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Water/objects are invisible when seen through glass
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When in third person view, water (and some other objects) are invisible when see through glass, such as that on cockpits.

This bug was also present in ArmA 2/OA.

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EDIT CSR Kryssar:
Water as it is is visible but 3rd person view trough vehicle glass blocks surface effect on the water.

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Laqueesha edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Laqueesha set Category to Visual-Vehicles.
Laqueesha set Reproducibility to Always.
Laqueesha set Severity to Minor.
Laqueesha set Resolution to Open.
Laqueesha set Legacy ID to 3863333860.May 7 2016, 1:08 PM


I think the problem is with any type of glass. See the picture below

upvoted +1 too

including in 1st person view, i also saw a fish flying

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 7 2016, 1:08 PM
Bogey added a subscriber: Bogey.May 7 2016, 1:08 PM
MadDogX added a subscriber: MadDogX.May 7 2016, 1:08 PM

@Bogey: In fact, this ticket is a duplicate of yours, but since it has more votes I had to close #5301.

@johncage: They do indeed seem to be related. Marked as such.


Tested on HD7970 with latest AMD beta drivers (13.1 i think)

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CXN2615 added a subscriber: CXN2615.May 7 2016, 1:08 PM

It happens in FSX too.
As a scenery modder of FSX, my way to deal it is to separate all texture file with Alpha transparent,name them as"zzz*.bmp" or "zzz*.dds",so the game would render them at the last, and partly fix the similar issue.
No idea if it works with ArmA3, but it's not the ultimate way to fix it

The issue is still persistent, i'm uploading a couple screenshots.

Koala added a subscriber: Koala.May 7 2016, 1:08 PM
Koala added a comment.Feb 23 2015, 3:47 PM

The issue is still present in

The issue also happens in first person mode: and in the splendid camara:

Koala added a comment.Jan 10 2016, 3:21 PM

Related to #0027333