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22 Oct 2020 09:34 - 22 Oct 2020 09:38 #48434 by eagle12
A new computer era begins for me.
Everything old will be deleted, but I have found a way to preserve the old forever. :) :woohoo: ;)

To enlarge the images right click on the image and open a new tab. Go to the new tab press and hold STRG and move the mouse wheel to increase or decrease the view of the size.



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22 Oct 2020 09:41 #48435 by eagle12

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22 Oct 2020 09:43 #48436 by eagle12

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22 Oct 2020 09:45 #48437 by eagle12

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22 Oct 2020 09:47 #48438 by eagle12
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22 Oct 2020 09:57 #48439 by Avionyx
Absolutely stunning shots Eagle. I take it you are happy with the new computer?
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22 Oct 2020 10:06 #48440 by Avionyx
Eagle, can I ask which aircraft is in this shot?



I got a bit excited when I thought it might have been an improved version of the Vickers Vanguard but if it is I can't find the download.

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22 Oct 2020 11:00 #48441 by eagle12
I am very happy with the new computer and I can even control the RGB lights with Kubuntu. Even though the dealer told me it can only be done with the iCUE software for Windows. But I know it better. B)

Alex it's an upgraded version of the Vickers Vanguard. I improved the nose of the 3d model and completely improved the cockpit. There is no download, but if you want it that would be no problem.

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22 Oct 2020 11:46 #48443 by eagle12

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22 Oct 2020 11:56 #48444 by eagle12
I should mention the cockpit lighting only works under Rembrandt.

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22 Oct 2020 16:07 #48445 by enrogue
Is that a special version of the TF-104G?

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23 Oct 2020 12:07 #48448 by eagle12
No Enrogue, I just added a shader and another afterburner.

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23 Oct 2020 16:35 #48449 by geed
What shader did you use?

There is something strange about the starfighters surface reflection. The sun is on the other side of the fuselage and still there is this strong and localized reflection visible. Is there another light source defined (some directional light vector maybe?) or does the shader calculate that reflection based on some other data?

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23 Oct 2020 18:10 - 23 Oct 2020 18:11 #48450 by Porcius
If you mean the top half of the air-frame reflection - so I assume as the Sun is where it is in the sky - then the upper atmosphere becomes a scattering light source (via rayleigh effect) ? Therefore reflecting off the upper surfaces ?

Porcy

Lightning DOES strike twice.

Watchmen Quote - "I am looking at the stars.... Thier light takes so long to reach us. All we ever see of Stars are thier old photographs"

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23 Oct 2020 18:26 #48451 by J Maverick 16
I've seen some aircraft in these pics which I ever knew they existed in FG... :ohmy:
Nice shots eagle!
Mav

Breakin' the sound barrier every day!
Oh God, that's EGOD!

FG 2020.3.1 - iMac 27" (Mid 2010) w/ macOS 10.12.6 - Thrustmaster FCS Flight Pack + MFD Cougar
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23 Oct 2020 22:23 #48453 by eagle12
Geed I think what Porcy described makes sense. I'm not a physicist, but if the sun goes down further, the shine becomes less until it disappears completely. The shader is from the Cessna182s. With the original shader I deleted the reflection so that only a matt sheen is created.
The F15 does not have a shader on it, but it also gets lights on the shadow side. So the F15 is not black. But I don't think I can give you a satisfactory answer, SORRY.

@Mav, some planes are from Heliijah. If Heliijah should read this, a BIG THANK you to him.

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24 Oct 2020 13:11 #48454 by Warty
With a good reflector, which this one seems to be, I would expect the upper surfaces of the F-104 to produce a reflection of the sky above the the F-15, ie: pale blue. It's a physics thing :)

Mac 10.14.1 Mojave, FG 2018.3.5
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24 Oct 2020 13:19 #48455 by eagle12
Geed here I have a better example. This is the developer Buccaneer version that Alex has. In my opinion, the shader settings are very good. The first picture shows the Buccaneer on the sunny side and the second picture on the shadowy side. An example if you stand in the sun and your body casts a shadow, then your shadow is not 100% black but dark gray with a bit bluish tint. Just as the Buccaneer has it, awesome. :)

The settings are made in the ac file. With the spec values (fuselage) you set the strength of the gloss. With the shi values you can set the shiness width (i.e. how far it is distributed over the fuselage).

Small value = large area; large value = small area. Have fun and try it out.
According to the principle of try and error.

This only works if the shader does not contain any reflections.




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24 Oct 2020 16:36 - 24 Oct 2020 16:37 #48459 by geed
Cool! I will have a look at it. Yeah it might actually be the ambient light That is taken as input for that reflection.

And sorry for going OT here.

Very nice aircraft pictures and good rendering! The new GPU burns huh? :)

This reminds me of buying one for myself as well...
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24 Oct 2020 18:25 #48464 by eagle12
Yes, the new GPU is fast everything is buttery soft in FG. But I have strange FPS values from 20 -120 then from 120 - 40 and then again from 40 - 139. I don't know! Even when the display shows 20, everything is very soft. The graphics card has an idle temp of 30 degrees and when I fly it does not go higher than 45 degrees. I think the GPU doesn't do much.

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