Material Properties are the key to creating great‑looking 3D renderings. In this session, we will review the material property settings you can use for both 3D and 2D line drawings.
Chief Architect makes it easy to change materials using an item's specification dialog or the Material Painter.
If you need to change the materials of several different components on an object, you can group select the items and change them all at once saving tons of time!
The material painter allows you to change materials on a single component, whole objects and even entire rooms and floors.
The Plan Materials dialog can be a great help when specifying materials across many areas in a project.
The Color Chooser allows you to select a color from a picture on your computer and use it in your plan.
You can create custom colors and materials using your own images or images from manufacturer websites.
Learn how to use the Screen Capture tool to import images from websites and photos as custom materials. Use CAD tools to represent pattern lines for custom tile layouts and shapes that are not available as predefined patterns.
The Floor Material Region and Wall Material Region tools make it easy to add accent areas to your floors and walls.
How to modify or import materials within your plan to enhance your scene.
Change wood or tile direction, blend colors, and set material properties and preview materials in Ray Trace
Wallcovering can be used on individual walls or on whole rooms and can create a variety of styles.
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.