Track Roller Coaster Rail Keypoint Basic Editor – download Unity asset
This is a roller coaster generation package for with very low geometry (each rail is composed of 2 triangles) designed for VR applications or 3rd view of complex amusement parks. The player will follow a path completely customizable by the user, which is generated using visual markers.
The player’s movement is completely realistic, because physics are implemented manually considering potential and kinetic energy (energy conservation principle). This means that no collider are used, which computational cost is reduced. MULTI-CART is supported.
The package contains the following assets:
– The scripts that control the movement of the player.
– The script that generate the roller coaster path using the markers.
– Marker prefab models.
– Futuristic environment and skybox (to aid the player orient in the VR world).
– Rail and other object textures.
No colliders are used, which means that app runs very fast and movement is quite realistic.
Bezier curves implemented
Asset version: 6.0
Welcome to the latest edition of Coasters-101 where we’ll answer the question how is roller coaster track made and explain what some of the latest track fabrication techniques.
Tubular roller coaster track is typically formed by heating and then permanently bending steel pipe into the desired shape. However, this process can cause significant fatigue in the material of the pipe. The roller coaster track needs to support static loads during construction and installation and dynamic loads as a coaster train travels along it. During the lifetime of the roller coaster, the stresses due to the aforementioned loads along with the initial manufacturing stress results in the pipe needing to be replaced- a very costly endeavor. Disneyland’s Space Mountain opened in 1977 but closed in 2003 for a lengthy refurbishment during which all of the original track was completely replaced.
The other drawback for using bent steel rods or pipes is the resulting shape is not always one-hundred percent accurate, which can potentially become a large issue when you are dealing with thousands of feet of pipe. Metal typically bends at either its weakest point or where the strongest force is applied over a span. Manufacturers then attempt to fix the pipe by bending it again or end up settling for a less-than-perfect piece. B&M and their track manufacturers are very secretive about how they bend their steel.
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