Recreating Nurburgring Castle

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  1. Gunnar333

    Gunnar333 Well-Known Member

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    An alternative resource data approach.

    Small history lesson: The iconic symbol of the Nürburgring is the caste called: Nürburg. Nowadays, it's not a fully intact castle anymore it's more or less ruins.
    And that's what comes to my mind every lap I drive down the Döttinger Höhe and I look to the right:
    "Nahhh... this castle really don't look like that!"
    This is how it looks:


    So I plan to recreate it. But that's not that easy to do only from images and google maps because of its complex structure of the ruined castle walls.

    But with photogrammetry it might be possible.
    I found that drone footage on youtube, extracted every 10th frame as stills and loaded them into meshroom. A free open source photogrammetry tool.


    Meshroom1.jpg Meshroom2.jpg

    It took several hours to render (maybe 337 pictures was a bit too much) but the result looked very promising.

    Next steps were: Import the generated 3D Model into 3DSMax/Blender and model a low poly castle around it, generate textures and export as an additional kn5 to load with CSP config.

    This is the result:
    Nuerburg.jpg

    Some before/after comparison image links:
    https://acstuff.ru/u/comparison/J7O
    https://acstuff.ru/u/comparison/RPt


    I have to testdrive it some more (check nightlightning, sharp edges, etc...) to see if this is worth a release.
     
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    Gunnar333 Well-Known Member

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    Will be updated via Content Manager in the next days.
     
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    Looks great! I love the details like this, it all adds to the sense of immersion.
     
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    luchian Administrator Staff Member Pilot RLR

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    You are crazy :eek:. I love it! :lol:
     
  5. fughettaboutit

    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    so next you bring back the nords GP part roller coaster from retirement ?
     
  6. fughettaboutit

    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    oh it was for nurburgring only? i thought its was for nords :oops:
     
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    Gunnar333 Well-Known Member

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    I did castle for both. The GP and Nords
     
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    Gunnar333 Well-Known Member

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    It's online.
    With CM default settings it should be installed automatically.
    Or download manually under settings->custom shaders patch->track configs
    Or copy it over from GitHub to assettocorsa\extension\config\tracks\loaded

    config version for Nurburgring : 452
    config version for Nordschleife : 453
     
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