HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
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HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
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Notice: ASCA content is partially compatible with Prepar3D v5’s EA mode (Enhanced Atmospherics).  When using EA mode, only cloud structures and cloud textures will be (optionally) available for depiction from ASCA, and all other graphics categories are replaced by P3D’s internal EA depiction.  When using EA mode with Volumetric Clouds on (slider at any setting other than full left), cloud structures and cloud textures are also replaced by EA mode’s trueSKY depiction.  When not using EA mode at all (Enhanced Atmospherics unchecked), all categories from ASCA are depicted.  

Active Sky Cloud Art (ASCA) is a new kind of graphics add-on for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D that incorporates brand new technologies and content types to transform your skies and significantly increase realism, variation and dynamics.

The technology behind ASCA includes optional tight integration with Active Sky 2016, ASP4 and ASP3D to enable features such as Real-Time Texture Dynamics, which allow you to manually change or have your textures automatically changed multiple times throughout a flight without the need to shut-down and restart your simulator! The variation experienced throughout a flight with AS16/ASP4/ASP3D + ASCA is unprecedented, especially when flying through areas of varying weather conditions and severity. In addition, in ASCA’s Full Dynamics theme, simultaneous variation of up to 8 different texture sets (128 cloud textures total) are provided including simultaneous texture resolution to provide increased performance for certain cloud types that don’t require high resolution (such as overcast layers).

ASCA’s graphical content includes replacements/enhancements for everything above the horizon: Cirrus cloudsCumulus cloudsStratus cloudsThunderstorm cloudsSky colors and Lighting. But in addition to the graphical textures, ASCA also includes something very different: Brand New 3D Cloud Structures, which replace and/or enhance nearly every aspect of the cloud scene within the simulator! Thunderstorms are bigger, overcast is more full, light “few” humilis-type clouds are more visually appealing, and all cloud scenes are specifically tuned to match the ASCA texture content and provide maximum realism.

A primary design focus for ASCA was performance.  From solid overcast, to towering cumulonimbus, everything was designed for the best visuals with minimal performance sacrifice.  Careful 3D modeling of cloud structures and textures enables this, while creating realistic and unique variants of the real-world cloud types including stratus, nimbostratus, altocumulus, altostratus, cumulus humilis, cumulus mediocris, cumulus congestus, towering cumulus, stratocumulus, cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, cumulonimbus incus, cumulonimbus calvus and more.

 

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Artur
*Verified Product User*
2019-10-05 10:29:10
Best clouds and sunsets for FSX/P3D.
The interface is quite simple.
Also, it supports customized textures. So you can create custom texture packs.
nick
*Verified Product User*
2018-08-31 06:27:48
i was previously using REX TD+SC which was o.k with AS16/P3D4 but Cloud art just takes it all to another level, and the weather is very realistic for my area.
Niels
*Verified Product User*
2018-04-29 12:50:12
Active Sky Cloud Art is definitelly one of my best purchases for P3D. It gives you very high detailed clouds which look fenomenal! However, they're so detailed, that when there is a lot of weather going on, your FPS will literally kill the whole simulator, not joking (this is, obviously, only with a weather engine). The clouds are 3d modeled, making them look better (in my opinion) from up close, than most of the other clouds addons give you.

And than, the pricetag; horrible. You basically pay €33 for a set of clouds. That's all, and oh, you want live weather? Here you go, pay €60 more for AS16/P4. If you look at pricing, I find HiFi a joke, you basically pay nearly €100 for weather. I do appreciate what they did with their gorgeous addons, but the pricing is terrible.

Overall, I would definitelly recommend this to you if you have some money to spend on your sim!
Antoine
*Verified Product User*
2017-05-17 15:38:00
Great add-on to AS16, especially for the automatic and dynamic weather texture. Facing some FPS issue with heavy weather with rain
Kevin
*Verified Product User*
2017-02-13 01:05:10
Long time user of Active Sky Products. Up until late I was using AS16 + Rex Textures + Soft Clouds. I was loading REX textures each time (sky, etc.) to match my flight. When I read about ASCA and its ability to dynamically load textures during flight, I thought this was really a game changer. Additionally, the ability to have textures and weather in a clean integrated packages was another plus. But, I was hesitant based on reviews. My experience goes to show you that you can't base your design solely on reviews. You have to try these yourself. ASCA is just a phenomenal product. The Active sky team continues to impress me. The sky texture variations, the cloud formations, the well integrated horizon with just the right amount of haze. All based on your location and conditions of flight. Fantastic. Flying the PMDG 777 around the world has never been so effortless and immersive at the same time. Bravo HiFi! Get it!
GUILLERMO
*Verified Product User*
2016-10-28 19:27:19
THE GOOD :
- THE INTEGRATION WITH AS16
- THE SKY IS REALLY GOOD
- THE SUN
- THE FOG, IT IS ALMOST REAL
- GOING THROW DE CLOUDS HAS A COOL EFFECT.
- YOU WILL HAVE A GREEN INFO LINE WITH THE UPDATE OF THE WEATHER AND MSGS WHEN ASCA LOADS/RENEW OTHER THEME.

