Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

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maz-liea
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Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby maz-liea » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:13 am

Good Morning

I have created this file .fx whith fxtool:

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[Library Effect] Lifetime=5 Version=2.00 Radius=-1 Priority=0 [Properties] [Emitter.0] Lifetime=1.00, 1.00 Delay=0.00, 0.00 Bounce=0.00 Rate=1.00, 1.00 X Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00 Y Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00 Z Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00 Drag=0.00, 0.00 X Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00 Y Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00 Z Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00 X Rotation=0.00, 0.00 Y Rotation=0.00, 0.00 Z Rotation=0.00, 0.00 X Offset=0.00, 0.00 Y Offset=0.00, 0.00 Z Offset=0.00, 0.00 Pitch=0.00, 0.00 Bank=0.00, 0.00 Heading=0.00, 0.00 [Particle.0] Lifetime=0.00, 0.00 Type=27 X Scale=5.00, 5.00 Y Scale=0.00, 0.00 Z Scale=0.00, 0.00 X Scale Rate=1.00, 1.00 Y Scale Rate=1.00, 1.00 Z Scale Rate=1.00, 1.00 Drag=0.00, 0.00 Color Rate=0.00, 0.00 X Offset=0.00, 0.00 Y Offset=0.00, 0.00 Z Offset=0.00, 0.00 Fade In=0.00, 0.00 Fade Out=0.00, 0.00 Static=1 Face=0, 0, 0 [ParticleAttributes.0] Color Start=0, 0, 0, 0 Color End=236, 253, 255, 70 Bounce=0.00 X Scale Goal=80.00 Y Scale Goal=80.00 Z Scale Goal=0.00 Falloff Exponent=2.00 Inner Cone Angle=30.00 Outer Cone Angle=80.00
Attached to an object (lightpole 13 meters) and works in the sim, But if I travel 250 miles and return to the airport, the light does not work.

Any idea?

Best Regards
Bye Massimiliano Sarotto

marcon8122
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Re: Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby marcon8122 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:19 pm

Probably you need a controller like other effects for poles but seem that other sceneries with dynamic lights have this iussue

JetStreamDesigns
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Re: Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby JetStreamDesigns » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:49 pm

Hello,

I get the same issue, despite adding a controller to the effect file. The effect will not load when arriving at the airport. I'll let you know if I can find a workaround.

Best regards,
Thomas

JetStreamDesigns
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Re: Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby JetStreamDesigns » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:15 pm

Hi again,

I could solve the issue by modifying the controller's settings. I decreased both distance and delay settings:

distance=4000.00, 4000.00
delay=80000.00, 80000.00

Hope this helps! :)

marcon8122
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Re: Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby marcon8122 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:47 am

Hi Thomas also 100000 delay will work too now week that there is a solution

JetStreamDesigns
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Re: Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby JetStreamDesigns » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:44 am

Oh then it was maybe the distance setting that was making it disappear. At least we found a workaround anyway ;)

maz-liea
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Location: Italy

Re: Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby maz-liea » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:00 pm

I have attached this controller

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[Library Effect] Lifetime=5 Version=2.00 Radius=-1 Priority=0 [controller.0] lifetime=0.0, 0.0 type=3 distance=4000.00, 4000.00 delay=80000.00, 80000.00 x offset=0.00, 0.00 y offset=0.00, 0.00 z offset=0.00, 0.00 effect.0=fari_sap.fx, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
the light does not work.
Bye Massimiliano Sarotto

bekesdd
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Re: Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby bekesdd » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:29 am

Is there also a possibility to limit for performance the distance up to which the dynamic lights are loaded? Changing the distance to 1500 in the controller fx sort of does it but only around the initial position of user where flight is loaded and does not load or unload the lights based on movement of user position. Changing lifetime and delay to 1 didn't have an effect on this. Also a further option to set dynamic light illumination of ground, buildings and simobjects separately with their shadows based on distance from viewpoint would be useful to optimizing their performance.

OldGuy19
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Re: Dynamic Light disappeared p3dv4

Postby OldGuy19 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:23 am

Hi;

I'm new to this forum and new with P3DV4

i have copied the effects for the light mentionned «up here» and i can see it in the sim.

But i have one probleme with it

If i'm heading east = i have light
if i'm heading west = i have no light

i would like to add image here to show the probleme, but do not know how !


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