Making ruts in the editor

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Making ruts in the editor

Postby rafagas » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:03 pm

Well, some people have been asking how I make ruts and I got tired of writing always the same so here's the method that Haggqvist taught me.

First of all, I want to mention that the values might change depending on what kind of dirt you use. Take your time trying different values and methods until you find something that you like.

Ok, so let's start:

1. Zoom in until you can see the whole corner


2. Raise tool:

-Strength around -2.25
-Focus: 0
-Actual radius around 2.5 ft

Paint the rut few times until you get the height that you want. NEVER start and finish the rut you are painting at the same point. If you do that, it is not going to look clean and will be hard to ride.


3. Lower tool:

-Strength around -3.50
-Focus: 0
-Actual radius slightly bigger than before. 3.5 ft works for me but it depends on what kind of traction you have. If it is a sand track you will need a bigger radius than if it is hard pack.

Paint the inside of the rut two or three times WITHOUT touching the top of it


4. Smooth tool:

-Strength around 0.00
-Focus: 0
-Actual radius bigger than what you used when lowering the inside. (4.5ft maybe)

Smooth the inside carefully to avoid any bumpiness trying not to touch the face of the rut. After that, smooth the outside of the rut with strength of ~1.00 without smoothing the top of the rut.


5. Raise tool:

-Strength of -3.00
-Focus: 0
-Actual radius around 1.5ft ( small radius to cover only the top of the rut)

Paint the top of the rut only once to finish your rut.


Voilà! Your rut should be finished.
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby LucMx23 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:24 pm

Thank you very much! I am going to try it out just about now ;)

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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby LucMx23 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:09 pm

This method is great! Already helped me a lot on the very first try. Rides pretty well :)

Hopefully I can do great ruts with enought practice now :P


Could you do such a tutorial on (breaking)bumps aswell? Would be really nice!

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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby Max1633du16 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:21 pm

Thanks a lot guy :) If you could create a tuto for the textures on the GP4's stracks it was great :)
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby barrington314 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:36 am

hmm interesting. Cant wait to try this out for glen helen. :wink: Thanks

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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby MX181 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:31 am

awesome raf, now for your braking bumps and then no one has excuses

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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby rafagas » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm

I may do another tutorial for bumps in the future but don't hold your breath.
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby MX181 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:07 am

You sir are a champion :)

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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby Parny223 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:20 pm

Could you please do a tutorial on your braking bumps? So many people would love you forever
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby dionhuybers » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:04 pm

Parny223 wrote:Could you please do a tutorial on your braking bumps? So many people would love you forever
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby waynesim » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:12 pm

Not to be an arse but and chance of this in a video tutorial please?? To see this sort of thing in action would be easier to follow,Thanx
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby rafagas » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:35 am

I may do a short video making ruts/bumps when I have to add them to my next track. Sorry but this is not going to happen anytime soon since I'm really busy this month.
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby Pumaxcs » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:31 pm

I was literally just bored in the editor trying to figure out how to do these. For jumps do you find the height you want then smooth it out enough you have a face or do you find the height you want and create some smaller heights next to it with more of a layered effect and smooth out the layers?
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby rafagas » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:22 pm

Use gradients for that stuff! It is way easier, faster and precise. I mean, you can build them with the raise/smooth tools too but I don't really see the point of doing that for "normal" jumps. I only use raise/smooth for obstacles with different heights like a big bump on the inside of a corner or something like that. But if you want to try it, use that layered effect and smooth it out later.
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Re: Making ruts in the editor

Postby waynesim » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:50 am

rafagas wrote:I may do a short video making ruts/bumps when I have to add them to my next track. Sorry but this is not going to happen anytime soon since I'm really busy this month.


Anything would be appreciated mate,anytime.The more helpful tutorials out there,the better the tracks will get :)
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