Circuit d'Azur Data Source

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  1. kashif

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    I was wondering what data was used to make the new Circuit d'Azur track from Studio 397? Was it laser scanned?
     
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    What, they laser-scanned a fictional track? :rolleyes:
     
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    Do you mind providing a source to that claim?
     
  5. Neawoulf

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    They were using warp gates to travel to a fictional dimension. So they were able to take real laser scans of a fictional track.
     
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    They actually built a real scale model of this fictional track, like 1:10 00 scale, and then laserscanned it to bring it into computer.
     
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  7. kashif

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    Are you all boomers or something?

    Can I get a straight answer?
     
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    The straight answer: The track is also a public road and they scanned the important parts. They just don't have the license to sell the track under it's official name.
     
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    Thanks. I'm still curious as to the source, though. Would you mind providing where you got this information?
     
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    Boo, you caved in too quick @Neawoulf I was about to post the following.
    Not now.

    Anyway, without closing the road I don't see how a full scan could be done.
    Who knows, someone may have scanned it already and S397 paid for the data.
    A track can be good without scan data.
     
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    Do you have doubts that the track is laserscanned ? Some stuff seems off ?

    I am not saying that people shouldn't know, and I think laserscans are great. But the amount of fuss on this matter since the december road map was so much that I can't look at this issue seriously anymore :D
     
  12. davehenrie

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    Unfortunately, my source was a snippet from discord. The May 2019 Roadmap states the etrack was laser scanned for the track surface, one would assume they entire track data was available at that time.
     
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    I feel like if it was laser scanned, S397 would definitely mention that, but I could be wrong. I don't know.
     
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    Was the model built from laser scan data? :p
     
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    No, they actually hired geodesy specialists team, and they collected coorditanes of all points with these tools:
    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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    It's the same track as the official FE Monaco with the casino section added, so fictional or not makes no difference, the source material is same. Whether you can really laser scan all the public Monaco roads is another story. Anyway, people are too obsessed with laser scans.
     
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    The track isn't licensed. That's why it doesn't have its normal name. So, how can they say that they've laser scanned a track they aren't claiming to have made?

    The lead dev has stated it's scanned, and until someone finds something wrong with the track we should take his word.
     
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    I would tend to think the track is licensed. The reason for the name change, is to avoid conflict with the previously released Monaco EPrix track.
    Cote de Azur is the name given to the French Riviera and surrounding region. The history of S397 has been to release tracks that are not laser scanned for free(Zanvoort for example), but to charge for laser scanned products(Sebring, Le Mans, Nords). Since the Etrack was called Monaco, selling another track also called Monaco would probably induce every EPrix track purchaser to scream about paying twice for the same track.
     
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  20. stonec

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    Uhm, no. There is obviously a reason why an "official" Monaco doesn't exist in any sim title other than Codemasters F1 series. It's named exactly the same in rF2 as in pCars 2 and it's to circumvent some exclusive licensing deal that Bernie or whoever has made with the organizers/owners of Monaco F1 event.
     
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