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DDawg

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« on: July 05, 2017, 02:29:40 PM »
it would maybe fire up my juices enough to rethink on finishing this course up ... even if I don't have a proper theme, a correct backdrop (or ability to rotate it), a way to assign prevailing winds ... or, or, or ...

I just want to have something that is closer than nothing.  I cannot believe I started this course almost two years ago ...  and it still sits on my back shelf ... and its been over a year since I even really played around with it.

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 03:06:27 PM »
This is looking great Dawg,  so I expect you to finish this up so we can get a game on it, eh! :P

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 03:07:58 PM »
Great news when i saw the city building in designer thought of this course right away.

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 03:11:57 PM »
Great news when i saw the city building in designer thought of this course right away.

Yeah ... but it still has a few long hours left in it, and knowing me ... I still will keep procrastinating on it ...

I do however have it in TGC2 designer and open it up once a day ...

so I do a little something while I'm in there ...

Who knows ... maybe ....
My most recent course:
Kasplash-Andropn Boscage


The CGC @ Peeblestone Bay
Misty Mountain Monastery
The Links @ Hylandia #2
El Dorado Hills 95762
Calaveras Willow Oak
San Simoleon

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 10:52:23 PM »
I wish I could do cart paths like you & two or three others (tastegw comes to mind).
I don't mean the look - I mean the routing & verisimilitude.
Do you hand sketch a plot design & the paths before firing up the designer or do them "on the fly?"


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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 12:16:59 AM »
depends on what I am intending for a course ... in this case, I studied the area of the course in google earth, used the elevation at various points to get a rough idea of the heights from various reference points and started creating the plot ... Then I started the routing in google earth using straight line measurements and tried to copy the layout on my plot ...

From there it undergoes massive fine tuning and measuring ... If I was rich enough to have dual monitors, I would run Google earth on one monitor, while running the editor on the other ...

For now I use my tablet, or my laptop when momma isn't using it.

If I would of had the measuring tools we have now, I would have saved a lot of time.  If I was better using peek-thru, I would have traced the course ... but that is quite a pain.  I thing my current method is better for me.

With doing just a realistic fantasy course, I lay down and vector out a track idea, then move the terrain as how I feel ...

Nothing written in stone, everything is in a state of flux ... till I lose interest ... or figure I spent too much time on it ... and say it's good enough ... which turns out never to be the case ... I have never been satisfied with anything I have published ... I always find something I wanted to do and didn't.

Cart paths are a low priority item with me, along with all other fluff items and bling ... I am more about presentation of the view of the course, while playing your shots ... trying to bring as much of a course's layout from every shot ... not always possible when attempting to do a real course ... too many restrictions and limitations with the editor ...

That is a short response ... LOL

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Misty Mountain Monastery
The Links @ Hylandia #2
El Dorado Hills 95762
Calaveras Willow Oak
San Simoleon

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 08:36:05 AM »
Very interesting & many thanks for the comprehensive "short response"   :o
Best draw up & post a downloadable PDF file for the long version  ;D


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