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I have been working for a long time with clouds and it is so hard because its all hard coded stuff and only limited parameters to work with.

 

Here are WIP. I have had a lot of technical help with this btw so its not really me who has done this but its baffling me how ED have programed these things.

 

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Nice work Mizzy!

 

Maybe you could also work on the altitudes of clouds?

They are very unreal in lockon. Even if you set cloud base to 300m they will appear at around 2000 or higher.

Typical cumulus clouds on a sunny day in the real world though, will start around 300 meters in the morning and reach around 1500m in the afternoon.

So, the rize of the clouds is not very important but, if the cloud base could at least be set between 300meter and 1500 meter it would be great!.

A lower cloud base will also give you a better sensation of speed, which you miss in lockon.

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I have been working for a long time with clouds and it is so hard because its all hard coded stuff and only limited parameters to work with.

 

Here are WIP. I have had a lot of technical help with this btw so its not really me who has done this but its baffling me how ED have programed these things.

 

Mizzy

These look wonderful. I've lately been wishing for clouds like them. You wouldn't by any chance be interested in making an early release?

 

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These look wonderful. I've lately been wishing for clouds like them. You wouldn't by any chance be interested in making an early release?

 

Rich

 

Love to Rich but they don't look right from distance and the 'jerky' movement of the clouds in Lockon makes this even more prominent. There is always an undiscovered workaround that no one has found yet ;). I am still looking :)

 

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This looks very realistic. Keep it up!

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Clouds at that setting use a completely different system than Mizzy is using.

 

Yeah I know, clouds 9 & 10 are overcast and cloud values below 9 are no different. Only the number of clouds is modified with values 1 thru 8. Default LOMAC clouds represent a typical cumulus as the one in pic below:

 

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Typical cumulus

 

but Mizzy's clouds can fill the gap from cloud level 5 thru 8 so we'd have some kind of a scattered alto cumulus clouds in game (Mackerel sky).

 

16_dusk_alto_cumulusd.jpg

Altocumulus

 

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Mackerel sky

 

With a little help from ED Mizzy's clouds can also be taken into account as a cirrus clouds in future DCS modules. IMHO they look a lot like clouds in this pic:

 

01_cirrus_fluffyb.jpg Cirrus clouds on a windy day

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Mizzy :thumbsup: awesome, cant wait to try this out, keep up the good work:thumbup:

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It just looks better and better! When are you expecting to finish your project?

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