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View Poll Results: what kind of track?
a rally track through a desert like a segment of the dakar challenge 10 50.00%
a le mans type track most likely laguna seca 10 50.00%
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default a bunch of stuff that'll prob. never get finished

ok im going to make a racetrack of some sort but i dont know whether i should make a) a le mans type track like laguna seca or ummm... that one in italy ...or b) a rally track

the car i make will depend on the track, if its a rally track i make then it will be a lancia stratos, if its a regular le mans type tracki would be making 4 cars- a bmw m3 gtr, a ferrari 550 barchetta lm, and 2 of any random cars(of those crazy curvy ones... i think the gt league)

also im wodering the best way to make a track. what im thinking is to make a polly plane 4x4 divisions and extrude along a path which would be the shape of the track the go in and model the details by hand... if anyone else has a better way then please let me know even if im half way through modeling it'd be cool cause then i can try other types of tracks too.

ultimately this will just be used to kick start my portfolio i think it would be a good first entry.

EDIT: the Italian track i was thinking of was Monaco
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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ralleys the wayforward dude that get my vote im lookin forward to seeing the progress on this it could be quite intrestin i think all the best to ya man

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Old 03-04-2007, 11:33 AM   #3
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cool finally a vote! im gonna wait a day or two for more votes to come in and then we'll see if you end up happy or not
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:36 AM   #4
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you should do it anywya lol

or you could try both for diffrent variations diff scene track car etc i think that also would look quite impressive
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:00 PM   #5
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that was basically my idea but i cant have myself workin on too much at once so this would be pretty much deciding what i do first
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ahh i get ya im sure more peeps will start pollin once there out of bed
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:45 PM   #7
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Do it in Italia!
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:05 PM   #8
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great idea
I voted for the desert track, cause you can get some really cool lighting, dust and slipping cars.
more freedom then when you build an existing track (unless you really like Grand Prix and LeMans)
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I vote le mans.
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LOL, I think you're gonna have to do both
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i voted for the desert too - i agree with freaky - you could get some really cool effects if done right.
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Default theres effects and particles for both

each one will have some sand and effects with it... the idea for laguna seca was for a car to go off course at the corkscrew and smash into a wall and well... pretty much shatter on impact. for the desert it was going to be a race through a sand duney section and a car would flip ans crash from a sand dune so if your thinking rally track because of the sand and effects needed you'll have to think of the phisics for each now
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heres the corkscrew bad angle view but its the best i could find



and lagunas typical weather


so dont think about that desert too fast
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Also, on pavement, there are usually chunks of rubber lying around from tires. You could animate these with a close up as the cars are swooshing by.
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ya i was thinkin that too but if i get into too much detail itll destroy my computer. im gonna try to keep the track fairly low polly most of the charm of it will be uv mapping
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