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Using Sketchup to Create Corkscrewing Paths for SW

A Tutorial for Sonic World

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Corkscrews are pathways that, in games such as Sonic World, can be used to allow a player to run across walls and ceilings from a single pathway starting on the ground. This tutorial will teach you how you can implement these setpieces into your own Sonic World stage mods using Sketchup.

Step 1:

Let's say that I wanted to make a pathway that would connect these two platforms in a way that would let me run from the starting platform onto the wall. To do this, first you must create a line that runs between the two midpoints of the ends of the pathway.

I recommend making sure that the line runs parallel to both sides of the path

Step 2: Now you need to draw the lines that will be the sides of the pathway. Do this step as shown here (highlighted in red):

Step 3:
On the lines you have just created, find the midpoints. Draw a line between these two midpoints. Repeat this process several times until it looks something like this:

Step 4:
You should see now that your path is separated into several small boxes. Draw a diagonal line through each box to create several triangles that will then make up the path. Your pathway should now look something like this:

Step 5: Select the eraser tool. While holding CRTL, drag your mouse over the lines on the pathway to smooth them out. And with that, your pathway should be done!

Feel free to leave a comment if you are confused or if you think I left anything out.

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