About This File
American Eagle for the LES Saab 340A
Custom Weathering Effects: When I completed the first version of this livery I thought it looked way too clean and flat compared to my reference photos. Because of this, I added dirt, leaks, and stains to the exterior to match my reference images and make the livery more realistic.
Custom Normal Maps: The default normal maps that ship with the aircraft are quite low resolution and only account for flat objects on the exterior like doors, panels, and rivets. I upped the base resolution to the match thus of the albedo textures (4K) and then I redid them to account for weathering effects. I also made them a bit less reflective (to match referece photos, of course) and added a tiny hint of variation and noise so that they wouldn't look as flat.
Custom Ambient Occulsion (AO) Effects: The default ambient occlusion effects that ship with the Saab appear to be hand painted and in some spots they are over-exaggerated and not very well done. I fixed the biggest examples of this: the Tail and the Wings. (The images below show the before and after of my edits: Before [default] & After [custom]). I patched the old effects and completely redid them.
LES's Saab 340 can be purchased here. I highly recommend it.