Maybe another reason to switch to P3DV4
Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Maybe another reason to switch to P3DV4

  1. #1

  2. #2
    Watch out Baz, on your six!

  3. #3
    Tried that on a test with a Piper (not quite the same as an Emil ) and it was a little freaky, I have to admit...

  4. #4
    Combine live mirrors with DR working on the interior glass surfaces as well and things begin to look really nice. Only drawback at this point is LM needs to refine the scaling of the reflections. Some autogen reflects wayyyyy to big on inside glass.

    Love V4!
    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Intel Core i7-4960X 3.6GHz Ivy Bridge w/Corsair H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler | Asus Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Motherboard | CORSAIR Professional Series 1050W Mushkin Redline 16GB DDR3 | EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2, 11G-P4-6593-KR, 11GB GDDR5X| Mushkin Chronos 240GB SSD | Western Digital Black 2TB 7200 RPM | Windows 10 HP 64-bit

  5. #5
    That does look nice. I liked the video immediately following that one as well:

    Bill Leaming
    3d Modeler Max/GMax
    C & XML Gauge Programmer

    Military Visualizations
    http://milviz.com

    Intel® Core™ i7-3770k 4.2GHz - Crucial 16GB DDR3 - Dual Radeon HD770 1GB DDR5 (Crossfire) - Eco II Watercooling - Win7 64bit
    Intel® Core™ i7-2600k 3.4GHz - Crucial 8GB DDR3 - NVIDIA EVGA GTX-770 SC 4GB - Win7 64bit

  6. #6
    Now that just might be the upcoming BOB Special Spit perhaps Baz?
    Looking great.
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".

    Corsair Obsidian 900D Full Tower. MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM. Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-3 8 Core @ 4.8GHz. Thermaltake Water 3 Riing RGB Cooler Premium Edition 6 x Riing 12 fans. Galax GeForce GTX 1080 HOF 8GB x2 SLI.
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32G 2800MHz DDR4 Kit. LG BH16NS40 BluRay Reader/Writer. Corsair CMPSU-HX1000i FM 1000Watt x2.
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD x 3. Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD x1.
    Western Digital WD Gold 4TB Datacenter HDD.
    Acer Predator X34P 34inch IPS LED Curved Gaming Monitor 3440x1440 120Hz

  7. #7
    SOH Staff .."Cantina Janitor" Daveroo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Auburn,CA
    Age
    56
    Posts
    6,504
    is this something we as pilots have to impliment?..set up anyway,lol,? or does it come ready to work in planes?

  8. #8
    The modeler has to make it. It is just that it is possible with v4 as it features dynamic reflection. It seems this upcoming AH Spit will have this feature. Nice!

  9. #9
    No dynamic reflections it is a proper rear view running in the mirror. Users can set the zoom level and angles if they wish (and they know what they are doing!).

  10. #10
    You had me at 'Spitfire'....

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by bazzar View Post
    No dynamic reflections it is a proper rear view running in the mirror. Users can set the zoom level and angles if they wish (and they know what they are doing!).
    TRICK!!!
    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Intel Core i7-4960X 3.6GHz Ivy Bridge w/Corsair H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler | Asus Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Motherboard | CORSAIR Professional Series 1050W Mushkin Redline 16GB DDR3 | EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2, 11G-P4-6593-KR, 11GB GDDR5X| Mushkin Chronos 240GB SSD | Western Digital Black 2TB 7200 RPM | Windows 10 HP 64-bit

  12. #12
    Well to be fair, many of Dinos aircraft have had working mirrors in P3d for years using a camera view mapped to a dynamic texture. Did take quite a frame rate hit though.
    I assume that this is the same, or similar technique, although the resolution does look better.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by bazzar View Post
    No dynamic reflections it is a proper rear view running in the mirror. Users can set the zoom level and angles if they wish (and they know what they are doing!).
    Thanks for that description Bazaar. Really interesting.

  14. #14
    You can get rear view mirrors in FSX native planes too, since the dynamic reflections are automatically applied to all surfaces made to reflect the default envmap file.
    So that works for any reflective surface in your plane, including the canopy for example.
    In the Harrier from RAZBAM, the rear view mirrors will become functionnal in P3Dv3 or P3Dv4 when you activate the dynamic reflections options.

    Are we talking about a different technique here ?

  15. #15
    Yes. This has nothing to do with dynamic reflections.

  16. #16
    Very, very cool!
    - Jens Peter "Penz" Pedersen

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by n4gix View Post
    That does look nice. I liked the video immediately following that one as well:

    That’s from a film version of Grandad’s Great Escape​, which in my children’s opinion is a poor adaptation from the book. Just fyi.
    Tom
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

Members who have read this thread: 0

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •