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Accent Strip Properties

The properties used to modify an Accent Strip are located to the right of the screen when your Accent Strip is selected. These properties can either be adjusted right before adding the strip to your landscape or after is has been added. Below is a description of each available Accent Strip property in the order that they appear in the software:

Material

Description

Orientation follows contour

The Orientation follows contour property determines whether the accent strip material will bend to follow the path of the accent strip, or if the material will be applied without regard to the shape of the strip. To toggle the material orientation, click the Orientation follows contour checkbox.

Material

The Material property determines what type of surface the accent strip will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the accent strip can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Size

The Size property determines the scale of the accent strip material. For example, if the strip has a brick material, then the Size slider will adjust the size of each brick.

Angle

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

 

Options

Description

Max Elevation

The Max elevation property determines the surface that the accent strip is applied to. For example if the accent strip is placed partially or completely on top of a patio, and the Max elevation property is set to a lower elevation than the patio, then the accent strip will apply to the terrain below the patio, and ignore the patio itself. However, if the Max elevation property is set to a higher elevation than the patio, then the accent strip will ignore the terrain and only apply to the patio itself.

 

To change the elevation, move the Max elevation slider or type a value in the text field.

Width

The Width property determines how thick the accent strip is. To change the accent strip width, move the Width slider or enter a value in the text field.

Closed

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

Switch sides

The Switch sides property determines on which side of the defining line the accent strip is created. To change the placement of the accent strip, click the Switch sides checkbox.

Add border

The Add border property determines whether a solid color outline is created around the accent strip. To toggle the outline, click the Add border checkbox.

Border width

The Border width property determines the thickness of the accent strip outline. To change the accent strip border width, move the Width slider or enter a value in the text field. The Border width property will not be functional unless the Add border checkbox is enabled.

Border color

The Border color property determines the color of the accent strip outline if the Add border checkbox is enabled. To change the color of the border, click the small swatch that displays the current border color.

Edit points

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

Shape options

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

 

Information

Description

Area

The Area property displays the total size of the accent strip in square feet or meters.

Length

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

Perimeter

The Perimeter property displays the total distance around the border of the accent strip in feet or meters.

See also:

Adding an Accent Strip
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects