- Available brushes
- Brush radius
- Plant list
- - Ratio
- - Scale
- - Follow surface
- - Randomize rotation
The foliage painter makes it quick and easy to add plant groups to your project. It can be used to place a variety of vegetation by defining an area with objects dragged in from the library.
The brushes can be used not only to add plants to the project, but also to delete plants by selecting the Eraser function. Plants placed with the plant brush cannot be selected in the project.
Add brush: it can be used to create a new brush in the project, so you can choose from a number of different brush combinations in addition to the default settings.
Available brushes: the project has five brushes by default, four of which contain different plant combinations and one for deleting plants that have already been placed.
Edit name: it allows you to edit the name of the active brush.
Delete: the active brush can be deleted from the list with this button when it is no longer needed.
The brush size can be set with the slider from 0.2 metres to 100 metres, and up to 1 kilometre can be entered manually. The size of the brush determines how much area you can fill with plants at a time.
This value sets the number of plants placed within a given area by the brush. The higher the value, the more plants will be deposited in a single stroke, resulting in a denser vegetation.
In the plant list you can see what plants the foliage painter is depositing. The plants listed here are mixed and placed by the program when the brush is used. The ratio, size, follow surfaces and randomize rotation can be adjusted individually for each plant assigned to the brush, so you can fully customise the properties of the brush.
You can use the ratio to control the extent to which the program mixes plants into the placed group. The higher the value, the more varied the plant placement, so it is easy to weight the composition if you want to place more of one plant and less of another in the same area. This value can be set separately for each plant on the tray.
Plants of the same type are placed at different sizes to give a more realistic result. The higher the set value, the greater the difference between the plants placed. You can set the minimum and maximum values, which means that the size of the plants is randomly between the set values. Values less than 100% will make plants smaller than their original size, and values greater than 100% will make plants larger than their original size. These values can be set separately for each plant on the tray.
With follow surfaces, the vertical direction of the plants can be adjusted. When switched on, it places plants perpendicular to the surface in sloping areas. When off, plants are always placed vertically. This value can be set separately for each plant on the tray.
By switching on randomize rotation, the direction of the plants is constantly changing, giving a more natural effect. This value can be set separately for each plant on the tray.