I'm in the Detroit area and looking for someone to take some architectural prints to CA to I can start doing interiors for our client. Don't have enough time to do it myself. Ideally, would like to see them completely by the 24th of June. Please feel free to PM me.
I frequently download .skp files from 3D Warehouse and they work fine. They have multiple materials which can be adjusted separately (colour, texture, etc.).
However, most 3D models that I download from manufacturers' website have only 1 material in Chief, e.g. a sofa with a pillow on it, the pillow's material cannot be adjusted independently.
The issue occurs with almost anything that is not .skp: 3DS, DWG, etc. However, when these models are opened in their native environment (3DS in 3D Studio), they have of course different materials.
The strange thing is that sometimes 3DS and DWG formats work fine and they have different materials, which makes me think it must be some kind of a settings issue within these 3D files.
Has anyone found out the issue behind this?
Attached the .obj and .3DS formats of the same model downloaded from the manufacturer's website. The .obj format has 1 material, the 3DS format has 2 materials (strange as usually 3DS doesn't work).
I am a layperson needing a model of my house built for Chief Architect SUITE. I just want to use SUITE to tinker with interior design for personal use (not for permitting, etc), however, the tools to actually build a model are over my head. So, I guess I'm looking for an idea of what is needed for this project, cost, etc. Thanks!