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Textures & google street view

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by Andre_1th, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Yep there was in february I think some similair thread but quite dead atm so..
    leave it to the mod to move :cool:

    Was messing around with street view and I think it is a great source for whatever you wanna build.
    Just found in Prague a nice wall.

    You can also use complete streets, well, basicly the sides, transform a little and hopla :rolleyes:
    For the moment I just discovered some little problems like all the parked cars and people walking around, but with 'some' photoshopping you can remove those issue's.

    Found also that buildings are much sharper when the sun was shining during recordings.
    Though Sapporo, Japan is terrible, even with sunshine.

    O ja, o yeah, it's a good idea to clean so once at a while your Inet temp folder, was "driving" some hour and you won't believe what 'street view' is writing to it, I think that explains also the slowness.
    Everytime you zoom in .... In 1 hour some 20.000 files :ups:
     
  2. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I use street view for the shop textures in my Croydon circuit. It's great!
     
  3. Finally 1th Germany city is there, check 'Oberstaufen, Germany' :)
    Great buildings.
    Germans don't like to be streetviewed, lot of optout overthere.
    Still nice textures, found another (brick in the) wall :D
     
  4. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    For my 1st temporary road course i used streetview also. But i did not use textures from it.
     
  5. Hondsrugring ?
    Hmm, you make me very curious now, what did you use from streetview ?
    I suppose for a realistic streets layout you can use the maps. Tell me plz :cool:
     
  6. Just had time to check your screenshots, looks great sofar, good alligned. Will check track later!
    Url for the London street itself, or streetname ?
     
  7. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Geroge Street is where most of the shops are.
     
  8. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    I just used it to get an idea how it really looks in high resolution. I have a low resolution video and the top view doesn't show all.
     
  9. I've got some second thoughts about "the streets".
    The sky is the limit and there's a lot you can use for whatever purpose but after playing with it for some 24 hrs, quite addictive it is, I've noticed that everytime you find something usefull, it's bad glued.
    Every 30 meters or so you'll notice that the pics don't fit. You can fix this with some prg's but cost some time. Besides that, there is some fish-eye effect proberly due to the 360 degrees they use, wich you have to correct also.