Zahida

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Good evening

 

I have 3 questions

 

1) I am trying to import an image as a backsplash. I had imported the image as explained in the link given below but I am not having much success.

 

2) I still cannot make the winding steps using the polyline. Is there any other way??

 

3) I will be using glass panels for the modern look with acrylic handrails for stairs. Can I use 

an image as I don't think there is template that I can buy in Chief Architect.

 

Thank you in advance

 

 

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5 hours ago, Zahida said:

Good evening

 

I have 3 questions

 

1) I am trying to import an image as a backsplash. I had imported the image as explained in the link given below but I am not having much success.

 

2) I still cannot make the winding steps using the polyline. Is there any other way??

 

3) I will be using glass panels for the modern look with acrylic handrails for stairs. Can I use 

an image as I don't think there is template that I can buy in Chief Architect.

 

Thank you in advance

 

 

1.) Here is another tutorial and video on making the new material , there is no way from the plan to figure out what you are doing wrong and you have not supplied the Tile Image to test with either.

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00767/creating-a-new-material.html

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/38/creating-custom-materials-and-colors.html

 

2.) Either use a Series of Landings or Set your Stairs to Winders in the Staircase DBX but the Knowledgebase has many good Tutorials for stuff like this...

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00884/creating-stair-winders.html

 

3.)  glass panels for the modern look with acrylic handrails for stairs....have not seen this personally but you need to read up on using Panels for the Rails as you can't use an Image....

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-01029/specifying-glass-or-cable-railing-panels.html

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00082/manually-adding-railings-to-a-staircase.html

 

Mick.

 

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35 minutes ago, Zahida said:

I still cannot add any images that I am saving. 

 

It's not clear what the problem is.

 

What are you trying to add an image to, and what are you saving?

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I am trying to import an image as a backsplash. I had imported the image as explained in the link given below but I am not having much success.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSu0LuN0W_

 

I even tried this link but still having thr same problem https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00767/creating-a-new-material.html

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Hi Z.

 

You don't import the image of the Tile , you have to use it to create a new Material and then use the new Material for your Backsplash.

 

However in the plan Posted above, you do not have a Custom backsplash in the Kitchen yet, once drawn in Elevation or a 3D View, you can then change the material to the one you created or any other in the Chief Library.

 

Post the image of the Tile and I will try to make a short Video for you about the Material Creation.....

 

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Good afternoon Mick

 

I did create a new Material and then try to use it as a new Material for the backsplash.

14 hours ago, Kbird1 said:

You don't import the image of the Tile , you have to use it to create a new Material and then use the new Material for your Backsplash.

 

I tried to make a short video to show you that. Please would you try to import the tile yourself into the file that I have sent you. 

Maybe there is something wrong with in my work.

Crystal Glass Tile Black Puzzle Mosaic Tile Crystal Backsplash.jpg

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Hi Zahida ,

                  your Image works fine , though I don't know the specifics of the Mosaic Tile? I guessed it was 18" x 18" in the Images below..... The image isn't great for "Tiling" across a Wall as it is brighter on one side than the Other and you can "see" that in the Backsplash every 18" particularly in STD View, PBR is better....

 

Mick.

 

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Mick I wish I could send you the video clip I took when I try to add the tile.

Would you be able to make the video clip now that you have the image?

 

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Hi Z.

           Did you draw the Custom Backsplash in an Wall elevation View 1st? and then Change the Material to your Mosaic?  here is a quick video on ScreenCast.com I just tried to make for you....

 

https://www.screencast.com/t/WCvhAfoJiF7t

 

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Good evening Mick

 

I actually I didn't draw a custom backsplash, I got it from the website (https://www.google.ca/search?q=Crystal+Glass+Tile+Black+Puzzle+Mosaic+Tile+Crystal+Backsplash&newwindow=1&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBCA743CA743&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj19di2l63eAhXPqFkKHXlnCgIQ_AUIDigB&biw=1235&bih=682#imgrc=M8tigFh2NjY-CM:)

saved it as JPEG and then did the steps to save in Chief Architect.

 

Thank you so much for making the video as I'm sure it will help me and many others who might have the same problem.

 

Now how about helping me with the winding step. Please scroll right to the top of this post and you can see my 3 questions

 

Highly appreciate your help, thank you

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11 minutes ago, Zahida said:

I actually I didn't draw a custom backsplash, I got it from the website (https://www.google.ca/search?q=Crystal+Glass+Tile+Black+Puzzle+Mosaic+Tile+Crystal+Backsplash&newwindow=1&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBCA743CA743&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj19di2l63eAhXPqFkKHXlnCgIQ_AUIDigB&biw=1235&bih=682#imgrc=M8tigFh2NjY-CM:)

saved it as JPEG and then did the steps to save in Chief Architect.

 

Thank you so much for making the video as I'm sure it will help me and many others who might have the same problem.

 

 

 

Okay that explains it...... you were only making the Material , not applying it to a Backsplash afterwards. Any Image can be made into a Material in CA , but it has to be applied to an Object specifically afterwards.

 

That Mosaic Tile is actually 12" x 12"  ( 300mmm x 300mm with 15mm pieces) not 18 x18" , so it will look a little different when you set those measurements in the Texture tab of the material.

 

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What did you try with the Staircase , as I don't see a Stairwell to Upstairs , just the staircase going to the Ceiling.

 

Looking at the Pictures , is that how it is Built? as it would not meet Code here, the inside of the Winder needs to be 6" not a point, the last picure makes me wonder if you also have the Code required Headroom on the Staircase?

 

M.

 

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