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2 hours ago, Adamski_NZ said:

That's precisely why I bought it LOL!!!

I've been posting on the Envtex forum myself - but Maxime has said he has some issues to deal with right at the moment, so won't be responding quite as quickly as he would have liked. I'm hoping this isn't anything to do with the virus or associated tragedy.

As a matter of interest - are you seeing cloud shadows in non-EA mode? I'm not!

Adam.

I spent a few hours digging in the V4 Shaders to find out what PTA changes when a tweak is applied.

Sofar :

Reduce cloud brightness at dawn-dusk-night

Object Lighting 

Terrain Lighting ( cloud shadows ! )

Water Surface Tuning

 

The idea was to look in the same Shader file in V5 as listed on the doc from each tweak to see if they also exist in there.

The first issue that I saw is that in V5 there is no GPUTerrain.fx file.

The best way is to look where EnvShade puts its tweaks.

Eg : if EnvShade puts a terrain tweak like Clouds Shadows into the Terrain.fx file my approach would be to take the same file from the vanilla Shader backup and put a V4 tweak somewhere into that file,
And then test it with a high value and a low value to see if it is still working.

Adam, if you want I can mail you the found tweaks so you can try this approach yourself,

In the coming days I do not have a lot of time to test, just today.

 

regards, Gerard

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On 5/12/2020 at 2:26 AM, GSalden said:

prepar3d.cfg: C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 

MOON_PHASE_LIGHTING=False

 

Perhaps it also works in V5.

There is no moon in v5....lol or I simply don't have it,,,,


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8 hours ago, GSalden said:

Adam, if you want I can mail you the found tweaks so you can try this approach yourself. In the coming days I do not have a lot of time to test, just today.

Thanks (emailed you back). I found a mistake in cloud.fx (as generated by Envshade). I have my shadows back!!  I've contacted Maxime ...

The good news is that this brings back cloud shadows to the EA mode as well (see below):

envshade-ea-01-1350.jpg?dl=1

3 hours ago, cyyzrwy24 said:

There is no moon in v5....lol or I simply don't have it,,,,

I looked up full moon date/time for my area and set P3D to it. I have a perfect moon - with or without enhanced atmospherics.

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19 minutes ago, Adamski_NZ said:

looked up full moon date/time for my area and set P3D to it. I have a perfect moon - with or without enhanced atmospherics.

Ok basically I should add MOON_PHASE (GRAPHICS) in my .cfg since there is none there....Issue I have flying long haul and it is so unrealistic "outside"..even stars are bleak...need to add some life for night flying...


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It took many hours but I am getting there :

Early%20Dusk%204.jpg
 

Sun.jpg
 

Shadows%201.jpg


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The sun is worse than in P3Dv4,5

Clouds and atmosphere look good.


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26 minutes ago, BMW969 said:

The sun is worse than in P3Dv4,5

Clouds and atmosphere look good.

In 4.5 the sun had scattering light around itself at dawn and dusk , and the sun disappeared in that light.

In v5 the scattering light fills the screen with lots of colors but the sun remains seperately.
I was able to add more sunglare to it as you can see in the screenshots above.

You can always go back to V4... 😆

Dusk%204.jpg

 

 

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Hi Gerard!

Any chance you can share your settings? They look amazing!

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, LibraryMan said:

Hi Gerard!

Any chance you can share your settings? They look amazing!

Thanks!

You need EnvShade and EnvTex and ASCA for this.

