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- Creating thre-dimensional elements for terrain view in M8
A project I am currently working on requires the creation of habitat connection under a proposed road between a pocket of wetland and relatively undisturbed habitat . I was hoping that I could create a rectangular area with a depth component that could be overlain onto LIDAR terrain data (the layer is painted over the terrain, not embedded into texture). Barring that, I was hoping that I could create a series of rectangles with different elevation values that could be stacked on the terrain image. So far, all I have been able to accomplish is creating a flat plane that conveniently lies on top of the terrain high points. Changing the height component does not appear to have any affect on how the rectangle is displayed on the terrain.
The question is whether there is a way in M8 to create said three-dimensional drawings and have them render at specified elevations over the terrain.
It is as I thought. I was hoping that I could illustrate my concept in Manifold rather than flogging around with SketchUp.