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Feature request

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by dradecki, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Is it possible that a feature could be added that would allow a track to be imported. This would aid the development community and really speed up development efforts.

  2. Would the demand justify the time and effort required to write figure out multiple file formats and then figure out a way to convert an arbitrary set of polygons into the highly specialised ones that BTB works with?

    I think you'd be best off using 3dSimed if you want to convert tracks. That can export individual objects as .3ds and .dae, so if you wanted to use BTB you could put all the objects into an XPack, but it would be a rather humongous task, and you could probably rebuild the track from scratch in about the same time.
  3. I had thought of that also. As for building from scratch, yes it probably is quicker, at least for the track. Although the trackside objects, like stands, towers, bridges, garages, haulers, etc. would make since to import. Where this is useful though is to leverage things like the camera capabilities, it is much easier to set up cameras with BTB then the already published tools.
  4. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    On a side note of this, would it be possible for BP to create a small version of BTB that ONLY edits cameras? Because the current development tools, which as far as editing cameras go, are a pain in the arse.
  5. I was just thinking though, if BTB exports a track in GMT's, why would it be a stretch to import gmt's?