Complete cloud weather systems, natural sky environments authored from photographs captured worldwide, cinematic sun and atmospheric special effects, moon phases, lightning/thunderstorm special effects and environment sounds. Textures ranging from standard resolution to high-definition choices. Your choice!
New techniques create a smoother, realistic and natural sky color blending at dawn and dusk as well as newly improved visibility and fog. With VBlend and Vaporous Skies, we have achieved more realistic horizontal and vertical day, dawn and dusk fog generation and sky visibility blending.
The sun atmospheric rendering effects are extremely cinematic and will be noticeable through the virtual cockpit, creating even more realism. Sun atmospheric rendering coupled with HDR elements included for use in Prepar3D.
Also included is our powerful 10-day cycle sky textures category. When the Sky Force 3D 10-Day Cycle is installed, the simulator will dynamically load a different sky color transition from sunrise through sunset each day!
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.