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Vue™ 7 Beyond the Basics by Richard Schrand

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1. Land Development

Everything begins with your scene—an atmosphere, terrain, and where appropriate, an infinite plane—water, cloud, or ground. And if you think about it, this comprises every scene you build. I’m sure there are many of you who have read those first two sentences and are now thinking “What have I gotten myself into? This guy has a massively firm grasp on the obvious.” But consider this: Since every scene that is created is composed of everything I just mentioned, we often overlook the obvious. We know how to go into the Terrain Editor and mold the terrain either with the brushes or with an image, but there are other tools outside the Terrain Editor that can do even more for you.

In fact, there are hundreds of basic controls at ...

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