Cameras & Lighting

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.

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Title / Description


13

2:05

Camera Views

Taking a camera view of your plan is just a click and drag away.

Video No. 13


14

2:08

Overviews

Overview cameras allow you to see your plan from the outside.

Video No. 14


6150

5:06

Rendering Techniques

Use the different render techniques to create marketing materials.

Video No. 6150


2426

9:22

Physically Based Rendering Technique

Lighting, materials, camera settings, rendering technique options, and the backdrop all play a role in generating a Physically Based Render.

Video No. 2426


16

2:35

Cross Section/Elevation Views

Cross Section and Elevation cameras make it easy to dimension and position objects vertically.

Video No. 16


19

1:54

Virtual Walkthroughs

Record a tour of your project with the walkthrough tools

Video No. 19


21

1:22

Saving and Restoring Camera Views

Save a camera view so you can go back and forth between it and the plan view without fear of losing the view.

Video No. 21


2430

8:07

Light Sets

Light Sets allow you to easily control the amount of light in each scene.

Video No. 2430


70

3:25

Rope Lighting

Use the Rope Light tool to create under cabinet lighting, illuminated ceilings, or back lighting.

Video No. 70


1554

8:18

Applying Backdrops

You can apply backdrops and background colors to any 3d view.

Video No. 1554


5478

8:11

Creating Updatable Cross Sections and Modifying Layer Display

The cross section and elevation camera tools generate views that update as your make changes to your plan

Video No. 5478


5479

3:09

Creating Fully Editable Cross Sections

You can create a CAD Detail from your cross sections to allow you full control over display of each line.

Video No. 5479


5484

11:18

Creating 3D Presentation Views

The Perspective Camera tools allow you to generate a wide variety of rendered and artistic views for presentation tools.

Video No. 5484


403

10:09

360 Panorama Renderings

Save or export a 360 degree rendering to share your designs with your clients.

Video No. 403


1944

6:13

Creating Kitchen Island Elevations

Create Back Clipped Wall Elevation and control the display of the camera callout in Plan View

Video No. 1944


5320

4:03

Sun Angle and Plan View Shadows

Quickly add plan view shadow polylines to see how the structure will shade the property on any given day of the year.

Video No. 5320


10134

13:11

Quick Tip - Walkthrough Video

Learn how to create a Walkthrough within Chief Architect home design software.

Video No. 10134


10153

7:52

Quick Tip – Chevron & Herringbone Materials with Normal Maps

Learn about a new Bonus Catalog of Chevron and Herringbone materials, and how Normal Maps work within our Chief Architect Premier software.

Video No. 10153


83

15:37

Advanced Materials

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.

Video No. 83


84

16:10

Substance Player

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.

Video No. 84


1541

6:31

Cabinet Materials - Changing and Adjusting

How to apply materials to cabinets

Video No. 1541


10032

7:34

Chief Architect Quick Tip - Importing Materials

Learn how to add and use your own custom materials. We'll cover tiling a material and stretching a material in our bathroom design.

Video No. 10032


10158

4:35

Sun Angle Quick Tip

Add sunlight streaming through your windows in your render and ray traced views using the sun angle tools.

Video No. 10158


904

5:40

Controlling What Displays in 3D

Like floor plan view, what displays in 3D views is determined by the active layer set.

Video No. 904


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