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QUESTION Best method for creating a track in max?

Discussion in 'Tracks' started by LockeNessMotorsports, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Pixelchaser

    Pixelchaser Well-Known Member ACM Club Driver

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    ive used some of the tools before, but is Mario still developing his tools ?
     
  2. r@m

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  3. Pixelchaser

    Pixelchaser Well-Known Member ACM Club Driver

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    yes, he has always been doing it like that. I plumped for race track builder when I was deliberating over getting his tools. the method you speak of aligning track side with splines is exactly how I am working with lidar terrain and RTB .
     
  4. GT VIRUS

    GT VIRUS New Member

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    I use lofting in 3ds max with a heap of different shapes along the Path. I have created shaped with all the cambers and width's I'll ever need, and I use them to create the cambers and changes in track width. So for a typical modern track, You'll go from 1.5% positive at corner entry, 5% positive at the apex, and 1.5% at the exit, Shapes make it all flow smoothly. You can then make changes to the layout easy. So if you want to experiment with a wider entry to encourage overtaking, all I need to do is change the turn in spline and make it wider.
     
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  5. Pixelchaser

    Pixelchaser Well-Known Member ACM Club Driver

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    hi and welcome :)

    ive done a little of that method, what I fucking hate, is that miniscule little cross in 3ds max which you position to adapt a new shape. that's worse to work with than anything anywhere else. never understood that. but I agree the method you speak of is ultimately the best and probably the best over the whole board of programs and construct methods possible.

    I wonder if between us we could design something to allow us to also utilise my method of using the side line splines along with the centre line shape approach...? my method captures such good cambers from lidar data which is why I opted for it, but with a centre line commanding it, the outcome would be so much smoother.
     
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  6. GT VIRUS

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    I use path steps rather than %, makes life more accurate