Plant Creation Wizard
Use the Plant Creation Wizard to create a custom plant
using the currently selected plant. This makes it easy to use the existing plant
library as a starting point for your own variations.
To create a custom plant:
1. Add a plant that is
similar in appearance to the desired plant. See Adding a Plant for instructions.
2. Adjust the color and
brightness of the plant if desired. See Editing Color and Brightness for
details. Or, use the Realtime
Picture Editor to make your changes.
3. Set the starting
age, symbol, plant key, and container size. The new plant will use these
settings as the default.
4. Ensure the plant is
selected (or the Plant Creation Wizard option will not be available).
5. Click Tools >
Plant Creation Wizard.
7. Click Set File
Name and set a file name for the new plant. Then click
Tip: Use the plant's common name because this is the name
that will appear in the Choose Artwork dialog.
8. Enter the plant's
botanical name, mature age, mature height, and planting zones.
9. Click Next.
Then click Finish to finish the wizard.
Your new plant will appear in the Custom category of
the Choose Artwork browser, as shown below:
import a 3D model of a plant, use the Model
can also create 3D plants using the Model
the Picture Import Wizard to import a
picture of a plant.
Editing Materials for more information on how
to edit an object's materials.
Custom plants are written to the following directory:
Windows XP: My Documents\Realtime Landscaping Architect
Windows Vista: Documents\Realtime Landscaping Architect
type is plant for 3D models, and plant_picture for
Model Import Wizard
Model Creation Wizard