Basic Landscape and structure tutorial
Park with a lake and a coaster building
To make a lake with rounded edges and smooth shore lines there are some basic
We will start with a blank park in Sandbox Mode
Open the Terrain Tools
Chose Terrain shaping
Pick the Lower terrain tool
We are going to lower some land, it does not have to be the final shape you
want for your lake.
Once we have lowered some land lets change to the Smooth Terrain tools
This button smoothes the terrain to the level of buildings and rides, I tend
to use this one the most.
Use this tool to create the basic shape of your lake
Next you need the Terrain Averager tool
Go around the edge of your new lake with the averageer tool and it will
smooth out the shoreline.
With the shape and depth made and things smoothed out the next important step
is to apply some terrain textures.
I am building a park in a climate zone so I will use brown sand and mud.
I usually put the sand texture on first letting it over spray up on the banks
just a bit
Add in the mud on the bottom of the lake and you are ready for water.
There is the new lake ready for rides and buildings.
Next: I will add a coaster and some scenery.