Adding a Waterfall
Realtime Landscaping Pro includes a set of pre-built
waterfalls that you can add to your landscape designs. You can add waterfalls
next to ponds or streams, and the water will flow realistically during a
To add a waterfall:
1. Click Add
2. Select the desired
waterfall by clicking the picture in the property window.
3. Click to add the
The landscape design shown below uses two waterfalls.
You can add rocks around your waterfalls for even more
variety. During a realtime walkthrough, water will flow realistically over the
rocks. If the rocks are too tall, however, then the water will be obstructed.
Designing Custom Waterfalls
You can design your own custom waterfalls using the Model Creation Wizard.
To design a custom waterfall:
1. Add a waterfall as
described above. Or, if you want to create a new waterfall from scratch, you can
use the Flowing Water object. This is a special object that consists of
an arrow that shows the direction the water will flow. During a realtime
walkthrough, the arrow will disappear and water will flow in its place. You can
size, rotate, and place this object as needed.
2. Add additional
rocks, change the waterfall's materials, and arrange the objects until your new
waterfall looks the way you want it to.
3. Select all of the
objects used in your waterfall.
4. Select Tools >
Model Creation Wizard and follow the instructions to create a new
The following landscape design uses a custom waterfall that
was created using the Model Creation Wizard.
Waterfalls are similar to fountains, except a waterfall's water always
flows in a single direction, while a fountain always flows straight down. See Adding a Fountain for more information.
Adding a Pond for information on how to add a
pond, and Adding a Stream for information on how
to add a stream.
add landscaping rocks to your waterfall, see Adding a
can scale and rotate waterfalls for more variety. See Scaling Objects and Rotating Objects for more
add plants in and around your waterfall, see Adding a
can customize the materials in the waterfall. See Editing Materials for details.
Adding a Pond
Adding a Fountain
Adding a Rock