How to Fix Seeing Sky or Terrain in Camera Views

Reference Number: KB-00393 Last Updated: 11-19-2014 01:38 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


I am taking a Floor Camera view from the first floor that has an Open Below area above it, or in a room where I have unchecked Ceiling Over this Room on the Structure tab of the Room Specification dialog, and in my interior camera views, I see sky.

How can I see the underside of the roof plane for my vaulted ceiling or open above area?


The Floor Camera  tool creates views of the current floor only. The ceiling and anything above it is not generated, and neither is anything below the floor.  

Using the Floor Camera  tool:   

Instead, use the Full Camera  tool, which does not have the F on the icon, to create multi-floor views of the 3D model.  

The Full Camera  tool can be used to create both interior and exterior perspectives and is ideal for for displaying cathedral ceilings, roofs, lofts, stairwell openings, and other variation in floor and ceiling levels.  

Using the Full Camera  tool: