The environment settings determine the approximate time of
day, as well as the amount of wildlife, wind, and sound effects during a
To edit the environment settings:
Click Settings > Environment Settings.
Change the settings as desired and click OK.
Time of day
desired time of day. During a realtime walkthrough, the sun position, shadows,
clouds, and water reflections are all determined by this setting.
Amount of Wind
how hard you want the wind to blow. Set to None to disable wind.
Important: Wind is
only available if your computer is equipped with a supported 3D video card. See
Program Settings for more information.
Select how much wildlife – birds, butterflies, and fish – you
want to appear. The exact number and variety are chosen randomly at the start of
the realtime walkthrough.
overall sound volume, or set to 0 to mute all sounds.
to default, the ambient sound is chosen automatically based on time of day. You
can override this by selecting a specific sound. Or, select None to turn
off the ambient sound.
Play to listen to the currently selected ambient sound. Click Stop
to stop playback.
Enable fire effects
Click to enable animated fire effects during a realtime walkthrough. This
applies to torches, fire pits, fireplaces, and so forth.
Adding a Custom Ambient Sound
Favorite songs or sound clips can be added and played
during the walkthrough as long as the sound is in 16-bit PCM format (the
standard Windows format) and has the extension ".wav". Both mono and stereo
sounds are supported. The sound will play at the start of the realtime
walkthrough and automatically loop.
To add a custom ambient sound:
1. Create the following
directory, then copy your sound file(s) to it:
C:\Program Files\Realtime Landscaping Architect
Where C:\Program Files\Realtime Landscaping Architect 2\
is your installation directory.
2. If Realtime
Landscaping Architect is currently running, stop and restart it. (Be sure to
save your work first if needed.)
3. Your sound will now
appear in the list of available ambient sounds.
wind, wildlife, and sound settings are only used during a realtime
wind feature requires a supported 3D video card.
Depending on your 3D video card, disabling wind may improve the
performance of your realtime walkthrough.
you set the time of day to sunrise, sunset, or evening, all lights in your
landscape will automatically turn on during a realtime walkthrough.
Environment settings are saved as part of your landscape file.
Adding a Landscape
Adding a House Light