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    aligning vehicle to hilly terain

    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

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    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.

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    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/comm...e/worms/3.html

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

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    Here's a rendering from their tutorial.
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    Thanks wowens, I'll check it out.

    _luke

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    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.
    Chris Moschella

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