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Hi there! I happen to have a lot of free time before university starts (I'll be an engineer!), so I decided to make some trackmaking videos. I will try to show you what I do when I trackmake, so you can see what tools and techniques I utilize, and hopefully can learn something along the way.
As always, excuse me for my pronunciation, since English is not my first language :)

So here we go, this the first episode!


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This video is private.

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Well, that was embarrassing, does it work now?

Anyways, I uploaded another video:


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These videos help a lot. But since I don't have an action folder how to make the lines, borders etc.?

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Post Re: Trackmaking with Darjo
I can show that in another video, but as far as lines go you have to do this:
1. Select the track with the magic wand tool
2. Go to Select -> Modify -> Contract -> 1px
3. Go to Select -> Modify -> Border -> 1px
4. Paint the selection with the desired color

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However after I paint the section(lines and kerbs) around the line there's a more bright outline. I'm using CS5 instead of CS3, why this happens?


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Does that help?

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Nevermind, I found out why - I usually make my layouts on a .psd format. Since the .psd has different properties than the .bmp maybe this is the reason why the faded outline is seen

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absolutely ivaneurope, I use a blank lmap.bmp opened in cs6 as a starting point. I also copy this map, and paste it into a blank .psd so that I can do some editing using layers (such as having a layer which is the screenshot of trackeditor). But I have to be careful to use the pencil tool, not the paint brush. Also any marquee tools may appear crisp in the .psd, but even using the pencil tool to fill marquee shapes causes 'bleeding'.

When I edit an lmap I constantly flick between the two files.

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Markus Möller used to have .psd land map files with layers and all kinds of fancy gradients, and he had an action tool that would save everything in a TE compatible .bmp file. I haven't tried to recreate that action tool but I'm sure it could be useful.

Anyways, I also uploaded ep. 3

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Bouncebackability wrote:
absolutely ivaneurope, I use a blank lmap.bmp opened in cs6 as a starting point. I also copy this map, and paste it into a blank .psd so that I can do some editing using layers (such as having a layer which is the screenshot of trackeditor). But I have to be careful to use the pencil tool, not the paint brush. Also any marquee tools may appear crisp in the .psd, but even using the pencil tool to fill marquee shapes causes 'bleeding'.

When I edit an lmap I constantly flick between the two files.


This helped me a lot - making the layout on .psd is useless. I used this format so I can use trackmap as reference, but now it ain't happen. :(
Looks like making real world based tracks will be tough.

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Darjo wrote:
Markus Möller used to have .psd land map files with layers and all kinds of fancy gradients, and he had an action tool that would save everything in a TE compatible .bmp file. I haven't tried to recreate that action tool but I'm sure it could be useful.

Anyways, I also uploaded ep. 3


Nice series to follow ;)

Btw, do you still have those tools in your hard drive? I'd like to try them.

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Sadly I don't, Markus Möller had sent me the file by pm when RaceSimCentral was still up, and I was using my old computer :(

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ivaneurope wrote:
I used this format so I can use trackmap as reference, but now it ain't happen. :(
Looks like making real world based tracks will be tough.

The rare times I've been working on rwl tracks I've just copied the trackmap to my lmap bmp. Maybe doesn't look as fancy but works as a reference.

Darjo, very cool to have videos like those. :cool2:

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Darjo wrote:
As always, excuse me for my pronunciation, since English is not my first language :)


I am pleased to see you didn't put yourself in an awkward "sfmbe" situation at least. ;)

I watched the first episode and I must say you are explaining rather well despite this. :) Using English actively will improve your proficiency for sure, so don't quit doing that. :bg:

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