Community Created GNCD Tutorial Videos

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« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2015, 12:05:32 PM »

My problem, I have yet to truly design a course I have totally liked from the #1 tee to the 18th green ....


i once built a course that i liked the first 17 holes.....too bad a golf course is 18 holes ;(

it is difficult to put together 18 holes that all jive well with either other while still offering variations and what not.

i almost got there once,.....the 18th really....fell flat.
i will....

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« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2015, 08:41:49 AM »
these videos are of a great help, I only have one issue and that is that what I see you guys doing and when I try the menu commands look different and I get lost trying to find things. Do they keep changing the way the arch works?  If so this makes it very frustrating learning the basics

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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2016, 07:25:15 PM »
Has anyone done a good tutorial on working with retaining walls? Did a quick look but didn't see it specifically mentioned in the posts.

I have not used them until today because of getting the look right. I planned on using them in this one spot so they came out looking okay. The issue though is I still get the weird ball reaction when it hits near the wall. Also when the ball comes to rest on them, you are standing up straight but are really playing whats underneath(usually a nasty side hill lie).
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« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2016, 01:48:29 PM »
Has anyone done a good tutorial on working with retaining walls? Did a quick look but didn't see it specifically mentioned in the posts.

I have not used them until today because of getting the look right. I planned on using them in this one spot so they came out looking okay. The issue though is I still get the weird ball reaction when it hits near the wall. Also when the ball comes to rest on them, you are standing up straight but are really playing whats underneath(usually a nasty side hill lie).

There are a few things about retaining walls I'd mention by way of tips mostly:

DON'T overuse them. It is not required for a retaining wall to completely surround a water feature or green or whatever. Simply let the wall flow into the bank or cover the end with foliage or have it and with a pier or something. In fact I'd almost rather see that then the overuse I see so often where folks simply don't know when to quit.

Lay more than one AND more than one layer. In other words when you put down the wall put it down two or three times. Seems odd but you'll find it gives your "blending" texture a better look. Also, don't just do one. Do another wall behind it. Maybe three. Why? Because you can actually just cover up the blend texture entirely AND keep from getting odd texture tearing by covering it up. Works great.

put the initial wall in before you start jacking with the height of the land. Put the wall where you want THEN start fiddling with the elevations. Don't do it the other way. At least that's my opinion.

Other than those things it's just a matter of fiddling. Putting down walls only in locations that would benefit or make things look cool and getting the "blend" texture right or covering it up entirely are the biggest points.
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« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2016, 04:17:00 PM »
Has anyone done a good tutorial on working with retaining walls? Did a quick look but didn't see it specifically mentioned in the posts.

I have not used them until today because of getting the look right. I planned on using them in this one spot so they came out looking okay. The issue though is I still get the weird ball reaction when it hits near the wall. Also when the ball comes to rest on them, you are standing up straight but are really playing whats underneath(usually a nasty side hill lie).

There are a few things about retaining walls I'd mention by way of tips mostly:

DON'T overuse them. It is not required for a retaining wall to completely surround a water feature or green or whatever. Simply let the wall flow into the bank or cover the end with foliage or have it and with a pier or something. In fact I'd almost rather see that then the overuse I see so often where folks simply don't know when to quit.

Lay more than one AND more than one layer. In other words when you put down the wall put it down two or three times. Seems odd but you'll find it gives your "blending" texture a better look. Also, don't just do one. Do another wall behind it. Maybe three. Why? Because you can actually just cover up the blend texture entirely AND keep from getting odd texture tearing by covering it up. Works great.

put the initial wall in before you start jacking with the height of the land. Put the wall where you want THEN start fiddling with the elevations. Don't do it the other way. At least that's my opinion.

Other than those things it's just a matter of fiddling. Putting down walls only in locations that would benefit or make things look cool and getting the "blend" texture right or covering it up entirely are the biggest points.

Thanks for the response and tips. I think the 2nd paragraph might help a bunch of people who don't really have a method going. Will give this a try next time.

I agree with the opinion of not to overuse them. Even if there is a lot of water I would rather just use them sparingly and focus on the details in key spots.

The only other thing I might look for is a method of how to shape the land into the wall after they are placed. I once saw someone suggest pulling the ground down to max depth a few times(need to check bookmarks if I saved it). Haven't tried that wondering if it may cause issues with tearing or some other factor.

Any suggestions on certain brush types, combos and/or use of red/blue methods that might give the underneath layer more of a flat lie if ball comes to rest there?
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