TOOL Trackbuilding resources list

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  1. DanTDBV

    DanTDBV Member

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    This is intended to be a evolving collection, of links to usefull information, for new and experienced trackbuilders.

    Updated 28/3-2016 All in links section.
    3 Camera and 3D grass How-To tutorials added

    As the community grows and more information is added, it grows more and more difficult, to find the usefull and up to date information.

    There will be infrequent updates, as time allows and my knowledge expands.


    Contributions will be most welcome.


    However, this list is for stuff that works. If you think it may work, this is not the place.

    Keep in mind, that some information, guides, tutorials and the likes, are for older versions of the software used and could very well be obsolete.

    If you know it, please post the version of the software, that your resource points to.

    If you have adapted an older guide, with a few steps, to make it work with a current version, then by all means, put your workaround steps in the same post.

    If it is a more comprehensive workaround, then you should create a seperate guide and link to that. Or consider doing an all new guide/tutorial.


    I will strongly request, that any questions about the software, tip, tecnique or other, be asked in the linked to resource.

    The cleaner this remains, the easier it will be to use.


    A small cry for help.


    Some of these threads are getting somewhat long, some with widespread subjects, so I would propose, to put links to pages with usefull posts, or the posts themselves, in the right part of the linkssection below.

    When the question and answers are on different pages, then I think it would be wise to include both.

    If I should handle this alone, I would never get any tracbuilding done.

    If you wish to help, I would prefer it, if you made a post in this format:
    • Category
    • Subcategory
    • Software name and version, if known. Note if workaround for current software is needed.
    • Subject
    • Short description
    • Link
    • If possible a short “You do like this”. See the example below.
    • Workaround for use with current software, if it is short and easy. If it is longer and/or more complex, it would be better to create a guide and link to that.
    “You do like this” and short workaround, should be no more than 4 lines in all.

    An example:

    Track Landscape/Road creating
    Landscape first then road

    Landscape object with multiple materials.

    Should be split into one object per material.

    Reasoning by luchian
    http://assettocorsamods.net/threads/nisseringen-denmark-lidar-landscape.420/
    Post 15

    Blender 2.76b:
    Edit mode / Select object / Hit A until all is selected / Press P / Select By Material
    Do this before adding textures. Check the new objects for extra materials and delete those!

    This will make it easier for me, to ad the resources to the list.

    If you know how to do something, in another piece of software, Like the above in Maya or 3ds Max, then reply to the original post, with the relevant information. I will then as time permits, update the list.

    I will be honest and say, that I most likely, will not test the usefulness of submitted links. In some cases it will not be possible, like with certain payware, that are way beyond my payscale.

    I will trust that contributors will make sure, that what they link to works.

    I hope you will find this usefull.


    DanTDBV (The Droid Building Viking) Denmark

    Update history
    12/2-2016 New words in "A small cry for help" section here and new link added to links section.
    14/2-2016 All in links section.
    11 addons for Blender and video added. Thanks to liquido at assettocorsamods.net for that.
    28/3-2016 All in links section. 3 Camera and 3D grass How-To tutorials added.
     
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  2. DanTDBV

    DanTDBV Member

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    Links section.

    Certain subjects contain dual links. You have to own Assetto Corsa and be registered, before you can read posts on assettocorsa.net. You can read posts on assettocorsamods.net without being registered.

    The usefull stuff
    Software (I do not want to see anything illegal here!)

    Freeware

    Full programs
    Blender Used for 3D modelling and animation
    https://www.blender.org/

    CloudCompare Used for Point Cloud editing
    http://www.danielgm.net/cc/

    Gimp 2 Used for photo/textures manipulation
    https://www.gimp.org/

    Addons
    Gimp 2 dds and normalmap plugins Allows Gimp 2 to work with dds and normalmap textures.
    http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/normalmap-and-dds-plug-ins-updated-for-gimp-2.8

    Added 14/2-2016
    Align to grease pencil: http://bit.ly/1B8VRMN

    Added 14/2-2016
    BoolTool: http://bit.ly/1vxNni1

    Added 14/2-2016
    One-vertex mesh: http://bit.ly/1sQa50l

    Added 14/2-2016

    Multi-Edit:
    http://bit.ly/1oDErxK

    Added 14/2-2016
    Floor Generator: http://bit.ly/XWKc4h

    Added 14/2-2016
    Parent to Empty: http://bit.ly/1lOVvkF

    Added 14/2-2016

    Addons supplied with the current version of Blender:
    Node Wrangler:
    http://bit.ly/1lOUFUQ
    Ivy Generator:
    http://bit.ly/XWJNz5
    F2:
    http://bit.ly/1lxdqLU
    Sapling:
    http://bit.ly/VfDnZS

    Payware
    Full programs
    3ds Max Used for 3D modelling and animation
    http://www.autodesk.dk/products/3ds-max/overview


