What are my options for applying wallpaper in a room?
There are a number of options for applying wallpaper in Chief Architect. It can be quickly applied to all walls in a room, to individual walls, and to horizontal sections of either an individual wall or an entire room.
To add wallpaper to an entire room
Open a Chief Architect drawing in which you would like to add wallpaper.
Click the Select Objects tool and double-click inside of the room to select it to open the Room Specification dialog.
On the Materials panel, click on the entry for Walls in the list, then click the Select Material button.
Under the Library Materials panel of the Select Material dialog, select a material to use as the wall covering and click OK to return to the Room Specification dialog.
Another way to quickly apply a wallpaper or other material to the walls of a room is to use the Material Painter while within a camera view. Note, however, that in Chief Architect X7 and earlier versions, the whole room will get the new wall covering. In Chief Architect Premier X8 and newer versions, you can apply the wall covering to an individual wall..
To apply wallpaper to an individual wall
In floor plan view, click the Select Objects tool and double-click on a wall to select it and open the Wall Specification dialog.
On the Materials panel, click on Interior Wall Surface in the list, then click the Select Material button.
Under the Library Materials panel of the Select Material dialog, browse and select a material that suits your needs then click OK to close both the Select Material and Wall Specification dialogs and apply the selected material.
To apply a horizontal section of wallpaper
Click the Select Objects tool and double-click inside of the room to select it and open the Room Specification dialog.
On the Wall Covering panel, click the Add New button to open the Select Material dialog.
Under the Library Materials panel select a material to suit your needs and click OK to close the Select Material dialog and return to the Room Specification dialog.
Specify the Top To Ceiling, Height and Floor to Bottom values of the horizontal section that you would like to apply wallpaper to.
Begin with the Height value, then press the Tab key on your keyboard to update the dialog without closing it.
Next, specify either the Top to Ceiling or Floor to Bottom value - depending on which is the easiest for you to figure - and press the Tab key on the keyboard to accept these values without closing the dialog.
Specify the Top to Ceiling value if you are creating a ceiling border or define the Floor to Bottom value if you are placing wallpaper near the floor.
You can select additional wall coverings by clicking the Add New button and repeating steps 3 and 4, above.
Place different wall coverings at different heights so that they will all be visible and not cover one another.
To delete a wall covering, select it from the Wall Covering drop-down list, then click the Delete button.
To replace a wall covering, select it from the drop-down list and click the Replace button.
When you are satisfied with your wall covering selections, click OK to close the dialog and apply your changes.
Select 3D> Create Perspective View> Full Camera and click and drag in the room to view the new wall coverings.
To apply horizontal sections of wall paper to a single wall
The method for applying horizontal sections of wallpaper to an individual wall is very similar to that for applying them to a room.
Instead of using the Wall Coverings panel of the Room Specification dialog, double-click on the wall in question and use the Wall Coverings panel of the Wall Specification dialog.