  • EnvShade settings are on page 1. To get darker clouds shadows open cloud.fx ( inside your ShadersHLSL folder ) and look for " Envshade_Cloudshadows_Multiplier*1.1"  and change the 1.1 to 1.5.
  • EnTex : Dynamic Sky Day = High Flying / Dynamic Sky Sunrise =  Spring / Dynamic Sky Night = Bright / Dynamic SkySunset  =  High Flying / Sun = 4 Intense / Sun flare = Set 3
  • DL my Sunglare texture     http://members.casema.nl/gsalden/Gerard_corona1.rar
  • Make a backup of your suneffect.cfg file.inside ProgramData/Lockheed Martin/Prepar3dV5    
  • Open suneffect.cfg and replace section [Lensflare.2] with :

[LensFlare.2]
Texture="Gerard_corona1.bmp"
Size="0.095"
Location="1.00"
Intensity="2.6"
Corona="1"
 

  • Save the new suneffect,cfg file
  • Open your cameras.cfg file and go to the section :

[CameraDefinition.002]
Title=Virtual Cockpit

  • Change ShowLensFlare=False to True 
  • ASCA : I choose for Bloom clouds ( I only use ASCA clouds ). In ASSCA you can set the path to V5  

That is it...

 

Inside P3Dv5 : Brightness 1.10 / Bloom 0.47 / Saturation 1.02  --> My monitors have Contrast at Max and Brightness at 10 . You will have to find your sweet spot

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, thanks for the fast reply!

I actually bought EnvShade two days ago after reading your thread. 🙂

Now implementing your settings...

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Would buying the small 100 USD TrueSky license give us the chance to change the parameters for sun and moon? Seems like a strange investment, but maybe well worth it.

Gerald, keep up the great work. You may eventually make a new PTA 🙂

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5 hours ago, GSalden said:

Make a backup of your suneffect.cfg file.inside ProgramData/Lockheed Martin/Prepar3dV5    

Where do I download your texture.....which folder? I Believe in Main P3Dv5 under texture....?

 

Also Camera shows, like it's not active... I have CameraDefinition.001 (just -Cockpit-)

//[CameraDefinition.002]
//Title = Virtual Cockpit
//Guid = {C95EAB58-9E4A-4E2A-A34C-D8D9D948F078}
//Description = This is the description of the virtual cockpit view.
//Origin = Virtual Cockpit
//MomentumEffect = Yes
//SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
//SnapPbhReturn = False
//PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
//PanPbhReturn = False
//Track = None
//ShowAxis = YES
//AllowZoom = TRUE
//InitialZoom = 0.3
//SmoothZoomTime = 1.0
//ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
//ShowWeather = Yes
//XyzAdjust = TRUE
//ShowLensFlare=FALSE
//Category = Cockpit
//PitchPanRate=30
//HeadingPanRate=75
//PanAcceleratorTime=0
//HotKeySelect=1

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11 hours ago, GSalden said:

[CameraDefinition.002]
Title=Virtual Cockpit

  • Change ShowLensFlare=False to True 

Thank you for the detailed instructions. I also did not find "Change ShowLensFlare"  in cameras.cfg file


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6 hours ago, cyyzrwy24 said:

Where do I download your texture.....which folder? I Believe in Main P3Dv5 under texture....?

 

Also Camera shows, like it's not active... I have CameraDefinition.001 (just -Cockpit-)

//[CameraDefinition.002]
//Title = Virtual Cockpit
//Guid = {C95EAB58-9E4A-4E2A-A34C-D8D9D948F078}
//Description = This is the description of the virtual cockpit view.
//Origin = Virtual Cockpit
//MomentumEffect = Yes
//SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
//SnapPbhReturn = False
//PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
//PanPbhReturn = False
//Track = None
//ShowAxis = YES
//AllowZoom = TRUE
//InitialZoom = 0.3
//SmoothZoomTime = 1.0
//ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
//ShowWeather = Yes
//XyzAdjust = TRUE
//ShowLensFlare=FALSE
//Category = Cockpit
//PitchPanRate=30
//HeadingPanRate=75
//PanAcceleratorTime=0
//HotKeySelect=1

My apologies : the sun texture goes into your main Texture folder. 

Why your Virtual Cockpit is not active I do not know. Do you have one with default planes ?

Do you use a Camera Addon that has its own camera views ?

 


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34 minutes ago, BMW969 said:

Thank you for the detailed instructions. I also did not find "Change ShowLensFlare"  in cameras.cfg file

It should be there by default 

Anyway, you can add the line to your Virrusl Cockpit yourself. Like in the VC text above.


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