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Cylinder Properties

The properties used to modify a cylinder are located to the right of the screen when your cylinder is selected. Only some of these properties can be adjusted right before adding the cylinder to your landscape, but all of the properties can be adjusted after it has been added. Below is a description of each available property in the order that they appear in the software.

Material

Description

Material

The Material property determines what type of surface the cylinder will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the cylinder can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Size

The Size property determines the scale of the cylinder material. For example, if the cylinder has a brick material, then the Size slider will adjust the size of each brick.

Angle

The Angle property determines the rotation angle of the cylinder material.  To change the material angle, move the Angle slider or type a value in the text field.

Offset X

The Offset X property determines the cylinder material’s left and right orientation. To shift the material left or right, move the Offset X slider or enter a value in the text field.

Offset Y

The Offset Y property determines the cylinder material’s forward and backward orientation. To shift the material forward or backward, move the Offset Y slider or enter a value in the text field.

Shininess

The Shininess property determines how glossy the material will appear. To change the appearance of the material, click the Shininess drop-down menu and select from the following options: Default, Off, Low, Medium, or High. The shininess property only affects the appearance of the material while in the 3D view.

Enable enhanced surface detail

The Enable enhanced surface detail property determines whether or not the cylinder will have increased detail when viewed up close.

 

Options

Description

Elevation

The Elevation property determines the distance of the cylinder from the ground. To change the elevation, move the Elevation slider or type a value in the text field.

Rotate about X

The Rotate about X property determines the angle of the cylinder about its X axis. If your view is facing north, this will rotate the cylinder forward or backward. To rotate the cylinder, move the Rotate about X slider or type a value in the text field.

Rotate about Y

The Rotate about Y property determines the angle of the cylinder about its Y axis. If your view is facing north, this will rotate the cylinder left or right as if it was sitting upon a pottery wheel. To rotate the cylinder, move the Rotate about Y slider or type a value in the text field.

Rotate about Z

The Rotate about Z property determines the angle of the cylinder about its Z axis. If your view is facing north, this will rotate the cylinder left or right as if it was sitting upon the face of a clock. To rotate the cylinder, move the Rotate about Z slider or type a value in the text field.

Height

The Height property determines how tall the cylinder is. To adjust the cylinder height, move the Height slider or type a value in the text field.

Radius 1

The Radius 1 property determines the width and length of the bottom cap of the cylinder. To change the cap width and length, move the Radius 1 slider or type a value in the text field.

Radius 2

The Radius 2 property determines the width and length of the top cap of the cylinder. To change the cap width and length, move the Radius 2 slider or type a value in the text field.

Sides

The Sides property determines the amount of polygons used to create the perimeter of the cylinder. A higher number of sides will achieve a smoother look. It is recommended to use as few sides as needed when placing many cylinders in your landscape design. To change the amount of sides, move the Sides slider or type a value in the text field.

Smooth

The Smooth property determines whether the sides of the cylinder appear smooth or faceted. To change the apparent smoothness of the cylinder, click the Smooth checkbox.

 

Information

Description

Area

The Area property displays the total surface size of the cylinder in square feet or meters.

Volume

The Volume property displays the total displacement of the cylinder in cubic feet or meters.

See also:

Adding a Box
Adding a Ramp
Adding a Cylinder
Adding an Extrusion
Adding a Lathe
Adding a Loft
Adding a Part
Converting to a Custom Model
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Using 3D Booleans to Create Complex Models