L3DT documentation
Large 3D terrain generator

The area selection mouse mode

To select the area of a map, use the 'Tools→Select area' menu option, or select the 'select area' mouse mode button on the toolbar (see icon below).

The 'Select area' toolbar icon.

Using the mouse cursor, left-click and drag to select the desired area (see below). Note that the status bar displays the start and end coordinates and the size of the selected area.

Selecting an area of the heightfield.

This tool may be used in conjunction with the export selected area option, the crop map layer option, and the copy/paste options.

Selecting exact coordinates

To precisely select map coordinates, you may use the select area window, in which you may manually input the map coordinates.

Select area in Sapphire

At the time of writing1), you cannot yet select areas in the Sapphire 3D viewer. However, the area selected in the 2D view will be displayed in the 3D view, as shown below:

The selected area shown in the 2D and 3D views.

1) March 2009
l3dt/userguide/tools/selarea.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/31 05:58 (external edit)
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