Road Atlanta - LIDAR Edition 1.01

The LIDAR version of this beautiful US race track

  1. JlnPrssnr
    JlnPrssnr
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Wow dude, how did I only find this now? Great version of the track, do you have plans to port more real race tracks?
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      Thanks I'm glad you enjoyed it. Of course, hehe. Every year I plan at least one big project. Ive been plugging away at my latest one since I finished this track.
  2. Theosevis_
    Theosevis_
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    I've been to this track and all I can say is it looks spot on!
  3. HighDef
    HighDef
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Still loving this great track. I am gonna make another video now that I am better at everything. Very good use of LIDAR. An environment that feels complete and fit for purpose. It can accommodate many things and is overall very authentic feeling.
  4. rexregum93
    rexregum93
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Wow, I've played this track is Forza and it looks spot on.
  5. Holiace
    Holiace
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Fantastic.
  6. Aldibar
    Aldibar
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    This is fantastic!
  7. User_229644
    User_229644
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Even better than the earlier version!
  8. DinoTrollerino
    DinoTrollerino
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    you did an amazing job on this one, the track feels just like it felt on Forza. There are a couple of curbs in the last section of the track that sometimes pop the tires, otherwise it is basically perfect.
  9. Clippy With A Gun
    Clippy With A Gun
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    wat does lidar mean?
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      LIght Detection And Ranging. Basically, its a landscape map made from a 3D point cloud . Its a free resource; check out my forum signature for a link to my LIDAR map building guide. The data is acquired from an air plane at high altitude, so there is some noise and its not perfect and it creates rough bare ground at best. I still had to combine it with my 3D model of the race track to get even banking, curbs and walls.

      It's also called as laser scanning; the big game companies use specialised LIDAR equipment to record replicas of roads, cars people, etc at very high precision.
  10. Spec Racer Z
    Spec Racer Z
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Excellent job on this. I haven't been to this track in real life, but it looks authentic and on par with the most up to date versions of it in iRacing and Forza Motorsport 5 onwards. Only minor issues I had, the curbs around the back straight and last esses can eat tires sometimes, especially if you go past the edge into the grass at all. The track lighting at night also tanks performance, though not sure there's anything you can do to optimize that more. I see you have plans to upgrade the textures, would love to see that.

    I made a showcase video of all of the scenarios plus a separate video for the endurance race.
    https://youtu.be/ypc9pbJX86c
    https://youtu.be/648twxD6ZjM
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      I was surprised how well it turned out too. Not having to engineer every bump is nice. Yep, the tires in this game are amazing but they hate curbs. I've designed them to be tire friendly and still give FFB a neat buzz. It's a bad spot because your car is skidding constantly through the chicane.
  11. Firepower
    Firepower
    4/5,
    Version: 1.01
    This is really cool, the turns feel just right, even though it took me a few seconds to recognise them from FM7. The ground textures aren't great but they work.
    Nice job :D
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      Thanks, glad your enjoying it! For me, any comparisons to the big name titles is the best type of compliment. Just to be clear; I took no inspiration or designs from Forza - never even played the series, hehe. The textures and material settings are all stock assets which I'd like to upgrade soon, along with most of the antiquated graphics. It's all in the pipeline for sure, just taking a little rest from race circuits.
  12. Jack_$parrow_98
    Jack_$parrow_98
    4/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Not for very low pc
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      I have a very low spec computer which is below the suggested minimum system requirements to run the game and it still runs great. I assure you, I worked very hard optimizing everything to ensure everyone could enjoy this level.
  13. audi4141
    audi4141
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Beautifully done nice work
  14. psy_lo
    psy_lo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Excellent, you did a wonderful job. It's a lot nicer to drive and much more realistic than the manually built roads.
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      You'd be surprised just how different it is from my previous effort. The top of turn 3 is 3-4 meters higher and the back straight is more dramatic . Hope to hear from you soon for the next couple projects, take care.
  15. STICH666
    STICH666
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Perfection
  16. Mr_Brammetje
    Mr_Brammetje
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Best map ever, had the most fun racing against AI and love the 24 min of Atlanta :D
  17. TroubleMaker
    TroubleMaker
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    now i can DEJA VU anywhere xD
  18. Temsku
    Temsku
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Great map. Fun to race with ai.
  19. gigawert
    gigawert
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      Your video looks great, I like the fly-overs. Ill post it on the maps main page.
  20. Tagarik
    Tagarik
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    (y) ;)
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