• Which the release of FS2020 we see an explosition of activity on the forun and of course we are very happy to see this. But having all questions about FS2020 in one forum becomes a bit messy. So therefore we would like to ask you all to use the following guidelines when posting your questions:

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GIMP: Preparing the 6 EM Textures (Preface)

GIMP: Preparing the 6 EM Textures (Preface) v2.1

GIMP: Preparing the 6 Environment Maps (EM) Textures v2.1 (Preface) for FSX (FSX: SE) & P3D.

A PDF file containing instructions for v2.10.xx (64-bit) Only.

How to... prepare the 6 textures that will make up the Environment Map (EM). Keyboard Shortcuts included.
  • You will not be using the GIMP DDS Plugin during this tutorial, but you will be needing it later or you could use the NVIDIA Texture Tools Exporter (standalone) in its place.
NVIDIA Graphics (Display) Card is Not Required.

Photo Editor
(Prior to v2.10.20):
Note: In versions P3D v3.1 and later, if the user has the Dynamic Reflection” set at “Low” or higher, none of your Environment Maps (EM) will be used for either, aircraft and scenery.