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Realtime Landscaping Pro Landscape Design Software

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Adding a Rock

Rocks are an important element of many landscape designs. Uses include borders, spillways, and accents to name a few. In Realtime Landscaping Pro, you have full control over the size, shape, rotation, and placement of each rock.

To add a rock:

1.   Click Add Rock.

2.   Select the desired rock by clicking on the picture in the property window.

3.   Select the desired material by clicking on the picture in the property window.

4.   Click to place the rock. Hold Ctrl while you click to add more than one.

Rotating and Scaling Rocks

You can rotate and scale rocks for more variety. For example, the following shows the same rock model at different sizes and rotation angles:

Using Rocks with Waterfalls

If you place a rock underneath a waterfall, then the water will flow over it during a realtime walkthrough. If the rock is too large, however, then it will obstruct the flow of water. The following is an example of a large rock being used as a spillway:

Tips:

      The Rock Border object automatically strings together rocks and is great for adding borders.

      Rocks come in various shapes and sizes. When you select a different rock model, the size will be changed relative to the new model. Therefore, it's best to select the desired rock before changing its size.

      Adding too many rocks to your landscape can increase memory usage and reduce performance. For areas that typically require a large quantity of rocks, such as regions, paths, ponds, and streams, the rocks are part of the object's material instead of separate objects. This helps to keep the rendering fast and makes the landscape easier to work with.

See also:

Rock Properties
Adding a Rock Border
Selecting Objects
Setting Object Properties
Editing Objects
Adding a Waterfall

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