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Laguna Seca LIDAR for rF2 – New Preview Video

Mario Morais has released a new preview video of his ambitious Laguna Seca track project for rFactor 2.

Mario Morais has released a new preview video of his ambitious Laguna Seca track project for rFactor 2.

The video shows a lap around the Californian track using the Renault Megane, showing the base track layout that has been put together by using LiDAR laser-scan data.

The 2.2 mile track is located in western California and is one of North America’s most prestigious road courses. The circuit hosts an annual Moto GP round as well as the Tudor Sports Car Championship, highlight of the layout is the stunning corkscrew corner.

  • Ak1504



    This is what rfactor 2 needs. Plenty of new tracks.

    • Marcio

      I think rFactor 2 needs rFactor 3

      • melanieuk1

        It’s not really 2 though it’s more 1.5 has modders have said.

      • Misha O’B

        As a modder for both rfactor 1 and 2 I couldn’t disagree more.

        Rfactor 2 (not 1.5)
        – Updated to use multi-core CPU technology- Advanced physics engine
        – Newly updated tire model
        – Driving surface construction, even painted line thickness, affects grip levels
        – Engine boost and Turbo modeling
        – Complex aerodynamics

        – Head physics, cockpit vibrations, detailed bump modeling
        – Real-time day/night lighting transitions
        – Realistic wet/dry weather transitions
        – Dynamically laid rubber increases grip throughout racing session(s)
        – Rubber chunks (“marbles”) roll off tires and can affect grip
        – Tires sustain damage from poor driving or setups, affecting grip immediately and over time
        – Dynamically drying racing line after rain

        – Real-time day/night lighting transitions
        – Projected headlights for night time driving- “Resume from Replay” allows you to rejoin a race from a saved replay

        – New AI who will race for and defend positions

      • punkfest2000

        that physics guru Niels Heuskenveld was the one that said it’s more like v1.5.

      • Tyler Durden

        Oh I get it, it’s very clever.


        So please tell me what other sims offer that rfactor 2 does not not?

      • Petros Dialektakis

        I think, Marcio isn’t comparing rFactor with any other sim. There are some things that ISI could definitely have done better for a successor of rFactor 1.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Graphics that look like 2014, not 2004…..sorry, but had to say it.
        Go ahead and tell me how graphics aren’t important, blah blah blah. And yes, I am running it with graphics maxed using a GTX 770.

      • TT1

        rFactor 2 look great, but no all the tracks, there are many old ports from old simulators.


        Graphics are important but I would pick RF2 over most titles we have at our disposal. The evolution of a race weekend in RF2 is second to none with real road, weather effects, the list is endless when you compare it to the likes of Iracing and AC. I’m fond of most sims but just to say RF2 is no good because of it’s graphics is stupid.

      • punkfest2000

        I personally can’t play it because of how poor it looks. You can call me stupid if you want. Game looks like it’s from a different era.

      • kantenflimmern

        You definitely don’t know how games looked like in 2004. You should probably do some research. Just a suggestion.

      • Matthew Arnold

        Give us access to rFactor pro, or whatever the arm of development that they use with real race teams is 🙂

  • Matthew Arnold

    Wow, Did this track builder Mario pay for this LiDAR scan data himself? or is this kind of data readily available if you know where to look?

    Either way, Mario you are a LEGEND 🙂 I’ve wanted to drive Laguna Seca since i bought rF2, looks like that may become a reality soon. Plus its laser scanned 🙂 can’t complain about that haha

    Thank you Mario Morais

  • Gniewko Ostrowski

    nice driving…

  • GamerMuscle

    Laguna is an awesome track, will enjoy playing this and its always impressive the work people put into driving simulators.

  • Diego Colafabio

    It looks very good. I feel the same sensations as the iR version one.

  • Philbert GTR UK

    Looks great so far! The subtle track camber changes and environment have been brilliantly recreated thanks to the LIDAR Scan. Something which is very hard to recreate from scratch. Looking forward to the finished version 😀

  • Arie Beuker, de

    I am not complaining.

  • Patrik Marek

    nowhere near being an expert on Laguna, but this looks very good! if only LIDAR was more easily available to people .. oh well

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