In Chief Architect, cross section/elevation camera views can be clipped in various directions, allowing you to cut or remove the display of objects from the view, including entire floors. This is a great way to isolate a single room, a single floor level, or a specific area in the plan.
There are several ways to create a colored floor plan in Home Designer Pro, one of which would involve using fill patterns and changing line styles.
Get the perfect 3D view by trying different camera angles and rendering techniques.
While in the Doll House View, you may notice that not all of the walls are at the same height. The reason for this is that the rooms themselves likely have differing ceiling heights from the rooms surrounding them.
Shadows can be toggled on and off for each individual camera view by accessing the Specification dialog for the view or by selecting the Toggle Shadows tool.
Modify items in a camera view without switching back to the plan.
Home Designer allows you to control the lighting in your scene including the sun light. Learn how to setup the picturesque night scene.
Adjusting the Field of View is a great way to include more content in a camera view without distorting the image.
Use an image from the library, a custom backdrop, or a solid color for the background in your camera views.
Creating a screenshot is easy to accomplish by following the instructions applicable for your operating system linked here.
Walls are not showing when they should be, you may need to adjust floor and ceiling heights.
Home Designer features a built-in, easy to use rendering engine that makes use of the DirectX rendering engine. However, to take full advantage of the rendering engine, it's best to familiarize yourself with each of the settings and tools mentioned below.
Create a CAD detail by using the backclipped cross section tool then enhancing the view using text, CAD lines and polylines with fill styles.
Plan views show the X and Y axes, when in camera view you also see the Z Axis.
Use the cross section slider tool to create cutaway rendered views of a structure.
This message displays when you do not have an up-to-date video card driver provided by the manufacturer, often described as an installed client driver.
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.
Creating a 3D view of your Home Designer plan relies on your computer's video card. Problems with camera views can often be resolved by following these steps.
This Information message will display if you try to use the Wall Elevation tool to create an exterior view of your model. If you believe you are trying to create a view inside of the room, make sure the room is completely enclosed and selectable.
Switch between a camera view and a floor plan view using tabs or by accessing the Window menu. You can also choose to have views tiled beside each other by using the Tile Horizontally and Tile Vertically options.
If a camera view is zoomed out and the structure is distant or small, you might have an object causing the camera to be far away.
You may receive this message if you have an outdated video driver or an unsupported video card.
If textures are not showing in camera views, the Toggle Textures setting may be turned off.
Create a wall framing elevation view by using the Back Clipped Cross Section and toggling layers on and off.
How to export a camera view to make and view a 360 degree panorama image file.
3D Viewer Models can be viewed directly in a web browser or shared on a social media profile such as Facebook or Twitter, or your own personal website.
Learn what steps to take to run Virtual Reality in Chief Architect and get the best performance possible on your system.
Use the AR mode to visualize what your model will look like in a real world environment.