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I have never found a terraforming tool with finer control than the built-in bulldozer, but I haven't spent a lot of time looking for one either.  You can get pretty fine control out of the bulldozer, though, if you practice a lot.  Set the strength and size of the tool at their lowest setting and do your finest terraforming with tiny taps on the mouse button.  It can be a little frustrating until you get good at it, but I have been able to get surprisingly good landform detail by just being patient.  It also helps sometimes to alternate back and forth between tools -- raise an area slightly, roughen it, flatten gently but not enough to kill the roughness, then lower around the edges and smooth......   Remember, of course, that RL waves tend to smooth a coastline, so you don't need to make really small jaggedness.  If you want to add a little variety, too, you can always break up the appearance with a rock or a log.

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I have never found a terraforming tool with finer control than the built-in bulldozer, but I haven't spent a lot of time looking for one either.  You can get pretty fine control out of the bulldozer, though, if you practice a lot.  Set the strength and size of the tool at their lowest setting and do your finest terraforming with tiny taps on the mouse button.  It can be a little frustrating until you get good at it, but I have been able to get surprisingly good landform detail by just being patient.  It also helps sometimes to alternate back and forth between tools -- raise an area slightly, roughen it, flatten gently but not enough to kill the roughness, then lower around the edges and smooth......   Remember, of course, that RL waves tend to smooth a coastline, so you don't need to make really small jaggedness.  If you want to add a little variety, too, you can always break up the appearance with a rock or a log.

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