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POST 0   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

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POST 21   THE COOLEST CHIEF ARCHITECT VIDEO EVER CREATED!!! CLOUD SYNC MULTIPLE USER LIBRARIES INTO THE CHIEF ARCHITECT USER CATALOG FOR MULTIPLE END USERS/DEVICES...HEAD EXPLOSION!!! 

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LIBRARY PENDANTS AND SCONCES ALL REWORKED FOR BETTER OVERALL LOOK

 

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DOWNLOAD: RABS PENDANTS.calibz

DOWNLOAD: RABS RECESSED LIGHTS.calibz

DOWNLOAD: RABS SCONCES.calibz

DOWNLOAD: RABS TRACK LIGHT ASSEMBLY.calibz

 

MOST SYMBOLS HERE ARE RE-WORKED VERSIONS FROM CA WITH DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND LIGHT DATA MADE MY YOURS TRULY

ONE OF THESE IS A REDO OF THE PENDANT AND CANS FROM @TheKitchenAbode GRAHAMS SCENE FROM A YEAR OR SO AGO:

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ACCESSORY HOME#2:

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PICTURE SHOWS ABOVE ACCESSORY HOME #1 ON THE RIGHT SIDE, #2 ON THE LEFT- GREAT FOR RENDERING INTERIOR SHOTS ETC

EXAMPLE FROM ONE OF @TheKitchenAbode PRETTY KITCHENS USING ACCESSORY HOME #1 OUTSIDE:

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THESE CAN BE STRETCHED FOR HEIGHT ONLY WHICH WILL STRETCH THE FOUNDATION PORTION OF THE HOME ONLY

 

DOWNLOAD: RABS ACCESSORY HOME 2.calibz

 

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ACCESSORY HOME#2:

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PICTURE SHOWS ABOVE ACCESSORY HOME #1 ON THE RIGHT SIDE, #2 ON THE LEFT- GREAT FOR RENDERING INTERIOR SHOTS ETC

EXAMPLE FROM ONE @TheKitchenAbode PRETTY KITCHENS USING ACCESSORY HOME #1 OUTSIDE:

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THESE CAN BE STRETCHED FOR HEIGHT ONLY WHICH WILL STRETCH THE FOUNDATION PORTION OF THE HOME ONLY

 

DOWNLOAD: RABS ACCESSORY HOME 2.calibz

 

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 I really like that. Great Job.

 

I'm amazed at fast you are creating and posting those. One might think you were waiting for the countdown clock to hit 00:00:00.:)

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4 Whites with accompanying toolbar Icons-

 

The Gyp Bd Texture as well as the whites have an ambient occlusion map included to help maintain shadows in corners when exposure is turned up.

The Gyp Bd Texture:

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First download the .Calibz here: 

RABS PAINT TOOLBAR.calibz

 

For a fancy 3d Toolbar setup like this:

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Download these PNG.'s:

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Step 1 - Goto Tools/Toolbars and Hotkeys/Customize Toolbars 

Step 2 - Change the drop down menu "View Type" to "3D View"

Step 3 - Place 5 custom library symbols(search "Place Lib" in the search box) by dragging the Place Library Object to a tool bar location

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Step 4- Click on the Library symbol and it will bring up a dialog similar to this:

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Click on Library and Search for your color, and then click on Browse at the bottom to search for your corresponding PNG

 

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My made-from-scratch-in-CA La Cornue 1908 Range

A while ago I reduced the poly count, though still heavy is still a beautiful piece.

If you would like the all stainless version just material grab the top and paint the white with it-stunning

If you want the black version, just material grab the burner tops and paint the white with it.

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18000+ faces

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OK, should be some good items here- straight from my own living room to yours, the CB2 Remy couch modeled by yours truly in CA(dimensions on the website don't seem correct so this is my interpretation)

The West Elm Terrace Coffee table

Some entourage/ picture frame, table top items, books

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DOWNLOAD: RABS CHELTON GROUPED LIVING ROOM.calibz

 

 

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A cable railing with a bit more detail-made for California where the cables can't deflect so far as to allow a 4" ball to poke through.

Just to note, no bottom rail, bottom rail spaced 2-7/8" from decking- posts set to 4.53" railing height at 42" This will make it so that the studs on the posts align with the cables.

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DOWNLOAD: RABS 42 CABLE RAIL WALL TYPE.calibz

 

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28 minutes ago, TheKitchenAbode said:

 I really like that. Great Job.

