Stairport Sceneries Releases shadeX for X-Plane
March 11, 2021
Less than ten days after the original announcement, Stairport Sceneries has released shadeX, a shader-enhancement plug-in for the X-Plane 11 flight simulator.
ShadeX was developed as an effect tuning plugin, it uses shader-based technology to render with greater accuracy visual effects such as colour settings, depth of field and much more. The technology used is similar to the one used by X-Plane’s incredibly popular Reshade program.
The full feature list is available below:
- Color settings:
Change contrast, lift, gamma, gain, temperature and saturation
Apply sepia, film grain, vignette and sharpening effects
- Depth of Field:
Highlight/blur specific areas automatically or by full manual control
- Field of View:
Set close up or wide-angle views
Select from various presets or save your own color/effect setting
- User Interface:
A modern and user-friendly menu with quick access to all functions + advanced settings with full control for experts
The plugin is available in English, German, Spanish, French (based on the X-Plane language selection)
Written manual available for all languages + video tutorial covering all features in English
A week ago, the developer released a series of videos guiding the users through shadeX’ functions. The tutorials are available on Stairport’s Youtube Channel and cover everything from installation to a guide to color settings.
The plug-in is compatible with both Vulkan and OpenGL, however, the MacOS platform remains incompatible and the developer confirmed having no plans to support it.
A free trial is available on Aerosoft’s website for users still hesitating on whether to buy shadeX.
Stairport’s shadeX is now available on the Aerosoft Store for 15 Euros.
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