Fog of War & Tools
This is about tools! Everything you need to stay in control at the table and get Infinite Realms to do what you want quickly and easily. By the way, the Fog of War & Tools Tab can be opened via the F hotkey!
Sounds complicated? It’s actually not, as you’ll see in a moment!
By the way, we consider the tools to be absolutely essential and therefore they are all available from the Adventurer Tier upwards without any restrictions! If more tools are added in the future, they will of course be freely available as well!
It works even if the bottom menu is open, which is usually not the case with other tools. It is even possible to move the view with the keyboard while another tool is active!
Alternatively you can use the mouse to move over the map while the movement tool is activated in the top menu. By holding down the left mouse button you can easily move the map.
With the right mouse button you can center the view on the clicked point.
The mouse control behaves like other tools and is not available when the bottom menu is open!
Fog of War
The Fog of War tool appears both in the Fog of War & Tools tab and with the two buttons on the left side of the top menu.
These two buttons are highlighted in red and are disabled when the fog of war is not enabled. If they are active, you can use them to select the two eraser tools!
Please keep in mind that you need to close the menu before you can use any selected tools. You can do so by clicking the arrow on top of the bottom menu or using the hotkey TAB.
The right mouse button, on the other hand, draws a red rectangle that restores the fog of war.
If you have made a wrong turn, you can cancel the selection at any time by pressing the ESC key!
The size of the brush can be adjusted by the mouse wheel!
Speaking of the Fog of War & Tools tab! There the fog of war can also be switched on and off, as well as be completely blacked out again via the Reset Fog button!
As soon as the tool is selected, a menu for configuring the brush appears on the left side of the screen. Here you can choose between a few shapes. There is also a color wheel available.
After closing the menu via the arrow at the bottom menu or the hotkey TAB you can start painting!
Please note that the color that is finally visible on the canvas depends in the Multiply and Additive modes on the type of the calculation with the background!
The Grid Tool is a purely passive tool without an entry in the top menu. Below in the bottom menu there are however some setting options!
With the slider Grid Scale the size can be adjusted. In a 3D scene 100% corresponds to the D20 standard of 5 feet.
Grid Strength indicates how well the grid is visible against the background. The setting is purely linear and can vary drastically depending on the color of the grid.
The two Shift sliders at the bottom right can be used to move the grid horizontally and vertically.
The last two controls offer options for the Shape and Color of the grid.
Line of Sight & Distance
Once the tool is selected in the top menu, you can left-click on any point in the scene. Now the starting point is set and the measurement starts. Data will now be displayed next to the cursor. On the one hand the distance from the start point to the position of the cursor and on the other hand the height relative to the ground level.
The height relative to the ground level can be adjusted with the mouse wheel. This also works in the negative range, which can sometimes make sense in 3D scenes! With a second left click you set the target point and the measurement is constantly displayed at the cursor.
You can cancel the measurement at any time by pressing ESC or right-clicking. If two points are already set, the measurement will be deleted. By the way, it is only possible to delete a measurement if the Line of Sight & Distance tool is active!
In 3D scenes the line of sight can be colored red. This means that a 3D object is in the line of sight and interrupts it.
However, since this object may be a very small, narrow or semi-transparent object such as a bush, the red or green coloring of the line of sight should, in case of doubt, be regarded by the game master as a recommendation rather than as absolute truth!
Note: The Token system in Infinite Realms is still at the beginning of its development and currently offers only a few basic functions. This will change in the future. The integration with the Fog of War tool is experimental!
The token now appears in the middle of the screen and can be selected by clicking on it. When a token is selected, the menu on the right side of the screen changes and offers options to customize the token.
Last but not least there are buttons for copying and deleting the token.
A selected token can be moved with pressed mouse button. A click anywhere in the scene ends the selection of a token.
Please note that the tokens can only be moved when the Token Tool is activated!
It was recorded some time ago with Infinite Realms version 2021.1.2 and is thus not up to date, e.g. the Paint Tool is missing.
But the basic principles and workflow still apply!
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