Use one of several fire materials to create a three dimensional flame by applying the flame material to a 3d object like a cylinder.
The Adjust Material Definition tool is useful for quickly changing plan materials; however, this tool affects all objects using that material.
All surfaces display textures. Textures help create realistic-looking materials and are especially designed to tile without any visible seams.
Chief Architect includes a color chooser that allows you to copy the color from any image on your screen, including from other programs or web pages.
Materials are represented by patterns in vector based rendering techniques. This message will display if a material in the plan has a problem with its pattern.
Bump maps are images that are layered under the original material. The program uses the dark and light areas in the bump map to simulate changes in the surface.