X-Vision for X-Plane

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Charlie Bravo
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X-Vision for X-Plane

Post by Charlie Bravo » 02 Oct 2019, 16:55

I've been looking at purchasing X-Vision over the last day or two and decided to take the plunge with its purchase price of £20.

It's pretty much a shader tool but with many more options and the ability to use presets created by other people.
I checked out a few presets but found them to be too dark although this one eems to hit the spot for me.
Changing presets is a matter of clicking a couple of buttons and restarting XP.

A few images from a quick test flight... (Everything bar the ground scenery and aircraft is default)

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Re: X-Vision for X-Plane

Post by Nigel H-J » 02 Oct 2019, 19:21

Now that looks pretty good to me Chris, much better than the default in X-Plane. Had been thinking of getting it but have too much on at the moment so use the free-ware shader instead.

Great screen shots and the clouds look a darn sight better with it. :thumbsup:

BTW, just out of curiousity, was there a F50 in British paint scheme?

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Re: X-Vision for X-Plane

Post by Charlie Bravo » 02 Oct 2019, 20:29

Hi Nigel,

A nice Air UK livery here...

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/f ... 50-air-uk/

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Re: X-Vision for X-Plane

Post by Nigel H-J » 03 Oct 2019, 12:39

Great Chris, many thanks for the link and will be flying that this afternoon. :thumbsup:

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Re: X-Vision for X-Plane

Post by Charlie Bravo » 03 Oct 2019, 21:47

Slight update...

I decided that that preset was also too dark. I appreciate how it looks when at altitude but down at ground level, it was far too vivid and dark.
Given that, I tried a couple more before finding a preset that isn't as harsh but still maintains a realistic appearance.
It's not perfect but once I can be bothered, I could always try adjusting the parameters myself.

You'll have to forgive any similar shots - I was getting screenshot happy using different times of day!

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Re: X-Vision for X-Plane

Post by Nigel H-J » 04 Oct 2019, 15:39

That is good Chris, clouds look like clouds and really like the screenshot number 4 with the sunset above the clouds and the lights below very atmospheric.

There were times when gliding I managed to get the last flight of the day in the K8 to do the hanger flight, on one particular evening during the summer dusk was setting in but just enough visibility to do the flight, there were a few cumulus clouds and the suns' dying light was just over the horizon as in that screenshot. As I flew around at 1,200ft it was so peaceful and calm, it was difficult to draw my attention back to the job in hand and land the K8 by the hanger.

I am sure that you will eventually get there with a setting that you like but the only trouble is even though you think you have the perfect setup your're mind cannot resist just another fiddle around!! :lol:

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