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Terrain breaks, any advice on how and where it is best to use it?

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Hi all

First of all thanks for all the help you guys are offering here. It helps very much.

 

I am wanting to learn terrains and I am having some issues when I try to use terrain breaks. How can I apply it without having the weird cut that splits the terrain.

Any advise would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

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1 hour ago, chiefPT said:

Hi all

First of all thanks for all the help you guys are offering here. It helps very much.

 

I am wanting to learn terrains and I am having some issues when I try to use terrain breaks. How can I apply it without having the weird cut that splits the terrain.

Any advise would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

terrain breaks can be unpredictable at times.  I do not think there is one answer that fits all situations.  There seem to be different solutions for different scenarios.

 

The advice I can give is to post a plan with the problem you are having and somebody may have a solution for your particular situation that helps us all.

 

 

 

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I recommend that you create a terrain plane and then have that terrain break at differing height changes to get a feel for what works and what does not work. I agree with Scott in that specific advice can only be offered after evaluating a particular plan file along with an understanding of what the wanted result is to be. It depends upon how much the terrain modulates (changes) and surrounding terrain. There is a trial and error to this in terms of finding just the right combinations of objects and values that work together to cause a specific result.

 

The general advice I always offer is to make one change and then evaluate that change in camera views until you are satisfied with the results and then make another change, etc. Avoid making a lot of changes in terrain objects and then evaluating the results as then it is harder to know what change caused the viewed result.

 

DJP

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On 2017-6-21 at 10:30 PM, dshall said:

 

terrain breaks can be unpredictable at times.  I do not think there is one answer that fits all situations.  There seem to be different solutions for different scenarios.

 

The advice I can give is to post a plan with the problem you are having and somebody may have a solution for your particular situation that helps us all.

 

 

 

Thanks, have watched a video you posted earlier " terrain break to billemery" and that was helpful. I have seen also in your video how unpredictable it could be at times.

I have read an article in knowledge base explaining about terrain break tool, cool article.

 

David

Thanks for the advise too. Just learning...

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