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I'm using Home Designer Pro 16. Want to import additional brick colors. Currently have them in JPG format

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Right or Left click on the file, then drag it to the Homedesigner Pro 2016 data - textures folder on the C drive.

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Open your Library Browser . Place your intended texture files where LawB10 said (or at least a location you can have them parked, once there do not thereafter move or rename those).

Right-Click on the word "User Catalog" and select "New Material". That gives you a browse dialog that you use to navigate to your saved textures. Select one, Give it a material name, sest its vector view pattern if any and then repeat the process for each new material you intend to add to your Library Browser. 

 

DJP

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On a similar note, would it be possible to photograph a section of brick and somehow use that to add material to walls?  None of the default bricks match my house.

Thanks

Alan

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Eric

The help section for adding a custom material doesn't specify the file type.  I tried to add the brick.jpeg but it didn't see it so I'm assuming a JPEG is not an acceptable file type.

Alan

 

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Actually it does add it to the Materials folder in the User Catalog but when I try to apply it to a wall that file doesn't show up as being selectable.

Alan

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That's an acceptable file type. Are you sure you were in the correct directory? Did you try typing in the complete filename instead of choosing from the list?

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That's an acceptable file type. Are you sure you were in the correct directory? Did you try typing in the complete filename instead of choosing from the list?

 

Eric

No I just chose it from the list -- the only choices I have are Library Materials and Plan Materials.  I don't know where the Library Materials are located to find the actual file path.

The other odd thing is I can open an elevation view, click the material and paste it onto the wall.  However when I go to the doll house view it shows up as a small object and it's angles through the wall.  The size is what I set in the material definitions window and I  used the actual size of the photo I took 11" wide X 4.5" high.

Alan

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Just picked a random image from the desktop.

 

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Post the brick image file and I'll try it here.

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I was in that window but I didn't know what to change to make it look right on the wall.  I have two images -- one for just one brick that is 7.5" long X 2" high X 4" deep with 7/16" mortar.  The other is for a section of the wall.

Thanks

Alan

 

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Those aren't going to look good tiled across a whole wall surface, so you may be better off using a brick from the Library Browser and just blending it to be a darker color, or find a better material to bring in that will look good tiled across a large surface (if using a Google image search, try searching for "seamless" brick textures.)

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Kat is correct, But it does not look too bad, as long as you look from a distance. I just guessed at the size of the image -- 10"x10", which needs to be adjusted.

 

I've never done this, so don't have much to contribute.

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The issue with modifying an existing brick -- in my case Mixed Brick is that mine is darker but also has dark brown brick mixed in.

Alan

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Kat is correct, But it does not look too bad, as long as you look from a distance. I just guessed at the size of the image -- 10"x10", which needs to be adjusted.

 

I've never done this, so don't have much to contribute.

Eric

What values in that window did you use to get that effect because all I get is what's shown on the screenshot the pattern fitting the whole wall?

Alan

 

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Look at post #9. I changed the Scale to be 10" for X and Y from the default of 20. The 10" was just a guess from looking at the image, with a single brick being 7-1/2" long.

 

I'll bet you have Stretch To Fit checked.

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Look at post #9. I changed the Scale to be 10" for X and Y from the default of 20. The 10" was just a guess from looking at the image, with a single brick being 7-1/2" long.

 

I'll bet you have Stretch To Fit checked.

 

Eric

I used 7.5 in both axis and I think it looks okay.  I'll play around with it some more.

Thanks for yours and Kats help

Alan

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