[WIP] Track - Road America 2015

Discussion in 'Locations' started by Pedro Delgado2, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Ronnie

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    I've seen lots of tracks during those 8-9 years of sim racing. Lots of them were very good. Some were really, really good. But only a few were truly fantastic. I know only few track modders in person (they are harder to find than car guys and girls xD) but one my buddy that I've known now for 2-3 years is bonkers when it comes to attention to details and his obsession in making things look EXACTLY right is scary sometimes. If you keep up like this you will start to remind me of him. ;) Keep on working and work your ass off because if you do that you WON'T be disappointed with how many WOWs you will read around here. ;) I guarantee you that I'm gonna be one of them.
     
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  2. Davidd

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    WOW - thank you so much Ronnie for that, it's really nice to hear something as encouraging as this, and I really appreaciate it. :)

    A grab of the grass! (for Gui)

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    Not easy to get the detail/blending looking that great in 2d - some small sprites would be handy for this perhaps?
     
  3. Juergen-BY

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    Sounds good!
     
  4. Guimengo

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    I am really enjoying the progress. I couldn't believe how green the place was when I drove by it a few years back.
     
  5. Davidd

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    Yep, lot's of greenery!
    I'm mainly going off a recent vid I found, featuring an Indycar testing on the track.

    I'm about 2000 miles away from the circuit living in the UK, so no drive past for me! ;)

    Another screen grab - the grass edges still needs work to be matched better, but it's getting there.

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    Cheers
    Davidd
     
  6. Nitrometh

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    Wow. Amazing. Looks like rl.

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  7. Davidd

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    Thanks! A real complement.

    Here's, yep, another screen grab with some new work ...


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    Davidd
     
  8. sg333

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    Amazing work! :)
     
  9. Davidd

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    Getting some nice environment blendings with the inner/outer sections.
    The Grass blends are placers, as are the trees and loads of other things which I'm dabbling on.

    View attachment 19404

    Cheers

    Davidd
     
  10. Ronnie

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    You know my opinion. Excellent job David. I have the feeling that driving that track when done will immerse the hell out of anyone due to it looking so authentic. It looks like a place that's actually a race track that is used on regular basis.
     
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    [emoji41] just say wow
     
  12. Davidd

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    Thanks chaps - I really appreciate the comments.
    Some really well observed comments Ronnie - nicely put.

    Cheers

    David
     
  13. Davidd

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    Another Road America in-game grab. I've worked a lot on more contrast, something maybe a bit different which I'm after, and which I hope makes for a really nice looking track.

    View attachment 19446

    David
     
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    Not an expert, but I'm less fan of this result than the previous screen.
    Less natural for me.
     
  15. Guimengo

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    Now it's a sunburn filter that makes it look like GRID :p
     
  16. Emery

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    Everyone's a critic, so I'll add my 2 cents worth...Why the heavy darkness inside your white stripes? Paving block separators are missing, too.

    Edit: you can also see a pavement change at the bottom of the pic.

    Here's a reference photo
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  17. Juergen-BY

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    You can`t please everyone. Do what you want to do... ;-)
     
  18. Tuttle

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    Is that track a WIP? Can we move it to the WIP Location thread? :)
     
  19. Woodee

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    Impressed with the tarmac texture :)

    Very good, but it seems the grass texture is not to scale, needs to be much smaller. Makes the cars look like small die-cast models :)
     
  20. Davidd

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    Brilliant! - some great observations there chaps, this is really helpfull.

    I wanted to see how far I could push it regarding the contrast. I can roll things back though. :)

    Would be great if this could be moved to the WIP thread, if it's more appropriate.

    Thanks again

    Davidd
     

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