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Is there a way to control what Chief names each material as it's importing a model as a collada (.dae) file?
At my company, we use Chief to build the base model and then export as a collada file to import into Lumion to render. Lumion's latest version has the ability to automatically replace materials with "glass" or "water" in the name with those kinds of materials when importing, but for some reason Chief will randomly assign names to materials during the collada export process like "mat127-material," regardless of what they are named in the material settings. Other export processes will keep the material names, but those have their own problems in Lumion. The 3DS format, for example, is the best alternative, but it changes the scale of the model.
I can't seem to find anywhere in the preferences to mess with export settings, though. It's nothing that totally breaks our workflow, as it only takes a couple seconds to replace the material, but it would be a nice little quality-of-life feature we could take advantage of if we could get Chief to cooperate.
I'm trying to change the material for the trim alongside my stairs independent of the riser material. I want the trim to match the baseboards in the rest of the house and the riser to match the tread. Is it possible to separate the trim and the riser material in the stair definition dialog?
You've found it! A thread offering up some of my favorite symbols and content for Chief Architect X-11.
These items are for X-11 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 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
PENDANTS AND SCONCES - DL-1 - DL-2 - DL-3 - DL-4
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 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
CLOUD SYNC MULTIPLE USER LIBRARIES FOR MULTIPLE DEVICES/END USERS DIRECT LINK TO VIDEO X64 SHELL EXTENSION X32 SHELL EXTENSION PAYPAL THE GUY THAT WROTE THE EXTENSION ADVANCED LIBRARY SEARCHES DIRECT LINK TO VIDEO INTRO TO ADVANCED PBR METHODS DIRECT LINK TO VIDEO CREATING ADVANCED MATERIALS IN PHOTOSHOP DIRECT LINK TO VIDEO AUTUMN LEAVES MATERIAL FILE CREATE A HOTKEY TOUCHPAD USING YOUR ANDROID OR IPAD TABLET DIRECT LINK TO VIDEO LINK TO SOFTWARE WEBSITE TOUCHOSC METHOD FOR CREATING CON-DOCS IN .PLAN USING AN IPAD TO REMOTELY CONTROL CA. METHOD OVERVIEW ADVANCED TOOLBAR CONFIGURATIONS NEW!!! 08/28/2019
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 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
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
Hello! I downloaded Chief in January, only to find that it didn't come with the core catalogs, or any of the catalogs. I know that I can download individual things through the website, however they still aren't loading into Chief. I have x10 and I downloaded the x10 catalog, still unable to use it. For example, I downloaded a bunch of wood material catalogs to change my cabinets. When I go into materials, I see all the materials say "Texture Missing" with a yellow !. Some of the materials don't even have a name or a photo, there's a folder, but its just blank.
Help! I use Chief for school and I need these materials to be able to work on my projects at home. Please help!