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Box Properties

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

Material

Description

Material

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

Material options

The appearance of the box 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 box material. For example, if the region 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 box 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 box 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 box 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 box material will have increased detail when viewed up close.

 

Options

Description

Elevation

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

Rotate about X

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

Width

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

Length

The Length property determines the depth of the box from front to back. To adjust the box depth, move the Length slider or type a value in the text field.

Height

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

 

Information

Description

Area

The Area property displays the total surface size of the box in square feet or meters.

Volume

The Volume property displays the total displacement of the box in cubic feet or meters.

See also:

Adding a Box
Adding a Ramp
Adding a Cylinder
Adding an Extrusion
Adding a Lathe
Adding a Loft
Adding a Part
Converting to a Custom Model
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Using 3D Booleans to Create Complex Models