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WIP WIP Circuito de Vila do Conde

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder Projects' started by DCid, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Ok guys, I race with rFactor.
    Lately I started using BTB to play around with tracks.
    I've made some fantasy ones.
    Now, this time I'm starting a real circuit. Its the Vila do Conde Circuit. This was a urban circuit with great history in Portugal's motorsport.
    These days they do the classics revival sometimes.
    Im planning to do the 70's version of the track.
    I leave nearby the «track» 3 kms. So I´m planning to take photos of the textures and moddeling the objects with Sketchup 7 pro.
    But I'm gonna need help with some issues I've got.
    I'll post what I have soon.
    Cheers guys.
     
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  2. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    When you use Sketch Up 7 Pro, it may be possible you also need Sketchup 6.0 to export the files into BTB.
     
  3. Im not sure if the install for SU6 is with the other temporary XPack downloads, if not I have it here & can get it uploaded somewhere for others to use too...
     
  4. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    I got an SU 6.0 install exe if needed. I don't know if you can change the language.
     
  5. Ok guys.
    I've tried to import some of the objects I've made with Sketchup7 pro. And it seem to work.
    I've exported them as 3ds.
    I'm having some doubts on the process, which I'll post here when time comes, because I'm trying to keep an organize flow for a change lol!
    So for now I'm concentrated in get as many photos of the track in the 70's era, and with that build my 3d objects, to really capture the atmosphere of that time.
    You see the track layout its still there, but most of the building wheren't there in the 70's.
    Also the horizont changed a bit.
    So, here's what I've got so far:
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    Thank you guys.
     
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  6. Objects are looking good. Just watch out for the "S do Jardim" section on BTB. Track width is very tricky there and we ended up making it in 3DMax.

    PLUS make sure your background image is taken before the reconstruction of the main straight as it is 100% different from the time there were races.