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Conforming Roads to terrain

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Hello,

I am building an urban scene involving roads and streets on which vehicles will travel. Unlike many of the pre-made urban scenes, my scene has changes in elevation throughout the town.  Does anyone have experience or suggestions on how to get roads to conform to hilly terrain?

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Nathan
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you have a few choices -

1 - easiest -  just paint it on,  and use bump maps to add any extra detail.   ( which you can do with sculptris or blender - both of which are free,  but take a moment to learn ...sculptris being the easier of the 2 )
2 - intermediate -  there's a software on steam called - Race Track Builder -  where you make a terrain and conform tracks and roads to it.-  you create the whole terrain with track in that software then may have to export that direct x file to blender to convert to obj.
3 - intermediate / advanced -  rigging a track -  adding bones to a road / track model then shaping it in scene to your terrain. - ironically enough probably the ugliest of these 3 choices because the bones will bend the tracks with slight corners so any curves won't be smooth / round.




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Maybe this will help you ...

https://marketplace.reallusion.com/magic-road-


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Unity has multiple assets that let you paint roads onto terrain. I assume it would allow you to export the objects as well.
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Thanks to everyone for your advice.



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