I dug around and found the original source of inspriation for this one.
Most of the thread survived the change over to the new forum, but I think it would kill emceemart just about now.
> if you like I can send you some slippery spare gravel from my tracks, lol
I'm never going to hear the end of this one
> Are there any special problems relating to this sort of track? Was the block size dictated by some technical limitations (e.g. the number of vertices to be drawn)?
Yes, there are all kinds of issues with this one. Not so bad if you consider it was just an experiment front to back, but still problems none the less. Viewing distance is definitely a concern. Oh yes indeed. And the backdrop shines through if the elevation shifts much. I've since thought of a fix but haven't done anything new yet to confirm. And it's just shy of too many objects and too many verticies, but doesn't actually trigger them. I thought of making the buildings smaller but then I need to use ground boxes to pull up the slack. That would be technically challenging if I was to use the same techniques for making the sit file.
> I immediately thought of a SanFrancisco type of layout which could perhaps even allow popup-free implementation.
I have "mild" elevation changes in my new/unreleased expo track - which uses a different backdrop. Nothing I would describe as SF but traces of it are there. I actually thought of Bullet
when test driving. Also, there is one called Golden Gate Rally you might like to check out for ideas.
> But maybe some relative of Aynsley Dunbar is already working on that..
Mr. Dunbar is currently busy giving dance lessons and cosmic prayer for guidance. I think you're clear.