THE BAD :
- YOU NEED TO SET "CLOUD COVERAGE" AT MAXIMUM AND IF IT IS CLOUDY.. GOOD LUCK WITH THE FPS.
- THE CLOUDS... LOOKS LIKE OIL PAINTING BY A MONKEY +_+
(YOU DECIDE IF USE AS16+REX4 SOFT CLOUDS OR NOT)
- IT IS EXPENSIVE EVEN WITH A 30% OFF.
kostis
*Verified Product User*
2016-09-20 10:58:06
Very good programme, combines quality and performance.It includes sky, cloud an light textures, i think its better than REX in terms of performance, but no 5 stars from me, because i would prefer better cloud shapes!
Wayne
*Verified Product User*
2016-09-12 02:04:17
Absolutely love the product. More realistic than Rex Soft Clouds. Also the best thing i love about this product is it's not a huge FPS hit like Soft Clouds is. I highly recommend this product! You'd be insane if you did not try it! Great Job HIFI Team!
Bob
*Verified Product User*
2016-07-11 18:29:42
This is not a replacement for REX TD ... or even default P3D textures for that matter.

I really liked the idea of having my clouds and weather program integrated and dynamic.
Unfortunately, the visuals produced by ASCA are no where close to what I was using with REX TD and Soft Clouds. The options for cloud types and skies are far less than what I had before and I get some truly awful looking and unrealistic looking clouds. http://prntscr.com/br5mex

I'm also getting new clouds popping in from nowhere, and some sky color changes that make me feel like my sim experience is going backwards in technology rather than forward.
They have a long way to go before I re-install.
The concept is great, but the program isn't filling my expectations compared to other options I already own.
Emanuel
*Verified Product User*
2016-07-09 20:53:12
4 stars for a solid product.
The new cloud models are nice and surely something different from what we have been used too earlier.

Togeather with AS16 this definately makes up a nice experience and the possibility to change textures on the fly is something the competition has always been lacking so far for sure!

I can not give the full rating though as the textures themselves are not as good as some of the competitions textures - from products that are quite some years old by now already.
The VAS usage also seems rather high since it seems that ASCA is simply loading all the textures into the sim right away and then just chooses which set to display. This of course costs VAS and gave me some 300-400mb additional VAS usage compared to my previous setup (REX4).

All in all, if you got the VAS to spare and don't have any texture addon yet I'd recommend to give this a try. It is certainly worth the 22€ it costs right now.
DELIVERY METHOD
DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE
723MB 1.1GB HD
REGISTRATION KEY
Registration key after purchase, see order details page in customer account
REQUIREMENTS

Windows Vista or later

Microsoft Flight Simulator X with SP2 or Acceleration OR FSX:Steam Edition OR Prepar3D v3 OR Prepar3D v4 OR Prepar3D v5*

ASCA works with both FSX and P3D platforms on a single license

2GHZ processor or better

2GB RAM or better

1GB available hard drive space for standard resolution content

2GB available hard drive space for optional HD resolution content

Minimum monitor resolution to access all user interface features: 1280×800

Requires an online internet connection for normal usage.  Online activation is mandatory.  License is valid for one computer/installation only.  Moving software to another computer will deactivate the previous computer.  10 automatic reactivations are permitted.  Multiple-computer installations will require an individual ASCA license for each computer that it is installed on.

Recommended

3.0GHZ Processor or better

4GB RAM or better

5GB available hard drive space

Broadband high-speed internet connection

1440×900 or better resolution

*Notice: ASCA content is partially compatible with Prepar3D v5’s EA mode (Enhanced Atmospherics).  When using EA mode, only cloud structures and cloud textures will be (optionally) available for depiction from ASCA, and all other graphics categories are replaced by P3D’s internal EA depiction.  When using EA mode with Volumetric Clouds on (slider at any setting other than full left), cloud structures and cloud textures are also replaced by EA mode’s trueSKY depiction.  When not using EA mode at all (Enhanced Atmospherics unchecked), all categories from ASCA are depicted.  

