Adding a Slope
Both simple and complex grading can be added using the
Slope object. A simple slope is essentially a ramp, and is added by defining a
start point, direction, and an end point. After the slope has been added, the
rise and run can be adjusted to determine the grade. If needed, the slope can be
moved and rotated after it is created.
To add a simple slope:
Click the Add Slope button that is found near the top of the
screen under the Terrain tab.
Click an area of your landscape design to place the starting point of the
Click another area of your landscape design to place the ending point of the
The picture below illustrates a simple slope that was added
to an empty landscape.
Complex curved slopes are also supported in Realtime
Landscaping Architect. Points can be inserted and moved to change the shape of
the slope as needed. Additionally, the rise and run can be adjusted for each
point on the slope.
To make a complex slope:
Add a simple slope to your landscape design as described above.
Click the slope to select it.
Click the Edit Points button, found in the Properties, to enable point editing
Add additional points as needed for more control over the slope’s shape. See Inserting and Deleting Points for
Click a point to select it, and then move the point and adjust its rise and run
When finished, click the Edit Points button again to disable point
The picture below illustrates a complex slope that was
added to an empty landscape design.
The picture below shows a landscape that uses a complex
slope to form its topography.
all terrain sculpting objects, slopes are constrained to the lot size. To change
the lot size, see Page Setup.
you are finished creating your slope, it is usually helpful to lock it in order
to avoid accidentally selecting or moving it. For details, see Showing and Hiding Objects.
Setting Object Properties
Adding Height Grid
Adding a Height Map
Adding a Height Painter