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I’ll try and explain in few steps what is needed in order to export your first track in AC. However, this is not intended to be an extensive tutorial; it’s only a listing of minimum requirements for your first drivable track. And should be simpler than it looks
- According to the size of your project, building a track might take from an hour to a few months . It's up to you to set the limits. I will not say that it might be taking years, cause if it would.. you probably don't need this guide
- It would be a good idea to...
04-09-2017: feedback from Pankykapus (3D artist at Kunos)
27-08-2017: added info from @garyjpaterson (ty)
There are already tutorials on car modding for Assetto Corsa out there. However, I feel they don't treat the subject as a whole. Example - the car_pipeline directly coming with Assetto Corsa. It's long and complex, and has a lot of useful information. But it concentrates too much on the graphical side and...
This workaround allows RTB to obtain the terrain texture and elevation data from another source, which ideally provides more detail than Google. This source can be anything in theory. A GeoTiff, a database or file containing data in XYZ format, another mapping service, such as the many regional WMS servers. It can be used for both public and local services. And yes, it can also be a LIDAR based source. An example is provided which retrieves data from a regional public WMS server. Programming skills may be required to access other sources.
We have a date: 20th of December 2017. A date that might just mark the last important milestone in the development of Assetto Corsa. 1.
Whether that means we'll be hearing soon about Assetto Corsa 2 or other new product from Kunos, or that we'll just feel the silence for a long time, is almost anybody's guess. We don't know, nothing has been announced officially. Maybe we'll find out more in the traditional end of the year blog. Like in the previous years. But until then, let's enjoy what we do know, and that is the list of goodies:
Alfa Romeo 33...
Are you a track modder ? Good ! Are you passionate about UK tracks ? Well, even better !
Because the UK's Environment Agency decided to make all the data collected in the last 17 years, available for everyone to use for free. The applications are various, but speaking only for our field of interest, this is huge news for every track modder out there. Getting accurate reference data is one of the most difficult tasks without LS when aiming for a top quality project. Thanks to this decision, it's now possible to access all the 11 terabytes of LIDAR data, and with it most...
Updated 31/1-2017. Comments about experience's with exported mesh added. Tutorial is finished.
This is to keep others from having as bumpy, a ride into this as i have had. Many frustrations.
Finding the right way into LIDAR point clouds, is like navigating a dense jungle.
There are so many purposes and ways to use LIDAR data, that we have acces to a forest full of free and paid for software, plus lots of file formats. Ad to that, all the things you can do to those files.
Created with CloudCompare 2.6.2 and Blender 2.76b
A heartfelt thankyou to Daniel Girardeau-Montaut, the creator of...
Jebus submitted a new resource:
Ascari Rase Resort rental cars skinpack - A skinpack for Assetto Corsa
Theme based on some of the rental cars at Ascari Race Resort.
Credits: Crew gloves by blackwood91 (@RD forums), Spanish licence plates by velofosse (@RD forums)
INSTALLATION: Unpack to AC install folder...
Hello racers & drifters & cruisers & spectators,
With some considerable delay from initial planned date, here is the first public version of my still work-in-progress parking. As you know the original idea was to offer the possibility to recreate the parking interview from Driver game, but meanwhile the idea evolved (way) beyond that. However, there is still work to do, so in this first release only the Level 1 of the parking is available + the ramp towards Level 2, to get a taste of it
Also worth mentioning that initial plan was to release only the finished version; but...
Tomorrow, September 14th, 18.oo (UTC+1, Amsterdam, Berlin, etc.)
Coming out of the silent period, Stefano plans for a livestream, announced as a "talk and drive" session. What's the ocassion ? Well, the introduction of the Ferrari 250 GTO in Assetto Corsa, one of Stefano's "coup de coeur" .
For the record, this should be noted here. Or maybe you've missed it. Ok, maybe not . Anyhoo, the AC 1.2 update hit us on July 31st and it was quite a substantial one, with important evolutions in all areas. The most important ones I'd say - the FFB and the AI. One step ahead for the FFB with a cleaner signal. This might require re-adapting to the cars and driving but once done, you don't want to go back. And what better opportunity to train if not with the improved AI. The "smarter" AI will offer some serious challenge depending on the chosen combo. It will change lines, it will...
