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Postby not registered yet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:45 pm

i am trying to make a curved road....cud anyone pls help me...

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Re: curved roads

Postby Gaieus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:46 pm

Curved in which direction? Only on the x/y plane or winding uphill (on a TIN terrain) like a snake path?
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Re: curved roads

Postby juju » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:46 pm

I think the best way to do this is to create a contour plan (showing indent/protrution a road will make in the contours) in a CAD package, save it as a DWG file, import into SU, layer the contours onto the various levels (depends on the contour increments used) and use the sandbox > from contours function to generate the terrain together with an approximation of the road all in one go.

A good idea is to have a 2D (flat) line drawing of the road lined up in the Z-direction as well. Create a face from it, extrude it through the terrain generated above, intersect with model. You'll now be able to texture the road surface individually (and accurately) from the terrain model.
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Re: curved roads

Postby not registered yet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:47 pm

ya its part of a bridge whose one part is curved and tapering..

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Re: curved roads

Postby Krisidious » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:47 pm

SketchUp needs a Spline Command
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Re: curved roads

Postby Gaieus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:49 pm

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when you have the top view of the bridge as well as the surrounding, I'd suggest you to draw a 2d path for your road and then make a sloped drive of it down the bridge to the road it needs to connect.

I've posted a "tut" about slanted ramps that you might make some use of during the process:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=627

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Re: curved roads

Postby not registered yet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:50 pm

hey thanks i used the arcs, offset and then push/pull then cut it into a neat bridge .. anyway i will try ur idea... then u can call me dam

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Re: curved roads

Postby Gaieus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:50 pm

Only then? I mean Dam
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Re: curved roads

Postby not registered yet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:51 pm

thats a gud one.. how abt a gtalk... i think it will be more useful atleast for me..

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Re: curved roads

Postby Gaieus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:52 pm

Never tried...

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