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Perrin LMP1 - potential goldmine of data for modders

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by BanjoMaster, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. BanjoMaster

    BanjoMaster

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    I'm not a modeller myself, but just thought I'd flag this up for anyone who might be interested:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112152

    What this might represent is access to very detailed data on a modern LMP design, for either building this car in particular or taking the general principles and applying to other prototypes.

    http://perrinn.com/

    In fact, reading the Perrinn site, it seems they've already considered and are actively encouraging the car to be built as a 3D model and used in simulation software! I haven't seen anything mentioning when this all goes live, but the site isn't working particularly well on my crappy old work computer...
     
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  2. Leemstradamus

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    Nice find, this sounds so awesome for or community and the motor sport community in general. If assetto corsa got a license for this we could do some sick things with the data in our sim world! Very exciting!
     
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  3. Damien Wintz

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    @Leemstradamus the whole point of an open source project is that if you want to reuse the data, you're free to do it as long as you don't sell it ;) Hence it is the job of modders to get it into AC!

    And it won't probably be too difficult, with ready 3D CAD data and technical specifications :D Pretty nice find there @BanjoMaster. Let's just hope for the dev tools to come quickly now :)
     
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  4. Leemstradamus

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    I understand what open-source is. I was trying to say (which it looks like I failed at), that Assetto Corsa should try and add it officially. Maybe they could do a dlc and have some of the processes go to the team to get the project going.
     
  5. BanjoMaster

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    Just to bump this one up a bit: There's an absolute sh*tload of information coming out of Perrinn every day. Even with me calling it a goldmine, they're releasing far more information than I ever, ever expected. Seriously, car modders need to take a look at this stuff!

    http://perrinn.com/myp1
     
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