Adding a Slope
You can create simple or complex slopes, all using the same
object. A simple slope is basically a ramp. The slope is added by defining the
start point and direction. Next, the rise and run can be adjusted to determine
the angle/grade. You can reposition or rotate the slope as needed to match your
To add a simple slope:
1. Click Add
2. Click to set the
3. As you move the
cursor, an arrow will show you the direction of the slope. Click to set the
Below is an example of a simple slope:
A complex slope is one that is curved rather than straight.
You can insert and move points to get the shape you want, and adjust the rise
and run at each point.
To make a complex slope:
1. Create a simple
slope as described above.
2. Select the
3. Click Edit
4. To insert additional
points, hold Ctrl while clicking on the base of the ramp. See Inserting & Deleting Points for more
5. Select each point
and change the point's rise and run as desired. You can also move each point as
needed to obtain the desired curvature.
A complex slope is shown below.
A complex slope was used to create the hillside in the
following landscape design.
Slopes only modify the terrain within the limits of the workspace.
However, you can position points outside of the workspace if needed to obtain
the desired shape.
you are finished changing the slope, lock or hide it to prevent if from being
accidentally selected as you work on other parts of your landscape design. See
Show/hide objects and Using Layers for details.
some situations, you may need to control the order that terrain sculpting
objects are applied. See Controlling the Terrain Sculpting
Order for details.
Slopes only support smooth spline curves. You cannot edit the curve type
at each point like you can with most other shapes.
Setting Object Properties
Adding Height Grid
Adding a Height