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[MOD] Realistic Clouds (Updated 9-13-2021)


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BladeMeister

Those look REALLY GOOD! Autumn/fall are very hard to capture a good representation of. Keep up the good work.

 

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352ndOscar

Wow….. that 3rd picture, ground level one, sure looks real!  You sure you didn’t stick a photo in there to fool us?

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the results are very promising. The rendering is very nice!

I encourage you and thank you for your makeover work because this map really needs it !

It is a very good idea to offer several versions in order to have good transitions between the seasons ! 😃

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When I tried V16, I had the impression that the sky colour maintained a markedly blue (almost purple!) hue even when looking to the sun. Just for fun, I have repeatedly observed the sky in real life under similar conditions (in my case, a clear sky in mid-September around 18:30, dry weather), and to me the average/default sky color looks much closer to reality (a soft yellow-light blue hue), compared to your mod... the latest screenshots you posted seem to have the same problem, perhaps you're a bit overdoing the blues, so to speak?
I'm just posting my quick impression, I'll back it up with some screenshots/photographs as soon as I find the time.

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I am not seeing the purple as you say, however maybe a bit too blue. Even while playing I don't notice. Maybe with one of the other skydomes? This is my original. 

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rowdyb00t

Finished up with the Winter maps for the Rheinland. Two versions here. I think I will make two versions for all seasons :)

 

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Late Winter.....

 

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2 hours ago, Zinovy_Kolobanov said:

this textures terrain snow, is a mod?


 Yes

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352ndOscar

Are these maps triggered by date, month, season?  I get spring, summer, fall, winter.  Can you have early spring, late spring, early summer, late summer, etc.etc.  Can there be Jan, Feb, Mar, etc, etc maps?

 

P.S. Loving these Rhineland textures for some awesome Battle of the Bulge stuff…..

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17 minutes ago, 352ndOscar said:

Are these maps triggered by date, month, season?  I get spring, summer, fall, winter.  Can you have early spring, late spring, early summer, late summer, etc.etc.  Can there be Jan, Feb, Mar, etc, etc maps?

 

P.S. Loving these Rhineland textures for some awesome Battle of the Bulge stuff…..


   I’m not sure if they can be triggered by the date, I was thinking about that. Haven’t looked into it yet. I was going to make them easy for the jsgme install. 

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Hi. Thanks for this mod. I had some really cool experience with it!

but sometimes it generates no clouds only shadows on the ground or just dense fog instead. no matter what quality settings i use. this is seen on last screenshot.

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36 minutes ago, ronick said:

Hi. Thanks for this mod. I had some really cool experience with it!

but sometimes it generates no clouds only shadows on the ground or just dense fog instead. no matter what quality settings i use. this is seen on last screenshot.

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   Something is corrupting the file. Is this in overcast? What version do you have and add-ons?

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Yes i have some mods,but not environment relevant,mostly guns. I tried both your v16 versions. It happens randomly on medium clouds,heavy clouds etc. quality settings also does not help.

Don't mind if it's only my particular case. may be some similar feedback will help to identify later.

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rowdyb00t

So try this. Disable the mod, then go into the sim files, il2/ data/ graphics/ and see if there is a sky file in there with the mod off. If so delete the file. Then enable the mod. 

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Stonehouse

FYI Ronick the effects pack from meplanes includes some sky related things in case you were using it and loading it after the clouds mod. Some of his map repaints also have sky related changes too and these will overwrite the clouds mod files if loaded after the clouds one.

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rowdyb00t

Here a vid of some autumn colors in the morning. I’ll have some more later when I get time. I’ll also start a new thread when I release them. 
   Maybe should have made it mid morning, it’s kinda dark :biggrin:
 

 

 

 

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curiouslysophie

@rowdyb00t This is simply stunning! Your work is incredible and adds so much to the atmosphere of the game. Thank you so much for all your hard work and I cant wait to try out the new maps!

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rowdyb00t

Here’s another vid of early autumn but during the day. 
 

 

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352ndOscar

So, all that’s changed in the above is the terrain textures and lighting?

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35 minutes ago, 352ndOscar said:

So, all that’s changed in the above is the terrain textures and lighting?


   Just the terrain textures, rivers and trees only. The way the lighting hits the map is a bit different because of the adjusted colors and shading 

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