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ashmanmedia suggested WombiiActual commented

Bridge Orb type lights

reviewing current bridges on sites like flightsim.to no one else has accurately rendered a bridge light... seems just POINT or SPOT lights appear on msfs bridges atm.

I would think whatever msfs uses for ORB like street lights were available to just plop in for bridge lights.

824addcb-b464-44fe-8a33-35964fecc2c5.pngBridge lights I had in xplane

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lapalabra commented

If you modeled the bridges in Blender, this type of lamp can be added through there.

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Any third party light will have the same problem - pathetic draw distance. It'll burn out a few metres away.

I've seen a few people solve it but it involved ridiculous workarounds with multiple LODs and giant hidden meshes.

The SDK could really use a selection of lights that are freely placeable with visibility that runs for miles rather than 100 - 200 metres.

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Very good feedback... I have also read that someone created a LARGE 3d box with invisible textures to contain the object so it would load from a distance?
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Yes, invisible meshes/planes is the work around for now. I highly doubt you will find this fix on freeware due to workload in Blender.
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Could you give me specifics on which lamp using blender? or even example of xml code - as I stated I haven't seen anyone achieve this with bridges in the community.
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Omni directional bulbs with 2D planes seem to do the job for now. Not the ideal method, but it does work.
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DrzewieckiDesign commented DrzewieckiDesign edited

Light sources are one of those never-addressed issues.

https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/please-consider-adding-light-sources/320034

Just like the removal of ORB lights (which I heard is actually a wip).

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WombiiActual commented

The orb lights seem to be a sort of sprite that doesn't scale like a normal object. It stays the same size in pixels as you move away. As far as I can tell we don't have any way of placing these, other than making light presets for airports and using lightrow.

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