Toggling Textures in Camera Views

Reference Number: KB-01091
Last Modified: June 26, 2020

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite


When I take a camera view, I do not see the textures of materials, only solid colors for items such as flooring, cabinets, and wall paintings. How do I turn on the display of textures so that I can see wood grain, tile and other materials correctly?


There are a number of factors that can contribute to the quality of the 3D views that you can generate in Home Designer.

If textures are not displayed in your 3D camera views, first, check to make sure that your video card meets the minimum system requirements for running the software. Please see the "Home Designer Minimum System Requirements" resource in the Related Articles section below.

If your video card meets or exceeds the system requirements, then textures may simply be toggled off.

To Toggle Textures

  1. With a camera view open, select 3D> Camera View Options from the menu.

    • If Toggle Textures  has a checkmark next to it, it is currently turned on and you can click outside of the menu to close it without selecting anything.

    • If Toggle Textures is unchecked, it is currently turned off so you should click on this menu option to select it and turn it on.

      Note: Toggle Textures does not apply to the Vector View, Glass House, and Technical Illustration Rendering Techniques.