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Realtime Landscaping Plus 2023

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Realtime Landscaping Plus

Winner of the TopTEN award for best landscape software.
Realtime Landscaping Plus is the perfect software
for visualizing your landscape design ideas. Only $149


Buy Now Free Trial


2023 Now Available. See What's New


Impressive 3D Landscaping Software

Professional Landscape Design Software

Realtime Landscaping Plus provides a comprehensive set of tools for designing and visualizing your landscape. Easily add houses, deck, fences, paths, walkways, grass, cement, edging, beauty bark, patios, retaining walls, and more.

Utilizing the latest advances in 3D graphics technology, you can now experience your landscaping ideas with realistic lighting, shadows, wind, and other effects, all in real-time.

You have full control over your viewpoint. Whether you want to examine the petals of your favorite flower, or get a bird’s eye view of your entire property, this is a great way to spot problems before you begin construction.

All editing can be done in either top-down or 3D perspective views, and you can switch back and forth at any time.

Create Landscape Presentations for Contractors

Professional Presentation Tools

Show contractors exactly what you want with accurate dimensions, scale, and placement, all relative to your existing house and landscaping.

Using the Print to Scale feature, you can print precise to-scale drawings of your landscape designs. Realtime Landscaping Pro automatically prints multiple pages, each with crop marks to show you where they join together. Laser and ink-jet printers are supported, and output can be color or black & white.

Design Realistic 3D Houses

Use A Pre-Built House Or Design Your Own

Use the wizard to drop in a pre-built house, or create your own. Add houses simply by drawing their outline: the walls, trim, and even the roof are all created automatically.

Both single and multi-story houses are supported. Add doors, windows, porch lights, change the siding and roofing materials, select between gable and hip roof styles – all with just a few mouse clicks.

Only the exterior of houses are modeled — not the interior. This makes houses much easier to build and edit than traditional home design programs.

Landscape over a Photograph

Import Digital Photographs

All of the features of Realtime Landscaping Photo are included, so you can import a digital photograph of your house and design the surrounding landscape. All common image formats are supported, including JPG, BMP, PNG, and TGA. This is a fast and easy alternative to a full 3D design.

Once your landscape is completed, print it or save it as a common image format that can be e-mailed, sent to the print shop, or placed on your website.

Impressive 3D Landscaping Plants

UltraRes Plants®

In the extensive library of plants, 660 of them are exceptionally high quality using Idea Spectrum’s unique UltraRes Plant® technology.

UltraRes Plants® feature realistic growth, accurate seasonal appearance, animated wind movement during walkthroughs and videos, and incredible visual detail. UltraRes Plants® can bring your landscape design ideas to life in ways you never thought possible.

Add 3D People to your Landscape Designs

Realistic Animated Characters

Bring your landscape designs to life by adding 3D people that will animate during Realtime Walkthroughs and when creating videos.

Many different characters are available to choose from, in a variety of ages, gender, and race. For each character, several animations are provided. For animations that require movement, it is simple and fast to designate a walking or jogging path.

Many Realistic Landscaping Plants

Add Plants, Trees, and Shrubs

Realtime Landscaping Plus comes with over 5,300 highly detailed landscaping plants, including trees, shrubs, flowers, water garden, cactus, palms, and more. Plant information includes common name, botanical name, planting zones, and size.

Using the Plant Growth tool, you can preview what your landscape design will look like after a period of time: anywhere from three months to more than 20 years of growth.

Landscape Design with Terrain Modifications

Design With Slopes & Hills

Create slopes, hills, trenches, raised flower beds, and more. Slopes can be simple (single rise in terrain), or complex (multiple rises in terrain, each with its own rise/run).

Adjust the height of the terrain at any point using exact dimensions. Easily add straight or curved retaining walls, building pads, and other features. All of the tools work in real-time, so you get instant feedback on your changes.

Need even more powerful terrain sculpting tools? Realtime Landscaping Architect includes support for contour lines and a wizard for importing elevation lines from other CAD software.

Landscape with Realistic 3D Deck Design

Deck Design Tools

The built-in deck designer makes it easy to create single and multi-level decks. Creating a deck is as simple as drawing its outline – the boards, support posts, and railing are all added automatically. Curved deck, deck railing, and wrap-around stairs are also supported.

