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Sky Colour

Post by Grigor » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:00 am

Didn't know where to post this exactly.
I've been going through all the maps I've downloaded over the years, and trying to get the sky colour to look Right. There's nothing worse than having a good landscape with a glaring sky of straight Cyan. Eeeek.

After some trial and error, looking for the shade of blue that works best on the ground and at altitude, I've been putting this at the start of all my .FLD files:

SKY 15 40 90

Try it out, see what y'all think.
Hope this simple thing helps add to the realism.
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Re: Sky Colour

Post by NavyGator » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:49 am

I don't know, 15 40 90 looks a lot darker to me than a day time sky should look (unless you are nearing the ionosphere), even 40 100 220 can be too dark at times, but it would be closer I think. Anyone else have input?
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Re: Sky Colour

Post by iqmal_97 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:16 am

Send me a pic, and i'll give it a try..
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Re: Sky Colour

Post by NavyGator » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:02 pm

iqmal_97 wrote:Send me a pic, and i'll give it a try..
According to the Paint program's color editor, these are the two colors under discussion:
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Maybe Grigor is using a different type of value?
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Re: Sky Colour

Post by halberdier25 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:35 pm

I've not seen something like 40 100 220 since I lived at 12,000ft MSL in the Andes.

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Re: Sky Colour

Post by Grigor » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:38 am

It's true, the RGB I'm talking about maybe a little dark... a kind of polaroid exaggeration, if you like. But I find the distance-haze kind of washes it out enough to look reasonably real at ground level, and quite nice at altitude. I'd rather too dark than too light any day, within reason.
Personally, the 40 100 220 is a little too blue. There needs to be less saturation. But this is all going by feel more than science.

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Re: Sky Colour

Post by NavyGator » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:00 am

Okay, I'm willing to give it a go; I'm just an opinionated cuss, I'll try almost anything within reason. Forgive me my doubts. I'll reserve judgement, I look forward to seeing it (As if, what I thought really mattered).
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Re: Sky Colour

Post by Shutter » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:05 am

My personal preference for sky color is 171st Saipan. I don't remember the number but it just feels nice.

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Re: Sky Colour

Post by iqmal_97 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:15 am

For anyone wondering how it would look like, I have tried it out myself and captured a few pics during the flight. And I must say, it looks lovely with TF58's Edwards AFB map. ;)
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And for those who are wondering how to insert the sky colour, simply just go the the scenery's .FLD file and replace the SKY value with the numbers provided
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Re: Sky Colour

Post by Grigor » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:02 pm

Strangely, I think Edwards is where I first hit upon this number. I may have even used a colour sample from a photo and rounded the numbers a little. Thanks for putting up those images.

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Re: Sky Colour

Post by Maroon 5 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:07 pm

Yes, I'm replying to an old post, but while I was flying through mh3w's Raceway 2 and Raceway 3 maps, I noticed he was somehow able to get a gradient for the sky color. The sky closest to the ground (horizon) is a very light green, which progresses to green, dark green, and eventually black.


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