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Hey Matt and everyone,

I recently read about a rumor that big changes are on the way for PTA.  Can someone tell me more?  I tried EF. It's terrible.  Is PTA going to do something similar in the future?  P3D needs a good on-the-fly tweaking tool that actually works and doesn't break the sim. 

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Unless they plan on something like what REX does with textures, I'm going to assume you're talking about changing shaders/presets on the fly. This is already possible with P3D v4.5 but I believe you do need to bind a key to it. 

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I already do that- what would be nice is if we were able to see the changes unfold in real-time.  I think if PTA or tomato would evolve into something like that, then it would be a lighter, more-reliable addon as opposed to EF.  Who knows what's possible:-)

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6 hours ago, dal330200 said:

I already do that- what would be nice is if we were able to see the changes unfold in real-time.  I think if PTA or tomato would evolve into something like that, then it would be a lighter, more-reliable addon as opposed to EF.  Who knows what's possible:-)

You can assign a key to Reload Shaders in he control menu.

Make a change in PTA , save and apply.

Now Reload Shaders and you will see your change ..

That easy

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I do that.  But the process is still tedious as opposed to what REX offers- once they get the bugs worked out of EF.  Just curious if someone else was working on something similar, because who knows if and when EF will ever fully work.

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I can't speak for other products but PTA v3 (we'll call it that for now, no actual name for it yet) is quite far in to a complete rewrite. You'll be able to modify shaders on the fly, no more having to tediously reload stuff after every tweak.

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what EF is still offering in addition is a "Current weather -> automatic shader adjusments"  thing. but it seem to be a big blackbox that even the developper don't understand how it works.

 

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8 hours ago, kenz said:

what EF is still offering in addition is a "Current weather -> automatic shader adjusments"  thing. but it seem to be a big blackbox that even the developper don't understand how it works.

 

With PTA you can incorporate automatic shader adjustments ( = expressions ) .  This is possible over 2 years now ...

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sorry, did'nt knew that, are thos adjusment on the fly without restarting the sim ? are those adjustments based on actual in-sim weather ? thought this was a new revolutionnary feature and you're saying it's available since 2 years....?

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5 hours ago, kenz said:

sorry, did'nt knew that, are thos adjusment on the fly without restarting the sim ? are those adjustments based on actual in-sim weather ? thought this was a new revolutionnary feature and you're saying it's available since 2 years....?

EF reads the weather and adjustable the Environment.

Shader Expressions read data from within P3D, like time of day, altitude, weather etc and adjusts the Environment .

Both in realtime..

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We're about 85% completed with it. It's difficult to put a time on it but it's weeks, not months.

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7 hours ago, MattDavies said:

We're about 85% completed with it. It's difficult to put a time on it but it's weeks, not months.

Thanks for the update Matt 🤗

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On 7/24/2019 at 5:48 PM, MattDavies said:

We're about 85% completed with it. It's difficult to put a time on it but it's weeks, not months.

Thanks Matt!

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On 9/21/2019 at 1:14 AM, DeCampos said:

how many weeks?

Probably Matt and the programmer also had their holidays like we had 🤗

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Nontheless July 25th to September 24th is months not weeks. The exact opposite of Matt's statement.

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Somewhere my mind tells me that something happened which pretends Matt from finishing and deleivering his work. That would be a pitty as I liked PTA (and Projectfly). But due the lack of updating, feedback or further information, I jumped over to Tomatoshade as it is for free and has more options too. But, hopefully he is doeing well and he can bring us some good news.

Regards Marcus

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I disreguard my last post. I became a quite customer unfriendly post on my politely and respectful request on if PTA is still compatible with P3D V4.5 HF2. (Link: 

)

It seems to me, that there is a lot of frustration and some customers have to accept his unfriendly reaction on requests.

I am not talking about unpolitely pushing and wracking.....but just asking if his product is still compatible and  this seemed to be to much.

Maybe it will help not making promisses which can´t be held AND not taking to much workload at once, on top communicate about big plans and than jell back to people (in his eyes also "morons" who are asking after progress.

I am not expecting anything. But this kind of reaction no one earned.

For those who are interested they can read it in my Topic in which I asked about the compatebility of PTA with P3D V4.5 HF2.

@Matt: It would be very wise to hold a little back with this kind of reactions from you as a developper who lives from selling products to your customers. 

I love your products. PTA and Projectfly. But after this reactions I will think twice if i will "investigate" further.in your products.

It is in your hands.

Kind regards

Marcus

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Posted (edited)
On 7/25/2019 at 3:48 AM, MattDavies said:

We're about 85% completed with it. It's difficult to put a time on it but it's weeks, not months.

it turned out to be months not weeks, Oh well..

wish you all the best.

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