In what may become dubbed the year of the new tire model, Image Space Incorporated is looking to add a little competition to iRacing 2.0′s new tire model this year. ISI is aiming to accurately model the heat, wear, deformation and performance changes a tire undergoes in rFactor 2.
In the above video, tires visibly form themselves to the track surface or curbing and catch the weight of the car upon landing. The new tire model changes are still in-development, says Image Space Incorporated’s Tim Wheatley.
ISI is still aiming for rFactor 2 to have an initial release in 2011. ISI is also incorporating dynamic changes beyond the new tire model; there will be changes to the racing line including rubber build-up and marbles, day-night-day transitions, and wet-dry transitions.
For now, though, we only have a look at the tire model. The deformation becomes even more noticeable in this next short video where the developers have increased wear at a magnitude of 100x.
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[ Source: rFactor 2 ]