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Blueprint Tool

These instructions assume your image matches your plot size exactly. For more on how to do this, see the Terrain and Imagery Download tutorial.

First put any images you want to use in the correct folder:

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CustomPortal\Resources\Textures\Blueprints
Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\CustomPortal\Resources\Textures\Blueprints

Blueprint Tool Dialog Box

  1. Open up the plot you want to use the image on.
  2. If your not on the surface layer go to Layers > Surface.
  3. Go to Tools > Blueprint Tool. The dialog box above opens.
  4. Put a check next to enabled.
  5. Click on Change, open the Blueprints folder, and select your image.
  6. Verify that Lock Aspect Ratio is checked and drag one of the dimension sliders until the image approximately fits your plot size.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Right click on one of the corners of your plot, go to View and select Zoom To. Zoom out using the down arrow until the corner of the image comes into view.
  9. Go to Tools > Blueprint Tool.
  10. Click on the arrows next to the dimensions slider to fine tune the image size. Fit the image edge as close to the plot edge as you can.
  11. Click OK.

This process is not perfect. You now need to fine tune it.

  1. Go to Layers > Height.
  2. Check over the plot and if the image needs adjusting go to Tools > Blueprint Tool and adjust the offset, dimensions or rotation as needed. The best way to do this is use a lake bed, stream, or other obvious land feature. Check these on opposite sides of the plot and run through each hole on your course.
  3. Once you have it lined up correctly, write down these settings so you can easily reset the image next time.

If you have more then one image repeat this process for any other images. Once you have the settings for all the images you can adjust the plot corners to trim the jagged edges off.

That's it, now you can start laying out your course. Good Luck! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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