- Click on the Roads tab to bring up the menu for inserting segments. Here you can click on any of the buttons in the Insert Road Curves sub-menu to select the road type, and then drag your mouse in the editor to lay down a segment. If you create two intersecting segments, the Detect button in the Intersection sub-menu becomes available. Click this button to create an intersection at the point where the two segments cross.
SCANeR veterans will recall it was necessary to enable to Intersection 3D Generation layer to see an intersection. New in version 2023, this layer is enabled by default while in the Roads tab.
2. In this step we will add realism to the terrain we just created by adding traffic lights. Using the Select tool, left click the axis a road(in this case the green line) to select it, then right click to bring up the menu. Click Insert Signal to open the Edit Signals menu.
In this menu, first select Traffic Light to start editing your signal. At the bottom of the Signal Options section, click the drop down menu in the Traffic Light Group, and add a name for your group. This group will be associated with all of the signals in this intersection to ensure their animation and logical instructions for traffic are in sync.
Click OK when you are done configuring and you will see the traffic light has been placed on the track. Now you just have drag and drop it on the right spot on the sidewalk. Repeat this step for as many traffic lights as you want in your Terrain. I recommend four, one for each road in your intersection. Be sure to add them all to the same animation group!
it’s always a good idea to give your signals a name which clearly denotes their location or purpose. Here, I will attach cardinal directions to my traffic light names to easily understand where they are on my intersection. This will help me when editing the signal animations in the next step
3. Now let’s synchronize our Traffic Lights. Double click on one of your trafic lights to open the menu, and then click the Edit button in the Animation section. A new GUI appears where you can configure the color of your lights and the amount of time between every step. Click the cells with lights in them to change thei state between On, Off ,or Blink. Change the time each state is active by clicking on the time at the top of the light’s table. In my case, I want the east and west groups to be in sync with each other, and the north and south lights will have a corresponding pattern. You can use the slider at the bottom to preview the animation and confirm the state of each light at specific points in your cycle.