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.
The 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 image.
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.
The 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.
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.
The 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
Click 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.