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Announcing SkyMaxx Pro v4.5!

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Captains,

Beginning tomorrow you'll be able to enjoy SkyMaxx Pro v4.5! This is a pretty nice update we're excited to get out to you, and we're hoping you enjoy it as much as we do!

Of things to note, you can expect the following:

  • Procedural sky box (based on the Hosek model) to accurately simulate sky colors for any time, place, and weather
  • Improved blending of distant clouds into the sky
  • Cloud draw distance increased by 20%
  • Stutters with high cloud draw area settings reduced
  • More realistic and distinctive representation of “HD cloud puffs” stratiform clouds
  • More variety of cloud shapes and positions
  • New, much-improved cloud textures for “crisp” and “soft” cumulus clouds
  • Added glare effect surrounding the sun
  • Our own ephemeris model, for accurate placement of the sun, moon, stars, and planets at night
  • Accurate moon phases and orientation of the moon
  • Various bug fixes and graphical polish

By replacing X-Plane’s skies with our own, it enables us to make the lighting on our clouds more consistent with the skies you see behind them. The screenshots below show what you can expect. This results in better blending and color continuity, which makes the clouds seem much more natural and realistic. This is a big upgrade to SkyMaxx Pro, and will be offered free of charge to existing SkyMaxx Pro 4 customers running X-Plane 10 or X-Plane 11.

 

A few images to show what this update will look like. It's especially gorgeous in X-Plane 11!

 

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We'll see you in the 4.5 skies this weekend!

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Will now plane disappear when flying in clouds, I think this would make it realistic

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Amazing shots guys! Looks impressive... And the changelog too. Many thanks for the update for tomorrow.

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It should be downloadable in your x-aviation account once it is released. I just checked there, it is still on version 4.01 so we will have to wait some more hours I think. 

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20 hours ago, Cameron said:

Beginning tomorrow

 

20 hours ago, Cameron said:

We'll see you in the 4.5 skies this weekend!

If that's right I think this time soon is really soon. :-)

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It's five o'clock somewhere...  At least that's what Jimmy Buffett said!

EDIT:  Just checked and it is not April 1.....

John

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Is SkyMaxx Pro v4.5 supposed to release today? Been looking in my email account and hunting online but can't find this update. Was hoping it would be available this morning,

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They just announced an update to their activation system. Maybe they had to get that change announced and out the door, before this update was released.

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