Getting Started with Realtime Landscaping Architect
Learn how to quickly get started with designing your landscape.
In-Depth: Getting Started with Realtime Landscaping Architect
A more comprehensive guide on getting started with designing your landscape.
Using the Landscape Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect
The Landscape Wizard can be used to quickly set up a simple landscape.
Adjusting the Perspective View
The Perspective View is the 3D view of your landscape design. Learn how to change your point of view smoothly.
Adjusting the Plan View
The Plan View is the top-down view in Realtime Landscaping Architect. Learn how to pan and zoom with ease.
Editing Points allows you to change the shape of most shape-based landscaping objects.
Designing Over a Photo
Use Realtime Landscaping Photo to design a landscape on top of a picture.
Adding Landscape Objects
Adding a Fill Region
A Fill Region is used to add grass, mulch, or other ground cover.
Adding a Path
A Path is used to place a walkway or trail.
Edging is used to add adjustable borders to planting regions and other features.
Adding a Hedge
Hedges are used to add box hedges of any shape and size.
Adding an Accessory
Accessories include more than a thousand different objects, ranging from patio furniture to golf carts.
Adding a Landscape Light
Landscape Lights are used to add garden and accent lights to your landscape design.
Adding a Rock
Small rocks and large boulders can be added using the Rock object.
Adding a Rock Border
Rock Borders are used to create automatic strings of rocks.
Adding a Picture
Pictures are used to add 2D images to your landscape.
Adding a Plant
Thousands of different plants can be added to your landscape.
Adding a Plant Fill
The Plant Fill object allows you to populate an area of your landscape design with plants.
Adding Water Features
Adding a Pond
The Pond object is used to create water gardens of different shapes and sizes.
Using the Pond Wizard
Use the Pond Wizard to quickly add a pre-built water garden to your landscape design.
Adding a Stream
Streams can be added to enhance your water garden design, or to visualise a natural creek.
Adding a Waterfall
Many different types of waterfalls can be added. Waterfalls emit flowing water in the Realtime Walkthrough.
Adding a Fountain
Many different styles of fountains can be added. Fountains will spray or gush water realistically in the Realtime Walkthrough.
Adding a Jumping Jet
Jumping Jets are small pressurized water emitters used to create stunning water garden effects.
Adding a Sprinkler Line
Add an adjustable line that represents an underground sprinkler system.
Adding Building Objects
Adding a House
Add a 3D house to your landscape design.
Using the House Wizard
Use the House Wizard to add a 3D house to your landscape.
Adding House Accessories
Learn how to add doors, windows, house lights, and columns to your design.
Adding a Fence and Fence Gate
The Fence and Fence Gate tools are used to add customizable wooden and vinyl fences and gates.
Adding a Panel Fence and Panel Gate
The Panel Fence and Panel Gate tools are used to add a wide range of metal fences and gates.
Adding a Deck and Deck Stairs
Add wooden or composite customizable decks and deck stairs.
Using the Deck Wizard
Use the Deck Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect to build a deck.
Learn to use the standalone railing tool.
Adding a Patio
Create detailed patios to complement your landscape design.
Adding a Covered Porch and Patio
Learn how to create two styles of covered porches and a covered patio.
Adding Patio Stairs
Add customizable patio steps to your landscape design.
Adding Patio Stairs on a Slope
Add customizable patio steps to a slope.
Adding a Retaining Wall (Part 1)
Learn to use the powerful Retaining Wall tool for use in your designs.
Adding a Retaining Wall (Part 2)
Learn to use the powerful Retaining Wall tool for use in your designs.
Adding an Accent Strip
Use the Accent Strip tool to add concrete, paver, or brick accents to your designs.
Adding an Accent Shape
Add decorative shapes to your patios and regions using the Accent Shape tool.
Adding Swimming Pool Objects
Adding a Swimming Pool
Detailed swimming pools include realistic water and user-friendly customization options.
Using the Swimming Pool Wizard
Use the Swimming Pool Wizard to quickly add a pre-built sample swimming pool.
Adding Pool Decking
Pool Decking is used to create the foundation that most in-ground swimming pools are set within.
