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CLOSED Question about EF SF 3D and R4 TD

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Hey y'all, first off, THANK YOU for this awesome new app!! I can see the possibilities and the future looks bright!!

 However, I have a quick question about using EF, SF 3D AND Rex4 Texture Direct.

 I have the EF tweaked to use my SF 3D and they are working perfectly so far, BUT, the app doesn't seem to want to allow me to use both AF 3D and Texture Direct at the same time. I was using them both for different textures, like I had everything that SF 3D had Turned on, turned off in TD, and other stuff that I wanted form TD (like grass runways WATER yada yada) I had turned on in TD.

 Using EF and SF 3D I now have water that looks like it's from FSX:

Before using R4 TD and SF 3D together:

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NOW, using EF and SF 3D:

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 Can anyone give me a few pointers on how to get my beautiful water back?? Is there a way to just inject the R4 TD textures on top or something??

 

thanks y'all!!

Rob 

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Oh, and this is the same exact body of water. 😉

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This is my method for water 
Try tweaking first with the Main GUI the water and terrain Coloring then water controls pay attention to the granularity and saturation then to brighten the wave reflection with Specular and Reflection finally tune with scene lighting and environment shading...  once satisfied go into the in sim GUI and fine tune the cinematic effect... take into account for time of day are you pre or post zenith and allow for longitude ... sounds like a lot but once you get into it it will be just like a pre-flight and enjoy

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 Awesome, I will give it a go, it does sound a bit intimating but, you did lay it out well so I think I can do this!!

One thing though, I can't permanently screw this up can I? lol OH AND once I get it tweaked the way I want it, can I then run the automatic mode, or will that always default to the above??

thanks man, I'll give it a go tomorrow after work.

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The settings in Environment Force are not permanent.  You can open the Settings -> General and click the Restore button under the Restore Default Preset settings.  This will get you back to where you want.

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It is like this and just my opinion only, Flying flight Sims in your favorite from A to B does has just become more personal now you can make those rendings just the way you want and only dictated by your imagination and desire...

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I am just checking in to see if the issue you are experiencing has been resolved?

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I just got home from work, I'm going to do some testing now.

 

I'll report back asap.

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OK, I have been doing some testing, and after tweaking out some stuff and ending up with green roads and neon blue water, I have come to the realization that I have no idea what any of this stuff means!! LOL

BUT I am learning!! SO YES this did answer my question, all I have to do is tweak it out till I get just the right settings. I already global reset, and then tweaked again and got a little darker water and a nice specular blend/reflection mix so I call that progress!!

ONE THING THOUGH, I could not find ANY "cinematic effect" anywhere in the in-sim GUI though, but maybe it's called something else?

 BTW, you can tweak this stuff WHILE you are in the sim!! THIS is the coolest app I have ever used!! (and yes, I did a backup of the ShaderHLSL folder just in case)

Question answered.

 

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Thank you for the update and your kind words.  I will leave this open in case you have any additional questions.

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Hi Rob, great to hear man, thank you for your kind words.

2 hours ago, RobCom said:

ONE THING THOUGH, I could not find ANY "cinematic effect" anywhere in the in-sim GUI though, but maybe it's called something else?

 

I think what Murray is referring to is the filtering options in the in-sim UI of Environment Force. Very powerful stuff ;)

 

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I am just checking in to see if the issue you are experiencing has been resolved?

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Hey thanks for that tip TimesT! It IS very "touchy", but once you get the hang of it, it works super good!

I think I can truly say I am getting the hang of this!! AND those adjustment dials that pop up in the in-sim GUI, THOSE should NEVER EVER be taken out of the app, they are the BOMB!!

thanks for being patient with me this is the first day this week I have truly been able to spend some quality time with EF: (now enjoy some results of your work. PS: the sun went down, the weather changed and it got dark while I was tweaking, enjoy the sunset...lol)

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BTW, the most amazing this is, this seems to have ZERO impact on my frame rate, my sim runs smooth as silk even when tweaking, I do pause it though so I can see what I'm doin. 

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