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Title: more random weather
Post by: fly77 on February 28, 2018, 05:40:49 pm
It appears that the environment settings allow to produce dynamic weather that "cycles" through some predefined weather states that repeat over an over. At least this is the impression that I got when observing the dynamic weather changes. It would be nice to have more "random" weather changes, not limited by slider positions in the dynamic environment settings tab.
Title: Re: more random weather
Post by: cameni on March 01, 2018, 03:35:06 pm
These aren't cycling, just randomly changing the weather values. The randomness doesn't produce values conforming to realistic probabilities for given phenomena though.
Title: Re: more random weather
Post by: Ginner on July 20, 2018, 10:02:33 am
Hi Cameni, is it possible to have the weather patterns repeat in a cyclical order somehow though? And not be just random.
Title: Re: more random weather
Post by: cameni on July 20, 2018, 10:53:27 am
The randomness is not just a stream of totally random numbers, it's produced by a coherent noise generator, meaning that next value is highly probable to be near the current one. Currently it simply drives the cloud density, and other values are derived from it. For example, wind strength is computed from absolute cloud density change. That gives a cyclic behavior, though it could be better adjustable if there were additional controls, like for the ratio of good/bad weather.

Anyway, there will be an interface for weather plugins that will allow controlling it in different ways.