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WIP Beta released 1970-1981 Pontiac Firebird (Help needed)

Discussion in 'Land' started by WinnebagoMan, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. WinnebagoMan

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    Let me preface this by saying that this IS NOT in any way based on the previous Firebird/Trans Am mods on the forums. I did however use the 1981 Turbo Trans Am addon as a scaling reference for the model while I was importing mine into Blender. My aim with this mod is to include as many versions of the second-gen GM F-Cars as I can (and also be the first BeamNG mod with optional air conditioning!). This includes both the flat rear window and wrap around rear window variants, T-Tops/ Hardtops, the Camaro (eventually), and the plethora of other parts these cars came with over the years. So far I've prepped the 1975-1981 wraparound Firebird body from Forza and most of the materials. I've begun work on the JBeam and have resolved as many errors as I can, the main one barring progress being a CTD having something to do with the steering pump mesh. Images and a download are below for anyone who would like to contribute, I am also trying to do some work on it, though I have a busy schedule so it may take some time.

    Things that are done:
    Model prep on the '75-'81 Firebird T-Top Shell
    '77-'78 Front nosecone
    '70-'81 Trans Am fenders
    '70-'81 Trans Am shaker and hood
    '74-'78 Rear light cluster
    '76 -'81 Rear bumper
    Pontiac 400 engine model
    Subframe and drivetrain component models
    Transmission model

    Things in progress:
    Small block Chevy model
    Material assignment
    JBeam
    Pontiac 6-cylinder model
    '75-'81 Hardtop body shell model
    '77-'81 Formula hood model

    Things not started:
    '70-'81 Base model fenders
    '80-'81 Turbo Trans Am hood
    '79-'81 Front nose
    JBeam tweaks
    '70-'74 Firebird body shell
    A lot more engines
    Rims
    Tires
    Lights
    '70-'74 Formula hood model
    '74-'76 Front nosecone
    Early model interior pieces
    Gauge debugging

    https://www.beamng.com/attachments/1970-81firebirdmod-v11-zip.392591/
     

    Attached Files:

    • drivetrain_render.png
    • 400engine_rendered.png
    • hipoly.png
    #1 WinnebagoMan, Apr 25, 2018
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  2. henryjhost

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    Pictures? I hope this doesn't die out like the 4 previous attempts.
     
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  3. WinnebagoMan

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    My mistake, accidentally hit enter and posted it before I was done.
     
  4. mladeroot

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    I just wanna say good luck on this. My first car was a 77 Trans Am (still have it) and I've been hoping someone would make one for beam since I got the game.
     
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  5. henryjhost

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    Tried to load. Crashed every time. Are you aware of this? It might just be my computer. If so let me know.
     
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  6. JBatic

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    I own a '79, my dad has a '79, and we have enough parts to build half of any other year second gen, pm me if you need reference pics
     
  7. WinnebagoMan

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    That's the bug I need help fixing, the main reason I started the thread was to get some support and feedback on it, not expecting the community to come together and build a whole new awesome freaking vehicle like they did with the '86 Bronco, but hoping somebody can help me tackle this error in particular.
     
  8. Billydabomb

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    Is it updated to work with the newest update?
     
  9. carsmin

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    woah
    a fire bird
     
  10. Tsutarja495

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    Does it work on your end?
     
  11. LeSpecialist01

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    Good luck man!!!
     
  12. SandwichesANDmilk

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  13. Keys

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    This does not work for me at all. It crashed beamng, even when its the only mod. I went into the files and deleted some strange looking files, and idk if it will work now
    --- Post updated ---
    Its not your computer
     
  14. Bakasan

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    You sure you made this?

    Very suspicious when someone shows up out of the blue with a professional looking model, almost always a dead giveaway that the model is ripped from a game/a GTA mod/one of Carface's models.

    I don't see any evidence of development in the mesh, so I am lead to believe you stole this model (also I believe there is A GTA mod with that exact same model, hmmmm)
     
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  15. TWilliams458

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    True
     
  16. Billydabomb

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    Is it possible that the model isn't
    It does look like the one from GTA, the only thing I can't see on the GTA one is that this one has windshield wipers. Now if this is a GTA model then I think credit would be good. Looking more into it, the design is almost exactlly the same.
    Only difference I can find with this model and the GTA one is that it has windshield wipers.
     
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  17. @op@

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    This says the model is from Forza, right?

    or I am just very stupid

     
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  18. Driv3r1142

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    Here's a shot of the wireframe for the main exterior body panels (I didn't feel like merging them all and going into edit mode;


    d0d8fae480cf2cbbe0474032568db96f.png

    End. of. Discussion. He clearly didn't make the model. He even stated so in the thread if you were actually capable of reading something more than a paragraph long.

    Hopefully someone can confirm that this actually did come from Forza, otherwise some serious explaining needs to happen.
     
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  19. Keys

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    Well he did say it's not his 3d mesh. I don't see the point of completely nuking the mod.
     
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  20. IAchievedBacon

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    I would love to get this in Beam. My dad had a ‘73 Trans Am as his first car and still has it. Even though it’s rotting from rust, it’s still my favorite muscle car from the 70s. Please don’t let this car die now:D
     
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