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Misc Natural Graphics Mod & Filter 4.1.2

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Chris Kennedy

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Chris Kennedy submitted a new resource:

Natural PP Filter - Natural PP Filter

Attempt to replicate what the eye sees rather than a camera as the default presets do. Set up with cockpit view in mind but works fine for everything else too.

To install, extract to the root of your AC install folder, then select the Natural PP filter in game.

A couple of quick screenshots at different times of day:

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The PP filter (Natural) is based on the "DEFAULT" one with the main tweaks as follows:
Camera effects like star...
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Chris Kennedy

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Chris Kennedy updated Natural PP Filter with a new update entry:

Updated for AC 1.0

Rebased weather1.ini and colorcurves.ini on 1.0 versions. New version of weather1.ini adjusted the skybox and cloud speed, but made cloud colour a bit dark, so tweaked to get the looking white again.

Filter:
Reduced min exposure slightly and changed heat shimmer to 1.0 filter values.

Will add some new screenshots but overall look is the basically the same as the current ones
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Chris Kennedy

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Chris Kennedy updated Natural PP Filter with a new update entry:

final update (hopefully): new solution for auto exposure

last update hopefully, this will likely be redundant once carbons mod is out anyway.
reduced the need for autoexposure, by increasing ambient light with low sun, which mimics the dynamic range of the eye quite well. as a result autoexposure range reduced so it should be impossible to notice now but will make small adjustment if there is a significant change in brightness. leave a comment if you find a track/car/time combo that the exposure/autoexposure transitions are still an issue on.

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Chris Kennedy updated Natural PP Filter + Overcast mod with a new update entry:

Added HQ Photomode filter, rebalanced colorcurves for sunny and overcast versions

Added Photomode PP filter with shallow DOF and bokeh effect for taking screenshots (remember to switch back to normal PP after using). Try different FOVs to see how bokeh effect changes
Example:
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Overcast:
Small tweaks to colorcurves.ini - noticed some abnormalities in the virtual mirror (which doesnt use PP) so ironed those out.
Sunny:
Minor rebalancing, low sun ambient light made warmer
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Chris Kennedy

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Chris Kennedy updated Natural PP Filter + Overcast mod with a new update entry:

A few fixes, fixed sunny fog colour + tweaks to overcast mod (see new pics)

Disabled Autoexposure in Natural filter, not needed when driving, especially with the colorcurves.ini modifications, its enabled in the photomode filter where its actually useful
Small fix for godrays in photomode filter
Remember to overwrite the filters in your documents folder
Tweaked overcast mod
Fixed the sunny fog colour (no more stupid green)
Small tweak to low sun ambient (was a bit too red before, now more golden)
Included thick fog option for the overcast option
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Chris Kennedy updated Natural PP Filter + Overcast mod with a new update entry:

Added JSGME mod manager, fixed thick fog version, toned down low sun hazy effect in overcast version

Added JSGME for easy weather switching (included the default kunos files too)
Uzip to the root of your AC folder, run JSGME to choose weather option (see description for details)
Delete the Natural PP filters from the cfg/filters folder in your documents if you havent done for a while, as they dont get automatically overwritten with new versions placed in the system folder afaik
Thick fog version had wrong files before, fixed now
Toned down the low sun hazy effect in the overcast version as it...
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ramon31

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hey thanks for this mod it's awesome ;) just a question tho, is it usefull to activate "crepuscular rays" with this or no?
 

Chris Kennedy

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hey thanks for this mod it's awesome ;) just a question tho, is it usefull to activate "crepuscular rays" with this or no?
cheers, glad you like, and sure they are enabled in the PP, but maybe not as extreme as the other presets. if you wanted them to be stronger you could reduce the value of ANGLE_ATTENUATION=10

they are the god ray effect you see from the sun shining through trees etc if you werent sure
 

Jempy

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Very nice well done graphical mod, Chris. :thumbsup:

Thanks for this time consuming work and its result. ;)
I didn't need to install JSGME as I did it nearly at the beginning of AC mods ( as for other platforms before of course )... too easy and clean tool to be missed. Our league advices it since the very beginning too.

For sunny and about to rain weather, your mod is the one I'll use for sure.
For the overcast one, well ... I prefer another one, but everyone has his own choice and taste.
And easy to change .... once again using JSGME.
 
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Chris Kennedy

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Jan 7, 2014
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Chris Kennedy updated Natural PP Filter + Overcast mod with a new update entry:

Improved glare, tweaked About to Rain settings

New glare settings allowing for nice headlight effect without the the shift LEDs looking bad
New About to Rain settings, dark in the morning/evening, a little brighter at noon but overall much darker than Overcast
Limit autoexposure in photomode PP filter
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