one2fwee, on Sep 21 2017 - 12:03 PM, said:
And let's not pretend to be "holier than thou" about model accuracy, as we've got a couple of franken-car abominations in GPL too (yes, Lola T222, I'm looking at you).
Could you elaborate on this with specific cars and inaccuracies? I don't wish to cause offence - I know the amount of effort modders put in and the community here goes to far greater lengths to ensure historical accuracy than the other simracing modders (and especially commercial developers). I just wish to inform myself and learn about history and also what to look out for
Sure, sice we all went off topic here anyway, I can continue with this one I guess
Don't want to offend GPL car modders either, as the fact they build cars at all using prehistoric and clumsy track making tools is a miracle and brutal determination excercise in itself. However, whoever made the T222 back in 2011-12, certainly didn't have any scale drawings for the car (I've been looking hard for these myself, no luck!) and the final result obtained probably by eyeballing the photos was... meh.
I've made a few screenshots, fired up photoshop, and I'll let the comparison photos do the talking. To cut long story short - in GPL model, the wheelbase is way off, the whole car is too short, too tall and too narrow, also take a look at the whole rear section and note it doesn't have the sufficiently "voluptuous", wide and rounded rear fenders, which were THE trademarks of the real T220/222 series. Moreover, wheels that are too big and too wide apart make these issues even more visible. I mean, the main design features are all there allright, so it's clear what this 3D model was supposed to represent, but dimensions and proportions are just all over the place... It makes me sad, 'cause the T222 is my favourite "best of the rest" Can-Am car and the GPL model doesn't do it justice visually.
Unfortunately, my basic experiences with AutoCad3D and SolidEdge are useless for GPL trackmaking tools, so I do't think I could help with reshaping the model to make it better.