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05 May 2010, 10:22 PM
HI everyone, i have a question,

i just imported into vue sxtream 8.0 a dxf terrain, and i applied a ecosystem material, and is just ok.

But, i have to simulate a big hole in the middle in a big mine hole bith thos big vehicles tracks and everityng...the issue is.

How do i animate that hole?. there is any morphing tool or something to do that?

05 May 2010, 12:22 PM
You may try (animating) booleans in vue... You should experiment a little...
Such a variant: if the terrain is too big, make a separate part of it (where the hole should be) then export it and put on the place (onto the big terrain, probably should export your bigger terrain with 'another hole for the smaller part where your hole simulation' will be), then use boolean on this smaller part of terrain.
That's what the first came in mind...
Or could try without 'a separate part', in case the terrain isn't so huge.
( Hope you got my explanations :) )
Good luck!

05 May 2010, 08:52 PM
yeah thanks...thas usefull.

But i have other question...
ho can i to apply correctly a texture so it fits to my terrain...for example this one.

05 May 2010, 09:49 PM
ok...that was useful...but it doenst imported terrain is a dxf format, and when i do the boolean it llok ther any tutorial of this_...i have to animate aterrain kind of sinking hole to create a big mine.

05 May 2010, 08:30 PM
Yeah, DXF's in most cases aren't the best way for boolean operations.
Well, then you'd find another way (non-DXF) to import your terrain (or piece of it).
So if you can - convert DXF to OBJ (or better to VOB (not sure how though)).
Then can experiment with booleaning...

05 May 2010, 01:26 PM
ok...thanks...has ok.

now other issue...i have to do an open pit mine, and i dot't know how to make the spiral road can i make it?

05 May 2010, 04:31 PM
I think you could do it with a map in photoshop or ilustrator ...

05 May 2010, 12:12 AM
I think you could do it with a map in photoshop or ilustrator ...

ok...and new with Vue. and how should i make that material so works good

05 May 2010, 07:10 AM
Ha, a nice shot! :)
Yeah, your task is getting more complex :surprised ...
As for the road, you'd google something like 'making roads in Vue' or something alike.
I've met a couple of such tutorials (though, more elementary, but you need the idea, right ?).
Sorry, have no links, but they're somewhere in theNet, for sure...

P.S. Just to note: for 'those terrain slices' - should try the Strata filter, it's perfect for such things.
Hope it helps.

05 May 2010, 08:03 PM
ok...and new with Vue. and how should i make that material so works good ( under the tutorials section are a vast amount of free videos and there is 1 or 2 decent ones on creating paths and roads in vue.
Hope this helps some.

05 May 2010, 11:31 PM
o yeah....thanks a lot...thas a lot of help.

Now i have other issue...i have to fill up the hole with water and thats easy, But. how can animate the border maeria to change the color and how to animate a growing ecosysten around the edge of the new lake?

05 May 2010, 02:48 PM
For your latest question I reccomend highly this set of tutorials from AsileFX

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