Answered Splines to follow DEM

MrGeko94

Gentlemens Gaming Group Director
Jul 13, 2018
4
Apologies if this has been asked before, But I cant seem to find anything on this, but is there a way of Easily following a DEM with a Spline? my splines seem to go through my map each time, the only way round It I have managed to find is to do is to add gradients to it, but its a tricky and fiddly process, and I cant seem to get it quite right without going way too far above or below the map.

Thanks for your help in advance!
 

Sylar

Yorkshire Counties Developer
Masterswitch Studios
Apr 30, 2017
605
Only thing i can suggest is to get it as close as possible to the DEM terrain and then snap the terrain to the spline since there's (as far as i know) no way of snapping a spline to the terrain or DEM. This means your map wont be exactly accurate but tbh nobody is gonna notice if the gradient is 1% off or something and if they do they want to re-evaluate their priorities in life :')
 

Sylar

Yorkshire Counties Developer
Masterswitch Studios
Apr 30, 2017
605
in "Terrain" tab theres an option to Align terrain to spline box, just tick that and set the horizontal lines accordingly (e.g. 20m wide) and it will snap a 20m either side to the spline. NOTE: ALWAYS SAVE before doing terrain editing as it can be a mother fudging ball buster dude
 
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Sylar

Yorkshire Counties Developer
Masterswitch Studios
Apr 30, 2017
605
Thanks very much, worked like a charm, not looking forward to getting to the hilly bits!
no problem dude always happy to help other potential devs i cant always respond quickly tho :)
 

MrGeko94

Gentlemens Gaming Group Director
Jul 13, 2018
4
Thanks for the tip! Tough luck for perfectionists eh? ;)

So how would I go about snapping the terrain to the spline?