Create 2D and 3D camera views: explore the different camera types, rendering techniques, and lighting options, and learn how to export a 360 panorama or photo-realistic ray traced view.
Get the best camera views by becoming familiar with the different camera movement tools.
Cross Section and Elevation cameras make it easy to dimension and position objects vertically.
Lighting, materials, camera settings, rendering technique options, and the backdrop all play a role in generating a Physically Based Render.
Save a camera view so you can go back and forth between it and the plan view without fear of losing the view.
Use the Rope Light tool to create under cabinet lighting, illuminated ceilings, or back lighting.
The cross section and elevation camera tools generate views that update as your make changes to your plan
You can create a CAD Detail from your cross sections to allow you full control over display of each line.
The Perspective Camera tools allow you to generate a wide variety of rendered and artistic views for presentation tools.
Save or export a 360 degree rendering to share your designs with your clients.
Create Back Clipped Wall Elevation and control the display of the camera callout in Plan View
Quickly add plan view shadow polylines to see how the structure will shade the property on any given day of the year.
Learn how to create a Walkthrough within Chief Architect home design software.
From new construction to remodel projects, 3D rendering can make a big difference on how clients judge your work.
Learn about a new Bonus Catalog of Chevron and Herringbone materials, and how Normal Maps work within our Chief Architect Premier software.
A detailed breakdown of the different material properties that can be adjusted to fine-tune your textures, as well as material maps that can be used in order to create more realistic renderings.
Explore the many ways Adobe’s Substance Player can be used to general material maps, creating custom, life-like materials to use in your designs.
3D Walkthroughs are the perfect way to animate and make your home designs come to life. You can share these virtual tours with your clients or post them on your website and social media. Virtual tour videos are a great way to help your clients visualize your designs and showcase your work.
Learn how to add and use your own custom materials. We'll cover tiling a material and stretching a material in our bathroom design.
360 renderings offer a more expansive view and can better help your clients visualize the entire space. These panoramic renderings can be a great way to interact with clients when social distancing limits in‑person meetings. Learn how to position your camera, export the file, and share with your clients or place on your website.
Add sunlight streaming through your windows in your render and ray traced views using the sun angle tools.
Like floor plan view, what displays in 3D views is determined by the active layer set.