    Addons
    Retopoflow for Blender Used for retopology
    https://cgcookiemarkets.com/all-products/retopoflow/

    Added 14/2-2016
    UV Squares: https://cgcookiemarkets.com/all-products/uv-squares/ 15,95$

    Must reads and views!
    Build your first TRACK - BASIC GUIDE by luchian
    http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/build-your-first-track-basic-guide.11239/

    http://assettocorsamods.net/threads/build-your-first-track-basic-guide.12/

    Proper technique in track making plus tips by LilSki
    http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/proper-technique-in-track-making-plus-tips.27180/

    Track Materials / Shaders by Sneer
    http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/track-materials-shaders.10174/

    Blender to Assetto Corsa Tutorial by MrKeyrocker
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPmzhqfw-7I

    Assetto Corsa Editor by Simone
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj3z_yzdwbs

    Added 14/2-2016
    11 addons for Blender video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihrQU4LNtC0

    Track Landscape/Road creating

    Road first then landscape


    Landscape first then road
    Added 12/2-2016
    Landscape object with multiple materials.

    Should be split into one object per material. Reasoning by luchian
    http://assettocorsamods.net/threads/nisseringen-denmark-lidar-landscape.420/
    Post 15
    Blender 2.76b:
    Edit mode / Select object / Hit A until all is selected / Press P / Select By Material
    Do this before adding textures. Check the new objects for extra materials and delete those!

    LIDAR/Laserscan data


    Getting LIDAR Data


    LIDAR (Point cloud) to mesh tutorial (*.Las file with CloudCompare 2.6.2 to Blender 2.76b)
    http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/lidar-point-cloud-to-mesh-tutorial.29975/

    http://assettocorsamods.net/threads/lidar-point-cloud-to-mesh-tutorial.422/


    Retopology

    Retopoflow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZH8RJDr6pg

    Materials / Shaders / Objects
    Added 28/3-2016
    3D grass How-To
    3DS Max:http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/3d-grass-how-to.25087/
    Blender: From post 9
    Lightwave 3D From post 16

    Cameras
    Added 28/3-2016
    Track Cameras – A Tutorial Stationary Cameras
    http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/track-cameras-a-tutorial.30931/

    Added 28/3-2016
    Moving Cameras Post 13 in the above thread


    Added 28/3-2016
    Camera Facing Crowds
    http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/camera-facing-crowd-how-to.27910/

    Timing and spawning points


    Minimum needed for creating drivable track


    Blender tecniques, tips and tricks


    3ds Max tecniques, tips and tricks



    INI files


    AI
     
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  3. DanTDBV

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    Update 12/2-2016

    I have added something to the “A small cry for help” section of the first post, about how I think this daunting task, should be handled.

    New link added to linkssection based on the following information

    Track Landscape/Road creating
    Landscape first then road

    Landscape object with multiple materials.

    Should be split into one object per material.

    Reasoning by luchian
    http://assettocorsamods.net/threads/nisseringen-denmark-lidar-landscape.420/
    Post 15

    Blender 2.76b:
    Edit mode / Select object / Hit A until all is selected / Press P / Select By Material
    Do this before adding textures. Check the new objects for extra materials and delete those!
     
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    Blender /Usefull addons for track making

    I found that video in youtube showing several Blender addons very usefull for track building among other things, I learn few tips from there that make things fast and easy.

    Here is a selection of 11 addons that will make your life easier in Blender.





    UV Squares: http://bit.ly/1A8laNy

    Align to grease pencil: http://bit.ly/1B8VRMN

    BoolTool: http://bit.ly/1vxNni1

    Node Wrangler: http://bit.ly/1lOUFUQ

    One-vertex mesh: http://bit.ly/1sQa50l

    Ivy Generator: http://bit.ly/XWJNz5

    Multi-Edit: http://bit.ly/1oDErxK

    Floor Generator: http://bit.ly/XWKc4h

    F2: http://bit.ly/1lxdqLU

    Sapling: http://bit.ly/VfDnZS

    Parent to Empty: http://bit.ly/1lOVvkF
     
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  5. DanTDBV

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    Update 14/2-2016 All in links section

    11 addons for Blender and video added. Thanks to liquido at assettocorsamods.net for that.
     
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    28/3-2016
    3 Camera and 3D grass How-To tutorials added.
     
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  7. luchian

    luchian Administrator Staff Member Pilot RLR

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    This is now a sticky :)
     
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    Hi, i don't know if this link is in the right place on this site.
    It's a Youtube channel with many tutorials on how to use Gimp software.

     
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    If anybody wants to use OpenStreetMap data with Blender to import racetracks and terrain data, there are two plugins available. Both are free, but Blender OSM does have a premium version.

    Blender GIS


    Blender OSM


    OSM2World
     
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    probably very useful in some cases
     
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