Are there any spline mesh tools? Any other road creation tools?

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So I'm trying to make smooth, seamless roads for a racing game. How do I go about doing this? I've played with the road tool but it seems more geared towards footpaths and trails on the terrain. That's fine for my first type of tracks, but type 2 is well... complicated.

This is what I'm looking for for the basic tracks. (Type 1)

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This is what I am trying for with the complicated ones. (Type 2)

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I'm speaking purely on the shapes and flow of the tracks, not scale. Not interested in open worlds or anything, just achieving that shape of a road. Thanks

asked 7 years ago229 views
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Looking at these screenshot I come up with the idea that instead of a specific implementation for roads that fit some specific needs a more general solution that may help in a wider range of procedural/parametric situation will be to implment Sidefx Houdini Engine in Lumberyard.

You may post a feature request for it here and on Houdini forum.the software is not that expensive and it is a really good fit for procedural level generation.

answered 7 years ago
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Great question @REDACTEDUSER

answered 7 years ago
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Currently, there are no tools like this in Lumberyard. My suggestion would be to make all of your track pieces in DCC. Maya and Max both have great tools for curves.

There are two approaches that I would make (Using Maya):

  • Option 1: Create your basic straight road piece, and then in Maya use the animation deformers. They are found here: Animation Tab / Create Deformers / Nonlinear. Deformers in Maya can be used together. For example, you can used Bend and Twist together to get the effect that you see in Mario Kart. REMOVEDUPLOAD

  • Option 2: From the end on one piece of geometry, you could make a 'profile curve' and then loft this along a spline to create some really cool shapes! Let me know if this helps, good luck!

answered 7 years ago

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