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Few days (or lots of, depending on which side you are) before the release of the 1.5 Update, Kunos made a public post regarding the current state and some of the plans for the 31st of March. With the 1.5 update, existing players will also receive the Bonus Pack #2, which will feature 3 new cars and a new track (from what we've seen so far). Looking forward to !
It's nice to have a glimpse on the decision making back stories, how and what it is considered before choosing the next step. Here is the full read :
While waiting for the warm season to...
There are multiple types of data, helpful to the trackbuilder available from the Danish government.
Such as DHM (The Danish Height model) and Orthophotos (airplane photos). DHM consists of LIDAR, that is LAS pointclouds compressed into LAZ files, different kinds of ASC surface models and large GEOTIFF images.
I will do another tutorial on getting the Orthophotos to keep this tidy.
The Danish data is downloadable from here:
The requirements for using the data, is to at...
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...
One year back (and one year before that) "as usual", Kunos prepared a big announcement for December 31st. This year is no exception, even if it also throws a glimpse to what has already happened before looking towards 2016. While it is true that hopes were to release about 50 cars in 2015, we did see no less than 32 new cars added to the game, as free bonus content or DLC. Some might argue about "countless" number of DLCs, but I/we prefer this model to any other like "full new game every year" or...
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...
FREE Textures, from Blender - Kindly shared by Blender Institute
A very nice surprise from Blender Institute, with a substantial collection of textures. All for free, released (and shared) under CCO license - similar to public domain, free to use for any purpose.
Source and library are THERE.
The original release notes reads as...
I don't know about you, but it seems time flies quite fast. In less than 2 weeks (Dec 15th, to be exact) a new Dream Pack should hit our wallets. The #3 already. With every new track release, Simone seems to get even better at it, as you can see for your self in the released preview video.
Too many details aren't available yet, but here is a first official statement:
Dear AC followers,
Kunos Simulazioni is proud to introduce the newest track developed for Assetto Corsa, the iconic Brands Hatch circuit,...
For the record (as we aim keeping track of all AC's updates) we'll just post this here .
The 1.3 update brought a lot of improvements, most of them pre-announced in the live sessions Stefano used to make. One of my favorites must be the 64bit build, pushing away all those memory limitation situations. You can choose your favorite ones, from the complete changelogs bellow. More so since there were no less than 7 micro-updates since the 1.3 original launch, bringing us a bonus Audi R8 V10 car in the process.
1.3 - 64bit build - Car...
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...
Play some Assetto Corsa. Read this. Go to sleep for 3 days. Dream about new content, and improved experience. Wake up and make your dream come true. With dreampack#2. Here's what you'll get :
Dear AC followers, we are completing the final phase of betatesting, and we are glad to announce that Assetto Corsa 1.3 and Dream Pack 2 will be available for download by October 8th!
With Assetto Corsa 1.3 the process of improvement of all aspects of our simulation continues to progress properly....
Assetto Corsa Dream Pack 2
The prize for winning the Blietzkrieg Series I is the upcoming Assetto Corsa Dream Pack 2 DLC. This will be given to the winner of the competition on the day the DLC launches via a Steam code. The full cost of the DLC will be supported by Assetto Corsa Mods.
Winning the competition means to win in the final race, as described in the Concept, Format and...
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...
Here I come with my 1st track called Boujma, which I've ported from Racer. As a 3D Pro Modeler & having released the work on RD, you will now enjoy "Top Quality" race tracks for AC.
What this track includes :
- mega shaders used
- 10 pits
- 10 AI
- 4 timelines
- 10 cameras
- AI line => minimap
- preview map
- 7 audio sources
- sand / grass / gravel / road surfaces
- lots of highly optimized collidable objects + cones wrapped inside a fully transparent cube
- waving flags
- huge amount of rocks / trees with...
Look What The Cat Hacked In - S2E04 - Let's race
Is it Sunday yet? If so, it's Look What The Cat Hacked In time! This time 'round, Stefano shows us the new Barcelona by racing against the AI (and it looks very good indeed!) and talks about the updated tyre model, latest AI improvements and the upcoming 1.3 version of the game.
Wednesday's stream depends on how work will go. If Stefano finds something that he could hack/build in one hour or so, the stream will happen. Next Sunday Stefano will have a look at programming languages in general and how you can get into...
Look What The Cat Hacked In - S2E03
Sunday's episode was a light one, clocking in at just above 60 minutes. There are, however, some interesting things that were discussed, such as DRS, graphics, new tyre models and... surprise, suprise: Assetto Corsa 2. Below the video you'll find a breakdown of the most important parts of this episode of "Look What The Cat Hacked In", including a detailed Q&A session.
- The file format and algorithm have changed. Before these changes the simulator was...
Stefano restarted his live streams, with a slightly different format - 2 different kind of episodes: Sundays, talk about features, information packed; Wednesday, 1 hr of coding oriented stream, like it used to be in the first season.
"It's nice to be back. It's the best period for me [just after the release of a major patch], because I'm allowed to break stuff and test. Feel excited and happy now, then close to the release it gets stressing"
So, what will the update 1.3 bring ?
64bit build ! - problem was linking the...
Because it might be in his job description, Marco Massarutto is actually doing some fine work in teasing us. Now it's dreampack#2's turn.
Started with a nice shot of the SCG 003Cs training on the Nords..
.. followed by a little riddle with this interior shot (most probably from the RUF rgt)..
..aand a surprise non-official shot with these
There's not much announced about the content, but from the little that we know, dreampack#2 will contain:
- The laser-scanned Circuit de Catalunya...
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...
About a week back, Stefano decided to do these live coding sessions where he fixes/implements different stuff in our favorite sim, while also having a conversation with the people watching. Today's episode (3rd one in the series) was a 'bit special, as it included a rather long Q&A session. And a Blackout .
Here are a few notes on the stuff I found interesting. It's not exactly quoting word-for-word, but no modification to the message itself was made .
Q: Do you have any plans for Assetto Corsa 2 ?
A: No plans. We as a company, work on short...
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