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I placed a mirror in my plan, but when I take a camera view, a reflection doesn't display; instead, it's just gray. Why is this?
Reflections in mirrors only generate in perspective 3D views using rendering techniques that show material textures. If you're in a supported camera view, but reflections still fail to generate, the Reflections setting may be disabled.
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If mirror reflections don't appear after following the instructions above, it's possible that the object does not have a proper mirror material applied. If you Open the mirror object to specification and click on the Materials panel, the object should have a material applied to at least one of the components. If it does not, you can select the desired component, click on the Select Material button, and browse the library for a mirror material.
In Chief Architect Interiors and Chief Architect Premier, it's possible to change the Material Class of a material. If you have changed the Material Class for a mirror material, reflections may not display. Access the Define Material dialog for the given material, select the Properties panel, and change the Material Class back to Mirror.