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    CAW Custom Roads Tutorial

    Post  Archivist on Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:23 am

    CAW Custom Roads Tutorial by Richdre



    Richdre wrote:
    This is just a basic get started tutorial for creating custom roads in CAW. I will not cover creating or using custom textures. This tutorial will only use the stock textures that comes with CAW.

    So lets get started. The first screen shot is a sample of the roads we will create.





    Open CAW and click on the road button that is outlined in red.





    This opens the panel on the right side of the screen. Click on the Custom road button.





    This opens the custom road window. You will need to tell the program what textures to use for your custom road. First thing click on the name field and give your road a name.





    Now click on the little blank box on the right side of the first texture. That will open another window showing you all of the textures that are available. You will click on the texture you want and then click on open and you have assigned your first texture.





    I'm not going to cover the process for assigning each texture but instead I will provide screen shots of what the finished product looks like. The file names are outlined in red and your screen should look exactly like mine.

    Here is the dirt road configuration. PLEASE NOTE. THE OPACITY TEXTURE FOR SIDEWALKS IS NEVER USED. LEAVE IT BLANK.





    Here is the black road configuration.





    If you want your road to blend in here is a green one.





    And finally here is a paved road with dirt sidewalks





    The last shot is just to illustrate a problem you might have. The file names are similar for some of the textures. Make sure you have the right one selected.





    Probably the most difficult thing is getting the intersections to match. They do in all of my examples so you can see that it is possible. Sometimes you just need to keep selecting textures until you get the right mix.

    Once you have created your road if you right click and select edit, the changes you make will show up in the roads you have already placed. Nice little feature.

    One other thing to note. You need to right click on your custom road and select make active every time you open the road panel. If you close the panel and then come back later it is not active until you make it active.

    If anyone has any questions or would like to add some information just post in this thread. Have fun.



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