Satellite images experiment

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Satellite images experiment

Unread post by javildesign » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:35 pm

Hi all!

Sometimes I need to distance myself from a current project to gain more creativity and then I like to experiment with some nice ideas I have in stock. This time I wanted to use a satellite image to create a track.

The whole idea is to create a track from real existing roads. Or gritty and dirty forest roads. And I don't want to spent too much time on modeling and texturing. One day track building I wanted to call it. I think a day is maybe too ambitious, but maybe only modeling in a day could be done. I did some tests and I'm very happy with the result. Modeling only took one hour. Then I baked the ambient lighting, positioned the skybox to match the sunlight and voilà.

I did not use any elevation map data, which could help to determine how high certain area's are. But I don't want that for this project because the satellite images that I found interesting to build on, are completely flat by terrain. So I had to find a way to create my own random elevation terrain.

This video below shows my progress so far. This is a completely non-optimized texture. I think I can make progress in precise image-editing.


Video from this on Youtube:

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Some images from RVGL and Blender:

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Re: Satellite images experiment

Unread post by 607 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:15 am

Hey, that's interesting! I don't think it looks great, but if possible, it could be cool to race through places you know (but with a huge car :P).
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Re: Satellite images experiment

Unread post by javildesign » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:29 pm

Thanks 607!

I have an update on this "experiment" track.
This week I tried to add some elements to the track. Like tires, billboards, fences and guardrails etc.

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Further I'm looking for a good name for this track.
I searched the surroundings of this area on google-maps for a good name but find it difficult to choose.
Here are some options, which one do you like the most? Or does anyone have another idea?
  • Topsey
  • Pidcoke
  • Antelope
  • Antelope crossing
  • Table Rock
  • Shell Mountain Road
  • Turkey Run
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Re: Satellite images experiment

Unread post by Durtvan Ludwig » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:26 pm

Antelope crossing, perhaps?
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Re: Satellite images experiment

Unread post by 607 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:48 pm

None of the names seem very good, to be honest. At the same time, I think any would be okay, although I think 'Topsy' and 'Turkey Run' would give rise to ideas about the track that are untrue.
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Re: Satellite images experiment

Unread post by javildesign » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:05 pm

Yeah, I don't like them so much either.. These names are in the surrounding area of that map. I like the idea to stick to the original or close to the original area. But maybe that's not a good idea. I will try to think of some new names.
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