J_Ward

Adding new materials to user catalog - best practice

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I'm looking for the best way to organize the texture files that I've created in Photoshop and want to add into my User Library. When creating a new material in your library, you're asked to located the texture file. I've placed it on my Desktop for easy location, but if after that .jpg has been imported into Chief and later the original .jpg file is moved, it breaks the link within Chief and it will no longer render.

 

So, where should these texture files be placed so they always move with Chief?

 

And for those who may want the texture, it's attached. It's Carrara White Marble 36x36, 9 tiles.

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I put them in Chief x? data folder file. That way I just copy that folder to each new new version.

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You need to keep all of your textures for each and every one of your project files in the same folder (location) as your XXXXX.plan file is located.  How you add textures to the library and organize them is a personal choice.  I have made the same mistake you are talking about many times in the past.

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Curt, I think you can put them wherever you want, just don't move them or the link will be lost.

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It would be nice if once they are added to the library

 

they should be independent of the original location

 

Lew

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As Perry mentioned there is a Textures folder in the Chief Data Folder in My Documents , you can make you own folder there , to keep your stuff seperate from Chief's or make a new folder called My Materials in the Chief Data Folder in My Docs as I do instead. 

 

As Lew says though once it's imported/made you would "think" Chief had it and would save it automatically to it's own "Data" Folder......

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Crust thought of this, put them in drop box. Set it and forget it.

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Scott:

 

Dropbox would work fine - until you decide to use something else

 

maybe a better offer - maybe better features - maybe they raise rates

maybe they tick you off

 

Chief has them in the library - it should all the pieces/parts

so nothing gets lost

 

Lew

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