Oran Park Laser Scan (LIDAR) conversion

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  1. Mike Cantwell

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    ORAN PARK LIDAR V 0.428 RELEASED ON STEAM

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2081504746
    ORAN PARK LIDAR V 0.429

    * Updated to correct curbs colours
    * Updated rubbish bins (lol. Does anyone remember the first Lakeside bins? 40,000 polys each!)
    * Added many new building to the Kart Center. Not much else to do there except fine tune some things
    * Adjusted and added new 3D fencing.
    * Fixed gaps in track mesh
    * Corrected Lat and Long settings.
    * Removed unwanted dds files and gmt files.

    Next Version:

    * Smooth and finish off track edge lines
    * Add more trees and remove unwanted shadows and marks on spec maps
    * Update area around the old Grand stand.


    ORAN PARK LIDAR V 0.428

    * Corrected some tree heights
    * Adjusted curb heights at T10 and T11
    * Colour corrected SPEC map a bit.
    * Changed a few sponsor names to be correct for 2007-8
    * Changed wall near Kart Track to green

    ORAN PARK LIDAR V 0.427

    * Correct sponsors for the 2008 year. These are T1 place holders. Correct shaders in the near future.
    * Started work around the grand stands and control tower to make it as close as possible to the real thing
    * Fixed issues with sand traps

    Upcoming.....

    * More work around the control tower and grand stands.
    * Trees
    * Outer terrain
    * 3D fencing around track as in Queensland Raceway

    ORAN PARK LIDAR V 0.400 RELEASED ON STEAM


    Oran Park LIDAR: Version 0.40

    Hey everyone. Lots of updates.

    Version 0.40

    * Added a huge outer terrain, 6 km radius.
    * Added hundreds of trees and treewalls to the horizon
    * Updated the SPEC map for the inner and outer terrain.
    * Added new buildings to the pits area and outer spectator area (toilet blocks etc)

    Future Updates;

    * Fine tune images and tree placements
    * Add more buildings and correct ground around them
    * Add new terrain and gravel around grand stands and control tower.
    * Map the pit area roads as best I can

    Issues:

    * Long loading time due to map / mesh size of terrain
    * Some road stripes missing.....I know :)
    * AI is good with slower cars like the Formula Vee, faster cars have some confusion at times (Porsche)
    * AI sometimes crash on pit entrance at end of race.

    Oran Park V0.25

    * This is a conversion of the original rFactor track, made in 2008
    * All objects and most textures are used except for those that RF2 require.
    * This is an initial conversion, and there is still a LOT of work to do.
    * AIW file will need work. Th garages etc are correct, but the race line etc need updating.

    FUTURE UPDATES

    * The next lot of updates will include an extended terrain area
    * Parts of the track will be replaced by updated LIDAR mesh
    * Pit area and building will be overhauled.
    * Control Tower overhauled.
    * Kart Center will work in future versions as will the other 2 versions, the South Circuit, and the North Circuit

    Due to my wife having a serious illness, I will do as much as time allows.

    Special thanks to Brendon Pywell, Brendan Elliott and Chris Larmour who gave permission and LOADS of original files to work with.
    Heartfelt thanks. I will do my best to make this track special.

    Mike Cantwell

    www.mikestrackbuilding.com



    Hey everyone, long time no post....

    I have been lying low for a while with personal issues....my darling wife was diagnosed with cancer last year. We went though that first battle and in February this year was diagnosed again with cancer in her lymph nodes and lungs.....so I lost all interest in things as you can imagine.

    About 2 years ago I started chasing up getting permission to convert the original Oran Park track made for RF1 by Brendon Pywell, Brendan Elliott and Chris Larmour. I finally got the green light and Brendan Elliott and Chris Larmour have been so helpful. They even had all the original files (2+ GB worth) and I have those.

    I know another version of Oran Park has been done...this is not about competing etc, just another choice we have. I have already had criticism over this...

    Anyway, it is basically an easy conversion, but all the textures for the road and grass have to be changed and the original textures darkened etc so they do not bloom.

    Here are some WIP photos....


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  2. jimagn

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    Thanks for the update, Mike. So sorry to hear about your wife's health issues. We're thinking about her and you. Glad to hear your priorities are straight. Our playing can wait.
     
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    Mike, saddened to hear that your wife is so unwell. All our prayers go to you both at this time.
     
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    Mate I am so sorry to hear about your wife, I hope everything goes well with her treatment. Goes without saying mate you want any help with the AIW on this just let me know.
     
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    Hi Mike so sad about your wife hope she fights through it.

    Oran park is a great track and pics look brilliant best of luck with everything mate
     
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    Best wishes to you and your wife
     
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    Damn, sorry about your wife, best luck to both of you, stay strong.
     
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    Early WIP of the Kart Centre. Basically done just need to sort and blend the textures.

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    Nice previews! All the best for you and your wife
     
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    Looks great Mike. Wishing your wife all the very best.
     
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    Hey everyone. First of all thank you for your thoughts and well wishes. :)

    Here is a bit of an update on the Kart Center. I am leaving it at that for the time being as the pits are the next area that need a good going over.

    These are the latest shots and the last 2 show the old RF1 version.

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    Here are shot shots from above, game and Google Earth

    There is a lot of differences but the scan and LIDAR information they used will help do the pit are quite fast. I will add a few buildings and there are 4 toilet block missing, the most obvious one is part of the control tower building.

    Another update next weekend...:D


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    Looking good :cool:
     
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    God Bless you and your Wife mate .
     
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    Hey everyone. Going pretty well with the track conversion. I also hit a home run with getting Laser Scan data for Lakeside, QR and half of Oran Park....the bits I need. :)

    Here is a update on the track. Lots of work to be done with textures blooming etc, but 90% done. All that is really left is the lighting system, start, stop etc. :D

    Sorry for the crap quality....used W10 recorder instead of OBS. :p

     
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    Looking fantastic, great job Mike.
     
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    Oran Park used to be my favorite track on rF1, I really can't wait for this!
     
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    Looks already great.
     
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    Go, Mike! Go! Lookin' good.
     
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    I seem to remember an older version, most likely GTR2 where the track when left after the bridge. Could be old age mucking things up. Keep up the excellent work!
     
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