The information in this article applies to:
I have a custom material that I would like to use in my plan, such as for the siding, roofing, terrain, wallpaper, or apply to another type of object in my plan. How can I bring this image in to Home Designer and use it as a material?
Materials are digital images that can be applied to the surfaces of objects. You can create your own custom materials and save them in the library.
Bear in mind that materials typically cover a surface by tiling an image repeatedly and are specially edited so that they tile seamlessly: as a result, not all outside images that you may want to import will necessarily serve as effective materials.
If you later move, or delete, the file that your material is referencing, you will receive a warning message when you open the file or take a 3D camera view, and the image will no longer be displayed in your plan.