Program settings let you determine the unit of measurement,
3D graphics options, auto file saving, and more. These options are global to the
program, not to a specific landscape design.
To change the program settings:
Click Settings > Program Settings.
Change the settings as desired and click OK.
Select the units you want to use for distance measurements.
You can change this option at any time. See Entering Distances,
below, for more information.
video card supports Realtime Landscaping Architect's minimum requirements for 3D
hardware acceleration, then the Hardware acceleration option will be
available. If objects aren't rendering properly, or if you are having trouble
printing or viewing a walkthrough, try turning off hardware acceleration.
Important: If you change
the Hardware acceleration setting, then you will need to stop and restart
Realtime Landscaping Architect before your change will take effect.
If hardware acceleration is
available, then you can click Hardware settings for some 3D
hardware-specific rendering options:
coronas around lights and around the sun during realtime walkthroughs.
Enables gamma correction during realtime walkthroughs. This
helps the graphics appear more crisp and vivid. However, on some LCD monitors
this may cause the landscape to appear overly bright and colorful, so you can
turn off gamma correction if desired.
anti-aliasing, if supported by your video card. Anti-aliasing helps smooth the
jagged edges that often occur during 3D rendering. Anti-aliasing is only used
during a realtime walkthrough.
Enables anisotropic texture filtering, if supported by your
video card. This helps large flat surfaces to appear less blurry when viewed at
Enables specular highlights and other advanced lighting effects
if supported by your video card.
Auto file save
this option to automatically save your landscape file periodically. You can
enter the desired number of minutes between saves. This option is turned off by
Highlight object under
When this option is enabled, the object under the cursor will
display a highlighted outline to show you what will be selected if you click.
This option is on by default.
Reverse mouse wheel zoom
Use this option if you want to reverse the zoom direction when
using the mouse or zoom tool.
option to change the application's user interface scheme. Several schemes are
included, such as brushed metal (the default), teak, and several solid-color
When entering a distance measurement, the default is feet
for English, and meters for metric. However, you can also specify the units
explicitly. For example, use 1m for 1 meter, 1'6" for one and
one-half feet, 14cm for 14 centimeters, and so forth. Realtime
Landscaping Architect will automatically convert the units you enter to the
current measurement system. For example, entering 1m when using English
units will be displayed as 3'3".