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Aircraft lightning & saturation in PTA does not function on some of my airplanes. They seem to be much too bright compared to other planes whatever setting I use. Howcome???

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35 minutes ago, odaber said:

Aircraft lighting & saturation in PTA does not function on some of my airplanes. They seem to be much too bright compared to other planes whatever setting I use. How come???

It's down to the materials properties in the model (.mdl) itself. Sadly, I've found a handful that don't have the textures set consistently, notably:

1) The new Aerosoft Airbus A318/A319.
2) Aerosoft An-2.
3) JustFlight Dove/Heron.

... among others. It's sloppy programming IMHO.

Adam.

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11 hours ago, odaber said:

Thanks for the reply! Anything to do?

Sadly no ... not unless you want to edit and recompile the aircraft model (!!). The best we can do is nag the respective developers to fix the model (I've looked at some of the problematic models and it appears to be relatively easy). These errors only ever show up if aircraft lighting shaders values are changed from default (by something like PTA).

as_a319_ac_lighting_off_1280.jpg?dl=1

as_a319_ac_lighting_on_1280.jpg?dl=1

Here's me trying to persuade Aerosoft to edit the model (!!):
http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/138119-aircraft-lighting-model-materials-errors/

Adam.

 

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Very informative information. Thank's, Adam! I unticked the "Aircraft lightning & saturation" in PTA and restored defaults on the item. Still I have problems as You showed on Your two pictures. Most annoying is the C-130J USAF in the 3.4. What else to look for?

With regards

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21 minutes ago, odaber said:

Very informative information. Thank's, Adam! I unticked the "Aircraft lightning & saturation" in PTA and restored defaults on the item. Still I have problems as You showed on Your two pictures. Most annoying is the C-130J USAF in the 3.4. What else to look for?

Hmmm ... unticking those options should do the trick. Are you sure you saved and *applied* the changes?

My faithful old C-130 also has the problem, so I tend to have to apply the "un-ticked" version of PTA for that one too.

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Again Thank's, Adam! I think I have solved the mystery. I had to reload p3d Client, then start p3d, then end the play and restart PTA with the new setting. Everything fixed. So it's up to you now, Adam, to solve the problems with Aerosoft, among many developers. A very good dialogue that ended with solvling the problem! Have a very nice Weekend!

Best regards

Odaber

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Hi again!

To get rid of the most annoying problem with colors, I must untick for both "Aircraft lightning and saturation" and "Aircraft VC lightning and saturation". These settings in PTA v2.62 create problems in colors with many fuselages on AddOns planes, as far as I can see. Any comments, friends? I've tried Your preset, Adam, which in it self is excellent, as everything You have developed!

With regards

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I think I even had this problem even in P3D v4.1. There must be a problem with PTA v2.62 that makes the compability problem with some textures/repaints. The best would be for Matt Davies to take care of this problem and make a v2.63.

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