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Lukesutherland
03-20-2004, 02:48 AM
Hi there, I have made little town and the roads have hills.
I have also made a simple cartoon-like 3 wheel car.
The car model is in 4 layers, the body and a layer for each wheel, the body being the parent layer.

I find aligning the car to the road a fairly difficult task. Either it floats off the ground or the wheels go though it.

Is this something I should try and approach with motion designer?

I have tried creating paths for alignment with limited sucess.

If anyone has any advice that might be able to help me out I'd be greatly appreciative.

thanks

Luke

Jalle
03-20-2004, 06:29 AM
Try "Vertigo" :

http://www.andynicholas.com/thezone/index.php?area=downloads

/Jalle

Lukesutherland
03-20-2004, 06:44 AM
Hey thanks Jalle, by the look of the sample clips it seems just what I need, I'll have a go right now.

thanks again.

wowens
03-21-2004, 02:21 PM
The Worms of Art have a tutorial on the NewTek Europe Community section that illustrates how to create a landscape with a vehicle traveling down a road.

http://www.newtek-europe.com/uk/community/lightwave/worms/3.html

BTW -- Worms of Art has produced a great set of surface libraries.

wowens
03-21-2004, 02:23 PM
Here's a rendering from their tutorial.

Lukesutherland
03-22-2004, 04:05 AM
Thanks wowens, I'll check it out.

_luke

Meaty
03-22-2004, 07:26 PM
another thing you can do that will take some labor out of the process is use a displacement map for your landscape, then use the same map to control the Y motion of the vehicle(textured motion)... you may still have to fiddle with the rotations... but this should help a bit.