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Hello!
I have troubles in selecting proper configuration of Active Sky and Environment Force regarding cloud visibility. I use Environment Force in automatic mode, having all turned on except weather smoothing, real-time weather read and water control. According to information provided on this forum, for the visibility to be controlled by AS, fog mode has to be kept "OFF". By the time I have this, I keep seeing very distinct "boundary" of clouds, which is the most disturbing at overcast conditions. This one is a true immersion killer for me.

1) Active Sky: cloud draw distance 120 miles, max upper visibility 200 miles, EF auto + Fog mode OFF, cloud boundary clearily visible.

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2) Active Sky: cloud draw distance 120 miles, max upper visibility reduced to 50 miles, EF auto + Fog mode OFF, cloud boundary still clearily visible.

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With Environment Force in Fog mode set to Manual, even in automation mode, I can change value of cloud fog tune to obtain exactly what I need:

3) Active Sky: cloud draw distance 120 miles, max upper visibility 200 miles, EF auto + Fog mode manual + cloud fog tune 1.8, cloud boundary dissapeared.

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Is there any possibility to keep visuals as on the 3rd picture with visibility control in hands of Active Sky? Or is there any other method on how to eliminate cloud boundary from pictures 1 and 2?
 

Looking forward to hearing from You,

Best reagrds
Marek Mysior

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There is a save session mode on the mini ui that should stay on everytime you come back in to the sim.  That way you don't have to reset it each time.

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I do not understand. Having fog settings saved with fog mode to manual eliminates possibility for Active Sky to control visibility. I would like to eliminate the cloud boundary shown on first two pictures with fog mode off, or any other way that leaves full control over visibility to AS.

 

Regards

MM

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To update the topic, is it possible to take manual control over cloud fog while keeping Active Sky authority on visibility changes? The problem is that no matter how far from You, while having fog mode to off, all clouds (even those that are furthest away) are very sharp and distinct. Is it possible to have them a little less separated from the background?

To sum up, all I need is bigger haze at the boundaries of clouds drawing range, this would make the sim look much, much better.

Regards

Marek Mysior

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In your last picture you posted that you changed the Cloud Fog to 1.8 and that helped.  You can save that parameter in the system and it will reload next time.  That is what I was explaining in my comment.

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The biggest problem though is by the time I can edit this value, control over visibility is taken away from Active Sky. Tested today with visibility 5000 meters. With fog mode to manual (when I can change value of cloud fog), visibility is not limited (definetely greater than 5000m). When I change to fog mode off, then it changes to be 5000 meters, but no more control over cloud fog. I would really like to have both at the same time. 😋

 

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I am not really sure how to help in this matter.  It looks like in the final image things look good. Unfortunately the sim doesn't allow us to offer both options.  It is best to use the manual adjustment and let the session control it.

 

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