Most of the time, on a 2-story home, when I do an elevation view the materials overlap (see attached). Do I have a setting wrong somewhere? What would be causing this? I've learned not to adjust autogenerated walls, so I'm trying to find the right way to fix this. Any input is appreciated.
I keep on exploring Chief Architect and it seems this never ends! I'm begining to apply properties to materials but I have a big doubt. Is there a way to apply a property to two different objects that have the same material? For example: I have a wall with a pattern (a jpg). I apply the class "matte" to this material.
Then, I use the same one for a shower curtain. In this case I want to apply the class "plastic". How can I do this? The class "matte" is applied to that pattern in the whole project.
Maybe I can clone the material in the User Catalog but, at the end, it would be a mess
Our Content Development Team has been churning out new PBR friendly materials over the past few releases. These are materials that include a combination of Normal Maps, AO Maps, Roughness Maps, and Metal Maps. We use a software specifically designed to generate custom materials for 3D Rendering called Substance Designer. The program leverages parametric values to control sizing, colors, pattern, and other elements to generate unique tile-able texture maps along with automatically producing the other relevant maps need to create the effects that you expect to see in PBR (GPU Ray Trace) and CPU Ray Trace views.
Our process includes generating individual materials then importing them into Chief Architect and distributing the catalogs that you download and use. This converts the parametric materials into static images that aren't as flexible as those that are created in the Substance Designer Program.
Much like the Client Viewer and 3D Viewer products that are available for use with Chief Architect, Substance offers a product that allows others to leverage the parametric files to create their own custom materials... without needing to be an expert of the full-fledged program. We would like to invite you to try it out and create your own custom materials from the file we've set up for Tile.
How does it work?
First of all, a healthy understanding of how materials work inside of Chief Architect is a good starting point, and we just happen to have a couple primer videos ready for you here.
Creating Custom Materials and Colors
Once you understand how Chief Architect behaves with different properties and maps, you can dig right in and make your own maps using Substance Player (a free download) and these source files we've set up to generate materials. Just download the Substance player from the link below and use it to open the builder SBSAR files you wish to work with. To assist, we have a quick video showing how to use Substance Player to get your custom maps into Chief Architect:
How to use Substance Player in Chief
Substance Player (Download)
We'd love to hear what you think. Is this useful? Are there other material types you'd like to try with the Substance Player tool? Voice any requests or questions here, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chief Architect is not affiliated in any way with the Substance Designer or Substance Player software programs. Chief Architect will not be able to offer any support for the Substance software products or files. Using the program and files is completely voluntary. Substance compatible files are provided simply as a gesture, with no guarantees, extended to give access to more material options for those who are interested.
I have been trying to place a rectangular polyline onto a Layout file that has a solid grey fill. All the fill settings are set to grey as well as the default CAD layer color. Despite this when I exit from the polyline specification box the rectangle will still only show as a solid black. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this and make the polyline boxes be filled with a solid grey?
Hello - I am new to Chief Architect and desperately need help figuring out this deck I'm trying to create. When I go to add railings to it, they are floating - which they weren't before. And the structure below is no longer showing up - I would like to have the deck reach the top of the terrain for a clean look. The hot tub is supposed to be sitting on top of the terrain as well, and the deck should be built around it, but I'm not sure how it got raised. The paneling also doesn't look as good as I'd like, but that is not main priority.
I also cannot figure out bay windows...one of the windows has disappeared, and I have the width I need and location of the window where I need it, but the deck is being built around it when I would like it to just continue underneath of it. If there's a way to connect the windows and not have brick in between - that would be great as well - if not, I am open to any help. I have attached the file here. Please help! Thank you!
Landscape Plan Help.plan