LC Past President
Joined: 29 Jul 2003
|Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:29 pm Post subject: Creating a Course, step by step by Paul Seaman
|Welcome. This is a basic tutorial for the creation of a golf course from start to finish outlining what I consider is the best way of achieving your goal, which for most of us is to release our ideas in the form of a fun and playable golf course. The learning curve with the Course Designer is a very large one and there will be unavoidable pit falls along the way, it’s not perfect but it is the best there is. What I will try to outline here hopefully will assist you along the learning curve, help you to avoid a lot of the pit falls and with a little luck and a lot of hard work get you somewhere near to producing the course you have in your mind…..
This tutorial will follow the progress of a fictional course, simply because a fictional course is a lot easier to produce than a real one.
There aims to be at least 7 holes in the total tutorial, 3 par 3s..... short, medium, and long... 3 par 4s in the same categories and probably 2 par 5s one reachable and one true 3 shotter to the green....
These will be made available as an ongoing release of word documents with images to help detail the design tutorial.
Part One covers the following :
1/. Setting up the APCD
2/. Basic Terraining and Hole Layout.
3/. Drawing in the different shapes for the hole.
4/. Terrain Painting
5/. The Green complex
6/. Sculpting the green and the immediate area around it
Download Part One Here (28mb) :
Part Two covers the following :
1/. Designing a short par 3
2/. Basic 3D work and mapping
Download Part Two Here (21mb) :
Part Three covers the following :
1/. Designing a short par 5
2/. Basic Bunker work
Download Part Three Here (11mb) :
Advanced Designing One
Simple 3D & Blending covers the following :
1/. Sculpted Bunkers
2/. Mapping & Blending
Download 3D & Blending Here (4mb) :