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Article Number000010132
TitleHow to Add a Scenery to Your Design in 2020 Design
Applies to2020 Design; 2020 Design Live
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How to add a scenery to your design in 2020 Design

When you want to impress your client with a design that includes every detail, consider the outside of your space as well as the inside.

The scenery tool helps you customize the outside view so your client can imagine exactly how your design will feel in real life.

How do we add one?

  1. Open a design that has a window and/or portal to the outside, or add a window to your current design.

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     2. Go to the local browser to find the Scenery tool.

- Select the Room catalog.
- Double click on Windows.
- Double click on Scenery.

- Then drag and drop the scenery item in the floor plan.

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         3. When the scenery gets placed in the floor plan, the attributes window for it will come up automatically. 
            Click on the texture box to assign a texture to this item.

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Select a texture to assign to the scenery item.

           You can use preloaded scenery textures by going to Miscellaneous - Other > Backgrounds > Screnery.

          Select a texture and press OK to commit.

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OR, if you have a scenery texture that you have already imported into the program, you can select that one.

  • Click on User Texture Library.
  • Select the scenery texture you imported.
  • Press OK to commit.

Note: If you do not know how to import a texture/image into the program, check out our article “how to import a texture.”

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    5. When the program brings you back to the Attributes window, press OK to commit to the texture and apply the changes made to the scenery item.

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      6. Place the scenery item.
  • First click is to place the item.
  • Second click is to determine the length of the scenery.
  • Place the scenery item behind a window so you can see the scenery through the window in the perspective view.
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7. Size the item to properly show what you want to show.
  • Consider the size of the scenery item in terms of width and height.
  • Consider the elevation (up-down) of the scenery item.
Depending on the window height and size, you may want to raise or lower the scenery tool to maximize what you want to show in the window.
Double click on the scenery item to bring up the attributes window for it.
  • The attributes window on the left is what we started with when the item was placed in the floor plan.
  • The attributes window on the right is what we changed it to after some trial and error with getting the scenery to show up the way we wanted in the window.
    • Width was changed from 110 7/8” to 100”.
    • Height was changed from 150” to 110”.
    • Up-down was changed from 0” to 15”.
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8. Check out the perspective

Make changes as you go. The changes we made work for our design, but it may not work for yours.
Adjust these parameters as you go to get the best result possible.

The smaller the scenery item, the more details will be visible through the window.

The bigger the scenery item, the more realistic it will look and feel.

Adjust the size as go.

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Adding a scenery helps with making your design feel more complete.
If you take a picture of what the customer sees outside their window, you can import that image into 2020 Design and assign it to the scenery item to help your customer visualize their new kitchen.

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