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Making train tracks that actually curve into a turn

OldDirtyHottie
Level 2

Does anyone have a video on how to make train tracks with an actual turn in them? I for the life of me cannot make a curved rail. It comes out looking more like Minecraft type of tracks. Not a huge fan of that choppy block look. I want a nice smooth curved rail if thats even possible. Help?! Anyone? 

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Ukuleleman2010
Level 3

So this is semi possible if you're willing to give up some capacity. If you use cylinders and spheres for curved edges, you can get pretty close. What you want to do is first get used to using your snap tool and used to changing the angle of snap. This will help you out with precision. Next decide how big a radius your looking for. Then with some basic math, you can determine how many pieces you'll need to make that curve. Then take a cylinder and stretch it to the length you want. On each end of the cylinder place a sphere that's the same diameter of the cylinder. Next the spheres center center node to the face of the center of the cylinder. Take your next cylinder and snap it to the center and rotate it from the center node to make the curve you want. If you're accurate enough, copy and paste from one cylinder to the opposite end of the previous one and use the array tool to complete the circle