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Hey guys, just wondering if its possible to get lower res mirrors or skybox mirrors like I've seen in a few youtube videos, such as this one

I've noticed my FPS takes a huge hit with mirrors active (almost 1/2 my FPS in some cases :/ ) and the black bar is kinda annoying.

 

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In 1.5 the frame-rate drops in half yes with mirrors enabled. In 2.0+ the performance hit is hardly noticeable.

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Yeah exactly, but in the video i posted shows that the mirror is in very low res/skybox mode, but I don't know how you do that?

 

The only modes i seem to be able to have it high fidelity or a black screen (in some cases this reverts to a static image which is strange). The skybox version looks like it would be less jaring and have a small impact on frames.

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This video was made directly after early access release when the real mirror was not integrated yet. So the skybox was a placeholder. I don't think there is a way to get it back in the current model.

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editable in the mainpanel_init.lua here: Mods\aircraft\M-2000C\Cockpit

last section is for the mirrors, (i haven't been able to make the whole mirror a blur, only been messing about for 30 minutes it's in there somewhere though)

however if you change far_clip =60000; to something like 11

that example only 11 meteres behind the mirror will render (that's about 1 meter off the rear of tail / wingtips) the rest of the scenery is blurred / un-rendered

 

another example

near_clip=0.1

mid_clip=0.2

far_clip=0.3

only the top of the helmet is animated in the mirror but the horizon stays horizontal and blurred

 

or try

near_clip=10.02

mid_clip=10.021

far_clip=10.022

 

thats about as skybox as possible without anything being rendered (slight wingtip vortex sometimes)

 

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I just so hope that mirrors would be more useful in VR to see better behind. And for 2D I would like to see a 2048px option so we could get 512/1024/2048 or something little better. And actually as on this thread request, a 256 or 128 options would be nice as well!

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