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14 hours ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

The customer is always right, didn't you know that?  You made Guinness fly out of my nose. 😂

Young whippersnapper here, 57.  Interesting video, I'm not entirely sure the results are that great, all of them seem overly desaturated which is a common problem with pixel crunching mathematics using base references.  There is also the limit of when the source matching images where taken, atmospheric conditions will impact how any object looks.  Camera type, settings, etc.

Some users don't want a realistic world, there are plenty of flights I've done where the haze is just horrible and the planet below is one giant sized white layer of haze.   Moderate haze (warning large image size): 

 uc?export=view&id=1Dapfi4fE-5TBtIgbjyjLM

Low haze:

uc?export=view&id=1Nle_UHVvNGArw2FJ9zj_j

Time of day also has impact on how any object looks:

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Their sources are snapshots in time, just as my images above.  It's certainly an interesting process but I'm not sold ... I still believe the ray tracing and procedural generation of textures NOT based on real world images produces better result.

Thanks for sharing the video, was a good watch.

Cheers, Rob.

 

hehe... I just happen to know where that moderate haze photo is taken from.  My office window is in that pic.


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Wow, 45 here, feel like I am just graduating high school compared to you guys 🙂

Wishing everyone a long and prosperous future though (of course)...

 

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38 minutes ago, Mike S KPDX said:

My office window is in that pic.

I was hoping you'd recognize it ... also hoping the mansion I took the picture from was your home!  If you zoom in (15774 x 3545) can you see yourself in your office?  😉

30 minutes ago, Alpine Scenery said:

Wishing everyone a long and prosperous future though (of course)...

With COVID restrictions off and fully vaccinated and things starting to return to normal slowly, I hope we all start to feel less stressed. 

Cheers, Rob.

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2 hours ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

I was hoping you'd recognize it ... also hoping the mansion I took the picture from was your home!  If you zoom in (15774 x 3545) can you see yourself in your office?  😉

With COVID restrictions off and fully vaccinated and things starting to return to normal slowly, I hope we all start to feel less stressed. 

Cheers, Rob.

I cant, my window seems dark, could be the weekend?  And sorry no, my last name is not PIttock.

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77 here.  😎 And I  respectfully refuse to grow up.  😄

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31.. I hope teens are allowed here 🙂

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33 minutes ago, Bill Griffith said:

77 here.  😎 And I  respectfully refuse to grow up.  😄

Yea....Puberty is fun (apart from the pimples but LOL)

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Oh God! Not another 'How old are you threads' 80 in July with a following wind (got to be a joke in there somewhere)


"It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled". Whoever said it wasn't wrong!

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On 5/15/2021 at 11:22 PM, vgbaron said:

umm  I'm 84 Mike!  🙂 

 

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22 hours ago, fakeflyer737 said:

Seriously? Good for you! 

See Mike, at this age you get treated with awe. You're that old and can still type?!


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On 5/15/2021 at 1:10 PM, Mike S KPDX said:

I am probably the oldest guy on these forums at 61

Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm honestly surprised that you've been a member here since 2002, according to your profile, and haven't realized that the membership here is tilted rather heavily towards those with -- let me be careful and respectful here -- a significant accumulation of life experience.  😄

Knowing that can go a good way to explaining a few of the this site's quirks, both positive and negative.  It's also something that one needs to bear in mind when assessing to what degree the common knowledge and fervently-held opinions you can find amongst members here are or should be representative of flight simulation as a whole, especially if we want to encourage a richly diverse participation in our hobby.

42 here in a month, and constantly aware that this is the only online community I regularly engage with where I'm a relative kid.

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4 hours ago, kaosfere said:

especially if we want to encourage a richly diverse participation in our hobby.

« We » ? Who is « we »  ? I, for one, don’t want « to encourage a richly diverse participation in out hobby », whatever that means. I would settle for motivated folks keen to learn (and enjoying it all the way) a complex hobby with a little fun on the side. Richly diverse participation, another name for mass consumption, is overrated and inexorably leads to the degradation of quality. It is the buzzword for marketing departments in search of political correctness. You don’t look for new market targets, you encourage diversity.🤣

PS Twice 36 year-old, four times 18 year-old. Yes. I try to forget reality.

 

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13 hours ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

With COVID restrictions off and fully vaccinated and things starting to return to normal slowly, I hope we all start to feel less stressed. 

Not sure about being stressed.  If it were not for COVID, I wouldn't have any time for flight simming.

Pubs, cafes and restaurants being closed has been good for my waistline too.

Every cloud and all that.

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After many years, I restarted simming when MSFS 2020 came out and lock downs started. Always flew using steam gauges but technology has moved on. Trying the GTN 750. Keeps the brain working at 82...

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6 hours ago, kaosfere said:

haven't realized that the membership here is tilted rather heavily towards those with -- let me be careful and respectful here -- a significant accumulation of life experience.  😄

Knowing that can go a good way to explaining a few of the this site's quirks, both positive and negative.  It's also something that one needs to bear in mind when assessing to what degree the common knowledge and fervently-held opinions you can find amongst members here are or should be representative of flight simulation as a whole, especially if we want to encourage a richly diverse participation in our hobby.

Oh boy, are you going to get tarred and feathered.😀

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