Adding a Landscape Light
Well-placed lighting can dramatically improve the
appearance of your landscape during low light conditions. When viewing your
landscape design at night, Realtime Landscaping Photo will automatically turn on
Realtime Landscaping Photo includes a wide variety of
landscape lights such as traditional garden lights, spotlights, and Japanese
To add a landscape light:
1. Click Add
2. Select the desired
light by clicking the picture in the property window.
3. Click to add the
light. Hold Ctrl while you click to add more than one.
4. Using the property
controls, adjust the light's size, rotation angles, and perspective to match
your landscape design.
Viewing your Landscape Lights
You can switch between day and night viewing of your
landscape design by clicking the Night button. You can control how light
or dark your landscape is at night, the direction of the sun/moon, and whether
or not objects cast shadows. You can also specify the ambient color, so you can
simulate those beautiful sunrises and sunsets that those of us who live in the
Pacific Northwest don't get to see enough of.J See Environment Settings for details.
The following example shows a landscape design with both
day and night settings.
can use any color lights you desire using the Color property.
intensity of the light is a combination of the brightness of the color you
select and the light's Brightness property. Therefore, it's best to use a bright
color (such as pure white) for the color, and then adjusting the wattage will
produce a more realistic brightness.
can hide the fixture by unchecking the Show fixture option. This is
useful when your background picture already contains lights.
Setting Object Properties