SMMG Rain Visors plus tear-off visor for rFactor 2 OW classes v.1.1

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  1. Slow Motion

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    SMMG is proud to present this free addon for rFactor 2 offered to modders that like to enable rain drops on visor and the tear-off effect to simulate real-world OW series, greatly improving the immersion into the sim.

    In the below video you can see a preview for Predator's, GP3 Series and Palatov D4 that are already available with this new feature, developed by Chris "redapg" and me as a public package from the Slow Motion Modding Group.



    Here is the link for downloading the pack that contains all files you need for enabling the effect:
    http://meetme.bplaced.net/rF2_onlineTools/rF2GGeninfo/tuts/zipdownload.php

    We added also detailed technical info and advice to have the effect working correctly into any mod, how to edit the .gen and upgrade.ini files and how to personalize it (we provided also psd files for easier customization).

    Some specific note:
    - Rain visor → in the showroom, tuning, you can select:
    • NO VISOR
    • VISOR (idea taken from ISI, with own mesh in “HiRes”)
    • RAIN VISOR
    • RAIN VISOR 16:9 RES.
    • RAIN VISOR 4:3 RES.
    - Tear-Off visor → in the showroom, tuning, you can select:
    • Visor Wiper OFF
    • Visor Wiper ON
    • Visor Wiper ON and Indicator is shown (a simple gauge that helps in knowing if wiper has been activated and its speed)
    Of course the Tear-Off visor has enabled only if a “rain” visor has been selected. In fact sometime can be hard to know in which position is the wiper, because the animation lasts 16 seconds at high speed and 32 seconds at low speed and it is useless, if not harmful, to push the “W” key (or any other key or button with the assigned feature) several times.
    With Tear-Off enabled you will appreciate, notwithstanding the difficulty to drive in the rain spray, the relaxing momentum of watching what is happening in front of you, more or less what real drivers feel!

    Currently isn't yet possible to implement a working animation at good level of the driver's hand that wipes the Visor, but we are confident S397 will improve our idea in the future.

    For any technical info please read carefully the documentation provided in the pack and, in case of need as well as for any suggestion that can be useful to improve the feature, please feel free to post!

    For your convenience here are the links to the threads of the mods where we have already added this feature:
    Thank you.
     
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  2. Slamfunk3

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    Awesome stuff. Thank you for sharing this and for the detailed description.

    TK
     
  3. The Iron Wolf

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    This is really awesome, together with "self in rear view mirror", visor is pretty much the only thing I miss in rF2 visually.

    Does this work in VR, and any plans to make this work for tin tops? Obviously, no rain drops/tear off needed there, but driver still wears helmet in car.

    Thanks a lot guys!
     
  4. Slow Motion

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    About VR we haven't any VR device for testing. We got some pictures and info but there are several variable by device and software that we have decided to don't work on it.
    About visor for TC, car with a closed cockpit... any modder is free to use the original ISI visor, as well as our one in hi-res with few easy adjustments.
     
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    Thanks to a notification of a mate here in the community, we have found a bug that in certain cases affects the rain visors, when files are directly exported from 3DSMax. We'll reactivate the link for the download of the new revised pack in a while.
    Thank you.
     
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    First post has been updated with revised version 1.1, that fixes an issue where rain and rain spray were not visible when using the Rain Visor.
     
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