MrMeeb

Guidance on shadow behaviour

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Hi all, 

I've posted to the P3D forums, asking the same question, but I decided I may as well ask here, seeing as many users are very experienced in the workings of this anyway.

Basically, I want to use vegetation shadows, as they seem to add a lot of depth and "alive-ness" to the scene as you fly over it. However, I'm experiencing problems with jagged shadows, unless I'm looking directly down on them, as shown in this view:

As you can see the veggie shadows are shimmering and jagged, even at low altitudes, until I bank to a much sharper angle, where I am looking much more directly down. At this point, the 4096 ground shadows defined in my .cfg load in. Is there a way to change this behaviour? I want to use veggie shadows, but can't handle the constant shimmering on approach

Also, out of curiosity for my own optimisations...what are the default values for SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES on each of the settings?

Thanks :) 

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I revive this old topic because I unfortunately discover (don't know why I didn't notice this before) the same issue in Prepar3D v4 (HF1).

No one here has found something useful to correct the shimmering of ground shadows from ground objects. It doesn't happened with cloud shadows.

 

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I have even spoken about this on the LM forums, unfortunately it seems there is nothing that can be done about it until they improve it from their end. I have tried various different resolution settings and AA settings to no avail.

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49 minutes ago, RancidViper said:

I have even spoken about this on the LM forums, unfortunately it seems there is nothing that can be done about it until they improve it from their end. I have tried various different resolution settings and AA settings to no avail.

Thanks for the head-up. Will look and monitore your thread on the LM forum.

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No worries,

If anyone else wants to know, here is a link to the thread :

http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6314&t=125400

There is also a link which I posted there from an old Avsim thread in which SteveW suggests some CFG edits to increase shadow quality. Just FYI I have tried all the settings he suggested with no real improvement..

Here is a link to that thread :

https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/481640-shadow-flickers/

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