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adjusting terrain between tracks (New Users)

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sometimes it may be desired to adjust the terrain between two tracks that are at different levels.  Using the terrain adjust feature in MBS results in terrain that is level with each track, but leaves a rough terrain between tracks with huge gaping pits.

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ScreenShot_20170828121446.thumb.jpg.8ada356ea0b753183da34dd2518eb2ba.jpgNote the holes between the tracks

 

activating the landscaping icon (The Mountain) allows you to make fine manual adjustments to the area between tracks.

ScreenShot_20170828121628.jpg.96715e135010fd39e45c6f1b4644e421.jpg Clicking on the first (Topmost square that is at least partly in the area to adjust) and reading the height below, then entering the value into a calculator will allow you to determine the values for adjusting.

ScreenShot_20170828121708.jpg.a5acbb8bee35a9ce9aacb23751b4f171.jpgclicking the bottommost square (again, in the area to adjust) will give you the other value.

take the top value - (Minus) the bottom value to get the height difference.

ScreenShot_20170828122034.thumb.jpg.a8027f1d85e0aa5a4ff2a0b60ae49bee.jpgin this case the height difference is 21.56 MM

now take the number of squares between tracks - (Minus) the top and bottom Squares/   Example has 6 squares (not counting top and bottom squares).  Divide the height difference by the number of squares,  this value turns out to be 3.59333 mm    insert this value into memory.    take the height of the top square.  - (Minus) the

calculated value to get the height of the second square.  take this value (Minus) the calculated value for the third square, and so on.   When you reach the last square the value read should match the calculated value for same square within .1 mmScreenShot_20170828125628.jpg.86084cb3011c8c4b9a5f806e7694fd67.jpg

 

This results in a smooth, even slope between tracks.

 

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Hello,

I have another problem : when a track comes over another one (different height) with the option 'adjust terrain", the lower track is covered with the new ground.  The question is : how to adjust the terrain below a track up to a defines height or until raising a panel?

Thank you

André

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Hi André,

... if you only mark the upper tracks for "adjust terrain"...this will happen...
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... if you also mark the lower tracks (in the crossed region)... the lower track is no longer covered with the new ground....
Terrain2.thumb.jpg.fda98cd026506abab51e54d7064739e4.jpg

Regards
EASY

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Hi Easy

Many thanks for your explanation...  It is great!  But, really, my problem remains when the 2 traks overlaps each other like in the pictures below.

Thank you

André

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Ademes, could you be more specific ?

You want to have terrain below the upper track but at the same time not cover completly the lower track ?

If its like that, perhaps you need to "punch" holes in your terrain with the terrain editor ?

 

Many greetings, abraço forte, grusse, de groeten, salut...

Hubert

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Hello Hubert,

Thank you for the help.  Yes, I have an hidden station (low level) and some tracks higher but at the same x & y displacement and also my central station in the middle.

So, I tried putting the holes but, due to the size of the holes (min 50), these are too large and I need to add a plate just under the upper tracks to hide the holes (see picture).

So, if you have a more efficient solution, I will follow it.

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Hello,

Finally, I found a "solution" : the lower tracks are fixed on the "lower panel"; the highter track are fixed to the "upper panel".  Before adapting the terrain for the upper tracks, move the "lower panel" aside.  So the "adjust terrain" will stop at the "upper panel"

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On 12/28/2017 at 2:53 AM, ademes said:

Hello,

Finally, I found a "solution" : the lower tracks are fixed on the "lower panel"; the highter track are fixed to the "upper panel".  Before adapting the terrain for the upper tracks, move the "lower panel" aside.  So the "adjust terrain" will stop at the "upper panel"

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upper and lower plates should be on different layers,  hide the lower when adjusting the upper.

 

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