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  1. My current kitchen project has a corner cabinet holding a cook-top. The cabinets to the left are 24" deep and the cabinets on the right are 30" deep. I don't see an option to specify the different depths nor can I just drag one end to match he adjoining cabinet. Any thoughts?
  2. Here's a Crepe Myrtle I have in my library... Crepe Myrtle
  3. I don't know why that didn't show up in my search (same search term):
  4. I need to create a reflected ceiling plan but I don't know of a way to do this in Chief. Has anyone done one?
  5. You can produce some really nice renderings in Chief but you'll need to upgrade from HD Pro to Chief to get the ray trace feature.There are some excellent video tutorials in the knowledge base which are a good place to start. From there, it's a matter of learning the various features and techniques described through experimentation. Here are a couple of scenes I rendered in Chief (with some symbols and materials brought in from outside sources)... rendered in X9: : rendered in X13: There are other rendering programs that can produce really outstanding results but that requires investing in more software and also learning it. I guess it's all a matter of how much time and money you're willing to invest and for what type of result.
  6. This sounds like something I can help you with. Please contact me directly at 585-441-5291 or if you'd like to discuss. - Eric P.M. sent
  7. I did try that yesterday and showed it to the client but they didn't like it. I've also tried increasing emissivness and placing a green colored bacgroundbehind the plant but so far nothing has been a good solution.
  8. The Chef model ('Pyracantha coccinea 1' in 3D Plants) shows plenty of berries but the leaves look skimpy and grey. There are only two material options, the bark (specified as 'bark') and the branch which is and image of berries and leaves.
  9. That's what I was afraid of, thanks for taking a look Michael. Any thoughts on where I can find a decent, Chief compatible model? I've already tried 3D Warehouse, Turbo Squid, CG Trader (where this model came fro) and many others. There is a nice model in Chief but it doesn't meet the customer's spec. - Eric
  10. Putting each option into it's own layer is one way to do it. If it's a single floor project, you could just create a separate floor for each option.
  11. I have a 3D symbol for a plant (Pyracantha Firethorn) which I need for a current project but it is far too big to bring into Chief. Is there anyone who can convert this to a Chief compatible format and size? - Eric
  12. If you don't need to do any further editing on the house, you can convert it to a symbol (from a 3D view - Tools/Symbol/Convert to Symbol) and then place it in your plan.
  13. Thanks Mick, that worked pretty well. - Eric