Creating a Custom Library Material

Reference Number: KB-01084
Last Modified: April 15, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

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


How can I create a new custom material and add it to my User Library?



In this article you will learn how to create and add a custom material to the library.

  1. Open your Library Browser by clicking View> Library Browser .

  2. Right-click the User Catalog folder and choose New> Material.


  3. In the Define Material dialog, type a name for your material, select Texture, and click the Select button to browse for a texture.


  4. Because textures are simply images that are applied to a 3D object, virtually any image can be used. In this example we will use a picture of a ceramic tile.

  5. Once you have selected your texture image, you may adjust any of the image parameters (scale, rotation, brightness, etc.), to suit your specific needs. The preview on the right shows how the material will appear.

  6. Click OK and your new material will be saved to the User Catalog folder.