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Customer Reviews
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
Artur
Best clouds and sunsets for FSX/P3D. The interface is quite simple. Also, it supports customized textures. So you can create custom texture packs.
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
nick
i was previously using REX TD+SC which was o.k with AS16/P3D4 but Cloud art just takes it all to another level, and the weather is very realistic for my area.
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
Niels
Active Sky Cloud Art is definitelly one of my best purchases for P3D. It gives you very high detailed clouds which look fenomenal! However, they're so detailed, that when there is a lot of weather going on, your FPS will literally kill the whole simulator, not joking (this is, obviously, only with a weather engine). The clouds are 3d modeled, making them look better (in my opinion) from up close, than most of the other clouds addons give you. And than, the pricetag; horrible. You basically pay €33 for a set of clouds. That's all, and oh, you want live weather? Here you go, pay €60 more for AS16/P4. If you look at pricing, I find HiFi a joke, you basically pay nearly €100 for weather. I do appreciate what they did with their gorgeous addons, but the pricing is terrible. Overall, I would definitelly recommend this to you if you have some money to spend on your sim!
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
Antoine
Great add-on to AS16, especially for the automatic and dynamic weather texture. Facing some FPS issue with heavy weather with rain
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
Kevin
Long time user of Active Sky Products. Up until late I was using AS16 + Rex Textures + Soft Clouds. I was loading REX textures each time (sky, etc.) to match my flight. When I read about ASCA and its ability to dynamically load textures during flight, I thought this was really a game changer. Additionally, the ability to have textures and weather in a clean integrated packages was another plus. But, I was hesitant based on reviews. My experience goes to show you that you can't base your design solely on reviews. You have to try these yourself. ASCA is just a phenomenal product. The Active sky team continues to impress me. The sky texture variations, the cloud formations, the well integrated horizon with just the right amount of haze. All based on your location and conditions of flight. Fantastic. Flying the PMDG 777 around the world has never been so effortless and immersive at the same time. Bravo HiFi! Get it!
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
GUILLERMO
THE GOOD : - THE INTEGRATION WITH AS16 - THE SKY IS REALLY GOOD - THE SUN - THE FOG, IT IS ALMOST REAL - GOING THROW DE CLOUDS HAS A COOL EFFECT. - YOU WILL HAVE A GREEN INFO LINE WITH THE UPDATE OF THE WEATHER AND MSGS WHEN ASCA LOADS/RENEW OTHER THEME. THE BAD : - YOU NEED TO SET "CLOUD COVERAGE" AT MAXIMUM AND IF IT IS CLOUDY.. GOOD LUCK WITH THE FPS. - THE CLOUDS... LOOKS LIKE OIL PAINTING BY A MONKEY +_+ (YOU DECIDE IF USE AS16+REX4 SOFT CLOUDS OR NOT) - IT IS EXPENSIVE EVEN WITH A 30% OFF.
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
kostis
Very good programme, combines quality and performance.It includes sky, cloud an light textures, i think its better than REX in terms of performance, but no 5 stars from me, because i would prefer better cloud shapes!
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
Wayne
Absolutely love the product. More realistic than Rex Soft Clouds. Also the best thing i love about this product is it's not a huge FPS hit like Soft Clouds is. I highly recommend this product! You'd be insane if you did not try it! Great Job HIFI Team!
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
Bob
This is not a replacement for REX TD ... or even default P3D textures for that matter. I really liked the idea of having my clouds and weather program integrated and dynamic. Unfor-
tunately, the visuals produced by ASCA are no where close to what I was using with REX TD and Soft Clouds. The options for cloud types and skies are far less than what I had before and I get some truly awful looking and unrealistic looking clouds. http://prntscr.-
com/br5mex I-
'm also getting new clouds popping in from nowhere, and some sky color changes that make me feel like my sim experience is going backwards in technology rather than forward. They have a long way to go before I re-install. Th-
e concept is great, but the program isn't filling my expectations compared to other options I already own.
HIFI TECH - ACTIVE SKY CLOUD ART FSX P3D3-5
Emanuel
4 stars for a solid product. The new cloud models are nice and surely something different from what we have been used too earlier. Tog-
eather with AS16 this definately makes up a nice experience and the possibility to change textures on the fly is something the competition has always been lacking so far for sure! I can not give the full rating though as the textures themselves are not as good as some of the competitions textures - from products that are quite some years old by now already. The VAS usage also seems rather high since it seems that ASCA is simply loading all the textures into the sim right away and then just chooses which set to display. This of course costs VAS and gave me some 300-400mb additional VAS usage compared to my previous setup (REX4). All in all, if you got the VAS to spare and don't have any texture addon yet I'd recommend to give this a try. It is certainly worth the 22€ it costs right now.
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