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Rock Border Properties

The properties used to modify a Rock Border object are located to the right of the screen when your border is selected. These properties can either be adjusted right before adding the border to your landscape or 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 rock border will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the rock border can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the rock border material’s image.

Size

The Size property determines the scale of the rock material.

Angle

The Angle property determines the rotation angle of the rock 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 rock 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 rock 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 rock will have increased detail when viewed up close.

 

Options

Description

Closed

The Closed property determines whether the rock border’s shape is open or closed. To change the state of the rock border’s shape, click the Closed checkbox to toggle it.

Smoother rocks

The Smoother rocks property determines whether the rock border will feature smooth or rough rocks. To toggle the rock smoothness, click the Smoother rocks checkbox.

Rock size

The Rock size property determines the approximate size of each rock. To change the rock size, move the Rock size slider or enter a value in the text field.

Edit points

Click the Edit points button to enable or disable point editing mode, which will allow you to modify the rock border’s shape. See Editing Points for details.

Shape options

Click the Shape Options button to save the shape of the rock border, or to load an existing shape. For more details, see Saving and Loading Shapes.

 

Information

Description

Length

The Length property displays the total distance, in feet or meters, from the start of the rock border to the finish.

See also:

Adding a Rock Border
Adding a Rock
Selecting Objects
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Saving and Loading Shapes