R3E – Alex Hummler Interview
Even if you`re a regular VirtualR reader, the name Alex Hummler might not ring an instant bell but Com8 surely will!
During the past few years, Alex has made a name for himself, creating some of the most stunning tracks for rFactor including the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Mainz-Finthen & the Salzburgring.
His talent didn’t go unnoticed as Simbin quickly hired Alex to join their staff and a new interview on the Simbin site has a little more background on the story:
When GTR by SimBin came out in 2005, I was instantly sucked into Simracing as I had never seen such realism in a computer racing game before. I started buying some equipment, my first FFB wheel and built some wooden supports to get a feeling of sitting in a real car. Later that year rFactor hit the shelves and this was when I started modding for that engine – at first doing texture updates then slowly growing into track modeling. We had that huge project of bringing a modern version of the Nordschleife to the PC. Georg was also part of the team. It was a big success within the community and is still being used a lot today – be it in league racing, endurance races (even 24h!) or just for fun driving.
Beside my studies, I started working on more and more tracks and it turned out to be my number one hobby. When I was nearly done with university, I got contacted by Jay who was following some of my work and I was invited to Sweden to visit SimBin. I can tell you that I was never so excited! It was the company that got me started with all this – and now they invite me over?! Someone poke me – I must be dreaming!
For more including a little peek at how Alex creates his tracks, make sure to check out the full story here.