It would be too simple to just prepare for the new year's eve party. Because Assetto Corsa has taken over our lives. Oh, it's just me ? Ok, never mind . Then here are the final thoughts of 2016 about what we've seen and most importantly about what to expect in 2017. It seems that the previous years were indeed hard to beat, and create that "whoaaa" feeling. It looks like a time to evolve. To put a little more emphasis on maturing what's there already (let's hope it's a little more than "a little" ), while also addressing the "lack of circuits" part and putting...
Look What The Cat Hacked In - S2E06 - Teenage Dreams
In this episode of Look What The Cat Hacked In... Stefano wins a race. Stefano rage-quits a race. Stefano thinks about Aris' sleep hours.
All joking and Top Gear references aside, everyone dreamt about the Countach in their teenage years, didn't they? Well, I'm actually too young to know that, but it has to be this way. This car is the definition of awesome!
Good thing that Kunos showed it in today's episode of the Look What The Cat Hacked In, along with the Audi R8 LMS Ultra and the GT40. And where will you see...
Marco hinted at it even last year, but now the message is clear. Kunos is preparing for the future. The good news is that they are planning to build on this platform which means even better times are coming for simracing enthusiasts. The team is increasing, they are testing and looking at new technologies (let's not forget that AC is based on a pre-2011 graphic engine) and they will definitely (wishful thinking ? ) look to include the things community craved the most - rankings, night/day cycle, maybe even...
Some time back, I was writing about GMS, a tool that can help you download big maps on your PC. Today I'm writing about a similar tool, that has acces to an even larger map database, and has many other useful capabilities. It was actually mentioned by @liquido in this post, but we didn't yet have a separate discussion about it.
The tool is called, SAS.Planet (or SASPlanet or...
I was reading about Assetto Corsa quite some time before it was launched, and didn’t really know what to think.. I am an LFS’er from 2004 or so, and even though I have enjoyed the “usual suspects” (rF, GTR, GTR2, Race07, …) I never could really get into other sim than LFS. It was the only one that seemed credible enough for my brain.. the only one where the cars were (almost always) really doing what I would expect’em to do..
..and then came Tech Preview, February 2013, and I was sold.
It only took me a few minutes in the Lotus Elise @Magione, to realize...
Yes, you read that right. In a series of tweets, Stefano Casillo (the lead programmer over at Kunos) announced that on December 1st, 2015 the multiplayer lobby of netKar Pro will be shutdown, and the software will become available as freeware (and no longer supported).
Until then, the license verification was already deactivated, which means that if you have a pay code you can share it with friends and the product will get activated for unlimited time.
For those of you that don't know what nK is, I'll say only this: it's beyond any...
Yes, it's happening. A little out of the blue, the latest DLC for Assetto Corsa will be released on September 19th. Again, we'll be seeing a mixed pack of cars, one of which we all voted for. Ahm.. well, sort of saying. I didn't . That's the current F1 car, the Ferrari SF70H. (if you wish to have a look back at the poll results, you can; here).
The other models in the pack are:
1962 250 GTO -...
New member @NWRAP shared a great pack of skins for the @the_meco's Shelby Cobra. Check them skins out in the AC Skins category. What I love is that every skin has a story behind and they all come from "that" era . There's
A 1963 Canadian GP Shelby Cobra as driven by Ken Miles
Then a 1973 Shelby Cobra 427 as driven by Sam Feinstein
A 1965 Essex Wires Shelby Cobra Replica
A skin "based on the car from Spinout a...
No, release date didn't change . However, it seems that the reproduction of the 911 RSR 2017 turned out to be a little more complex than initially thought. And as the release date for PP3 is next week, the team decided to do a backflip and give it proper love. Until January.
Ok, then what do we get ? Good question. We get (as the community asked a lot actually) the 911 Turbo S, as part of the PP3. And when the RSR will be ready, we'll get that too, for "free". As part of PP3. A very good deal if you ask me. Oh, you didn't.. Well, now that I've said it, can't take it back....
Mid-week release for Porsche Pack 3, so time might be scarce for trying it out. However little time you have though, it worth's giving the new toys a spin. Porsche Pack Volume 3 follows the first two DLC packs dedicated to the Porsche brand, introducing a selection of seven different vehicles. The pack places an emphasis on modern-day Porsche racing cars, including the entire 991 GT3 racing line and the latest 2016 Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid, while also featuring two of the German brand’s most iconic racing cars, the 908 Lang-Heck and 917 K.
Volume 3 also brings players one of the...
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