Making a Forest
  • 10 Nov 2021
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Making a Forest

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If you're an experienced Trainz Surveyor user, you've probably already skilled in using copy and paste and our Random Scenery tools to make forests. S20 provides a new range of tools to make the job even quicker and easier.

Making a Forest

These simple steps will show how quickly you can select, place, duplicate, move and replace Assets as well as using the Contextual Menu to help create a dense forest in minutes.

  1. Create a new route and switch to S20 Mode in the Tool Menu
  2. Click on the Scenery Objects icon in the Asset Palette
  3. Type "Tree Pine" in the Search field
  4. Select a tree and start clicking in the world
  5. After placing a few trees, switch to the Selection/Move Tool
  6. Double click to select all the trees placed (or click on one tree and drag your mouse over other trees to select one at a time)
  7. Hit Ctrl-C then Ctrl-V to copy/paste a new group of trees
  8. Grab the "Main" Anchor Point and drag to move all 100 trees in any direction, and any distance.
  9. R-click to move to a new area and use Ctrl-V to paste the forest to the new location.
  10. Move a little further away then hit Ctrl-V again
  11. Switch to the Rotate Tool and grab the vertical Anchor point.
  12. Drag to raise all the trees
  13. Hit Ctrl-V a few times to paste more and more trees, then switch to the Marquee Tool
  14. Hit the Delete key (and all your trees have gone)
  15. Hit Ctrl-Z to Undo the deletion action
  16. Grab the Z (up/down) Anchor Point on the Asset Anchor (The one attached to the tree not the Marquee Anchor) and raise the trees 20m higher.
  17. Click on the Contextual Menu "Gear" icon and choose "Smooth Ground Under Selected" from the list of operations
  18. The ground will rise to settle all the trees on the ground.
  19. Select a different tree in the Asset Palette then use the Marquee Tool to select a few trees
  20. Use the Contextual Menu > Replace with Selected Asset to replace those selected trees with a different tree

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