Building a dock
By John D'Angelo
|Work in Surveyor mode using Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004.
As a precondition, depress lake or sea bed using Plateau tool on Topograghy palette.
Select a dock spline (e.g., Dockwall Timber) on Objects palette and place one side of dock.
Get ground (sea/lake bed) elevation.
NOTE: A good differential between dry land and sea/lake bottom for the Dockwall Timber spline is 4.
Set object elevation to value obtained in step 2.
Repeat steps 1-3 for opposite side of dock. Hold down Shift key while placing spline.
Create end section in same fashion as side sections. Hold down Shift key while placing spline.
Join one corner of end section to corresponding corner of one side. Hold down Shift key while placing spline.
Repeat step 6 for other end corner and corresponding side. Hold down Shift key while placing spline.
Using Topography palette and Plateau tool, mate land to top of dock.
Using Paint palette, select colors and paint sea/lake bed.
Continue to paint sea/lake bed.
Using Topography palette, place water.
Complete scene by placing boat from Object palette.
Instructions and screen shots ©2004 John D'Angelo. All rights reserved.