Modeling a Roller Coaster Rail

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Old 02 February 2013   #1
Modeling a Roller Coaster Rail

Hi guys! I seem to have a hit a wall with this. You see I followed this forum: Motion Path Weirdness to solve the issue with the twistings when setting something to a motion path. Well it solved my problem but now I have an even weirder problem. My animation snapshot to make the rails go haywire for no reason.

Also when I do an animation Sweep it just goes all over the place. Any solution on this? Or any other way to model out your own roller coaster ride?
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Old 02 February 2013   #2
Hey man,

Are you just trying to extrude a shape along a curve?

Did you try something like this?

Old 02 February 2013   #3
Hi AJ,

nope wasn't trying to do that. I was trying to complete the railings by using Animation Snapshot. I have a path for how the roller coaster should go.
Art Station
Old 02 February 2013   #4
more screenshots:

I get this weird twistings too

Does anybody have any good workflow on how to make a rollercoaster?
Art Station
Old 02 February 2013   #5
I tried a different way of getting the rails but this is what happened:

I followed the quick tutorial here: The Rollercoaster Problem
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Old 02 February 2013   #6
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