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The Flatten tool pushes or pulls all other parts of the heightmap to the level that is currently under the mouse when activated. This can raise or lower the surrounding heightmap values to be the same value.

Using the Flatten Tool

In this example, the Flatten tool is being used in the middle of the hillside to flatten out areas at the point where the mouse click was initiated. As long as the mouse is held down, the height value that was detected is used along any surface to raise or lower (depending on your tool settings) to that height.

Use the following controls to sculpt your Landscape heightmap:

Controls

Operation

Left Mouse Button

Flattens or levels by both raising and lowering or individually raising and lowering the heightmap.

Before Flattening

After Flattening

The brush strength determines the amount of Flattening that can happen when using the Flatten tool.

Tool Settings

Flatten Tool

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Property

Description

Flatten Target

Sets the target height toward which to flatten.

Tool Strength

Controls how much smoothing occurs with each brush stroke has.

Flatten Mode

Determines whether the tool will raise or lower the heightmap section under the brush.

Selection

Description

Both

This will raise and lower values to the current height value when the mouse click is activated.

Raise

This will only rasie values that are lower than the currently selected height when the mouse click is activated. Any values above this clicked point will be left unchanged.

Lower

This will only lower values that are higher than the currently selected height when the mouse click is activated. Any values lower than this clicked point will be left unchanged.

Use Slope Flatten

If checked, flattens along the Landscape's existing slope instead of flattening toward a horizontal plane.

Pick Value Per Apply

If checked, constantly selects new values to flatten toward, instead of only using the first clicked point.

Advanced

Show Preview Grid

When Flatten Target is enabled, you can enable this option to show a preview grid for the flatten target height.

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