Adding/moving terrain objects

Introduction

As of Rigs of Rods 0.4.x, terrain objects are stored in .tobj files, they contain placements for all objects/trees/grass/etc on a terrain. This page will show you how to add/move terrain objects. There are multiple ways to do this, however this page will only explain the two easiest methods.

Adding a new object

For this tutorial, I will be placing a Rig-A-Deal (truckshop) on Baja Track using Rigs of Rods version 0.4.7.0.

Open Rigs of Rods and select the map you want to add an object to.

Go to where you want the object to be without being in a vehicle, for example here: image1 Now press the h key. The current position coordinates will be written to the RoR.log (Located in Documents/Rigs of Rods 0.4/logs on Windows or ~/.rigsofrods/logs on Linux. Open the RoR.log file in any text editor and scroll down to the end of the file. You should see a line similar to this:

Position: 875.549, 67.6607, 1155.26, 0, 366.073, 0

This is the coordinates for your new object. Now find and open the terrain zip (Example: Bajatrack.zip) and open the correct .tobj file (Example: Bajatrack.tobj) It should look similar to this:

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Now take the numbers from the RoR.log line and add them to the end of the file, like so:

//Jump
831.099426, 68.162605, 1071.317383, 0.000000, 97.500000, 3.500000, road
829.796570, 68.773094, 1061.421387, 0.000000, 97.500000, 10.000000, road
828.511108, 70.509575, 1051.657593, 0.000000, 97.500000, 21.500000, road
827.296692, 74.174591, 1042.432983, 0.000000, 97.500000, 42.000000, road
826.326721, 80.865898, 1035.065063, 0.000000, 97.500000, 60.500000, road
825.683960, 89.569458, 1030.182983, 0.000000, 97.500000, 64.500000, road
825.122009, 98.595306, 1025.914673, 0.000000, 97.500000, 0.000000, road
823.816772, 98.595306, 1016.000244, 0.000000, 97.500000, 0.000000, road
822.511536, 98.595306, 1006.085815, 0.000000, 97.500000, 0.000000, road
821.206299, 98.595306, 996.171387, 0.000000, 97.500000, -20.000000, road
819.979736, 95.175102, 986.854858, 0.000000, 97.500000, -20.000000, road
818.753174, 91.754898, 977.538330, 0.000000, 97.500000, -20.000000, road
817.526611, 88.334694, 968.221802, 0.000000, 97.500000, -10.000000, road
816.241150, 86.598213, 958.457947, 0.000000, 97.500000, -2.000000, road
814.936707, 86.249222, 948.549561, 0.000000, 97.500000, -2.000000, road
813.632263, 85.900230, 938.641174, 0.000000, 97.500000, -2.000000, road
//new object
// x        y        z    rx  ry rz meshname (without .mesh file extension)
875.549, 67.6607, 1155.26, 0, 0, 0, truckshop

I recommend leaving the rotation (last 3) values to 0 for now.

Save the file and reopen Rigs of Rods. Your new object should appear roughly where you want it:

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To precisely place your object, you can use the built-in “terrain/object editor” that is included with 0.4.7.0. I’ll explain how to use it below.

Moving objects

Note: The editor cannot move roads/Paged Geometry trees/grass.

First, make sure you have the correct input.map line needed to open the editor. Open the input.map (Located in /config/input.map) and search for this line:

COMMON_TOGGLE_TERRAIN_EDITOR Keyboard EXPL+CTRL+Y

If you don’t have this line, add it and save the file. Now open Rigs of Rods and load the map. When you press CTRL+Y (while not in a vehicle), a notification box should appear at the top right of the screen:

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You should now be in “terrain editing mode”.

These are the controls for the editor:

CTRL+Y - Activates the editor
Enter - Selects nearest object based on free camera or RoRBot's position
CTRL+[ and CTRL+] - Cycles through objects as listed in the `.tobj` file
WASD - Movement
Arrow keys - Rotation
R - Change rotation axis
I - Reset object position
CTRL+Y - Exit editor and save changes 

In this example I will rotate the truckshop. Move RoRBot near the object and press Enter. The object should now be selected:

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Use the keys listed above to move/rotate. You may have to switch the rotation axis using the R key to correctly rotate the object.

Once you have your object(s) placed where you want it press CTRL+Y again to exit the editor:

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The changes have been saved to the editor_out.cfg file in the /config folder. Open that file in a text editor. It should look similar to this:

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And finally, copy the correct placement line to your map’s .tobj file. Example:

//Jump
831.099426, 68.162605, 1071.317383, 0.000000, 97.500000, 3.500000, road
829.796570, 68.773094, 1061.421387, 0.000000, 97.500000, 10.000000, road
828.511108, 70.509575, 1051.657593, 0.000000, 97.500000, 21.500000, road
827.296692, 74.174591, 1042.432983, 0.000000, 97.500000, 42.000000, road
826.326721, 80.865898, 1035.065063, 0.000000, 97.500000, 60.500000, road
825.683960, 89.569458, 1030.182983, 0.000000, 97.500000, 64.500000, road
825.122009, 98.595306, 1025.914673, 0.000000, 97.500000, 0.000000, road
823.816772, 98.595306, 1016.000244, 0.000000, 97.500000, 0.000000, road
822.511536, 98.595306, 1006.085815, 0.000000, 97.500000, 0.000000, road
821.206299, 98.595306, 996.171387, 0.000000, 97.500000, -20.000000, road
819.979736, 95.175102, 986.854858, 0.000000, 97.500000, -20.000000, road
818.753174, 91.754898, 977.538330, 0.000000, 97.500000, -20.000000, road
817.526611, 88.334694, 968.221802, 0.000000, 97.500000, -10.000000, road
816.241150, 86.598213, 958.457947, 0.000000, 97.500000, -2.000000, road
814.936707, 86.249222, 948.549561, 0.000000, 97.500000, -2.000000, road
813.632263, 85.900230, 938.641174, 0.000000, 97.500000, -2.000000, road
//new object
// x        y        z    rx  ry rz meshname (without .mesh file extension)
875.549, 67.7777, 1155.08, -0.232, 87.462, 0.706, truckshop

Open Rigs of Rods again and load your map, the object should be in the same place as when you moved it using the editor.

Congratulations! You have learned how to easily add/move objects.

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