3D video cards can vary greatly in terms of features and
performance. Use these settings to enable or disable features as needed for the
best visual quality and performance for your particular video card.
Click the Hardware
acceleration checkbox to enable or disable full use of your computer’s video
card. If your computer meets the minimum requirements, then hardware
acceleration will be enabled by default. If your computer does not meet the
minimum requirements, then the hardware acceleration option will not be
If you are experiencing artifacts, such as black squares or
flickering materials, then it is likely that your computer needs an update to
its video drivers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like help
finding an update. In the meantime, disabling hardware acceleration should
eliminate most issues.
Important: Enabling or disabling Hardware
Acceleration requires a restart of Realtime Landscaping Photo in order to
Graphics settings button
settings dialog contains many different options that adjust the graphical
quality of Realtime Landscaping Photo. To access the Graphic settings dialog,
click the Graphics settings button from the Program Settings dialog.
Graphics quality drop-down menu is used to select the level of graphical
detail that is best suited to your computer’s capabilities. If you experience
slow performance on medium sized landscapes, then it is recommended to choose a
lower quality setting.
Enables gamma correction when printing. This helps the
graphics appear more crisp and vivid. However, on some printers this may cause
the scene to appear overly bright and colorful, so you may need to turn off this
anti-aliasing, if supported by your video card. Anti-aliasing helps smooth
jagged edges that can occur during rendering. However, this can decrease the
rendering performance, so try turning this option off if the program is running
Enables anisotropic texture filtering, if supported by your
video card. This helps large flat surfaces to appear less blurry when viewed at
Advanced Lighting Effects
Click the Advanced lighting effects checkbox to enable or disable specular
lighting and other advanced effects if supported by your video card.
When using Realtime Landscaping Architect, this enables
reflections and refractions for swimming pools and ponds imported using the 3D
Note: you also need to enable the "Improved
water quality" option on any swimming pools and/or ponds you create using
Realtime Landscaping Architect.