Chief Architect Help Database - Article Number: 1830
How to Create a 3-Dimensional FlameThe information in this article applies to:
- Chief Architect X4
Chief Architect contains several fire materials, however, they are just images. How can I make these look more realistic?
Creating a 3D flame in Chief Architect is very simple. The first thing you need is a shape with only a few surfaces for the flame material to be applied to.
In this example we will create the curling flame shown above by applying a fire texture to a hollow cylinder.
Creating the cylinder
- To begin, select File> New Plan to start a new, empty plan.
- Next, select Build> Primitive> Cylinder , then click and drag in floor plan to create a simple cylinder shape.
- Once the cylinder has been created, go to 3D> Create Perspective View> Full Overview .
- Next, use the Delete Surface tool hide the two end surfaces of the cylinder.
- Click Tools> Symbol> Convert to Symbol .
- Choose a category for the cylinder. In this case we will use a Geometric Shape, and click OK.
- Now place your new shape into a plan and resize it as needed.
Apply a fire material, found in the library under Chief Architect Core Catalogs> Materials> Fire.
You may also want to review online Help Database Article #1234 to learn how to add lighting to your fire or flame.
Last updated on: Mar 29, 2013