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  1. Chief_Content

    Downloadable Catalogs

    As we wrap up 2019, we are glad to get an opportunity to look back at the catalogs we've been able to release and update for our users! Have you gone to the 3D Library and Downloaded catalogs in the last few months? If not, here are some of our recent offerings you can expect to find. Brand Catalogs: Aspire Cabinetry Barker Cabinets The Galley Woodland Cabinetry Bonus Catalogs: Accessories No.11 Signs Docks and Waterways Lighting No.14 Mirrors MEP No.6 Specialty Electrical Man Cave No.6 Sports Fanatic Man Cave No.7 Audiophile Materials Fabric / Wallpaper No.2 Tack Room We've also made updates to a variety of catalogs, make sure your use the Update Library Catalog feature to ensure you have the latest content!
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    Sherwin Williams Colors

    Thanks for bringing this up @RobUSMC. We import RGB data sheets directly from the paint brands to create the catalogs. We'll reach out to ensure we have the most current information.
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    Spring Catalog Updates and Releases

    We are happy to share recent updates to the catalog content available for download! There is a selection of new catalogs and also some "New and Improved" that have been repackaged and enhanced with more granular selections of objects (see lists below). We plan to continue to add to the selection of these and other catalogs that we offer. Use the 'Update Library' command to automatically get the latest updates, and visit the 3D Library to see what's new-to-you. Our recent releases... New Bonus Catalogs: Lighting No.13 Long Chandeliers 3D Plants - Hanging Planters Exterior Roof Attachments Bathroom Fixtures No.5 Commercial Repackaged / Updated Catalogs: Man Cave No.5 Rat Pack Recreation No.4 Games Recreation No.5 Sports Recreation No.6 Playground and Park Vehicles No.1 Recreation Vehicles No.1 Utility Brand Catalogs: IAM Designs Vadara Quartz Surfaces Sensa Greenfield Cabinetry Siteline Cabinetry Bellmont Cabinet Co. Decor Cabinet Company As always, we love to hear from you! If you have suggestions for new content and branded catalogs, please get in touch:
  4. Hello, newbie here. Looking for substantial library/catalogs.

    Moen, bathtubs (not just std stock), wall panels, ceramic tile, LVP flooring, shower rods (by mfg), vanities (by mfg).

    I need all components to have a tie to the mfg. so it will show up on the schedule.

    Sorry if this is repeat, I'm just getting back into using Chief.

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    Custom Material Generation with Substance Player

    Tile_Builder Parameters Here are some of the options you can adjust within the Tile_Builder_Beta. Output Size: Drop down lists with resolution sizes. Random Seed: Click the Randomize button to get different material images and tile layouts. Shape: Choose the shape of your tile. Tile Layout: Choose how you want your color and material types laid out. Offset: Adjust the horizontal offset of your tile. Tile Edge: Adjust the sharpness and size of your edge profile. Grout Width: Sets your grout width. Grout Color: Choose the color of your grout. Tile Material: Selects different materials for your tile. Tile Color: Choose the color of your tile. Tile Color Variation: Randomly adds variation to get non-uniform color. Tile Finish: Drops down to different finish/glazing options. Tile Roughness: Controls how shiny or matte your tile looks. Tile Hue: Changes the hue of your color, good for fine tuning. Tile Saturation: Changes the amount of color in your tile. Tile Lightness: Changes how light or dark your tile is. Wood_Builder_Beta Parameters Here are some of the options you can adjust within the Wood_Builder_Beta. Random Seed: Click the Randomize button to get different material images and tile layouts. Wood_Species: Select the species of wood you’d like to work with. Cut: Select what kind of pattern you’d like to make. Hue, Saturation, Lightness: Adjusts the color of your wood. Board_Color_Variation: Varies the colors of the wood along cut lines to help show the pattern and ad variety. Roughness: Controls the roughness or polish level of your floor. Single_Color_Fabric and Multi_Color_Fabric Parameters Here are some of the options you can adjust within the Wood_Builder_Beta. Random Seed: Click the Randomize button to get different material images and tile layouts. Fabric Type: Selects different types of fabric. Color: Selects your fabrics color Color Hue: Changes the hue of your color, good for fine tuning. Color Saturation: Changes the amount of color in your fabric. Color Lightness: Changes how light or dark your fabric is.
  6. Update 11-26-2019 Tile Builder -Dropped Beta tag -Added a resolution drop down "Output Size" for bigger/smaller texture options Higher resolutions will let you get smoother edges on non-square tile patterns and the added pixel count will allow for thinner grout lines. Higher resolutions can also clog up your machine and Chief if you use a lot of them, so unless you aren’t getting the look you need, I’d stick with 512 or 1024 output sizes. Map responsibly. -Added Picket Tile and Penny tile to the shape drop down -Changed “thin tile” to 4:1 tile -Added a slider for Grout width. Again, if you need thinner grout then what’s being shown, you’ll need to up your resolution under Output Size. -Added a color selector for tile color, behaves just like the grout color options. If you want an eyedropper, open the color selector and hit “pick.” Color Hue is still included for fine tune adjustments. Keep an eye on your hue if you eyedrop to another color and it’s not matching, more times than not your color is being skewed by the hue slider. -Added a color variation slider to get some non-uniform color. Randomly darkens some tiles to varying degrees. -Added a finish drop down for hand glaze options. Fabric Builder Beta added Single color and multi-color builders for different fabric types. See parameters below for details. Update 4-17-2019 Wood_Builder_Beta added Multiple species of both uncut wood for furniture as well as various cut sizes for hardwood flooring. See parameters below for details. Original Post... Our Content Development Team has been churning out new PBR friendly materials over the past few releases. These are materials that include a combination of Normal Maps, AO Maps, Roughness Maps, and Metal Maps. We use a software specifically designed to generate custom materials for 3D Rendering called Substance Designer. The program leverages parametric values to control sizing, colors, pattern, and other elements to generate unique tile-able texture maps along with automatically producing the other relevant maps need to create the effects that you expect to see in PBR and Ray Trace views. Our process includes generating individual materials then importing them into Chief Architect and distributing the catalogs that you download and use. This converts the parametric materials into static images that aren't as flexible as those that are created in the Substance Designer Program. Much like the Client Viewer and 3D Viewer products that are available for use with Chief Architect, Substance offers a product that allows others to leverage the parametric files to create their own custom materials... without needing to be an expert of the full-fledged program. We would like to invite you to try it out and create your own custom materials from the file we've set up for Tile. How does it work? First of all, a healthy understanding of how materials work inside of Chief Architect is a good starting point, and we just happen to have a primer ready for you here: Advanced Materials You should also be comfortable with controlling materials, as described in this video: Creating Custom Materials and Colors Once you understand how Chief Architect behaves with different properties and maps, you can dig right in and make your own maps using Substance Player (a free download) and these source files we've set up to generate materials. Substance Player Tile_Builder.sbsar Wood Builder Beta.sbsar Single Color Fabric.sbsar Multi_Color_Fabric.sbsar After you’ve installed Substance Player, simply load the material type you wish to customize and get to work. To assist, we have a quick video showing how to use Substance Player to get your custom maps into Chief Architect: Substance Player We'd love to hear what you think. Is this useful? Are there other material types you'd like to try with the Substance Player tool? Voice any requests or questions here, or via e-mail to . Chief Architect is not affiliated in any way with the Substance Designer or Substance Player software programs. Chief Architect will not be able to offer any support for the Substance software products or files. Using the program and files is completely voluntary. Substance compatible files are provided simply as a gesture, with no guarantees, extended to give access to more material options for those who are interested.
  7. Chief_Content

