Your Plants are Rotated at a Strange Angle in Your Drawing
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Your Plants are Rotated at a Strange Angle in Your Drawing


When you place plants in a drawing, they seem to have rotated to an angle you didn't set.



Note that most users will not notice the rotation of their plants. However, you might experience this issue if you have plus (+) signs marking your trees, for example.


If the trees are placed at a different rotation, the plus signs will appear as x's, as pictured to the right.

Are your plants rotated at a strange angle in the Plant Schedule but not as placed in your drawing? If so, here's what to do.

Tree marker Plus Signs displaying as X



Plant rotations are set by the angle that is currently specified with our Plant Shadows tool (even if you have not used the tool).



Plant Shadows do not match rotation

In this example, the Plant Shadows are set to 135 degrees but are turned off.


If we turn the Plant Shadows on, we can see that the 135-degree shadows match the rotation of the plants.





To rotate your plants to 0 degrees, simply set your Plant Shadows to 0 degrees.


Open our Plant Shadows tool:



F/X Planting Ribbon, Plant Shadows

F/X Planting ribbon, Plant Shadows flyout





Plant Render toolbar

Plant Render toolbar




Planting toolbar

Planting toolbar

F/X Planting menu

F/X Planting menu, Plant Shadows option




or type FX_PlantShadows in the Command line




In our example, the Angle of shadows setting is at 135 degrees.


To rotate your plants to 0 degrees, use the Angle circular slider to change this number to 0.


Then click OK.

Angle of shadows setting 135

Angle of shadows setting 0




Plants will now be rotated to 0 degrees

Your plants will now be rotated to 0 degrees, as pictured to the left.


Note that the x's within our trees have turned back into + signs. The Plant Shadows will be turned on.




To turn the Plant Shadows off, open the Plant Shadows tool again and click Off.

Plant shadows off




Your plants will now be rotated how you want them, and the Plant Shadows will be turned off.

Last modified on Wednesday, 12 October 2022


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