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.
Home Designer provides several ways to change the materials in your room. Let's look at walls.
Many classic homes use a chair rail to divide the color scheme in the room.
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.
Paintings, prints, and photographs are materials that can be applied to wall and desk frames found in the Library Browser.
Learn how to add a custom image for use in a picture frame, a desktop wallpaper, or a painting.
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.
While creating a plan using Home Designer, you may want to change what materials are applied to the floor, ceiling, and walls of a particular room. This article describes using the Room Specification dialog to change these settings.
Create custom etched glass for cabinets by creating a new material modifying the transparency.
Applying multiple materials such as paint colors, wallpapers, and wallpaper borders can all be done within 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.
A cathedral ceiling can be treated as a separate object in Home Designer. This means you can assign it a separate material if you'd like to.
Materials can be modified and applied to a variety of surfaces in your plans.
Log siding and log facades can be put to use if you want to create a log cabin or log home.
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!
Creating a screened-in or screen porch can easily be done by using windows and changing the materials accordingly.
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.
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.
Do you need to create a custom pattern on your wall or floor? Learn how to rotate a material to further customize your design.
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.
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.
Once you have a fireplace you may want to give it that familiar glow that everyone loves. Here's how.
Use dynamic defaults to quickly change the color and style of your cabinets.
When textures are not showing in camera views, the Toggle Textures setting may be turned off.
Home Designer makes it easy to import and create custom materials using image files.
This message will display when the program detects multiple materials in a plan file that have the same name. To prevent the message from continuing to display, you can purge unused materials from the plan.