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PMDG and P3D v4.4

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Hey all,

If you haven't heard the news yet, LM just announced (via FSElite) that Prepar3d v4.4 is scheduled to release this Wednesday, November 28th. There is a loooooong change log, most noticeably the official implementation of PBR rendering in the P3D client.

This is a big change to the way the sim renders, so I have to ask: will addons like PMDG aircraft and developer airports be affected? Do we need to wait for an update before we install the new P3D client?

Thanks!


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From what I've been reading, we can still use the current add-ons just no nice PBR visuals until updated by the Devs.

I'm sure PMDG will give an update soon...


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Well let’s put it this way i’m not updating anything until iam sure all is stable and working 110%.

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The more specific question is, will PMDG aircraft get a texture update to take advantage of PBR capability?

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9 minutes ago, ErichB said:

The more specific question is, will PMDG aircraft get a texture update to take advantage of PBR capability?

Probably not unless you mean future releases of new aircraft. 


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Just now, fakeflyer737 said:

Probably not unless you mean future releases of new aircraft. 

I mean updates for current aircraft.

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2 hours ago, ErichB said:

The more specific question is, will PMDG aircraft get a texture update to take advantage of PBR capability?

As far as I understood PBR as generally used in games, there is a bit more than just a PBR texture, usually you would need to work on the model as well. Not all surfaces will have the same properties. there are different type of parts on the model which behave differently the fuselage, will probably not interact with light the same way as say the landing gear. So I think it's quite somework to make it happen.

I don't know if they'll do it, but I'm not expecting it as it's not just a quick thing to do.


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2 hours ago, fakeflyer737 said:

Probably not unless you mean future releases of new aircraft. 

how you are so sure about that?


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Nobody is sure about anything.  I presume PMDG and other developers are under a NDA until tomorrow.  Wait a day and then find out.


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For some of us 28th November is already here by 6 hours 🙂

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4 minutes ago, YMMB said:

For some of us 28th November is already here by 6 hours 🙂

yeah but LM is american so it's 28th in the US obviously, and I4d still be careful as FSElite in their exclusive article talks about a "planned" date meaning it could still be not ready tomorrow for any reason.


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1 minute ago, wedgantilles said:

yeah but LM is american so it's 28th in the US obviously, and I4d still be careful as FSElite in their exclusive article talks about a "planned" date meaning it could still be not ready tomorrow for any reason.

I guess my humor was missed..thanks .

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4 hours ago, ErichB said:

The more specific question is, will PMDG aircraft get a texture update to take advantage of PBR capability?

Does PBR only improve the outside of the aircraft or the virtual cockpit as well?


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2 minutes ago, threegreen said:

Does PBR only improve the outside of the aircraft or the virtual cockpit as well?

PBR can improve the appearance of any texture created using that method/technique; the simulator doesn't really care about whether you're on an interior or exterior view when rendering what is displayed. Thus for any add-on which has had PBR textures made for it, providing it's been done properly/well, things should look a bit more convincing all round, whether inside or outside the aeroplane.

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15 minutes ago, threegreen said:

Does PBR only improve the outside of the aircraft or the virtual cockpit as well?

From the FSElite site.

  • F-16 aircraft fully updated to PBR for both the interior and exterior models.

    So i assume both is possible.
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