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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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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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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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Any updates to the update? :)


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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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