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Pool Accessory Properties

The properties used to modify a pool accessory are located to the right of the screen when your accessory is selected. Only some of these pool accessory properties can be adjusted right before adding the accessory 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.

Options

Description

 

Model

The Model property determines the type of pool accessory. To change the accessory model, click the picture that shows the current accessory.

 

Material options

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

 

Elevation

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

 

Water effect

When a pool or hot tub is selected, this determines how the water will appear during a Realtime Walkthrough. Water can be calm, have small ripples, or even include foam.

Add steam

When a pool or hot tub is selected, check this option to add steam rising from the water during a Realtime Walkthrough.

 

Advanced

Description

Width

The Width property determines the size of the pool accessory from left to right. To adjust the accessory width, move the Width slider or type a value in the text field.

Depth

The Depth property determines the length of the pool accessory from front to back. To adjust the accessory length, move the Depth slider or type a value in the text field.

Height

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

Rotate about X

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

Scale evenly

The Scale evenly property determines if the pool accessory is stretched or not when you adjust the width, depth, or height. If you wish to simply enlarge the accessory, then keep the Scale evenly option checked. If you wish to stretch the accessory in any direction, then uncheck the Scale evenly option.

Enable enhanced surface detail

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

See also:

Adding a Pool Accessory
Selecting Objects
Setting Object Properties
Editing Objects
Editing Materials