Trees & Shrubs



The Trees & Shrubs Palette

The Trees & Shrubs palette provides four new tools.

Leaf Tool
This tool allows you to place individual components that are used in the Shrub and Tree tools. Thus it allows you to construct your own tree and shrubs.

Shrub Tool
This tools allows you to place shrubs with a large variety of styles and colors.

Tree Tool
This tool allows you to place trees in many styles and colors.

All of these tools share a similar Cover Flow design in the tool’s dialog.  In addition to the obvious and common use of this interface, you may also

• Click and drag left or right to move through the styles of trees, shrubs, etc.
• Use the scroll wheel of a mouse to move through the styles.
• Use two-finger gesture scrolling to move through the styles.
• Click in the Sun image and drag to change the sun angle.
• Use two-finger gesture rotation to change the sun angle.

These tools share a similar color picker design.  In addition to moving the slider’s thumb, you may also

• Click and drag left or right to move through the color choices.
• Use the scroll wheel of a mouse to move through the colors.
• Use two-finger gesture scrolling to move through the colors.

These tools use multiple color pickers of base and hilite colors, and since the tools place complex objects, the normal tool attributes do not apply, so there is no point in trying to set the attributes of the tools with the Attributes window.  Instead, all of the choices are given in the tool dialogs.  After the objects are placed in the drawing, then you may use the Attributes window to change the objects.

 

"I absolutely love the tree and shrub tools."

Joyce Weise
DesignScapes

 

Tree Gradient Tool
This tool allows you to inject the gradient choices used in the Tree and Shrub tools with a needle cursor.

 


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