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Airstrip Creation

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I would like to create some small grass or dirt airstrips for bush flying. I want them to follow the existing terrain and not be "flattened". Is this possible? If so what programs or utilities do I need to make them?

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Hi Jimmi, I am new to scenery design, but I am also doing exactly what you describe. I used SBuilder to make tilted flattens that follow the terrain (more or less). This takes some trial and error. Then for a "runway" you can create a polygon with a "dirt" or "arid" landclass for the runway texture. If you want a more defined texture I think you will have to use GMAX and recreate the slopes and then map a texture onto it. I'm not sure about that though, it's one of the questions I asked in a thread just down the page that nobody has responded to just yet. But so far I've been able to create some decent looking strips just in SBuilder.Hope that helps.Ryan

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Thanks Ryan, Well that's good news of sorts, at least it can be done. Looks like we're thinking a long the same lines. Now another noobie question where can I get SBuilder?

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Hello Ryan,I am glad to know that you can make slopped runways with Sbuilder. You say that, for the runway, you use a "landclass texture". I wonder if you have tried a "normal" (= any resolution) texture as, as far as I can tell, it should also be possible. Regards, Luis

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