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#16 ginetto

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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 04:34 AM

delgs, why you made the dials yellow and not keep them more white?

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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 08:04 AM

More of an off-white, I thought. I did try white, but it just didn't look quite right to my eyes. This colour has an interesting optical illusion- when you're driving through a darker bit of track, as at the Nurburgring, for example, the gauges seem a little darker, and they seem brighter on lighter parts of the track. It might just be me and my eyes, but I rather liked that. As I say, I made them white at first, but it seemed a bit dazzling- it looked a bit silvery. At least to me. Still, they're not finished, I may try lightening them a little in the next version.
I'd also really like to do a black tach, because I've seen those in pics of 250 F's...but I have no idea how to turn the needle white. Still, thank you for the feedback, I'll keep at it :-)

Edited by delgs, Nov 04 2017 - 11:40 AM.


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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 08:39 AM

You're right though, Ginetto. White is probably the colour the gauges were when first fitted, so I had a go at lightening them up a little. More historically accurate I suspect.

Here you go:

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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 10:07 AM

Del, I think that from some of the 250Fs color photos that I've seen online, that have what seem to be original gauges, they are off-white with a little bit of discoloration around the edges - turning yellowish.  Other photos show non-discolored white, while another shows either much discoloration or ... yellowish gauges.  :)

Your new v1.3 looks really great !

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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 10:34 AM

Yes, Greg, those were some of the photos I worked from. I suppose that gauges that are yellowed now, might have been white originally- or a greyish white, or off-white, it;s hard to know. But I'm glad of the feedback and the opportunity to refine my update to get it to something that works and looks right for the community :-)

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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 11:48 AM

Thank you delgs for the explanation :)

For black background you should be able by invert them in PS then adjust a little :)
Very quick example:
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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 12:04 PM

Indeed, Ginetto- making the tach black is easy- it's making the tach needle white that I can't do...

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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 12:40 PM

View Postdelgs, on Nov 04 2017 - 12:04 PM, said:

Indeed, Ginetto- making the tach black is easy- it's making the tach needle white that I can't do...

you need GPL Track Editor, then open the Maserati general 3do and look up for the prim tree. Inside you'll see a ptach voice, open it up till the end. Double click and edit the colors (in RGB values)

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Posted Nov 04 2017 - 12:43 PM

Thank you, Leon, I'll give that a go! :-)

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Posted Nov 06 2017 - 03:52 AM

With black tach.

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Attached File  MasDash V1.4.rar   157.89K   30 downloads

File contains the 3do for the white rev-counter needle.

Personally, I think V1.3 with the white dials is my favourite. Anyway, now you have three options for the Maserati dashboard-  the correct Jaeger rev-counter with either old, yellowed dials, new greyish-white dials, or new grey-white dials with black rev-counter.

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Posted Nov 06 2017 - 04:45 AM

Thank you delgs, but are the realism police going to want the chassis numbers on the plate to be correct with each car' as numbered in each race ? :clap2: :muttley:



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Posted Nov 06 2017 - 04:47 AM

They can feel free to add the correct numbers for each car. I shall watch their progress with considerable interest :D

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Posted Nov 06 2017 - 04:49 AM

I DO like that it is there !

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Posted Nov 06 2017 - 04:51 AM

It needed to be there, didn't it? :D  I don't look at it much while driving- but I do look at the tach a lot :lol:

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Posted Nov 06 2017 - 11:54 AM

I think it is a super detail -  which I can appreciate while sitting in the pits :rolleyes: - and I am wondering how I can change the "Chassis #" to 2508 since that is the chassis number of Stirling Moss' "personal"  250F. which I use, even though I have now found that it was painted RED after August 1954 when Maserati gave him Works support.
( Please don't tell the realism police).
Any advice on how to change the chassis number gratefully received.

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