Just a little something I wanted to share - keep scrolling for some info about this This track: https://www.freeriderhd.com/t/527140-scioto/ So I spent a large part of the past week in a program called Matlab figuring out how to alter images and the like. I decided I would try and make an image to track generator. Yeah, yeah you are all thinking "oh wow, just gonna spam tracks that you didn't even put effort into" That's where you're wrong. I tried to address some of the issues with past image to track generators when making mine: I'm not sharing it - I'm not going to be giving it out to other people to use, no matter how much you beg. Even if you wanted to use it you would have to be a $100 program to run it. Therefore I'm the only one who has a possibility of abusing it (I don't plan to) I'm not pulling random pictures - Every single picture that I would even think about using is one that I have personally taken and edited. It is still my artwork. I do a lot of photography in my free time and I'm trying to get into some semi-professional work. This allows me to showcase my art in freerider File sizes aren't huge - In the past, image to track gens were made by drawing each pixel of the image. This is poorly optimized for free rider code and it would result in massive track sizes that take up space on the database and would (occasionally) make it to the biggest tracks page. I coded to the program to search for horizontal lines of the same pixel color in order to draw it as a line instead of pixels. This saves loads of space. (also makes the program faster) I'm not going to spam - enough said I guess that most of my justification for using this is that I am still putting all the work in from inception of the track to the final product. I am taking the photo, editing it to my taste, then using the program to convert it into a track code. A program that I made. The process still produced art, and and it doesn't copy or take advantage of anyone else's work. It's the same criteria that we use to evaluate everyday tracers and copiers on here. If you don't liek the fact that I'm using it, then dislike the track, or even better, just don't play it. I can accept that. Also if you have any suggestions as to how I could improve it, please let me know!