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SketchUp Profile Designed Jumps

Started by 𝖙𝖋𝖈, October 11, 2015, 10:43:35 PM

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I know at least a couple of people here use SketchUp..

I learned projected textures recently to get a texture on to my heightmap model so I knew where the track edges were, and while I was at it I figured out something else.

Years ago back on MCM2, my brother wrote me a program which converted a silhouette (profile) of a jump into a heightmap image. I shared it among the community and wish I still had it, it was simply called heightmap.exe and the only reference I can find to it now is http://www.oocities.org/eid_arty/mapmake.html (the bit in the middle with the silhouette and result). Seriously if anyone has a copy please link me up!

Anyway on to the point, I had a brainwave that a projected texture should be able to work the same and hey it does!

If anyone wants more info please ask and I'll put a proper tutorial together, but for now here's a preview of how it works. If not I'm sure this thread will drift off into the oblivion of the next page and be forgotten forever. Still no harm in sharing  ;)