 

I'm amazed at fast you are creating and posting those. One might think you were waiting for the countdown clock to hit 00:00:00.:)

Thank you, I use that scene for testing tile- love it

and yes been waiting patiently. We were hoping the beta thread could be moved but the public beta has its own program versioning so I figured I should redo it.

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A couple of fireplace goodies. One is a mantle assembly that I had previously uploaded in X10, this one stretches around your firebox and maintains its scaling quite well:

 

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The other, a simple distressed and polished wood mantle that I'm sure may be used for things other than just mantles. I setup the stretch planes around the notches in case you'd like to make a thick shelf:

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DOWNLOAD: RABS FIREPLACE MANTLES.calibz

 

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A set of stretchable picture frames. Grab an image and load it up as a material- remember to turn roughness all the way down in your material's properties tab for a realistic glass effect. Paint it over the image in the picture frame.

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DOWNLOAD: RABS PICTURE FRAMES V2.calibz

 

 

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A starter pack to create templates for kitchen PBR

** each of these textures can utilize the "blend with material tool" to create a ton of additional materials**

 

This includes the following library items:

  • My recessed LED 6" cans specifically made to create more realistic light
  • A re-worked version of my oak plank floor. (blend with dark brown for a great looking Dark Oak floor)
  • A wall gyp bd and ceiling gyp bd specifically made to maintain shadows at the wall-to-ceiling transition...this will be subtle yet have a large impact on the scene. Remember to blend with your wall color.(this texture is size restricted to 10' max height)
  • A white and a brown countertop material with special reflection maps
  • White subway tile with grey grout- also blends with with most colors
  • A glass material specifically made for round glass like bar-ware
  • Appliance Nickel/Stainless Material
  • A cabinet wood material that blends extremely well with other colors

 

 

DOWNLOAD: RABS STARTER KITCHEN MATERIAL PACKAGE.calibz

 

 

 

 

These materials were created from this video, a catchall video showing my process for creating some of these materials

 

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5 hours ago, Renerabbitt said:

POST 20

 

A starter pack to create templates for kitchen PBR

** each of these textures can utilize the "blend with material tool" to create a ton of additional materials**

 

This includes the following library items:

  • My recessed LED 6" cans specifically made to create more realistic light
  • A re-worked version of my oak plank floor. (blend with dark brown for a great looking Dark Oak floor)
  • A wall gyp bd and ceiling gyp bd specifically made to maintain shadows at the wall-to-ceiling transition...this will be subtle yet have a large impact on the scene. Remember to blend with your wall color.(this texture is size restricted to 10' max height)
  • A white and a brown countertop material with special reflection maps
  • White subway tile with grey grout- also blends with with most colors
  • A glass material specifically made for round glass like bar-ware
  • Appliance Nickel/Stainless Material
  • A cabinet wood material that blends extremely well with other colors

 

 

DOWNLOAD: RABS STARTER KITCHEN MATERIAL PACKAGE.calibz

These materials were created from this video, a catchall video showing my process for creating some of these materials

 

 

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Thanks Rene....only 1/2 way through the Video so far....

 

PS post 12 looks like it lost an image of your Toolbar...

 

Mick.

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Rene - Your efforts in this endeavor are greatly appreciated. Excellent textures, additional models and very informative instructional support vids.

 

Just a thought as I was watching your latest vid(s). As they cover an extensive array of techniques within each just wondering if the vids should be shorter single subject focused. Say something like PBR & Glass, PBR & Spot Lights, PBR & Point Lights, PBR & Reflections, etc. If a user is struggling with a particular item then they could just jump directly to the applicable instructional vid. Also, as additional techniques evolve it would be much easier to update a shorter specific vid to reflect this.

 

Many Thanks,

Graham

 

 

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3 hours ago, TheKitchenAbode said:

Rene - Your efforts in this endeavor are greatly appreciated. Excellent textures, additional models and very informative instructional support vids.

 

Just a thought as I was watching your latest vid(s). As they cover an extensive array of techniques within each just wondering if the vids should be shorter single subject focused. Say something like PBR & Glass, PBR & Spot Lights, PBR & Point Lights, PBR & Reflections, etc. If a user is struggling with a particular item then they could just jump directly to the applicable instructional vid. Also, as additional techniques evolve it would be much easier to update a shorter specific vid to reflect this.

 

Many Thanks,

Graham

 

 

That was about the most ADD-riddled Video I've ever made, HAHA!

...thanks Graham I appreciate it.

After reviewing the vid I'm considering deleting it;  I used SO many incorrect terms!!

It will stay for now until I can put some short ones together as you suggested.

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