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Bathurst: Laser Scanned

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by woochoo, May 16, 2009.

  1. it has been quitely noted by a few around here and elsewhere, so maybe it's time for a thread.

    the comments in this link are more interesting than the main topic.
    http://www.virtualr.net/iracingcom-australian-v8supercars-coming/


    [​IMG]: explains piddy's sig of the last few days. i think i've seen that car in an old avatar.

    Well, Mr Pywell, anything more to tell? more specifically, tell us everything!
     
  2. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    That would be so brilliant!
     
  3. I think it would be very hard to improve on ORSMs version. Also if BTB is used again, it really will have to be better graphically.
     
  4. i agree that ORSM's version is bloody brilliant, but i think the real strength laser scanning will produce, if nothing else, is a better representation of the nuances of the road surface. as i said, ORSM is pretty darn good, but i think this will bring up details that most of us never knew were there.

    who knows, Piddy might be working with ORSM on this version, and why not?!? they do have a new version of V8Factor in development...
    at the very least, Krunch of ORSM already has ties with Piddy via the BTB skybox and Eastern Creek Laser. I don't recall if there were any other ORSM guys working on that one.
     
  5. Humm ... better do it quick ... Cuz who knows what will happen after iRacing gets the rights to do the superV8 cars/tracks ....
     
  6. I would hope iRacing wouldn't have a leg to stand on in that regard. Mt Panorama is public road afaik, so i'm guessing you don't need to drive though closed boom gates or pay a toll, and therefore the owners/council can't stop a guy from parking on the side of the road and doing a bit of laser scanning. i don't think there are laws against laser scanning in australia yet. If it were an enclosed circuit, that might be different in terms of licenses unfortunatly. But heck, i ain't no lawyer.

    Does iRacing have a history of shutting down stuff like this?

    I reckon Piddy might be cooking something up with ORSM, and if he isn't, maybe he should be...
     
  7. Currently iRacing own no exclusive licenses, so it allows other people to buy a license for the tracks as well which is pretty good of them if you ask me.
     
  8. Keyword = currently

    since when did John Henry ever do something he could not obtain the RIGHTS too? :cowboy:

    I just hope your right and everything is cool ...
     
  9. Yes. Go to Google, type in iRacing Lawsuit NR2003.

    This is after they gave the keys to the inmates so to speak.

    A perfect Example of why rFactor is the better option.
     
  10. Mikec87

    Mikec87
    Premium Member

    Wow. How cool is this! The laser scanning will be superior to ORSM because it is laser scanned. Correct elevations etc etc to within 10mm if you want. That is why Oran Park is so good as well.

    As far as graphics go, the only real issue is the grass mix. If the grass is done well, all the objects are independantly textured and it will be extremely good. It is the textures that make a track as I found out with Lakeside and its dramas.

    Virtual LM have got it done very well with a softer, dusty old feel to there tracks.

    I just wish I could get Lakeside scanned, but they (QLD Motorsport) just spent 2 mill on the upgrades. $30,000 is not that much really in that context LOL.

    Maybe in the future, who knows.

    Mike
     
  11. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Correct, Mt Panorama is a public road and open to anyone to drive all year (except for the great race of course).

    Whatever happens with any development of a Bathurst track, I hope we finally get a version that is allowed to be converted to GTL and GTRE. Every version of Bathurst so far has been restricted.
    What a shame that we don't get to race one of the worlds best tracks in either GTL or GTRE. :fingers-crossed:
     
  12. I don't think the version for NR2003 is rFactor restricted...But don't hold me to that. It's a pretty good version too.
     
  13. Brendon Pywell

    Brendon Pywell
    Bob's Track Builder

    I can confirm that I took the picture, that the person in the photo taking pictures is Krunch and yes that is a laser scanner in front of my car.

    As for what game(s) this will turn up in, well, you'll have to wait and see.

    That's all I can say about this project for now.
     
  14. Gareth Hickling

    Gareth Hickling
    Premium Member

    I bet it will be cross platform. rF and all the simbin titles :D
     
  15. That's sweet sweet news Piddy. Can you confirm that you ARE NOT working for iRacing?
     
  16. nice piddy, you laserscanned krunch has a 3d model, why?
    :rotfl:

    has a person who use to drive the porsche league with wgtl. i must say this will be excellent news.:) i did it once, that was heckit enought for me.on rfactor:)
     
  17. My money says its for rF2 :p
     
  18. considering the quality of btb and the detail piddy and crew have been getting makes you wonder if the people from rfactor have been in touch
     
  19. He deserves support, after all he is doing a lot to increase the longevity of rFactor. Though any official arrangements may compromise his options.
     
  20. Mikec87

    Mikec87
    Premium Member

    Nup, it's for a revamped IndyCar Racing 2 :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: