You can create a new material from any image you have on your system for use in your Home Designer library browser.
A tile bathroom can be created by modifying materials using Material Definition, Room Specification, and Wall Covering tools.
Applying multiple materials such as paint colors, wallpapers, and wallpaper borders can all be done within Pro, Architectural, and Interiors.
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.
Though a cathedral ceiling is separate from the rest of the room you can easily change it's material. Read on to learn how.
Many classic homes use a chair rail to divide the color scheme in the room.
Bring in textures to customize a design.
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.
Home Designer makes it easy to change any material to suit your needs. Read more to find out how.
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 any material that you need from your favorite manufacturers.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you've changed the material of an object using the Material Painter, you can quickly restore that item to it's 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.
You can make your mirrors reflect the scene in your room automatically now.
when textures are not showing in camera views the Show 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.