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Straight wall within a curved section?

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#1 Danman


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Posted 27 June 2005 - 08:06 PM

Hi there, I am returning to GPL track making and I was wondering if any clever folks know of a way to have straight walls within a curved section. I am trying to have a straight pitlane running beside a curved track. It is possible in NR2003 track making but I am assuming not possible in GPL?
I guess my other option is to cheat with textures. I am working on a couple of real world tracks that both have this curved track-straight pitlane approach.


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Posted 28 June 2005 - 05:38 AM

Not only that but you'll have trouble positioning the cars in the pitlane, as they will line up parallel to the road, not the pitlane.

Is your track banked or I'd suggest actually making that section a straight, and modifying the walls to make the bit of actual racetrack from short straight sections like in the screenshot below.
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That will NOT work if the track is banked though.
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 05:26 PM

I did wrote a simple excel page where inserting the vertices values you get the new values and make it straight b ut I don't know if you can be interested, is acting on the 3do, not the trk file... :huh:

Here you can see while I'm doing a sraight out from a curved section, is uphill and cambered and the result is ok even if you drive on it it doesn't do any weird thing
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this is the page that, as i said is nothing particular, just easier then keep the calculator, you have to paste and copy the values of the vertices you wanna move manually, well I do have to.... :P mine are not too many though B)


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Done these tracks and working on others.