How to make a curved dirt road with decals?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Majestic XII, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Majestic XII

    Majestic XII L1: Registered

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    Hey guys!

    I'm trying to make a bend with the dirtroad decal, basically just a 90 degree turn, but I cant really figure it out. Could any of you guys help me out?

    Cheers,
     
  2. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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  3. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    Personally, I prefer using displacements when possible :eek:
     
  4. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I noticed one of the screenshots in your post had a couple that were basically half-overlays. How do you do that? Because that looks like a great way to make sharp turns. I tried resizing with texture lock off, but that just made them the same half.
     
  5. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Change the U and V start and end values.
     
  6. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Hmm. Doesn't seem to be changing anything.
     
  7. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Change them to 0.5 or 0.25, then you can use 2 (or 4 etc) overlays for 1 texture tile and make more accute bends without over-stretching or over condensing the texture's edges.

    This can be done after applying the overlay to a face, the texture will appear to stretch after applying the new values (as the texture will be smaller but still occupy the original space of the overlay), you will have to manually reduce the overlays physical attributes either in the camera view or the 2d view.
     
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  8. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Hmm. Apparently Hammer just doesn't like updating the 3D view as soon as the values are changed. Changing the values before resizing (like you suggested) did the trick.
     
  9. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    What I do:

    1. Put those road overlays where you would like your road go. Rotate them properly.

    2. When you have added enough overlays, select them all. (Still keep using overlay tool)

    3. Put those overlay corners together by pressing shift and moving mouse to nearest overlay corner.
    (E: You see those small squares in both 2d and 3d view, click them)
     
  10. benhenry96

    benhenry96 L1: Registered

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    Use a displacement, then add a blend material, and just edit the alpha values. :)
     
  11. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    Doesn't work if you want to make proper road with overlays.