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    new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:24 pm

    Mauro Delega' is creating from scratch a new track for netKar PRO: Mugello. A wonderful track located in Tuscany, Italy.

    Everything started when Riccardo De Rosa started teaching us how to model a track. He created some really nice and useful video tutorials that guided us through the basics of track modeling.
    We started getting really excited about it, so we started our own projects.


    From the beginning of October 09 Mauro is working on Mugello track, doing the first experiements and learning how to use 3d studio max.


    We had a breakthrough when we thought to use Google Earth and Google SketchUp to have a realistic altimetry of the track.



    Unfortunately google's map is not as accurate as we needed, but that gave us a good rough idea of the world layout around Mugello track.

    Here the initial stage of the work in 3dstudio Max after importing the model from SketchUp:

    Spineline


    Sectors


    Surface


    Once the preliminary outline was there, Mauro started checking a lot of videos, images and drivers comments to refine the first draft made importing the maps from Google Earth.




    On November 15th 09, already, we could run for the first time on it.
    Of course it was really rought at the beginning, but it was clear from the beginning that Mauro was on the right track!



    All members of Radiator Spring Racing Team got involved looking for videos.
    Just by coincidence we found out that one of our team members, Lorenzo Scotti, had posted a nice video with him driving at Mugello:


    We started comparing this video with our brand new nK track to give suggestions on how to refine the first layout.



    Mauro started the difficult work of remodeling. Every small difference is taking a lot of time and effort, expecially for a newbie.
    Little by little Mauro's track is getting closer and closer to the real one. Small bumps added, high levels of the track, track width, cambers, kurbs, sandbox, hills, walls and so on.

    Pit entry


    Arrabbiata2


    San Donato


    Here a first video done on the Tue Nov 24 2009 after the first modifications:
    (sorry for the bad quality of the video. it's starting after 23 seconds)
    this is just to give you an idea of how the track looked like at the beginning




    Riccardo in the meanwhile was working on recreating the box.


    and Mauro incorporate it on the track




    Andrea created instead the box/pit/grid/pitboard, so that the track could be ready for an online test.

    We were so excited when we found a new video: Gabriele Larini driving a 500 Abarth at Mugello



    After few internal realeases in which Mauro was maily focused on the track, finally he stated addind the first few objects around the track.
    Here is the first group of trees he have planted Smile




    Here is the current status of the track:
    Check this new video
    Abarth Mugello WIP4 [Andrea Lojelo] Mon Dec 14 2009


    It's nice to compare this video with the real Abarth driven by Larini.
    You will notice that the two cars are pretty similar.

    We are aware that there is still plenty of work to be done, but we wanted to share with you the progress of the new born track!

    Every release we analyze the track meter by meter, comparing it with the 2 videos above, adding new items to the improvement list.


    Here is the latest screenshot on 3dStudio Max



    ...To be continued

    I want, once again, to thank Mauro for the great work he is doing, spending hours and hours to create a new track on which we can have some fun!


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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Lars Scheving on Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:57 pm

    Impressive and promissing. Can't wait.
    And many, many thanx for all the hard work you guys are doing.
    Merry X-mas
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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Paolo Sala on Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:21 pm

    Thanks in advance for make up this for us


    figataaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Luca Seghieri on Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:14 pm

    Bellissima , buon proseguimento dei lavori... sarà la più bella e realistica pista di netkar !

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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Luca Malingambi on Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:25 am

    Come al solito siete fantastici!
    Ottimo lavoro.

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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:40 am

    Mauro just released a new package with some improvements and fixes.

    Tonight we had the first test run open to a small group of testers.

    Here is the a video of the race. Full of emotions until the last corner Smile


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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:21 pm

    Merry Christmas santa
    Video Dedicated to the GREAT WORK that all Team and beta Tester Drivers are putting on the project Mugello.
    Thanks to all!!!

    Special thanks to: Mauro Delega "the T.Creator" cheers


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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:07 pm

    One more video, created by Paolo Sala, that shows a comparison of the latest version of our Mugello with a the real track.
    In both videos the car driven is the 500 Abarth.



    This video has been analyzed in detail to spot the small differences with the real track, to refine our track.


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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:18 pm

    We are extremely happy to announce that Giovanni Culmone joined the development group.
    Giovanni is really well known for his high definition textures for tons of tracks.
    We are sure that our track will look amazing with his support.
    We will keep you posted.


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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:55 am

    Giovanni Culmone already started to create the first textures for our track.
    At the moment he is concentrating on the ground around the track.
    The detail level is really incredible!





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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:38 pm

    some more details.

    click on the thumbnail to see the full size picture.







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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:50 pm

    First screenshot in game. It's still a work in progress, but you can already appreciate the great work Giovanni Culmone is doing.



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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by laurent resende on Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:40 pm

    beautiful, very beautiful work, great texture
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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:27 am

    Mario Gilles is getting the grip of 3d as well. In few days he learnt a lot and he created from scratch his first object for our Mugello track.
    The result is really good, I would say!



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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by laurent resende on Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:09 am

    Good evening Andrea
    I believe that like everything that Mario is wonderful, thank you and again warned Good Year 2010
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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Gianluca Bonifacio on Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:16 pm

    ottimo!

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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Luca Malingambi on Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:03 pm

    Grandissimi!
    Un lavoro stupendo. Avanti così!

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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:46 pm

    Mario recreated a new and more detailed paddock.


    Andrea instead did the Podium.


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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Matjaz Ozimic on Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:36 pm

    This is great! Can't wait for new scr.

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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:51 am

    On other wonderful object created by Mario



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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:53 am

    And a small video created by Mario's son, Maurizio showing the latest build:


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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Andrea Lojelo on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:28 am

    work in progress of the latest Andrea's objects:

    grand stand



    and paddock stairs



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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Gianluca Bonifacio on Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:47 am

    spettacolo ragazzi!

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    Re: new track for netKar PRO build from scratch: Mugello

    Post by Luca Malingambi on Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:41 pm

    Fantastico!

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