Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Prototype "New Trackviewer/Activity Editor" Design

Collapse
X
Collapse
First Prev Next Last
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Prototype "New Trackviewer/Activity Editor" Design

    This basically a continuation of the thread over on Elvas Tower titled "New TrackViewer"

    http://www.elvastowe...ew-trackviewer/

    but wanted this separate to capture comments specifically about the screen shots etc, I'm showing in the referenced video. This is a concept/Design...Preliminary to say the least for an Activity Editor with the codebase of Openrails...or ORTS.... I started ...now a couple of years ago looking at the code for Openrails....I'm not a C# programmer but an old school straight line programmer before Object-Oriented languages were around...but I understand the concepts....So it's taken me a while to walk my way through the code....sometimes scratching my head at things I see...but trying to figure out how things work....Anyway....I decided to start looking at Trackviewer as a basis for doing Activity Editing....The video referenced in the link below is basically an update to where I'm at with a preliminary design for an ORTS Activity Editor. After viewing the video...about 15 minutes long...if you have any comments, criticisms, suggestions, or if you think that I shouldn't continue...please add them below....

    My thanks to PerpetualKid for kindly helping me along this journey...the first part of the video is basically his work.

    Now on to the Video...
    rumble


    youtube

    Last edited by amtrak115; 03-27-2023, 05:23 PM.

    #2
    The links aren't working for me, anyone else have any luck? If you have --- please post link you used, if different from those posted by amtrak115.
    Cheers, Gerry
    It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.
    Forever, ridin' drag in railroad knowledge.
    Audi, Vide, Tace, Si Vis Vivere In Pace

    Comment


      #3
      sorry about that....


      fixed the links

      Comment


        #4
        Thanks!, both links work now, there should be lots of interest in this....appreciate all the work you've put into this problem.
        HatTip.jpg
        Cheers, Gerry
        It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.
        Forever, ridin' drag in railroad knowledge.
        Audi, Vide, Tace, Si Vis Vivere In Pace

        Comment


          #5
          Having an additional option for an Activity Editor would be great. The one that's inside TSRE isn't too bad, but can be truly finicky. Especially when you got back to edit, and the times never save correctly, so you have to manually adjust them in the .act and .srv files.
          -Shawn K-
          Derby Rail Shops

          Comment


            #6
            Glad to see this progressing.

            Sent from my SM-G981U using Tapatalk
            If you like what you see here at Trainsim.com, be it the discussions and knowledge in the forums, items saved in our library or the ongoing development of our TSRE Fork, I hope you'll consider a paid membership to help support keeping the site operating.... Thanks!

            Comment


              #7
              That sounds fantastic!
              CG

              Comment


                #8
                I'll say this: If you can master the path editing and activity editing concepts.... it's really not that much of a stretch to have this be a 2D editor for placing static objects and possibly non-interactives like forest objects.

                Unfortunately it's a huge stretch to have this become a track placement editor. Or is it?
                If you like what you see here at Trainsim.com, be it the discussions and knowledge in the forums, items saved in our library or the ongoing development of our TSRE Fork, I hope you'll consider a paid membership to help support keeping the site operating.... Thanks!

                Comment


                  #9
                  Eric,

                  Already working on the static objects...will probably need some mods on the ORTS code baseline....but that's why I started looking into a few things....After working with the toolbox code and now starting with the activity editor...I wanted to be able to....within....the 2d enviroment display trackside structures and then with the AE place a static object on track such as the attached image.

                  Untitled.jpg

                  If I could do that then Activity specific objects near but not on the track was next......

                  I can't say I haven't thought about the track placement or even route generation....but that's a conversation for another day.....
                  Last edited by amtrak115; 03-29-2023, 09:23 AM.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    WOW!!!!

                    Thanks just doesn't seem to cover it, but....THANK YOU!
                    Neil

                    Chicago Railroading Fan

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Hi Folks,

                      Great effort - sound promising.

                      I'm with Eric on Forest Regions - it's a PITA in TSRE. I could see a 2D placement tool making it MUCH easier - especially when stacking forests to get variation.

                      Best of luck.

                      Regards,
                      Scott
                      <a href=https://www.trainsim.com/forums/filedata/fetch?filedataid=80663&type=full title=thumb_80663.png >thumb_80663.png</a>​ My Blender Models

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X