|TERRAINLINX MODEL PLANNER|
|Format||SKU||Genre||Product Line||Scale||Released||File Size|
|Software||tlxplan||Universal||TerrainLinX||N/A||November 1, 2010||1.47mb|
|Designers:||Brant Hestrup, Denny Unger, Alexandre Moreau|
PLEASE NOTE: The TerrainlinX Planner is in the Beta phase of development. Expect updates, upgrades and fixes along the way. For a complete list of currently supported model sets please visit the forum support thread here. Implementation of new TLX terrain sets are added to the planner shortly after they are released.
The TerrainlinX model planner helps you organize TerrainlinX compatible modelsets in an easy to use drop-down interface. Not only that but we've included the ability to catalog how many of each item you have previously constructed in your collection!
An intuitive user interface and common sense tools allow you to manipulate tiles, walls, posts, balconies, stairs, ramps and generic gaming markers. You can also add handy in-game notes! In no time you'll be designing your layouts quickly and easily!
A groundbreaking layers system allows you to clearly define each stacking level of your TerrainlinX layout! Design your multilevel terrain to interact in astounding ways. Add as many layers as you like, view lower and upper layers with a user defined transparency as you build!
The TerrainlinX planner builds a dynamic manifest of the items based on your layout, telling you which PDF page to print from and how many pages you'll need to print to start your build! Its like having a WWG build tutor on your computer!
Save your layout as a freely editable planner file or PNG image file, to share with others or to collaborate! Click the “community” button to access full planner support, future feature requests and of course to share and show off your TLX layouts!
Take the guess work out of your next build and pick up the affordable TerrainlinX model planner today!
Introduced to our catalog in late 2009, TerrainlinX is our PDF "Print, Build, Play" 100% modular terrain system. Includes full automated craftcutter (Robocutter) support making it the ultimate home fabrication terrain alternative. Build as much as you want, as BIG as you want, whenever you want!
FREE instructions, video of the system in action and dimensions: click here!
Michael Proteau said:
Keep in mind the disclaimer that the planner is "in the Alpha phase of development." The planner has the potential of being a really great tool for producing builds, but it is still rough around the edges.
Available tiles tend to lag behind the releases, the core product doesn't natively support laying out props, and there's no differentiation or visualization of the walls and posts you lay out. The controls are minimal but adequate. The software can tell you what pages of sets you need to print to get all the tiles, but it can't tell you what specific posts or walls you'll need, and it does not let you keep track of what pieces you already have made, making the feature a bit less helpful.
The planner does make available all of the tiles from all of the sets, so it gives you a chance to see what is available in other sets and play with them to see what you might be able to create. I have found it most useful for preparing encounters - many encounter maps aren't designed for the 3" and 6" TLX tile dimensions, so being able to lay out a table in the planner ahead of time and print out the design is very handy. The ability to design multiple layers is well done, and greatly eases the difficulty of multi-level layouts like large buildings.
Overall, I think the TerrainlinX Model Planner is an inexpensive tool that can be very useful, even if it currently has shortcomings.
Review Posted: July 27, 2011