You have a great selection of different materials to choose from using a simple drag and drop method from the Material Selector to the preferred element of the object that you have highlighted.
You are also able to choose specific colours that will adjust ALL Materials to the colour you choose while taking into account the actual texture of the Material.
Step 1 - UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS
Highlight the object that you wish to adjust the colour/texture of so that the Item Materials, Material Selector and Colour Chart appear.
The Material Selector will allow you to scroll through all the different ones offered such as Fabric, Wood, Metals and Plastics
The Item Materials breaks down the different elements of one object and allows you to custom each element individually
a. The Shower in the above image allows you to alter the Tiles, Base and Shower Head elements separately.
b. A Kitchen Cabinet could have a Wooden style Counter Top while the frame is of Plastic appearance and Cupboard Handles Metal of varying colours.
Step 2 - USING THE DEFAULT COLOURS
If you are happy with the appearance/colours of the materials such as the Woods then it is a simple case of dragging and dropping your choice from the Material Selector to the specific element in the Item Materials
Locate the Material you wish to use, click on it and you will notice that it is attached to your Cursor.
You then only need to drag to the element of your choice. Within the above image it would be more than likely that you would select a Tile Material and then drag to the first element of the Shower that is already showing you that it is a default Tile
Step 3 - USING THE COLOUR CHART
If you wish to create Materials in a different colour to the default then you can do this by selecting the Colour Chart and simply clicking to create the perfect colour for you.
Doing this will adjust the colours of every single Texture within the Material Selector ready for yoou to again just drag and drop into your specific Item Material element
In the below example we selected a Blue and you will see that all Tiles shown take on that colour whilst also retaining their original textile and so you will get different hues for each*
You will also spot the Reset button which will revert to the default appearance.
* HEX codes will be able to be inputted within v2.10 update so that very specific colours can be chosen.
Step 4 - STANDARD COLOURS WITHOUT TEXTURE
Sometimes you will not want to use a texture such as wood and will go directly to the Plastic or Metal Textures which will appear as below when no Colour has been chosen
The Textiles that appear as white are being developed further to provide you with different appearances ranging from Muted to High Gloss and when used with the Colour Wheel for the moment will give you the flat colour that you are looking for
How they will appear as default
How they will appear when a Colour of your choice has been selected
Step 5 - WHITE
There are many times when you will want to just use white and so we recommend scrolling down in the Material Selector where you will find Opaque. A little further up is also Ceramic.
This can be used as default white or using the Colour Chart also
Please ensure to consider the following
a. With the introduction of new textiles to the Plastics and Metals varying from muted to high Gloss. more options for pure white will be available very soon.
b. Consider that white would be the most affected colour with shadowing within 3D and so use the Day/Night mode to adjust this Paint Van, Custom Floors and Walls, Day Night Mode
Please also notice that this is where you will also find your Glass Options - These are great as using one of the Doors/Walls or 3D shapes you can actually use Glass to make the object transparent
A great example here of when used on a Bathroom Door