I want to change the color or material of just one wall in my room to create an accent wall. How can I do this?
Changing the color or material of a single wall is easy to accomplish using either the Material Painter or by accessing the Wall Specification dialog.
To change the color or material of a single wall using the Wall Specification dialog
First, use the Select Objects tool to select the wall, then click on the Open Object edit tool.
Note: You can select a Wall in either a 2D floor plan view, or in a 3D camera view, to open its specification dialog. If you are in a 3D camera view, and the entire room highlights first, click on the Select Next Object edit button, or press the Tab key on your keyboard to select just the individual wall.
On the Materials panel of the Wall Specification dialog that displays, select the Wall Surface component that you would like to change, then click on theSelect Materialbutton.
In the Select Material dialog, navigate to the material or color you want to apply to the wall.
Once you have the material that you want to use selected, clickOKto close thedialog and OK again to apply the chosen material or color to the wall.
Take a Camera view to see the results.
To change the color or material of a single wall using the Material Painter
First, select View> Library Browser to display the Library Browser if it's not already open.
Select 3D> Create Camera View> Doll House View so you can see the wall you wish to apply a material to.
Select 3D> Material Painter> Material Painter Component Mode to make sure that the material painter is set to use the component mode.
There are a variety of different Material Painter modes available in Home Designer. To learn more about the differences between each mode, please see the Related Articles section below.
In the Library Browser, search for and select the color or material you wish to apply to a single wall, bring your cursor into the 3D view, and notice that it changes to the material painter icon .
Click on a wall to apply the selected color or material to that wall.
In some cases, such as when an exterior wall runs the length of several rooms, you may not want to change the material of the entire wall. Alternately, you may want to apply different colors to several different sections of the same wall to create a striped effect. This can be accomplished by breaking the wall into separate segments.
If you are in a 3D camera view, return to your 2D floor plan view for the following steps.
To change the color or material of a section of wall vertically
To apply a different color of material to just a section of a wall, you will first need to place break points on either side of the section that you want to change. To do this, Select the wall you'd like to break into separate segments, click on the Add Break edit button located in the Edit toolbar, then click at the location where you want to place the break.
In Home Designer 2020 and prior program versions, use the Break Wall tool instead.
Follow the same procedure to place additional break points as needed.
After you have placed the break points on the wall to create separate wall segments, use the instructions above to change the material on just that section of the wall.
Note: The break tool applies a break in a wall. Once a wall is broken, the two wall segments are separate walls that can be modified independent of each other. If a wall break is placed near the intersection of two walls, the break is positioned at the center of the intersection. Walls separated by a break can be rejoined. Select one of the segments, then click on the end edit handle located at the break and drag it a few plan inches (mm) away from the break.