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Clouds LOD

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sat May 18, 2019 1:24 pm

Hi,

I sometimes get things like this:
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Then, when I zoom in, I get this:
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I believe there is some property that you can adjust to fix this. It doesn't seem to be cloud visibility range in view > rendering, and advanced weather visibility just increases visiblity of the rainshowers, but not clouds. Can anyone remember what property I should be using?
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby Robertfm » Tue May 28, 2019 2:47 pm

Talking of strange effects, lots on my buildings are green and just took this at airport, not seen this before. I've used all sorts of different settings but can't get rod of black/dark green buildings.
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue May 28, 2019 6:19 pm

I think that's random trees and aliasing or transparency not working properly just off the top of my head, not too sure how to solve it though.
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby Robertfm » Tue May 28, 2019 6:36 pm

Hope someone else can. I've adjusted numerous settings whilst flying but nothing worked. Is aliasing or transparency in my graphic card settings or in FG
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby V12 » Tue May 28, 2019 7:31 pm

Antialias is in FG. But main graphics setup is in card driver. Some combination of that setups can make this weird things. Try turn off antialias in FG and set graphics driver to maximum quality and test again. Some AMD cards had problems, but I'm not sure with transparency or menu and dialogs texts.
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby Robertfm » Tue May 28, 2019 8:11 pm

Sorry to be a pain but where do I turn it off. Is it in the FG Run menu or elsewhere. I have a Nvidia 1660 card. I looked on FG conflicts page and it isn't mentioned my drivers are latest (April).
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue May 28, 2019 9:25 pm

Turn random vegetation off in view > rendering first to confirm it is indeed vegetation maybe? Thanks!
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby Robertfm » Wed May 29, 2019 7:40 am

I had already done that. It is vegetation at times you can see the trees actually in the blocks. I used all the different settings from low to ultra high and whilst the mass increases with ultra high the blocks are still there.
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby enrogue » Wed May 29, 2019 8:27 am

Flightgears antialiasing is in the launcher:

Settings tab-> Rendering -> Anti-aliasing dropdown - try setting it to off

The Nvidia driver will also have a setting for FSAA (Full Screen Anti Aliasing) - in the driver control panel somewhere (sorry I don't have a windows box with nvidia to tell you exactly where)
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby Robertfm » Wed May 29, 2019 8:51 am

Re Nvidia do I turn that off as well.
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby enrogue » Wed May 29, 2019 9:02 am

Yeah - it could be something in the antialiasing thats casing the trees to appear as blocks - they are very basic shapes with a texture, and you're just seeing the shape with a green texture
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby Robertfm » Wed May 29, 2019 9:09 am

I am flying at the moment but changed FXAA in Nvidia, no obvious difference, when I finish this flight shortly I will alter the other setting.
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby Robertfm » Wed May 29, 2019 9:42 am

Great news I switched it off in settings and the trees look like trees. I switched FXAA back on and it has made no material difference. Thanks again for the help.
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby wkitty42 » Wed May 29, 2019 2:33 pm

so it was the anti-aliasing setting in FG?
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Re: Clouds LOD

Postby Robertfm » Wed May 29, 2019 2:54 pm

Yes, I switched it off and hey presto trees are now trees. Thanks again.
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