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    Blender is an option, but from firsthand...

    Blender is an option, but from firsthand experience, has a really high learning curve.

    You may want to try an older version of Sketchup prior to the acquisition by Trimble. I've kept a few of the...
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    Not all Easter eggs are as obvious as the "happy...

    Not all Easter eggs are as obvious as the "happy cows" or the UFO in Rick's route.

    On a few of my routes, you might find a silver van parked at spots where my I used to sit and watch trains go by...
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    I gave up and went back to Sketchup. Maybe if...

    I gave up and went back to Sketchup. Maybe if there's a good current tutorial, I'll take another stab at it over the winter.
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    I created a set of mileposts for my CNW routes...

    I created a set of mileposts for my CNW routes which meet different needs, e.g. a post on the side of the tracks, or a line pole mounted plate.

    Creating the shape is no different from anything...
  5. Thread: Building help

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    Agree, Vince. Every time I try to learn Blender,...

    Agree, Vince. Every time I try to learn Blender, I start to miss things like the extrusion tools and wind up launching SKU again...

    If I can still use a 20 year old game for route building, I...
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    Actually, I've been working on downtown Chicago...

    Actually, I've been working on downtown Chicago to Madison, WI for the better part of 10 years... Track's been done for a while, but finding time to do 30 miles of urban scenery takes time. Didn't...
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    Nice. So glad to see maroon and yellow vs....

    Nice. So glad to see maroon and yellow vs. bankruptcy blue.
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    If you can build a shapefile, you can build track...

    If you can build a shapefile, you can build track pieces.

    If you have no idea about aliasing a track piece, it's just a matter of changing the SHAPEFILE line for the track object in the world...
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    It's not rocket science to create aliased shapes...

    It's not rocket science to create aliased shapes to X-Tracks pieces. There are places where I had to do that on a Scalerail route because the geometry called for it, and it's hardly noticeable, but...
  10. Thread: Odd FA Problem

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    Sounds good to me... OR only models will...

    Sounds good to me... OR only models will eventually be the new normal, right? I'll never go back to Flintstones wheels...
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    I've done this but manually in the .W file, not...

    I've done this but manually in the .W file, not the RE or TSRE... I'm pretty certain you need to include the shapefile in your route's Shapes directory. I've never tried to force it to pull from the...
  12. Track laying is the easy part, but most people...

    Track laying is the easy part, but most people burn out when it comes to scenery, which is why so many incomplete routes exist.

    My suggestion on track - find the end points for your long straight...
  13. Thread: Odd FA Problem

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    Here's what I was trying to describe... ignore...

    Here's what I was trying to describe... ignore the shape itself, since I don't have any of my Trainsim content at the moment, but that single line (which doesn't render because it doesn't have...
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    Welcome to the forums, but you're amongst adults...

    Welcome to the forums, but you're amongst adults who are offering you assistance. Show a little more respect please.

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    Paul, try extending a line from the axis point to...

    Paul, try extending a line from the axis point to one of the vertices. I had a similar issue a few years back with FA's and I think having that invisible connection to the axis made it behave.
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    I’d have to look, but I did some US style ones...

    I’d have to look, but I did some US style ones made from rail sections.

    This would be a really simple project for learning Sketchup or Blender. Couple of cubes for the supports, and an extruded...
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    Do you have photos of what you’re looking for? ...

    Do you have photos of what you’re looking for?


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    If you're working on a route with a previously...

    If you're working on a route with a previously slagged TDB or RDB, the rebuild function would be more than useful.
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    Feel free to vote here: ...

    Feel free to vote here:

    https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showthread.php?333491-Do-you-want-fan-fiction-on-Trainsim-com
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    Poll: Do you want fan fiction on Trainsim.com?

    Since the question came up, let's gauge interest.

    No comments, please. Only votes.

    Here’s a sample for those wondering what it is...
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    Lets keep the politics out of our hobby and this...

    Lets keep the politics out of our hobby and this forum.

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    This is locked pending results of a poll on...

    This is locked pending results of a poll on whether or not there's interest.
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    My understanding..... Not having a default asset...

    My understanding..... Not having a default asset shouldn't prevent ORTS from opening an older route. If I recall it simply won't show the asset.

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    I've built a couple thousand structures in...

    I've built a couple thousand structures in Sketchup, less than a dozen using GMax which also has a steep learning curve.

    Learning Blender is on my "if I have to quarantine in place" list, but so...
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    Wish I could, but all of my route screenshots...

    Wish I could, but all of my route screenshots over the years seem to have gone away with various hosting providers locking down or eliminating their photo sharing/saving services, and Dropbox doesn't...
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