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PTA2 for P3Dv4 : Custom Presets thread

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Clouds light scattering is what you are looking for. And Turn off clouds directional lighting.

 

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Hi Gerald.

I have just bought ST and found your post. I am new in this. I have P3D4.1. But before I make some faults, whcih of your links do I have to use?

Thanks and regards,

Ed

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Hi Ed,

See 2 posts above this reply, so my V3 preset.

regards

Gerard

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Hallo Gerard,

Dank je. Prachtig. Beter dan de standaard luchten.

Thanks! Much better than default skies.

Best regards,

Ed

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Hi Gerard,

I tried your preset and this it what it looks like. The cockpit is very dark, clouds are brown-ish and there are some weird blue textures on the ground. Also the water is too saturated.

Did I do something wrong?

2hi5vzp.png

Thanks,

Tomas

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1 hour ago, ThomassoCZ said:

Hi Gerard,

I tried your preset and this it what it looks like. The cockpit is very dark, clouds are brown-ish and there are some weird blue textures on the ground. Also the water is too saturated.

Did I do something wrong?

2hi5vzp.png

Thanks,

Tomas

Hi Thomas,

First make sure you go back to the default Shaders ( Un-reinstall P3Dv4.1 Client )

Un- reinstall PTA 2.60.

Now try again my preset.

I use ASP4 + ASCA ( clouds ) + EnvTex ( skies in ASCA / water / sun / moon / rain )

Regards, Gerard

 

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13 minutes ago, GSalden said:

First make sure you go back to the default Shaders ( Un-reinstall P3Dv4.1 Client )

Un- reinstall PTA 2.60.

 

 

Gerard.

Is it really necessary to reinstall Client every time we try new preset? Why it is not just enough to delete Shaders folder and P3D will recreate it again as it says in P3D website? Also why PTA needs to be reinstalled? There is an option in PTA to download default shaders back. 

I try different presets many times a week so reinstalling all that stuff will be a pain in a neck. 

Thx 

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6 hours ago, skysurfer said:

Gerard.

Is it really necessary to reinstall Client every time we try new preset? Why it is not just enough to delete Shaders folder and P3D will recreate it again as it says in P3D website? Also why PTA needs to be reinstalled? There is an option in PTA to download default shaders back. 

I try different presets many times a week so reinstalling all that stuff will be a pain in a neck. 

Thx 

Normally you can reinstall default Shaders from within PTA, but looking at your screenshot it looks as if there is something wrong with the default/modified Shaders.

So just to be sure that you start with correct default Shaders I advise you to do so. It is only once.  

And each time before applying a new or modified preset , reinstall the default Shaders first in PTA. 

Regards, Gerard

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10 hours ago, GSalden said:

Hi Thomas,

First make sure you go back to the default Shaders ( Un-reinstall P3Dv4.1 Client )

Un- reinstall PTA 2.60.

Now try again my preset.

I use ASP4 + ASCA ( clouds ) + EnvTex ( skies in ASCA / water / sun / moon / rain )

Regards, Gerard

 

Looks like it helped, thanks! I don't use any WX system now, waiting for Rex Sky Force. 

Tomas

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13 hours ago, GSalden said:

Hi Thomas,

First make sure you go back to the default Shaders ( Un-reinstall P3Dv4.1 Client )

Un- reinstall PTA 2.60.

Now try again my preset.

I use ASP4 + ASCA ( clouds ) + EnvTex ( skies in ASCA / water / sun / moon / rain )

Regards, Gerard

 

I've got one more question. You don't use ReShade along with PTA? Why not?

 

Tomas

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12 minutes ago, GSalden said:

PTA has post processing , so I do not need Reshade

Ok.

Does this look like your preset is applied correctly now?

Default:

33bpllk.png

Your preset:

xanbpu.png

Tomas

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3 hours ago, ThomassoCZ said:

Ok.

Does this look like your preset is applied correctly now?

Default:

33bpllk.png

Your preset:

xanbpu.png

Tomas

It looks like mine , but the scene is somewhat dark.

Is it later on the day ?

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3 minutes ago, GSalden said:

It looks like mine , but the scene is somewhat dark.

Is it later on the day ?

It's 6:55 AM as stated on the panel. This is around noon:

2ject93.png

I also installed REX 4 Texture Direct theme.

Tomas

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58 minutes ago, ThomassoCZ said:

It's 6:55 AM as stated on the panel. This is around noon:

2ject93.png

I also installed REX 4 Texture Direct theme.

Tomas

Looks realistic. 

Well done

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Just now, GSalden said:

Looks realistic. 

Well done

Yeah, if you ignore the clouds :-D 

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Thanks. This one took some time, but I am happy with the result..,

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On 11/3/2017 at 9:03 AM, GSalden said:

Updated preset :

- all 3 cloud directional lighting tweaks have been added in the V4.1 way

- improved object lighting ( sunny side - shadow side )

PTA 260 Preset 4.jpg

 

Hi Gerard,

I really like the look of your latest v4 preset..great job! One thing I'd like to try would be to reduce the green-ish look of the grass/fields a bit. As I'm relatively new to the world of PTA Presets & trying to learn as I go, which of your preset items would I be looking to modify?

Also, does your latest v4 utilize post-processing? If needed, is there a version that runs w/o the PP?

Thanks w/ much appreciation,

Mike

 

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5 hours ago, orbmis said:

Hi Gerard,

I really like the look of your latest v4 preset..great job! One thing I'd like to try would be to reduce the green-ish look of the grass/fields a bit. As I'm relatively new to the world of PTA Presets & trying to learn as I go, which of your preset items would I be looking to modify?

Also, does your latest v4 utilize post-processing? If needed, is there a version that runs w/o the PP?

Thanks w/ much appreciation,

Mike

 

The greenish look is because of the colors of the photo scenery used in the screenshot.This is the Netherlands near Amsterdam.

Other countries differ in colors.

regards , Gerard

 

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45 minutes ago, branks737 said:

Thanks Gerard, what a difference a good shader program and preset makes to the look of sim!

I totally agee with you. We have come a long way and it is looking great with PTA now.

regards, Gerard

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