    Billiard Table

    Thanks Kbird! We are revamping this catalog and will be breaking it into some sub-pieces while adding more variety of similar objects to the new groupings. I've paused service for new downloads on this older version of the catalog in anticipation of transitioning to the updated catalog in the next few months.
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    Catalog updates...

    As 2018 came to a close, so did many updates and additions of X10 Catalogs! If you haven't gotten the latest versions for your designs, I implore you to make this one of the easiest New Year's Resolutions to check off of your list. Use the Update Library command to automatically get the latest updates, and visit the 3D Library to see what's new-to-you. Our recent releases... Bonus Catalogs: Accessories No.10 Bells and Chimes Corbels and Brackets No.2 Shelving Corbels and Brackets No.3 Gable Country Primitives / Farmhouse No.1 Country Primitives / Farmhouse No.2 Door Hardware No.4 Doorbells Home Essentials No.3 Security Man Cave No.1 Outdoorsman Man Cave No.2 Hot Rod Man Cave No.3 Gamer Man Cave No.4 Brew Master MEP No.4 Fire Sprinklers Storage No.6 Shelving Units Brand Catalogs: Homecrest Cabinetry Kemper Cabinets Omega Cabinetry Schrock Cabinetry PentalTek As always, we love to hear from you! If you have suggestions for new content and branded catalogs, please get in touch:
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    Core Materials Changes in X10 Library Browser

    Hi Friends, We've released another update to Core Materials! From the Library Menu, choose Update Library Catalogs to get the latest changes. In this revision, we've improved the materials in the following areas... expect to see some new selections and improvements to existing items. Lava Rock Naturals Stained Concrete Framing PSL and LSL Materials Additionally, we've made enhancements to the Buechel Stone catalog, including better scaling and more Normal Maps. We also made improvements to the Materials Metal Bonus catalog. This catalog was originally intended for the Home Designer crowd, who don't have access to the Ray Trace and PBR Rendering Technique. The improvements in Material Properties on these look pretty nice in PBR for professional users too! AND... Stay tuned for the next Bonus Catalog release... this should be available very soon, and has even more selections of materials to leverage in your designs. As always, please share with us what you would like to see in future catalogs (, and help us connect with your favorite brands. Tag "@chiefarchitect" along with the brand in your posts on Facebook, Instagram, and "@chiefsoftware" on Twitter.
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    Subzero Symbols?

    Yes, we do! You can download these catalogs in Chief Architect format directly from the 3D Library.
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    Wolf Sub Zero

    Mark, it is so awesome that you did this work and shared it! It's bee a while, but for those who haven't seen the announcement elsewhere, these catalogs are now available in the Chief Architect format! You can download them and other catalogs from the 3D Library.
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    Looking For A "sub Zero - Wolf" Library Components

    These catalogs are now available for download from Chief Architect's 3D Library!
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    Wolf Sub stuff

    These catalogs are now available for download from the 3D Library. If you haven't yet, check them out!
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    SubZero / Wolf Library Catalog

    Susan, thanks so much for your efforts with the Sub-Zero and Wolf catalogs... they paid off! If anyone hasn't gotten a chance to download them yet, these catalogs are available for download from the 3D Library. Your voices are powerful, what's next?
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    Brizo faucets from 3D warehouse

    We are happy to share that the Brizo and Delta catalogs are now also available for download from the 3D Library. These objects are set to work as Chief Architect objects, and will import into the "Manufacturer Catalogs" area of your Library Browser.