P3D v4 ALL P3D v4.5 users and PBR lovers

LM has finally updated the SDK for P3D v4.5
we got now documentations about the textures format @stevo and @Pyscen that's for you ;)
and PBR has been improved: https://www.prepar3d.com/news/2019/...v795yQAkb53qDGt1uX9gBYpFVVM7g1lubpilPXlB7RXOU

@arno new documentation for MCX if you want to make a small update :) : http://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/LearningCenter.php

i'm so excited that i even want to get back to scenery development :D

for all LUA scripters: now you got textures scripting available for scenery objects too ( what they said in the changelog)

have a nice day everyone and enjoy P3D v4.5 B)


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Hello Arno...

There were the added Bitmap Properties added (not sure if you have added them or not).


Again, not sure this is new or not... but I do not recall it from v4.4.
Now if LM would only publish in PDF for Docx format. I too am very excited about PBR and the scripting options ... speaking of which, rather than just swapping a texture with a given condition, has anyone tried slowly evolving the textures over time and if so, performance ok? and results believable?

P.S. - don't use FS9 textures ;)
I cant find new information on this link http://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/sdk/modeling/3ds_max/modeling/modeling_pbrmaterials.html nothing changed since the v4.4 documentation.
Quote LM. Added various PBR material templates and updated model template documentation, where is this documentation ? I found this new PBR section http://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/sdk/references/variables/material_variables.html

best regards
Yes, I cannot find anything different from v4.4 either, 'Added various PBR material templates and updated model template documentation'. is in as a new feature??.

Where it said 'various PBR material templates' I sort of hoped that they had added a drop down list of various PBR materials to the Prepar3dPBR material within 3dsmax.........so you could select steel, plastic, glass, etc and it would automatically set the correct settings.....