Advanced mapping tricks (from MandelSoft)

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30 May 2016 17:45

You may know the basics of mapping, but you may wonder: "how do the guys over at ProMods do this and that?" This video swill explain to you how some of our state-of-the-art mapping skills in bite-size chunks.

EPISODE 1: Curves & Slopes

This tutorial will explain to you the "Free Node" rotation property and why you should even bother with it to begin with. It will also give you some tips to keep in mind when designing curves and slopes.

NOTE: This tutorial assumes you know the basics of mapping in ETS2. If you want to learn the basics first, I'd recommend to check this topic here: http://promods.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=9685

Next episode: Better Bridges
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30 May 2016 18:35

Well... So I have to delete all my ramps and do them again, then spend hours to fit the terrain again and signs too :/
I was using many nodes to make it look nicely and the same way as in reality. Does it affect performance a lot? I don't have fps issues at my interchanges.
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30 May 2016 18:40

MandelSoft that tutorial is very helpful. Thank you so much.

By the way you have a very soft and cool voice :)
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30 May 2016 19:46

The use of more nodes may affect performance a bit, but not that you'd get sudden FPS drops. The main reason for node reduction is to make it smooth. Way smoother than you could do with more nodes.
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31 May 2016 15:56

And we continue this series...

EPISODE 2: Better Bridges

There are multiple ways to build bridges. This video will show you two menthods how to do it and also explains some things you have to take into consideration.

Next episode: Interchanges - The Groundwork
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31 May 2016 16:16

These are very good and useful tutorials, thank you MandelSoft! :P

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31 May 2016 16:23

Thanks a lot, I was trying to use that terrain thing but I prefer visual explanation like a video. Now it should work! ;)
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01 Jun 2016 17:35

And we have the first part of a two-parter here...

EPISODE 3: Interchanges - The Groundwork



Today's episode is about getting the groundwork of your interchange done. It will demonstrate how to handle custom interchange prefabs and shows you the design process.

Next episode: Interchanges - Landscaping tricks
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01 Jun 2016 18:54

Thank you MandelSoft. Now the following tutorial is critical for me cause I am having troubles with these gaps...

By the way I did not know you worked on Network Addon Mod :o
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02 Jun 2016 19:39

The second part of my interchange special part of a two-parter here...

EPISODE 4: Interchanges - Landscaping Tricks


Today's episode is about landscaping. Though we will not fully landscape the interchange, this episode will show you some neat tricks you can use for your landscaping.

Next episode: Mini Console & Debug Tips
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