Learn how to add a custom image for use in a picture frame, a desktop wallpaper, or a painting.
Applying multiple materials such as paint colors, wallpapers, and wallpaper borders can all be done within Home Designer.
A cathedral ceiling can be treated as a separate object in Home Designer. This means you can assign it a separate material if you need to.
Room materials such as walls, floors, ceilings, and moldings can all be changed by using the Open Object command while a room is selected.
Home Designer provides several ways to change the materials in your room. Let's look at walls.
Changing floor materials can be done by using the room divider tool. A room divider is used to mark the separation of certain areas without placing a physical wall.
Many classic homes use a chair rail to divide the color scheme in the room.
Once you have a fireplace you may want to give it that familiar glow that everyone loves. Here's how.
Creating a screened-in or screen porch can easily be done by using windows and changing the materials accordingly.
Create custom etched glass for cabinets by creating a new material modifying the transparency.
Log siding and log facades can be put to use if you want to create a log cabin or log home.
Home Designer makes it easy to import and create custom materials using image files.
Home Designer's Color Chooser feature is not just limited to choosing a color from your design. You can use it to snag a color from anything on your screen!
If the missing file is a custom backdrop, image, picture or texture, you have several choices to resolve this issue in the short term including helping the program to locate the missing file on your computer, replace the missing file with a new file, or remove the reference to the missing file from the plan or layout in question.
If you receive this message, you may want to purge your plan materials.
The Material Painter is an excellent way to make modifications to the materials applied to most objects but shouldn't be used on Pony Wall wall types.
Materials can be modified and applied to a variety of surfaces in your plans.
Many materials have some transparency and you need to show this for the scene to look more lifelike. Learn how easy this is to do in Home Designer.
Paintings, prints, and photographs are materials that can be applied to wall and desk frames found in the Library Browser.
You don't need to remember what material was used by default on an object. Home Designer makes it easy to restore the default material in just a few clicks.
Do you need to create a custom pattern on your wall or floor? Learn how to rotate a material to further customize your design.
When textures are not showing in camera views, the Toggle Textures setting may be turned off.
Use dynamic defaults to quickly change the color and style of your cabinets.
If you would like to change the color of a particular material in your Home Designer plan, the Blend color with material tool can make it easy.
The Material Painter is one of Home Designer's most powerful tools. Let's learn how to take advantage of all the different modes this tool has to offer.