The Terrain Settings menu allows you to adjust the
terrain material as well as the definition of the terrain on uneven
To edit terrain settings:
Click Settings and Terrain Settings.
Modify the terrain settings as needed and then click the OK button.
Material setting determines the type of material used for the terrain in
the Perspective view. To change the terrain material, click the image that
displays the current material.
Material Options setting is used to change the color and brightness of
the terrain material, or to set the terrain as a solid color. To access the
material options, click the small button that appears to the right of the
Material size setting determines how large the terrain material appears.
To adjust the Material size of the material, move the Material size slider or
enter a value in the text field.
Material angle setting determines the rotation angle of the terrain
material. To adjust the angle of the terrain material, move the Material angle
slider or enter a value in the text field.
The Use overhead lighting setting determines whether the
terrain is lit from above at all angles, or from the viewpoint. This setting is
only used when designing -- it has has no effect on the terrain lighting during
a realtime walkthrough.
The Render detail texture setting is used to enable or
disable a “level of detail” texture that dynamically replaces the default
terrain texture at certain view distances. If you wish for the terrain texture
to remain static at all viewing distances, then uncheck this option.
Soften region edge
The Soften region edge transitions setting is used to
enable or disable a much more gradual blending method for all regions and paths
in the landscape design. When this option is enabled, the separation between any
two regions will be less apparent.
Terrain resolution setting determines the level of detail for terrain
modifying objects, such as slopes. To change the topology detail, move the
Terrain resolution slider or enter a value in the text field. For landscape
designs with flat or slightly sloping terrain, use a Low terrain
resolution. For landscapes with moderate topology changes, use a Medium
terrain resolution. For designs with extensive topology changes, use a
High terrain resolution. The terrain resolution can be changed at any
Page Setup to access a dialog for changing the lot size, print scale, and
other settings. The Page Setup dialog can also be accessed by clicking
File and Page Setup. For more information, see Page Setup.
the Plan view, the terrain always appears as solid white. If you would like to
use a different color or a material in the Plan view, then create a large region
that is set to the desired color or material. For details, see Adding a Region.