Has anyone else seen this?

Hello!

About two days ago, I was in a Photoshoot for an upcoming IF movie 🤫. But when I was doing aerobatics for that movie, I found something strange. It seemed to be dynamic lighting, except the thing is… I don’t know if this was a feature that was added by accident (cause as far as I know, Project Metal isn’t done yet (and this has happened with the jet blast effect on other planes where it was accidentally released)), or if this is just a glitch because the F-14 is a very old plane in the IF fleet.

I have a video. This occurrence happened twice, so I recreated it for a third time and filmed it. The scenes you see from IF don’t have any special effects or edits added.


Sorry for the poor editing, I threw this together to get this published, because you can’t post videos that aren’t YT links as far as I know.

Please try to avoid speculation, as I found this on accident and I have no idea what it is. If you have any concerns, PM me.

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What were the conditions, tell us your device and specs, region, what happened before this, this all will help the devs figure this out.

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I feel like that was the suns lighting

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I was in Alaska, and I had just passed north of 60. My device is an iPad 17, and I’m running iOS 13.6.


@TheFlyingGuy1, could be, but I’ve never recalled the F-14 having sun reflections in the cockpit before. And I use it a lot for acrobatics.

I thought all planes had it as lighting

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Weird, I can only assume something went on with the rendering.

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I have never seen lighting like this before and for such a short time either.

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that really looks interesting…

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I want to think it is, and just being a coincidence that I’ve never seen it before. But I don’t know.

What were your renderings settings at the time of the film? This does sometimes happen when one of the rendering settings is low. At least for me.

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All of my graphics and rendering settings are on their highest option.

Do you mind if I test this and get back to you?

Cign :)

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Sure! Try and do an inverted loop, where at one point the sun shines into the cockpit, as that’s what I did.

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The reason this happens is not because of dynamic lighting. If you look closely, the sunray hit the cockpit which caused the reflection (just like sunray causes a reflection when it hits the fuselage, but it’s white so it’s hard to see). Nothing new here I’m afraid.

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Thank you! That’s what I assumed, but I still wasn’t sure. I’ve never seen these reflections in any of the older planes, so I thought it was a new feature for all aircraft. It’s a disappointment, but hey, it’s the reality of things.

Thank you, @Maxim!


Case closed, so this topic can be closed. 🙂

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Apologies for the probably rather obvious question, but what do you mean by ‘dynamic lightning’?

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Dynamic lighting is essentially making lighting (both artificial and natural), realistic. Where it reflects off surfaces, constantly moves with the aircraft and/or light source, and will intensify or shade the lighting if needed. While we have a dorm of dynamic lighting, we don’t have the full-realistic lighting and shadows that move along with the sun.

There are more advanced and specific terms and types of it. But dynamic lighting is the broad term for all of this.

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Ah, I understood it now. Thank you!

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Your welcome!

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Either you work for Apple and the iPad 17 is a prototype, or you’re referring to the iPad that was released in 2017. 😂

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