Released American Chopper motorcycle [PAID]

Discussion in 'Land' started by TonyCartony, Mar 9, 2022.

  1. TonyCartony

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    New motorcycle mod available! Realistic chopper with harley sounds sampled from a real bike!
    See below instructions:

    Features
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    -Two engines with 120HP and 200HP
    -Turbo with configurable power
    -Two frames available, Stock and Race
    -Working lights (night and stop light)
    -Customizable license plate
    -Two cameras: aside of front wheel and Driver
    -Ultra realistic front suspension realized with Slidenodes! Never seen before!
    -Side kickstand or frame support, auto retracting when bikes starts!
    -Possibility to add a Dummy and a Stig for more realism!
    -Realistic movement of the right hand while accelerating!
    -Wheeling feature!!!!!!
    -Experimental LUA functions to record and play a ride, so that you can organize your own races!!!
    -Last but not least, PBR materials and textures, full compatible with BeamNG 0.24.x

    **************************************BIKES PACK**************************************
    As promised in previous posts: with one membership you will get access to all my bikes and mods! Then you will have also the Motocross!!


    Download instructions
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    The realization took me more than 150 hours, from Blender to Jbeam and LUA, so I think I deserve some contribute:
    -Apply for membership to my channel. It will cost you 4.99Euro => https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaUfyDnVUO15DGDYQ4_Elkw/join
    -Send me an email to tony.cartony76@gmail.com I will provide you a dedicated OneDrive link to download your Chopper!
    -You are not requested to renew your membership, one is enough to receive for free all the future updates of the Chopper!

    Notes
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    -The steering algorithm is very sensible, you re strongly suggested to use a steering wheel + pedals to drive the bike smoothly like in the video. You can still use a keyboard, but you will have difficulties to make the turns, while on straight highways you'll be ok anyway
    -The maximum speed at which the steering is stable is about 200Kph, after it will start to sway and crash :)

    Videos
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    Release notes
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    Ver 3.0:
    - Added customizable license plate (set yours in Parts menu)
    - Added two points of view: left side (key 6) and driver view (key 7)
    - Added soldering strength in Tuning menu, to control how easy parts will detach when crashing
    - Fixed auto shift RPMs issues with Race model
    - Fixed Stig exploding in high impacts
    - Optimized wheels deformation reducing spikes
    - Refactored Parts menu

    Ver 2.2:
    - improved wheeler feature to reduce wobbles

    Ver 2.1:
    - improved PID (steering) algorithm and fixed low speed wobbles
    - added support for keyboard/controllers with Parts/Front steering/Input method menu setting

    Ver 2.0:
    -added coupler nodes to frame and drivers so that they can be spawned as separate vehicles. This is a workaround for YT video creators to overcome the well know BeamNG "too-difficult-to-fix" defect of Replay app that makes detached parts to awfully flicker during replay
    -cleaned up the folder and removed unused .mtl files


    Technical section
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    Here I will provide some technical extents on how I implemented the bike.
    I think the most interesting part is the front suspension, that AFAIK has never been done using sliding nodes, at least in public bikes.
    This is the front axle jbeam structure. It is made by a structure that defines a rectangle, with the bottom nodes having collision=false. This is because at the bottom it is anchored the sliding box grabbing the wheel, when this box goes up compressing the suspension, the bottom part must not make friction on the ground.
    1) and 2) are the structures for the two fork holders, in between they anchor to the frame
    3) two nodes of the sliding box, the other 2 nodes are opposite
    4) this is a small structure to embed the brake pad mesh
    5) between thse nodes I put the suspension springs and dampers

    Here you can see how the front forks are attached to the frame.
    1) this is the frame structure
    2) this is the fulcrum node to whom the forks structure is attached, being a unique node, the whole fork structure will turn around it, realizing the steer
    3) and 4) are hydros driven by code in a LUA file: there is a PID algorithm that compress/expand the hydros making the proper steering. All these nodes do have collision=false so that the sliding box can go up/down while turning
     
    #1 TonyCartony, Mar 9, 2022
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2022 at 3:11 PM
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  2. Nazu

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    this is nice :D
     
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  3. SKB

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    man, this popped out of nowhere, looks pretty cool, another bike addition to beamNG, nice
     
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  4. Allots

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    For some reason I thought this was a helicopter mod but regardless it's still very cool and unique. And yes, I do realize that this is the land section, and I still didn't realize that an American Chopper meant a motorcycle
     
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  5. a plane guy

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    Glad i wasnt the only one lol
     
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  6. Bruh_moment

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    A Chopper is a nickname for a modified motorcycle typically featuring tall handlebars and a long fork
     
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  7. Allots

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    Yeah I already knew that, must've forgotten and my mind still just pointed to helicopter for some reason
     
  8. Bruh_moment

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    When I hear helicopter I just think
     
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  9. TonyCartony

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    Oh my god .... then I should have used an Harley model and name it Harley!! .... :'(
     
  10. Bruh_moment

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    It's fine I doubt many people will care and a Chopper isn't limited to Harley Davidson
     
  11. __Boss__

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    so i need to buy it to try ingame :(
     
  12. a plane guy

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    Yes…
     
  13. __Boss__

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    :(
     
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  14. XTreaserX

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    bruh thats so uncool to release a mod that you have to pay for what the hell
     
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  15. Bruh_moment

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    Stop crying over a stupid mod. It takes a long time to make these mods and sometimes they feel they should get paid for their efforts.
     
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  16. a plane guy

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    Well, its not,
    He has said he has put over 150 hours into this, if you put that much time into one of your mods would you hand it out for free?
     
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  17. XTreaserX

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    well i agree on that
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    yes because i would do the mod for the community and not for paying members


    and now END of conversation it is what it is
     
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  18. Bruh_moment

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    You say that until you try to make a mod and realize how hard it is
     
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  19. XTreaserX

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    yes becau
    nope i would still give it away for free and i dont plan to do a mod ever im not interested in modding but i give respect to everyone that is modding
     
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  20. Bruh_moment

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    You give respect to modders yet you say this to a modder
    bruh thats so uncool to release a mod that you have to pay for what the hell
     
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