This tab contains the tools for modifying the landscape.
Select: Toggles select mode on and off. Use select mode to select objects in the scene.
To modify the landscape, choose one of the brushes listed below and set the brush properties. A green circle will be displayed when the cursor is moved over the scene. This describes the area that will be modified. Click and hold the left mouse button and then move the mouse to modify the terrain, similar to using a paint program.
Brushes: There are several brushes to aid in modifying the landscape.
- Raise: This brush will raise the terrain around the cursor.
- Lower: This brush will lower the terrain around the cursor.
- Level: This brush will level the terrain to the height of the terrain that was under the cursor when the left mouse button was clicked. This brush has a "plateau" effect on the terrain.
- Erase: This brush will move the terrain towards the original height. E.g., if the terrain around the cursor is above the original height, it will move down. The terrain will not move after it reaches the original height.
Brush Properties: There are two brush properties which can be set.
- Radius: This property affects how much terrain is edited when the mouse is moved.
- Magnitude: This property affects how quickly the terrain is altered when the mouse is moved.
Enable Lighting: If lighting is available, this button will enable lighting to be applied to the landscape.
Measure: This tool is used to measure distance between two points on the scene.