Adjustable deck components include surface, framing, railing posts, top railing, bottom railing, balusters, fascia, deck stairs, and skirting. More than 140 different wood materials are available. Specialty decks are also supported; make your deck stand out by adding glass panels, bronze post caps, steel balusters, and more.

Software for Realistic Fence Designs

Design Privacy and Decorative Fencing

Whether you want a white picket fence for the garden, or a large fence surrounding your entire property, adding fencing is as easy as drawing a line.

Fences automatically follow the contour of the terrain. You can indicate which side the framing is on, change the board material, and select between sloped or stepped fencing styles.

Available fence categories include wooden, vinyl, chain link, and aluminum fencing by Jerith. Fencing styles include post and rail, privacy, picket, ranch, ornamental, and many more.

Create Cost Estimates and Project Material Lists

Create Project Estimates and Material Lists

Using the Project Material List feature, you can create a bill of materials, set item descriptions and prices, and export the result to Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet program.

Realtime Landscaping Pro automatically updates the Project Material List whenever an object is added or removed from your landscape, meaning you will spend less time calculating your work and more time focusing on your design. Once your design is complete you may print the project material list or export it to Excel for further adjustment.

Design Custom Objects for your Landscapes

Create Custom Models

Create custom furniture, arbors and trellises, planters, and other objects using the integrated modeling tools. Easy to follow tutorials help you get started.

Once your object is assembled to your liking, use a quick dialog to save it as a completed object for use in current or future landscape designs.

You can also import models created using SketchUp. Choose from millions of free models available in the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

Create Impressive Landscape Lighting Designs

Landscape Lighting Design

Walk through your landscape during various times of day, and even at night. Any lighting you place on your house, paths, and surrounding landscaping will automatically come on at night. You control the size, orientation, color, and brightness of each light.

Design your landscape using spotlights to illuminate favorite trees, plants, and other landscaping. Narrow and broad beam spotlights are included.

Both Kichler and Philips Hadco have included lights in Realtime Landscaping Pro to provide a realistic interactive product selection process. If one light does not look perfect in your landscape design then swap it out in just a few clicks of the mouse.

Impressive 3D Graphics for Landscape Designs

Advanced 3D Graphics Technology

Utilizing the latest advances in 3D graphics technology, our landscaping software helps you experience your landscape design ideas with surprisingly realistic lighting, shadows, and other effects. You can walk through your landscape designs, just like in real life.

Highly detailed 3D visuals make the design process clearer and cause the resulting landscape design to be extremely realistic.

Large Library of 3D Landscaping Objects

Extensive Object Library

Plus comes with over 11,000 objects, including 5,300 plants, 3,800 accessories, and more.

Plant types include trees, shrubs, flowers, cactus, and palms. Plant information includes common name, botanical name, planting zones, and size.

Make your landscape design even more realistic with planters, gazebos, tables and chairs, ornaments, and much more. More than 140 different rock materials are provided, including granite, marble, and limestone.

Plus also includes 38 pre-built above-ground swimming pools and spas. Need to design custom swimming pools and spas? See Realtime Landscaping Pro, which includes tools for adding custom swimming pools, spas, and other water features to your landscape.

Create Groups of Landscaping Objects

Grouping Makes Designing Easier

Grouping is the key to making large projects easy to manage. Surprisingly, this feature is left out of most landscaping software. For example, suppose you have finished working on your flower garden and want to design the surrounding landscaping. Simply select the objects in the flower garden and use the Group command. Now you can move and even rotate them as a single object.

Make Changes to Many Landscaping Objects at Once

Change Multiple Objects Simultaneously

You can select multiple objects and change their options all at once. This feature alone can save tons of time, especially with large landscape designs. Want to change a set of rocks to be marble instead of granite? Or perhaps you want to use different flowers in your garden? Simply select the ones you want to modify and make the change once.

Top Landscape Design Software

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Download Immediately: After making a purchase, you will receive a personal download link.

"Hands down, this is our top product. It is easy, it is fun and it creates beautiful and detailed results." - TopTenReviews

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