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    Changing brightness

    I've noticed that in the NGXu (and alto QOTS) that when changing view from inside from outside, the brightness of the HDR lighting is increased - often far far too much.

    I believe it was put in because of all the complaints of dark cockpits - but now everything is far too bright.

    ​​​​​​I'd like to be able to turn this feature off. Is there an option? (Or could it be considered to make one for the future?)

    Mr. James Alexander.

    The NGXu does not do any changes to the HDR brightness levels. The textures in the VC were brightened up a bit for the v5 version.

    What P5D tries to mimik is the difference in light inside vs outside the cockpit. Sure, the cockpit windows are rather small, thus it is not as bright inside the cockpit as it is outside.
    Lockheed overshoot their target though, now all cockpits become black holes. Much like holding a film camera outside the windows, it will also show a black cockpit as it can't cope with the different levels in lighting. The human eye however does a pretty good job, the real 737 cockpit is a lot brighter than any previous sim persion showed. With PMDGs new textures it's quite okay in normal conditions within the sim. When you're flying through clouds, etc. it's still much too dark inside though, but that's a P5D bug, not something PMDG could address.

    Finally, could you confirm which change of view you mean?
    You write "from inside from outside". Which way round do you mean now?

    Could you also share a screenshot of your HDR settings?


      I switched off the HDR lighting in P3D display settings, gives me a better view anyway.
      Maybe it is worth to try.



        If I switch off HDR, all my clouds look grey even on Sunny days.

        HDR settings - Brightness 1 - Bloom 0.20 - Saturation 1.10

        If I go into the external camera, everything gets darker (to the level that I have set in HDR) - If i then go into the internal view, the brightness is increased, the internal cockpit becomes brighter, and luminescence outside is turned up bto such a degree that the grass outside shars more qualities with a neon sign than naturally lit grass.

        If I turn HDR off, this doesn't happen - it's doing this in both the NGXU and the latest 747 update in P5D.

        I appreciate that PMDG are striving for authenticness - but this feels to take things a bit far to me and its surely impossible to come up with a setting that works well for everyone's different hardware environment - the cockpit brightness should be down to individual user customisation to enable a view that is comfortable to use in a home environment - IMO.
        Mr. James Alexander.


          I'm using almost the same settings you use, with the exception that I'm using a saturation of 1.0 instead of 1.1.
          I just don't see the effects you mention. Could you post a screenshot of the problem? Maybe that sheds some light into the dark. Well, or in your case some darkness into the light.


            Isn't there a setting in the PMDG options ins the CDU that allows some HDR corrections? or is that setting limited to the 747 and 777?
            i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
            Marc Ehnle


              It should be available in the 737.
              Captain Kevin

              Kevin Yang