Thursday, January 24, 2013

Landscape design in Rhino



Lands Design for Rhino is a software for designing gardens, green spaces, and landscapes that runs in the Rhino environment.
Lands Design provides tools for producing technical drawings in 2D and 3D of the green space to work with, and realistic images and virtual tours through the project to perform.
Lands Design is ideal for landscape architects, urban planners, town council technicians, constructors, designers and draftsmen, environment departments, nurserymen, gardeners…

Features:
  • Vegetation: Lands includes a variety of functions and types of objects related to the planting of green elements in a landscaping project. These functions will greatly help the professional when locating plant species in a garden space.
  • Civil Work: Structural elements, like paths, fences, walls, hedges, etc. link the garden to the house and, in the case of a park or square, to its immediate surroundings. A balanced assembly of structural elements and plants will give a highly attractive spatial composition. Lands can be used to easily draw all these structural elements in both 2-D and 3-D.
  • Terrain Modeling: On many occasions landscape professionals find that they must work on a terrain with undulating topography which requires them to draw the contour curves to be able to represent the topographical relief on a plan. Lands can generate the topographic mesh that shapes the terrain from contour curves.
  • Urban Furniture: Lands has incorporated a vast library of urban street equipment in two and three dimensions, in order to meet the needs of landscaping professionals. This library is divided into two categories: urban furniture and play equipment.
  • Watering System: Watering involves providing water to plants to favor their growth. Lands provides the functions required to create a watering installation with a clear and simple approach.
  • Documentation: Lands provides many features for the documentation including self-generated tables on the plan that list the project’s elements, labeling functions that can associate a label to each plant in the project and additional dimensioning features, allowing the dimensioning of plants and civil works elements.
  • Plant Database: Lands includes a wide plant database which can be used by the landscaping professional to insert plant species in the drawing. It can also be very useful as a tool used as reference and to submit queries and print the botanical data of different species.
  • Render: Lands features can be expanded by using it with Flamingo nXt, a photo-realistic render plug-in for Rhino. Flamingo nXt generates quality render images. It is fast and easy to use. Moreover, it includes a real time plant generator which simulates very realistic three-dimensional trees. This last feature makes Flamingo nXt the ideal tool to complement Lands features.

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