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Creating a New Track from Scratch

Started by Blackcaim, January 07, 2021, 09:58:20 AM

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Blackcaim

Hi all,

I am Interested in making my own track from scratch, meaning that I would design my own track from the ground up. I would like to know what softwares I would have to use in order to achieve this? Any input on this subject would be greatly appreciated as i have no real experience in 3d modelling.

Thanks

Blackcaim

Alessandro Ceronetti

Unfotuntely i am no expert and trying to learn myself to use these programmes. Your best bet for track modelling is going to be 3DS Max. It's quite complicated to use, but I think there are a few tutorials on how to use these programmes in the forum somewhere. I know LauZzn has some of these tutorials and are pretty good.
Alessandro Ceronetti,

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Kart Racing Pro World Champion
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Blackcaim

Quote from: Alessandro Ceronetti on January 07, 2021, 12:46:03 PMUnfotuntely i am no expert and trying to learn myself to use these programmes. Your best bet for track modelling is going to be 3DS Max. It's quite complicated to use, but I think there are a few tutorials on how to use these programmes in the forum somewhere. I know LauZzn has some of these tutorials and are pretty good.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard you can only use the 2010 edition of 3DSMAX to do track modding for the game? If that's the case, then there's no way to find the software legally. Is there are any other alternatives other than using 3DSMAX?

LXS77

Quote from: Blackcaim on January 07, 2021, 01:32:34 PMCorrect me if I'm wrong, but I heard you can only use the 2010 edition of 3DSMAX to do track modding for the game? If that's the case, then there's no way to find the software legally. Is there are any other alternatives other than using 3DSMAX?
Hi, you can use any version of 3dsMax, just export the track to the FBX format. Though 3ds Max is indeed great, its downside, in my opinion, is Autodesk's pricing policy which is hardly justifiable for a non-commercial activity.

A rather popular alternative here is a combination of Bob's Track Builder (BTB) and 3DSimED. BTB is quite easy to learn and, with practice, one can achieve a very decent result with it. For an easy creation of assets, any free 3D editor capable of exporting to common formats can be used.

Blender might also be a good alternative. It does involve a lot of learning, but it's a powerful tool and totally free to use.

Blackcaim

Hi all, just a quick update and question,

I've managed to get my hands on a 3DS MAX license and am watching tutorials on how to use the software. In regards to the FBX format, I heard that you need to convert the FBX format using a converter called FBX2EDF, in order to export it to the game. Where can I find this converter? Can't seem to find it on google. What format do I have to convert it to in order to use it in the simulator?

Thank

Blackcaim

LauZzZn

Quote from: Blackcaim on January 10, 2021, 03:35:26 AMHi all, just a quick update and question,

I've managed to get my hands on a 3DS MAX license and am watching tutorials on how to use the software. In regards to the FBX format, I heard that you need to convert the FBX format using a converter called FBX2EDF, in order to export it to the game. Where can I find this converter? Can't seem to find it on google. What format do I have to convert it to in order to use it in the simulator?

Thank

Blackcaim

You can find it in the downloadsection of the Kartracing Pro Website!

Custom Track work

LXS77

Yep, fbx2edf is a part of PiBoSo's Track Tools (https://kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads). You'll need to create .TRP and .MAP files. Please refer to http://docs.piboso.com/wiki/index.php?title=FBX2EDF for details.

Blackcaim

Ok, Thanks for all the help everyone ;D . I really appreciate it. With this I'm one step closer to achieving my goal. If you guy would like it, I'll post up my custom track here on the forums for anyone to download it. If that's allowed of course.

Alessandro Ceronetti

Quote from: Blackcaim on January 10, 2021, 03:06:57 PMOk, Thanks for all the help everyone ;D . I really appreciate it. With this I'm one step closer to achieving my goal. If you guy would like it, I'll post up my custom track here on the forums for anyone to download it. If that's allowed of course.

of course its allowed. just make sure to post it on the tracks section rather than the track editing section.
Alessandro Ceronetti,

Senior X30 Driver,
OKC Administrator and Founder
Kart Racing Pro World Champion
2x OKC Champion
4x OKC Vice-Champion
Season 1 SKM X30 World Champion
FPR Official Driver