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Flooring Help

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05-02-2012 03:14 AM

I'm just a novice when it comes to this program, a student in High school so I'm not very familiar with it.


Why is it that when I change one floor's surface (tile,carpet, ect.) and then make a seperate floor on the same floor but with a different surface, it changes BOTH floors like they are instances of eachother?


How can I add a surface to individual floors on the same level? Ex. Carpet in living room, Tile in Bathroom


Thanks in advanced.

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Re: Flooring Help

05-02-2012 03:28 AM in reply to: RakasaPlus

The floor (the slab) should be modeled separately, as a structural element. Then, the finish floor (ceramic tile, etc) should be modeled on top of the slab, as an architectural element. Now you can have different floors on each room, if necessary. There is another method with just hatch patterns, etc, but since you're learning, learn it the right way from the beginning.

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Re: Flooring Help

05-02-2012 03:33 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Well i've been doing that, I don't know it used to work with level one but not it's acting like both floors are one slab. It's strange..

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Re: Flooring Help

05-02-2012 05:28 AM in reply to: RakasaPlus

You need to have 2 different floor types that are assigned 2 materials.  Otherwise a change to one flooors' material will chang ethe other floor of the same type.

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Re: Flooring Help

05-02-2012 10:17 PM in reply to: RakasaPlus

you should create duplicate floor type and then apply different finish/materials.

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