Adding an Accent Shape
Accent shapes are areas of material that are typically used
in brick and patio designs. Accent shapes may be placed over bare terrain,
regions, patios, pool decking, swimming pool bottoms, and decks. Accent shapes
have no height or elevation as they are intended to integrate with the surface
they are placed upon.
To add an accent shape:
Click the Add Accent shape button, which is found near the top of the
screen under the Building tab.
Draw the outline of the accent shape by clicking the left mouse button to add
points. Press the Backspace key to remove the last point added, and press
the Esc key to cancel. If you would like to input the distance and angle
manually, place at least one point and then press the Enter key.
To finish drawing the accent shape, place the last point on top of the first
point. Alternately, right-click to place the last point; it will automatically
connect to the first point.
The design below uses accent shapes to create a compass of
Accent Shapes can be added in both the Plan view and the Perspective
view, but are usually easiest to add in the Plan
the grid snap feature can make adding an accurate Accent Shape very easy. See Snap Settings for more details.
you need an area of material that has height, you should consider using the Patio object instead.
Sculpting the Terrain