The Landscape Wizard is an easy way to create a basic
landscape design using pre-built objects. The objects added through the
landscape wizard include a pond, fence, and a house with a deck. The pond and
fence are optional.
Important: The Landscape Wizard is a great
way to get ideas for landscape designs and for understanding how the different
object tools work. However, when designing your landscape you will probably find
it easier to design each major object from the ground up. For information, see
To use the landscape wizard:
1. Unlike the
other wizards, the Landscape Wizard will delete your existing landscape in order
to generate a new design. Because of this, be sure to save your landscape by
clicking File and Save.
Tools and Landscape Wizard.
3. Click the
4. Select the
desired width and length of your lot, which determines the dimensions of a fence
that will be automatically placed around your property, and then click the
5. Click the
picture of the house that appears, select the sample house that you would like
to use, and then click the Next button.
6. Click the
picture of the pond that appears, select the sample pond you would like to use,
and then click the Next button. If you do not wish to add a pond, click
the Do not add a pond checkbox.
7. Click the
picture of the fence that appears, select the fence style you would like to use,
and then click the Next button. If you do not wish to add a fence, click
the Do not add a fence checkbox.
8. On the
graphic that appears, move each landscape element to the desired position by
clicking and holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse. When finished,
click the Next button.
9. Click the
Finish button to create your landscape.
Your landscape is now ready for editing. New landscaping
objects can be added, and existing objects can be edited. Switch between the Plan view and the Perspective view to see your landscape from
different viewpoints, or enter the Realtime
Walkthrough to walk through your landscape realistically.
Important: The above steps walked you
through creating a landscape using the Landscape Wizard, the
purpose of which is to allow you to quickly design a landscape using pre-built
objects. The landscape that is created using the wizard can be a great learning
tool, but is not meant to closely match your design ideas. For a custom design,
click File and New, or select Start a New Landscape from the Welcome Menu when
Realtime Landscaping Architect first starts. Next, add your objects as needed,
designing them exactly as you envision them.
After using the Landscape Wizard, we recommend you review
the following topics to become more familiar with Realtime Landscaping
Adding a Lot Boundary
The picture below shows a landscape design that was
added using the Landscape Wizard and then improved using a wide variety of
pre-built house and pond added by the wizard are grouped by default, but can be
ungrouped to become fully editable.
Pre-built houses can be added separately using the House Wizard.
Pre-built ponds can be added separately using the Pond Wizard.
fence that the wizard adds around the perimeter of your lot is rectangular by
default, but can be changed to any size and shape after the wizard is
create a new fence, use the Fence and Gate tools. Individual fence sections can also
be added using the Accessory
Swimming Pool Wizard
Grouping and Ungrouping