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Open Surface

Open surface 3D environment


The Open Surface scene contains a 3D environment of an open, black road surface. The scene is rendered using RoadRunner.

Open Surface scene


To simulate a driving maneuver in this scene:

  1. Add a Simulation 3D Scene Configuration block to your Simulink® model.

  2. In this block, set the Scene source parameter to Default Scenes.

  3. Set the enabled Scene name parameter to Open surface.


The scene contains line patterns that you can use for vehicle testing. The scene uses the world coordinate system to locate objects.

Top down view of Open Surface scene with origin and dimensions marked


  • If you have the Vehicle Dynamics Blockset™ Interface for Unreal Engine® Projects support package, then you can modify this scene. In the Unreal Engine project file that comes with the support package, this scene is named BlackLake.

    For more details on customizing scenes, see Customize 3D Scenes for Vehicle Dynamics Simulations.

Version History

Introduced in R2018b

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