Restoring Default Materials


Reference Number: KB-00556
Last Modified: October 18, 2018

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


QUESTION

I changed the colors and textures on some of the objects in my plan, and now I want to restore them back to their default materials. How do I do this?



ANSWER

Default materials can be restored to objects, including walls, by either opening the specification dialog and making a single change on the Materials dialog panel or by using the Material Painter tool in a 3D view.

 

To reset objects to their default materials using the specification dialog

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click on an object you'd like to restore the default material for.


  2. Click the Open Object  edit button to open the specification dialog, and on the Materials panel, click on the name of the component that you would like to change, and then click the Select Material button.





  3. In the Select Materials dialog that displays, check the Use default material box in the bottom left corner, then click OK.




  4. Click OK to close the specification dialog and apply the change.


  5. Repeat these steps to restore the default material for other objects in the plan.


To reset objects to their default materials using the Material Painter

  1. Select 3D> Create Camera View> Full Camera and create a 3D view looking at the object that you want to change.


  2. Select 3D> Material Painter> Material Painter to select the Material Painter tool.



  3. In the Select Materials dialog that displays, check the Use Default Material box in the bottom left corner, then click OK.




  4. Finally, click on the surface of an object in the 3D view that you want to return to its default material.

The view will update and you will now see that the default material has been applied to the 3D object that you clicked on.