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Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 am
by topswissalex
Hello everyone,

I would like to report a bug still persisting with Prepar3d v4.5. It was previously reported in 4.4 and the OP of this thread explains it better than I would possibly do so please refer to it : http://prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6312&t=132457)

The change log states "Fixed issue that caused scripted textures to not refresh correctly.", unfortunately that doesn't seem to be resolved. The FSLabs (A320 and A319) windshields effects (rain for instance) are still what we can call "hit and miss", they are not always correctly rendered and are clipping. The ACP audio lights are sometimes displayed and sometimes not.

It's my understanding that you will be releasing a hotfix in the next weeks, could this be looked at and hopefully fixed by then ?

Thank you very much for your attention,
Alex.

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:54 pm
by Rob McCarthy
Hi Alex,

Have you reported this issue to FSLabs?

Regards,
Rob McCarthy

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:45 pm
by MediocreGorilla
Hi Rob,

OP of the post mentioned by Alex and betatester at FSLabs here.
FSL devs are aware of the issue and tried fixing it since the release of P3D v4.4. So far they couldn't find anything wrong in their implementation of the effects since it's been working flawlessly in 4.3 and is also working on loadup in 4.4 and 4.5.

Also we found some kind of workaround completely preventing the issue to raise during a sim session:
If the affected textures show up at least once shortly after sim loadup, they would not bug for the whole session. This goes for windshield effects and ACP knob lighting.

Of course the devs don't insist on not being the source, but they would conclude that with the information available to them.

A direct contact to the devs could possibly be the best to figure this out. I suppose contacts have been made already, but I'm happy to get people together if neccessary. Just let me know.

Thanks a lot and kind regards
Johannes

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:33 pm
by lkalam
Hi Alex,

Have you reported this issue to FSLabs?

Regards,
Rob McCarthy
Hi Rob-

I have sent you a PM regarding this issue.

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:57 pm
by lkalam
Hello again Rob,

I would be very eager to hear back from you regarding my earlier PM, as it would allow us to further ensure that our customers will not be facing this issue in the future. Please let me know if you got that PM and whether we can assist you further by providing deeper details.

Thank you!

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:15 pm
by Rob McCarthy
Hi Lefteris,

Are you using material scripting for the windshield effect textures? Did this issue happen in versions prior to v4.4?

Regards,
Rob McCarthy

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:18 pm
by MachTwo
Hi Rob,

Yes - material scripts for the windshield textures. This issue was introduced with P3D v4.4 - it was not an issue on P3D v4.3.

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:38 pm
by sw34669
also have this . saving the scenario and re-loading brings the rain layer back.
Starting a flight with rain will mean rain later in the flight will be visible, if no rain at start of flight then rain on approach may or may not show. If it doesnt show on approach saving and re-loading sceanrio will fix it.
thx

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:41 pm
by ejawhary
Just wondering, has this been fixed in 4.5.12.30293? Thanks

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:54 pm
by MediocreGorilla
Just wondering, has this been fixed in 4.5.12.30293? Thanks
Negative, no changes have been made in that regard.

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 am
by Guenseli
also have this . saving the scenario and re-loading brings the rain layer back.
Starting a flight with rain will mean rain later in the flight will be visible, if no rain at start of flight then rain on approach may or may not show. If it doesnt show on approach saving and re-loading sceanrio will fix it.
thx

+1

same issue also with A2A planes

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:59 am
by Paul Squire
I also have this issue as do all other FSLabs users, please prioritise the fix urgently so that we can enjoy the amazing immersion this brings to all, especially those who fly in often wet locations!

Regards
Paul

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:43 pm
by ejawhary
I also have this issue as do all other FSLabs users, please prioritise the fix urgently so that we can enjoy the amazing immersion this brings to all, especially those who fly in often wet locations!

Regards
Paul
Yes Please fix this asap.

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:49 pm
by Rob McCarthy
How are the windshield rain effects being applied on these aircraft? Are these using the Dynamic Rain Effects plugin developed by A2A?

Regards,
Rob McCarthy

Re: Scripted textures still not rendering correctly

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:11 pm
by MachTwo
Hi Rob,

We're using a similar technique to the Mooney Bravo - a transparent overlay with a lua script attached with which we control the texture (cycling through textures to draw the animated rain).

I've not been able to reproduce this issue personally. I'm using a 1080Ti - so I wonder if the extra vRam has something to do with this. Could customers with cards that have less vRam be hitting a limit in the texture memory?