Stamp a building with underground parking into terrain

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Stamp a building with underground parking into terrain

Postby ehaflett » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:31 am

I have a building with underground parking that I need to stamp into terrain from GE. I need to build a ramp that will allow access to the underground portion and am not sure of the best method to do this. I've got the building, the underground garage, and the terrain each as groups. I'm toying with a couple different ways to put this together but am curious to hear how others might approach it.

In other words most of the building foundation should stay at or near the terrain surface but some needs to go lower to allow a driveway down into the garage. Once I have the building stamped into the terrain and the garage below how do I punch the ramp downward to build a smooth transition from the current surface to the floor of the underground parking garage?
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Re: Stamp a building with underground parking into terrain

Postby Gaieus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:31 am

Ehaflett,

There is already a longish topic about the Stamp tool here.
What said there, can be applied in your case, too.

What I'd do is to stamp the different parts (bottoms) of the building into the terrain one by one (you cannot use more faces for stamping). You can also stamp slanting faces into the terrain (the entrance into the garage).

I made a little example (just to begin the conversation) - not too elaborated though and there are some "mistakes" in it, too. Click on the image for the skippy.

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Re: Stamp a building with underground parking into terrain

Postby ehaflett » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:32 am

Thanks Gai, I kind of figured that would be the best way after toying a little last week. Stamping a slanted face will definitely be the easiest way. Great example, that's pretty much what I was looking for.
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