Overcast is not truly represented and contains open areas or holes. There is limited thunderstorm representation and specification, containing no true severity level as well as no precipitation visuals. 5/8, 6/8 and 7/8 conditions and formations are misrepresented, with NO ability to add certain cloud classification, such as rain shaft, wall clouds, shelf clouds etc.
We have successfully created superior cloud and weather formations containing precise definition for each cloud type. With Sky Force 3D, the simulator will now be able to implement soft and more robust detailed clouds structured together within the same session.
In addition, we have developed over 3,000 new cloud model structures and cloud types. Sky Force 3D simulates real-world cloud classification; from uniform clouds to full and complete mature stage cloud structures. The 3D Cloud structures are now correctly and accurately displayed, and detailed clouds will NEVER be represented upside down.
We have added NEW clouds types, including; altocumulus, stratocumulus, humilis, mediocris, congestus, tower cumulus, cumulonimbus calvus, supercell and rainshaft, tornado, stratus, nimbostratus, altostratus and cirrus class.
We even increased frame rates by eliminating unnecessary cloud sprites cutting down on GPU usage. The 3D Cloud structures are now correctly and accurately displayed, and detailed clouds will NEVER be represented upside down.
We have also created the ominous cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) 3D cloud model system and representation as well as supporting textures. By examining real world weather conditions, we introduced the most feared of pilots and man - the super cell.
Our new cloud system models storm structures reaching 70,000 feet. We also modeled the base of our storm clouds and added rain shafts to calvus and incus cumulonimbus clouds of various intensities, adding to the realism. Also included are wall and shelf clouds, and in some circumstances these will include funnel clouds and tornadoes of various shapes and sizes.
Sky Force examines the metar report and syncs the newly formulated weather structures (3D cloud models) to match the upcoming weather for the current location while in-sim. Thus, cloud models actually match the weather conditions. The correct type of cumulus, stratus, nimbo-stratus, or cumulonimbus clouds will be selected based upon true real-time weather conditions.