No reflection of the truck [NOT A BUG]

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No reflection of the truck [NOT A BUG]

#1 Post by San_Sany4 » 20 Aug 2016 04:23

My truck is vampire. It doesn't have a reflection in mirrors and other reflective surfaces.

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It's not reflecting in it's own mirrors (1), (2) and accessories (3). And in other car's paint (4), too. Well, the last one is barely visible because of image compression but in game I saw reflection of two cars behind my trailer in this Jeep's spare wheel cover, but none of my truck or trailer reflection.

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From inside, truck is reflecting in the mirrors (1), but there's still reflection of the road under the truck in the deflector (2). And even a faint, better visible in motion, reflection of road markings in the sunshield (3).

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Is there any technical limitation of reflections? Is truck «too hi-poly» to be reflected or something? Or maybe it depends on some graphics setting I missed? It really bugs me because I notice all the time that there is no reflection of my precious beautiful hood in deflector.

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Re: No reflection of the truck

#2 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 20 Aug 2016 05:14

it is really annoying but i heard it was a limitation
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Re: No reflection of the truck

#3 Post by plykkegaard » 20 Aug 2016 08:08

Reflection is just a static image on a cube
You need to implement "mirrors" on all faces to get true reflection
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Re: No reflection of the truck

#4 Post by room217au » 20 Aug 2016 08:28

Further to this..
I've noticed that pulling up behind a trailer with one of those polished rear doors reflects the vehicles behind my truck as if they were pulled up behind the same trailer.
It's as if my truck is a vampire too and doesn't get reflected.
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Re: No reflection of the truck

#5 Post by danbywinby » 20 Aug 2016 09:26

If this is a limitation of the game engin then how come other AI vehicles have reflections but the players don't?
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Re: No reflection of the truck

#6 Post by Wolfi » 20 Aug 2016 09:44

Bacause players vehicle is combined of 2 separate models (interior / exterior) coded together in a very tricky way.
From what I've heard in one of the interviews with Pavel, SCS is planning to "merge" them at some point (probably with the game engine update).
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Re: No reflection of the truck

#7 Post by Tarso » 20 Aug 2016 21:51

That`s why we can`t move the camera freely from the inside of cabin.


Beacause if we go out we gonna get like this: http://asn-xp.aerosoft.com/wp-content/u ... ockpit.jpg

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Re: No reflection of the truck

#8 Post by San_Sany4 » 21 Aug 2016 00:40

But the mirrors still have right reflection somehow. Why other reflective surfaces haven't?
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Re: No reflection of the truck

#9 Post by room217au » 21 Aug 2016 01:00

Perhaps it's a rendering thing. We've been told that each reflective surface (eg. side mirrors) is a re-render of the 'world'. Maybe SCS figured that it was real enough to have good quality reflections in the side-mirrors (most important) without 'worrying' about true reflections on all reflective surfaces because it would be a major performance hit on the 'average' computer?
Perhaps with AI there isn't much to calculate in terms of what's reflected because they don't change much. "Range-Rover. Yellow" as opposed to "Kenworth T660 with 4 driving lights, custom paintjob, what colour curtains, specific wheels and tyres, roof bar etc etc etc"
That's just my guess anyway.
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Re: No reflection of the truck

#10 Post by danbywinby » 21 Aug 2016 08:01

So maybe that's why the AI don't have accessories on their trucks like lights, bull bars etc?
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