This guide will show you how to adjust your perspective view in Realtime Landscaping Plus.


Panning moves your view left and right, forward and backward, from one portion of your landscape to another. To pan the view, press and hold the Middle mouse button to drag the view where desired. Additionally, users can use the keyboard arrow keys to pan the view.

Keyboard arrow keys

Another option is to use the Pan tool on the toolbar, as seen in the image below. The Pan tool is also found on the navigation wheel located at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Pan tool found in the toolbar

Zooming will move your view closer to, or farther away from what you are currently viewing. The quickest ways to zoom the view is by rotating the Middle mouse wheel, or, by holding down the Left+Right mouse buttons while moving up or down. Another option is to use the Zoom tool, which can be found on both the toolbar and the navigation wheel.

Tip: To reverse the zoom direction, select the Reverse mouse zoom direction option found in the Program Settings dialog, under Settings on the menu bar.

Zoom tool found in the toolbar

To zoom to a specific object in your design, first, select the object you wish to zoom to. Next, click the Zoom to selection button on the toolbar, and it will take you to your selection. Additionally, you can zoom to your selection by selecting the object and pressing the Z key on your keyboard.

Zoom to selection

Orbiting is a method that allows you to rotate your view while in the 3D Perspective view. For example, orbiting allows you to view all sides of a 3D object such as a house. To orbit the view, press and hold the Right mouse button, and move the mouse in the direction you wish to rotate your view. Another option is to use the Orbit button located on the toolbar or the navigation wheel.

Orbit view

To adjust the viewing height, use the Elevation button on the navigation wheel, as seen in the image below. Left click the Elevation button, hold, and drag the cursor up or down to adjust your height. Alternatively, users can press and hold the + key to elevate the view, and press and hold the key to lower the view.

Adjust the height using the navigation wheel

You can hover the cursor over a certain button on the toolbar to see the mouse or keyboard short-cut of a specific tool.

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