+ The track is well made
- Maybe it is only me but hope Mr Reference92 can put out more "direction signs" then it would be perfect.
You have a fine job, Keep it up.
My Vid Impression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqTeTJxUt90
Hi there Yarikurdi. Thanks for the comments and the video! I will be taking a look at some video footage and making sure all the direction signs that are in real life are represented in this track mod. Many thanks. 92
It's nice to see the effort that you have been putting into this track and the progress you've made when working from scratch. Just wondering, since you mentioned that you had acquired Lidar data to help you model the track - where did you acquire that data from?
Hi Random_guy, Do you know I can't remember where I acquired it from (I looked at so many GIS firms). I believe it was BlueSky, although I believe GetMapping sells similar data. The data I used was a digital surface model created from photogrammetry. I am so impressed with the GIS that if I go on to do other tracks and projects for AC, GIS data will be at the core of what I do. Many thanks, 92.
Thank you for that information - just wondering, can you provide any information or provide links to particularly good tutorials for how to then bring that information into Blender and how to manipulate it to help create your track mesh?
Hi. The data is often downloaded in a DXF format. I used some rather rusty knowledge from university and some trial and error in a program called Rhinoceros. I believe it has a trial version available on their website. From there I did a process of generating the mesh (i think i typed something like 'meshfrompoint' in the dialog box) and exported to a format blender could handle. A youtube search of "rhino and mesh from point" brings up some useful videos.
What track were you thinking of recreating? If you get stuck/lost feel free to contact me on the racedepartment or AC forum (although I am no expert myself I should add :)). Hope that helps. 92
Well, it would be something that would be a long way down the line - as I would need to get myself accustomed to Blender before even starting such a project - but I'd actually thought of possibly starting with the publicly available free data from the USGS in order to recreate a track (perhaps Watkins Glen or Laguna Seca).
Good luck with the learning Blender, the way I learnt was watching a lot of Youtube tutorials and starting of modelling small objects. I would say the best things to get a good understanding of for track making are making beziers, handling the modifiers (particularly Array), and having a knowledge of photoshop/gimp for textures. Both those are great tracks! Good luck.
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