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Road / Driveway on uneven ground

ivorhession
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Hey all,

 

I am trying to create roads/driveways in a model where i have uneven levels.   Ti would like to find a good way of creating these which includes the build up in the same way a roof, walls etc.

 

I have bodged it a few ways in the past depending on the specific circumstances but thought id ask if anyone has that works consistently. 

 

I can make it appear correct on the surface etc but it would be good to have a method which would show up correctly in sections etc.

 

Incredibly vague i know, but just something id like to have a process for rather than bodging it all the time.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Ivor

Ivor Hession
Principal

tóg_architecture
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I model roads with a complex profile that includes the curbs and sidewalks if there are any.   Paint stripes as beams. when tansitions sections of the road are not a smooth enough curve, explode to morph and adjust.  once the roadway is in place you can explode it to a morph to rodate for slope.  

 

 

drawings roadways with ArchiCAD - Bing video

 

There are a lot of different ways to model a roadway. 

 

highway modeled 3d obj (turbosquid.com)  🙂   

 

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3D model scenes street kit - TurboSquid 1211649

 

 

 

 

 

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Lingwisyer
Guru

Hmooslechner made some interesting objects for roads;
https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Parametric-Object-Factory/Streetparts-curve-with-bezier-geometry...

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Parametric-Object-Factory/other-advanced-street-parts/cns-p/3609...

 

There's also a coop object somewhere around here for creating a "composite" that references a mesh.

 

 

Ling.

 

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