'

Sorry for being a noobie but where is this file?

 

Thanks.

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Thank you, tried the settings in the link and like them, but certain cloud settings are not the best.

 

For me scattered works the best with broken being good also.

 

I experimented with heights and other layers and this seems promising.

 

Now I need to learn to use the Lua, so I can save the settings.

 

Thank you.

 

Here are a few screens with the new settings, not perfect but pretty close.

 

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I think these look better ! And they are easier on the frames, but this from XPX-10.30 I think. The more Austin tinker with the clouds the worse they got.

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