Adam's Tomato-Shade Presets
Natural & balanced presets for Tomato-Shade.
Tomato-Shade presets with natural and balanced palettes that will work for:
* Using different presets to match the palettes for each P3D season would require frequent sim restarts and rebuilds of the shaders cache - especially if you jump from one hemisphere to another in the same session. Using a single year-round preset is much more practical.
These presets require HDR mode in P3D to be enabled: make sure you set the correct values for each preset. Though HDR values can be tweaked "live" in P3D (to suit user preferences or weather conditions), bear in mind that even small changes in settings can have a significant impact on the final output.
If you find you need to make more drastic (or permanent) adjustments to the preset, see Customising below.
NEW! 30 December 2018: TOMATO-SHADE preset TS_Adam_27_01 for P3Dv4.4 DOWNLOAD
Tested mainly in REX Skyforce3D, though all presets here should work well with REX4/TD, AS/ASCA and FEX.
NOTE: I do NOT use TS Dynamic Aircraft Reflections, as I find them a little buggy - and they apply globally to ALL my aircraft - destroying any model edits which I've set to use Global Environment Reflections. Both the Extended Reflection Rendering and Aircraft Image Based Lighting tweaks are therefore disabled in this preset. Enabling either of these tweaks may give unpredictable results.
Sky textures have a HUGE impact on the overall palette in P3D (on sky, terrain and even aircraft) so, if you are using live weather + texture generation (AS or ASN etc.), you may occasionally get some unpredictable results. For this reason, I prefer a fixed day texture set for the full 10-day cycle. I use OPUS Live Weather to vary the weather system only (ie. cloud coverage, visibility etc. - no changes to textures), giving me plenty of variation without disturbing the overall colour balance.
This presumes you already have a fully working version of Tomato-Shade on your system.
It may take a while for the textures/shaders to rebuild the first time you run P3D after a preset change - this is normal.
There doesn't appear to be a dedicated support forum for Tomato-Shade, so trawl around either the Avsim of LM P3D forums.
Adam_TS_27_01 (for P3Dv4.4/Tomato-Shade 27)
For TS v27. P3D HDR settings: Brightness: 1.74 | Bloom: 0.00 | Saturation: 0.89. DOWNLOAD
Adam_TS_26_01 (for P3Dv4/Tomato-Shade 26)
For TS v26. P3D HDR settings: Brightness: 0.92 | Bloom: 0.00 | Saturation: 1.00. DOWNLOAD
Customising presets: quick tips
All systems are different, so if you feel you need to make further adjustments, here are some places to look:
Preset filenames indicate the main TS version (XX) and preset number (YY), in the form Adam_TS_XX_YY.zip. Don't use presets for different or non-matching *main* TS versions, as parameters may have been added, renamed or even removed. Using presets for different TS *sub* versions (eg. TS 260, TS 261) is fine.