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Helen Weales

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  1. Show Your Projects Chapter 58

    So awesome, great work!
  2. Show Your Projects Chapter 57

    In my opinion, it's a million times more difficult and time-consuming to make models from scratch in Blender than in SketchUp. Blender is best for finishing touches and modeling, though. But you really should try out the SU extension called "RoundCorner", it will turn ramp-building into a task that takes seconds. Edit: here is an example of a (very rough & quick) ramp similar to a section of yours using RoundCorner. I could have set this to use a lot less sides (this is just what I have it set to for something else I'm working on and didn't want to lose the setting):
  3. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    Nice to see another SketchUp user. You might be interested in a plug-in called RoundCorner. It will automatically round off corners and transitions. For instance it could be used on your track for the corners of the ramps and where they connect with the flat ground, which would otherwise have to be done manually which can be time consuming.
  4. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    I'll try to not post so many updates for this track from now on, but I'm pretty excited about the addition of the LED lights on the thruways. None of the colors are final, but I think they add something extra to the driving experience. I also made the geometric sculpture transparent pink "glass" (I really wish there was a way to make things simultaneously transparent and mirrored in RoR). I also added some actual terrain to one of the straights which can be pretty tricky if not driven through at a high enough speed, which can be seen in the last photo. Edit: I would like the red LEDs under the finish to change from green to red once driven through -- does anyone know if this is possible?
  5. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    I meant the fender cutouts.
  6. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    BF 4?! Awesome! And if I may, I would suggest making the wheel wells less square.
  7. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    Thank you very much.
  8. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    I've been painting cars and tweaking the terrain/textures. It's been really difficult getting the sand colors on the cars and the track texture to match because the cars use a spec image and the track doesn't, so they don't show up the same in RoR. Overall there are still lots of rough areas but I think it's coming along nicely.
  9. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    Track progress:
  10. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    Still very early in progress, but it's quickly coming together. This track is extremely difficult (and fun!) to drive.
  11. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    Finally started working on the Dakar-inspired track again. This is a VERY early version, but it has pinkish-colored sand and shiny geometric mountains, like faceted gemstones; as if they are growing out of the sand. I thought it would be fun to have another alien-looking track, like the one with blue dirt. This is one of the final tracks I need to finish before the entire POWERTRAX pack can be released.
  12. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    Thank you. I use Sketchup and Blender for the modeling, CorelDRAW and Photoshop for the textures.
  13. Show Your Projects Chapter 56

    I decided to close most of the grille on my electric F-150 and change the chrome to a dark mirrored-grey color, which I think seems more appropriate for an electric vehicle. The large honeycomb openings it had before always bothered me as it resembled an ICE vehicle too much, although there is still honeycomb in the back of the (now) small openings. Electric vehicles still need openings for cooling, but they don't need large ones (actually modern ICE vehicles don't either, it's mostly a marketing gimmick). I'm thinking a matte version of the same dark grey could look nice too, maybe better; as might using the body color for a sportier look (for other trucks at least, looked bad with this one).
  14. POWERTRAX Electric Series (Beta Preview | 0.37-0.39.7)

    See "instructions for use" in the information above.
  15. Show Your Projects Chapter 55

    I just uploaded the second POWERTRAX preview beta pack for anyone interested.