I've been working in Chief Architect x12 and just upgraded to x13. I hoped that the upgrade would fix this problem I working on.
All of the walls are meant to be this warm wood tone. In pbr mode, the sloped ceilings are practically glowing and washed out. Some of the walls also have this super washed out brightness to them and occassionally I get a really grey wall as seen in the bedroom. In x12, that grey wall was showing as solid black. I can confirm that the wood on the walls and ceiling are all the same materials with the same properties. In the bedroom, all the lights are off while the living space lights are on, without it affecting the brightness. I've adjusted many of the lighting settings but everything else in the model is correct. Any ideas on how to fix this?
You've found it! A thread offering up some of my favorite symbols and content for Chief Architect X-11 and X-12.
These items are for X-11 and X-12 only. If you haven't updated yet I encourage you to do so, it's a great release.
The following content is listed by category with both a link to the post within this thread for easy navigation and a link to a direct download if you won't to cut straight to the chase. new/recent uploads are in RED font
CLICK ON THE "DL" FOR INSTANT .CALIBZ DOWNLOAD:
CONSTRUCTION ASSEMBLIES/ARCHITECTURAL ITEMS:
RABS 42 CABLE RAILING - DL RABS MODERN FRONT DOOR AND DOOR ASSEMBLY - DL RABS INTEGRATED SINK - DL NEW!!! 03/26/2020
RABS CHARLES-HILL GROUPED LIVING ROOM - DL RABS CHELTON GROUPED LIVING ROOM - DL ACCESSORY HOME #1 - DL ACCESSORY HOME #2 - DL ACCESSORY HOME #3 - DL
3-ISLANDS - DL LA CORNUE 1908 RANGE - DL CAFE APPLIANCES, PAINTABLE(CORRECTED) - DL
PENDANTS AND SCONCES - DL-1 - DL-2 - DL-3 - DL-4 RECESSED NC HALO 4 INCH LED WITH HOUSING - DL NEW!! 03-22-20
TILE AND COUNTERTOPS #1 - DL 1(ONEDRIVE LINK) - DL-2 CUSTOM WHITES WITH PAINT TOOLBAR ICONS - DL-1 - DL-2 - DL-3 - DL-4 - DL-5 - DL-6 RABS RUGS 1V1 - DL RABS STARTER KITCHEN MATERIALS PACK - DL RABS FLOORING PACK 1 - DL RABS OLD GOLDEN OAK FLOOR - DL
FIREPLACE ASSEMBLY 1 - DL FIREPLACE STACK TOOLS - DL ACKLES BED AND EDISON TABLE LAMP - DL-1 - DL - 2 TEAPOT MATERIAL EDITOR REPLACEMENT - DL-1 - DL-2 FINMARK TABLE FROM CB2 - DL FIREPLACE MANTLES 1 AND 2 - DL RABS STRETCHABLE PICTURE FRAMES - DL BATH SURROUND TOOLS ARCHED CABINETS -DL Rabs Cat Tree
Many of these I have personally made or modified. Some of the content may have been created by others for which I will give credit. Many of the materials have free licensing, so no credit is needed.
Some of this content may slow down your program as I have a high powered machine and often times use complex and high resolution textures. I will try and give as much detail as possible. Use at your own peril!
No but seriously dig through and enjoy, I've spent a good number of hours ensuring the quality of these symbols and will update them periodically- so CHECK BACK IN! and PLEASE GIVE A LIKE FOR THE POST OF ANY SYMBOL YOU LIKE, IT ENCOURAGES ME TO GO BACK AND REFINE/REDUCE/OPTIMIZE THAT SYMBOL. GIVE A DOWNVOTE AND IT'LL PROBABLY ENCOURAGE ME TO DO THE SAME THING...YOU'LL JUST BE A JERK FOR IT
02-12-2019- 4:45PM: Removed the poll, migrated this thread. re-uploaded from X11 public beta 02-20-2019-2:59PM: Added a Poll for user content requests 03-30-2020-6:49PM: Deleted Video Links and added link to YouTube Channel Post 5:
02-12-2019- 4:45PM: centered the hearth on the symbol Post 18:
02-12-2019-9:52PM: Posted and fixed DL links Fireplace Stack
01-05-2022-fixed broken links
Here is a symbol to get you started:
@Cheryl_C_Crane Think you requested this,
RUSTIC BRICK 2.calibz
Number of Textures: 2
Map size: 1024x1024
Filesize: 3.13 MB
I have been trying to create more photorealistic renderings with Chief as I don't have the current budget for additional software.
I have been playing with the CPU Ray Trace option and keep coming up with grainy images that seem darker than I'd like.
I have played with the lighting and sunlight and I've pushed the resolution higher and higher every time I try with no luck.
If adjust the contrast of the image it makes it a little brighter, but it still is lacking.
The first image went for 60 passes, the next one was 40 and the 3rd was 50 passes.
I would love some insight and recommendations on fixing the grainy look as well as just creating more realistic images!
I am using Premier X13 on iMac
Of Course on a deadline and never experienced this in 20 years! HELP! See attached. Working on elevations. Using exactly the same cross section elevation, but one is coming up as "Active Defaults" and one is coming up as "1/4" Defaults", there is not an option for "Active Defaults" in the drop down. Creating havoc on Notes. Have not idea how to fix this. Thanks! Mardie
I'm sort of new to CA and I've noticed that every time I go to set up my PBR it takes me FOREVER to get it looking good. This time however it has taken me forever to make it look good and I still cannot figure out how to fix this.
Can someone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong, I find PBR to be so challenging.