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New Assetto Corsa Mixed Reality VR – Nordschleife Lap

Assetto Corsa - Mixed Reality VR Video by Marcel Pfister

New Assetto Corsa Mixed Reality VR – Nordschleife Lap

When Marcel Pfister released his first Mixed Reality video blending some real-world and virtual footage using the Oculus Rift VR headset. The creative production became an instant viral YouTube hit. Shortly after, Marcel produced a second video and a tutorial to go with it.

Recently, Marcel created a comparison video using the same technique, resulting in another spectacular video.  In this video production, you can watch Marcel driving his real-world 1989 Westfield SE around the Nürburgring Nordschleife track and compare it to his VR lap in Assetto Corsa using the Caterham-Academy mod.

Marcel included in small FAQ for those interested.


What is Mixed Reality?

It´s a way to record and show game-play to serve a better understanding of how it feels to use Virtual Reality. It uses a green screen to later blend out the room you are playing in and instead blending in the virtual environment life or in video editing. So it´s only a way to show to the viewers while playing i can´t see my wheel and real hands. So it´s not like Augmented Reality, which will maybe come in a few years and will look similar. The quality looks worse than it is while playing, because i record in 1080p, but have t stretch and crop the footage to a part of one eye, which results in a resolution less than 720p.

What car do you drive?

The car i drive in reality is a Westfield SE, it´s from 1989 and build very similar to the first Caterhams. I love that car so much, because it has no driving assists and it´s just you, the car and the track. Nothing distracts from the experience and it´s maybe the most honest way of driving.
1.6 Ford Kent engine  – 130HP @ 7000rpm – 520kg – 5 speed gearbox – limited slip differential – standard road tires 185/60/14 (Dunlop BlueResponse)

How do i get this mod car?



Fun fact: The sound recordings for this mod are done by me and my Westfield SE you see in the video.

Your hardware Specs?

Intel i7 4790k, 16GB Ram, GTX 980Ti
Oculus Rift DK2, runtime 0.6
Speedmaster V2 seat
Fanatec Clubsport Wheel
Fanatec Universal Hub
The old Momo steering wheel of my car
Fanatec Clubsport Shifter SQ
Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V2

How you´ve recorded?

Real life footage is recorded with a GoPro Hero3 and a SJCAM M10+. Additionally, i used the Zoom H1 sound recorder to get far better sound.
In-game footage is recorded with OBS – Open Broadcaster Software

How long you´ve worked for this?

3 hours recording and troubleshooting
12 hours video editing
3 hours drive to and back home from the Nürburgring
30min driving on the Nordschleife for 3 laps
15min laughing my ass off how awesome some scenes fit together
5min angry crying about frustrating issues 😉