How do i make a road?


Can someone pleaseeeee point me in the direction of how to make a road? I have all these road textures i just dont know how to make them?

Thank you.

On Landscape Actors? Splines are awesome for this and easy to use-

Yes i am stuck on this part

I dont know how to turn a texture into a static mesh…

You turn textures into materials then you apply materials to mesh… you dont turn textures into mesh. Well not from what I know

Hi Cryogenic,

I’ve closed your other thread here: how to make a road..? - Content Creation - Unreal Engine Forums

Please don’t double post when you don’t like an answer.

Here is the answer that ZeOrb posted in the event anyone else finds this helpful:

Thank you!


What i don’t understand is, do i need to make a road in blender or something then import it into UE4?

These videos aren’t showing me how to make a road.

I have the road material all i want to do is apply it into a spline.

All i want is some help please and not be linked to videos unrelated to my query.

Thank you.

These tutorials aren’t helping me.


If you are trying to paint your texture on to your map matrix. This starts off basic then goes where you want.:


There are several routes you can go, it all depends on your desired end result.

If it were me, I would fire up Maya and build my road out. There are no automatic road buttons. Ok, actually that’s a lie. There is a pretty nice road pack on the marketplace for a rather cheap price. There are tons of great tutorials on YouTube for modeling.

This might be more of what you are looking for (not 100% and the audio is terrible):

The pipeline for texture is: Texture->Material->Application to Mesh

Textures and materials will not function as a road by themselves. As I mentioned however, there is a pretty awesome road pack on the marketplace.

Hi Cryogenic,

As others have said, you’ll need to apply the texture to a mesh. Your road texture is only a image meant to be setup in a material and materials can only be applied to a mesh if you want a road like you’re trying to do.

If you have the Landscape Mountain demo, Stylized Demo, or the Desert Vehicle Game demo you can open these up and find the road splines. You’ll see that these all have a mesh that follows the spline and the road material is applied to that mesh.

Thank you!


also, they just had a twitch (w/ Zak the Great)

check these 2 links out:

and just in time to help you, he put all you need to follow his tutorial here in this post:!!

I think it might be just what you need, good luck with it. :wink: