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What can I name VIR?

Postby Snake » Thu May 21, 2015 5:44 am

Hi,

I'm currently in the process of making VIR. I have the track laid out. Only thing left to do is adjust the fencing and the elevation to match the real track as close as possible. I do have the track almost 2 miles too long. The real VIR is 3.27 miles for the Full Course and mine is just a tad over 5 miles for the Full Course. But that's just because I don't know how to scale the background image in the Track Editor yet. I read a tutorial but it was confusing. :|

Anyway, my question is that since I know the abbreviation VIR and the name Virginia International Raceway is copyrighted and as I don't want to get in any copyright trouble, what name can I name it? I want something so that people know that it's VIR.

I'm not good whatsoever at coming up with names so I'm hoping the community here can help me think up a good name for my VIR track as I don't want to get into trouble for copyright infringement.

Thanks!
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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby tlow » Thu May 21, 2015 7:13 pm

Alton? Oak Tree?
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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby Haruna » Thu May 21, 2015 7:47 pm

tlow wrote:Alton? Oak Tree?


Oak Tree Road seems to roll off the tongue pretty well.
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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby Snake » Thu May 21, 2015 7:59 pm

I'll name it that then. Thanks!

Even though there won't be an Oak Tree in it unless someone wants to make one for it after I upload it.

The original Oak Tree isn't there anymore. Sadly it had to be cut down. In it's place they planted another Oak Tree. A baby one. I think it's a clone of the original one but I'm not sure.
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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby Leopjing » Thu May 21, 2015 9:39 pm

Snake wrote:Hi,

I'm currently in the process of making VIR. I have the track laid out. Only thing left to do is adjust the fencing and the elevation to match the real track as close as possible. I do have the track almost 2 miles too long. The real VIR is 3.27 miles for the Full Course and mine is just a tad over 5 miles for the Full Course. But that's just because I don't know how to scale the background image in the Track Editor yet. I read a tutorial but it was confusing. :|



Thats easy! :D When you know it ^^
I hope you make the layout with a vector programm like Inkscape (easier to make changes e.g.). I create a line with it and set the border e.g. to 10px (10 meters). (You can even calc the length here! Extensions -> visual path -> measure path; with: unit of length: meters; and scale: 3543,1 (28,22cm with 1000px, which should be default in Inkscape (?))) the image scale in the track editor is 1px = 1meter. So its good if you already create the image with this scale.
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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby Snake » Fri May 22, 2015 6:56 am

I used Paint.NET to make the background image for VIR.

I just opened the track layout image I found on the VIR site and added a second layer and while the second layer was on top and invisible, I traced the layout using the lines tool and then I used a paintbrush to fill in the gaps. Then I deleted the first layer that had the VIR image and saved the second layer as a .png. That's all I did to make it. Is that how it's done because I couldn't think of any other way?

And thanks for explaining scaling to me but I'm still confused. :?

Edit: These are the exact images I used to make the background image. I used the one titled Full Course.
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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby Leopjing » Fri May 22, 2015 10:23 am

When you are sure that youre image has the right scale (width of the track to the length), set in the track editor the track width to (idk :D (e.g. now 13m), then you have to try to scale the image that the track width in the image is the same as the track width in the editor. its not 100% exactly but yeah :D .


Btw. here my try to extract the layout from the website. (i use the images from the site)

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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby Snake » Fri May 22, 2015 6:50 pm

Thank you Leopjing. That makes more since. :)

And thank you for taking the time to extract all the track layout images but I have to ask, how did you extract the images?

It's a way better quality than mine is. Do you think I can do the same thing in Paint.NET? I'm not very experienced in photo editing I'm afraid. :(

I copied everything to my Google Drive. :)
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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby Leopjing » Sat May 23, 2015 12:49 pm

Snake wrote:And thank you for taking the time to extract all the track layout images but I have to ask, how did you extract the images?


1. Open the image with Gimp
2. Mark the whole track line with the wand tool (i translate the german words of the tool)
2a. Fill the marked line with black
3. export as .png
4. Open with Inkscape
5. Use the pixel to (vector) path tool
6. Export this as a custom size

:DD Half hour take it, (it can be faster :D)
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Re: What can I name VIR?

Postby Snake » Sat May 23, 2015 5:47 pm

Is Inkscape free or do I gotta pay for it? I already have Gimp on my Debian laptop.

Edit: Nevermind I found it. :)

I'm probably gonna scrap my VIR track and start over from scratch for two reasons. 1 is so I can scale it to the correct size and 2 so I can name it. I tried renaming it last night from the Track Editor but it didn't work for some reason.
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