Adding Pool Stairs
Pool Stairs are used to add steps inside a swimming pool or spa for use in entry and exit.
Adding a Pool Seat
The Pool Seat object is used to create seating platforms inside swimming pools or spas.
Adding a Pool Wall and Spillway
Pool Walls and Spillways are used to enhance swimming pools and spas.
Adding a Pool Light
The Pool Light object is used to place a light onto pool decking or within a swimming pool or spa.
Adding a Pool Accessory
Pool Accessories include swimming pool and spa objects, such as ladders, handrails, pool toys, and more.
Adding Road Objects
Adding a Road (Part 1)
Add roads and sidewalks to extend your design beyond the property line for increased realism.
Adding Utility Objects
Adding a Realtime Camera
Realtime Cameras are used to create the path the camera follows when creating movies and automatic walkthroughs.
Adding 3D Text
Learn how to use the 3D Text object to add signs and labels to your landscape design.
Adding a 3D Dimension
Learn how to use the 3D Dimension object to display distances on your landscape design.
Adding an Overlay
Design a house over a 2D plan using an overlay.
Adding a Lot Boundary
Add boundaries that can be used as property lines as well as section off specific areas of your landscape design.
Adding Plan Detail Objects
Adding a Linear Dimension
Add dimensions to your landscape design that appear in the Plan view and when the design is printed.
Adding a Radial Dimension
Add radial dimensions to your landscape design that appear in the Plan view and when the design is printed.
Adding a Label
Add a highly customizable text label to your landscape design.
Adding a 3D Label
Add a 3D Label to your landscaping design that displays a perspective view at the specified area.
Adding a Plant Label
Add a Plant Label to your design that calls out a plant or group of plants on the landscape plan.
Customizing the Plan View
Learn how to make use of Realtime Landscaping Architect’s powerful and versatile Plan view.
Using the Plant Label Wizard
Use the Plant Label Wizard to quickly and easily label all plants in a landscape design.
Using the Symbol Creation Wizard
Use the Symbol Creation Wizard to save your own landscaping symbols for future use.
Using the Picture Import Wizard
Import a custom photograph or image into Realtime Landscaping Architect.
Using the Model Import Wizard
Import a custom 3D model from a SketchUp or 3DS file.
Creating a Project Material List
Create a list of objects used in your landscape design to aid in determining what needs to be purchased and the total cost.
Using the Subtract Shapes Tool
Learn how to subtract the shape of one object from another.
Learn how to organize items in your design into sets called “layers”.
Modifying the Terrain
Adding a Slope
Learn how to add a simple or curved slope to your landscape design.
Adding a Height Grid
Learn how to add a lattice of points to your design that can be adjusted in elevation.
Adding a Height Map
Learn how to sculpt the terrain using an image.
Adding a Height Painter
Learn how to raise, lower, flatten, and smooth the terrain by “painting” the desired elevation changes.
Adding an Area Grader
Learn how to draw a shape into your terrain that can be raised or lowered as needed.
Adding a Path Grader
Learn how to adjust the elevation of walkways, driveways, and more.
Adding a Box
Learn how to add cubes and rectangular solids for use in custom models.
Adding a Ramp
Learn how to add sloped solid shapes for use in your custom models, or as standalone objects.
Adding a Cylinder
Learn how to add smooth or faceted cylinders of any shape and size.
Adding an Extrusion
Learn how to create a 3D object by drawing a 2D shape and then “pulling” it out.
Adding a Lathe
Learn how to create a 3D object which is based on the revolution of a 2D shape.
Adding a Loft
Learn how to create complex 3D objects by extruding a shape along a modifiable path.
Adding a Part
Learn how to add various simple 3D pieces that can be used alone or as part of a custom model.
Converting to Custom Model
Learn how to convert nearly any object into a “Custom Model” to enable advanced editing options.
Adding a Circular Patio
Learn how to add a custom circular patio.
Adding a Custom Inset Fireplace
Learn how to add a custom inset fireplace.
"The software is a complete set of tools for designing lawns, buildings, decks, patios, edging, retaining walls and other landscaping features." - Landscape Architect magazine review
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