v5 Cloud Flickering

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TomH101
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby TomH101 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:20 pm

Can also confirm this issue in V5 Hotfix when Enhanced atmospherics turned off, clouds flicker.

obinder
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby obinder » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:30 pm

Hello @ll,

on my devel system, the clouds often flash in sync with other white flashing lights, for example the AI beacons. Maybe these sporadic flashes are somehow related? They seem to be more frequent when there is AI traffic around, but not currently in view.

Best regards
Oliver Binder
Lorby-SI

TomH101
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby TomH101 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:38 pm

Hello @ll,

on my devel system, the clouds often flash in sync with other white flashing lights, for example the AI beacons. Maybe these sporadic flashes are somehow related? They seem to be more frequent when there is AI traffic around, but not currently in view.

Best regards
Oliver Binder
Lorby-SI
I don't have any AI traffic installed, the clouds are not flashing in sync with anything on my end, seems to be random

airbader
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby airbader » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:31 pm

Is anyone else seeing the flickering worsen if you aim for higher framerates? E.g. locking FPS at 36 versus 60. I think that might play a role.

TomH101
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby TomH101 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:05 pm

Is anyone else seeing the flickering worsen if you aim for higher framerates? E.g. locking FPS at 36 versus 60. I think that might play a role.
Just tried this on my sim, the rate of flickering did decrease a little bit I think, but they were still very noticeable

TomH101
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby TomH101 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:55 pm

https://youtu.be/SKbF-xdDpBI

This is a video I recorded yesterday showing the issue on my system, similar to the OP.

brianv
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby brianv » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:40 am

I also have this with or without using any weather addon. Hope a solution can be found, it is the only distracting element of an otherwise great P3Dv5.

airbader
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby airbader » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:48 pm

I also have this with or without using any weather addon. Hope a solution can be found, it is the only distracting element of an otherwise great P3Dv5.
The solution is 5.1 being released in the fall. I don't think there's anything users can do about this.

ggoodwin
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby ggoodwin » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:32 pm

I have flown several flights without any cloud flickering by setting only one visibility layer from ground up to about 10,000 ft at 50 nm. I have one layer of cumulus clouds at 5,000 to 6,500 and cirrus clouds at about FL370.

I still see some cloud occlusion/bleedthrough but is not quite as bad. The biggest difference is that clouds right next to my AC seem to be able to occlude more distant clouds. I still see bleedthrough on clouds at greater distances from my AC.

I would be curious to hear if this works for others with cloud flickering.

brianv
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby brianv » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:05 pm

Indeed, I also find that reducing the cloud drawing distance seems to significantly reduce the frequency of any cloud flickering.

Darcy13
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby Darcy13 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:42 pm

I too have the flashing cloud issue. Tried everything but no luck. Hope they find a fix for this.

Darcy

brianv
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby brianv » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:13 am

I seem to suffer this mostly when flying above land (all Orbx), and not much above the sea or ocean. Maybe it relates to a clash between texture loads and cloud loading.

snoopy_belgium
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby snoopy_belgium » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:38 am

The same here. ORBX and ASP3D beta 7 installed and Truesky off. The flickering goes together with a stutter.

TomH101
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby TomH101 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:01 pm

Tried as suggested with turning down cloud draw distance, No change in flickers. Using latest windows build and nvidia drivers.
Hopefully this is addressed in the next Hotfix, but I will be reverting back to 4.5 for the time being.

sho69607
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Re: v5 Cloud Flickering

Postby sho69607 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:47 pm

Same for me I thought it was an Active Sky issue but I am not sure.


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