"...Traffic 11 o'clock, 3 miles..." CSL Draw Distance

"...Traffic 11 o'clock, 3 miles..." CSL Draw Distance

Postby Torbinator » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:39 am

Hi guys,

I run the HD CSLs. I fly with a 40 inch 4K TV monitor, allowing me to see a lot of detail at some distance.

When I get a traffic advisory, I think the biggest issue to spotting traffic is that the CSL stops drawing too soon.

Occasionally when I have spotted them, I noticed that when I zoom in, half of the fuselage and sometimes the wings are missing.

I understand its a balancing act between saving peoples frame rates vs drawing the full model further out.

Can PE adjust the CSLs to fully draw a few more miles out and see how it goes?
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Re: "...Traffic 11 o'clock, 3 miles..." CSL Draw Distance

Postby Kevin_atc » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:44 pm

I also recently wondered this. Any input from anyone if it's possible to adjust how far out the CSLs draw in their full glory?
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Re: "...Traffic 11 o'clock, 3 miles..." CSL Draw Distance

Postby Keith Smith » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:20 pm

There's no LODs on the CSLs that I'm aware of. I've been told by Ben S from Laminar that zooming is pretty harsh on the xplane rendering system. In terms of showing/hiding objects, it still uses the actual distance between objects to determine what should or shouldn't be drawn. As a result, I wouldn't recommend zooming for traffic spotting. You're not missing out on much, there's no zoom in the real world either :)
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