Trains and Roller Coasters-chinfeng
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Abstract

This program create a roller coaster on the Mars.
In the scene,you can see some special view like volcano, magma, cave.

Authors
Chin-Feng Chang
Abstract

This program create a roller coaster on the Mars.
In the scene,you can see some special view like volcano, magma, cave.

Technical introduction

1. Arc-Length Parameterization
For every kind of tracks , assign the number of point according the arc-length of control point.
So the train will not be slow when the control point is close.
2.Draw nicer looking tracks: wood texture (Parallel rails, Rail ties)
(1) Rail ties
I draw the rail ties every the fix distance and texture wood material on it.
(2) road
In addition to the parallel rails, I also add the road by texturing mud material.
3.Allow two cars
I add the second train behind the locomotives.
4.Improve the User Interface
I change the typesetting of the UI, and add some button, list choose etc.
5.The train created by Maya
I find the train model on the internet . Then I add the material and color on the train.
6.Have the train make smoke

7.Scenery
(1) terrain
(2) sky
(3) mountains
(4) volcano, Magma
(5) Cave

I set the scene on the mars. So I found the terrain picture of the mars and use maya to bulid the terrain and add some special view like volcano, magma, cave.

8.Particle effect
(1)Fireworks
(2)rain
(3)smoke

I use firework effect to show to magmatic emanations, use rain effect to show the waterfall on the cave, use smoke on the volcano and train's somke.

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