Full integration in Rhino workflow
Lands is totally built in Rhino interface:
- Rhino-like docking panels
- Rhino-like drop-down menu
- Rhino-like toolbars and commands behavior
- Context menu extensions
- Rhino-like application options
Advanced Edit Panel
The Lands edit panel is a docking panel that can be attached to the sides of the Rhino window or float above all other Rhino windows.
The edit panel offers all of Lands edit options in real time for all objects selected in the drawing. In the edit panel, you can:
- Edit the properties of objects selected
- Run the same functions offered by the context menu for the current selection.
- Apply layer states and filters to the drawing
Editing multiple objects
Multiple objects can be edited at the same time. The user can modify one or more properties for a set of objects keeping intact the rest of its properties.
The update feature can be executed for all Lands objects. It involves the regeneration of an object to update its graphical display, in accordance with its internal properties.
An object might need to be updated after an operation where the object was used or where other objects related to this one were modified. For example, a Plant Schedule might need to be updated when new plants are added to the drawing or plants are deleted from the drawing. Or, a terrain might need to be updated when some of the curves that define its topography are modified.
Lands allows the automatic update of objects when an update is required. This feature can be enabled or disabled from the application options.
Many of the Lands objects are generated with control curves. The control curves are used to specify the forest’s limits, the elevation of a terrain, the walkthrough of a row of plants, a path or dwarf wall, etc.
When a control curve is modified, the proprietary object will update according to the change.
The control curves are usually grouped in their proprietary object, which allows the simultaneous selection of the Lands object and its control curves.
Lands can toggle the visibility of the control curves of one or various objects, hiding them when they are not required and showing them when you wish to modify this object aspect.
Elevate to terrain
The elevation of the Lands objects can be automatically adjusted to the topology of the Lands terrains found in the drawing.
For complex objects, like walls and fences, the command will influence all the future updates of the object.
Many of the Lands objects can be represented in two and three dimensions.
The user can switch at any moment between both representations, as well as convert a single object -or a set of objects- from 2D to 3D and viceversa.
Hidden display mode
A new display mode, named “Hidden” is added to the Rhino viewports.