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Customize Ceilings in 3D Floor Planner

In this tutorial, we will explore the new ceiling customizer feature within the 3D floor planner in Design Files.

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Written by Shanna JM
Updated over a week ago


Learn how to create various looks for your ceilings, such as adding paneling, creating wood beams, or designing a tiered ceiling.

Step 1: Accessing the Ceiling Editor

  1. Select the Ceiling:

    • Click directly on the ceiling you wish to customize.

  2. Open the Ceiling Editor:

    • Click the edit icon from the tooltip that appears. This action will bring you into the ceiling editor.

Step 2: Adding and Customizing Paneling

  1. Create a Rectangular Shape:

    • In the ceiling editor, click the rectangular shape tool.

    • Click on the edge of the ceiling, then drag your mouse to create a shape that aligns with the desired area.

  2. Apply a Texture:

    • Click on the edit icon next to the texture option.

    • Navigate to the texture library and select your desired texture.

    • Apply the chosen texture to the panel.

  3. Adjust Texture Orientation:

    • If the texture (wood grain for example) is not oriented as desired, use the rotation tool in the right-side panel to rotate the texture to the desired orientation.

  4. Extrude the Panel:

    • Use the extrusion tool to add depth to the panel.

    • Save the ceiling to see the updated 3D view. In the example below you can see where the panel has depth and doesn't look like wallpaper on the ceiling.

Step 3: Creating a Tiered Ceiling

  1. Create Inner Rectangular Shapes:

    • Use the rectangular tool to create an inner rectangular shape. Ensure all sides have the same thickness for a uniform look.

    • Set the distance for the tier (e.g., 12 inches) and adjust each side accordingly.

      In this example, you will notice that the 12 inches is automatically adjusted to 1 foot and zero inches. However, you would still enter 12 on your keyboard and select enter.

  2. Apply Paint Colors:

    • Open the texture library and select a paint color. Apply the chosen paint to the inner and outer rectangular shapes.

    • To replicate existing colors, use the "Recents" folder in the texture library.

  3. Extrude the Outer Shape:

    • Select the outer rectangular shape and extrude it to the desired depth (e.g., 8 inches).

    • Leave the inner shape flush with the ceiling for a tiered appearance.

    • Save the ceiling to view the 3D design.

Step 4: Adding Wooden Beams

  1. Create Wooden Beams:

    • Use the rectangular tool to create beam shapes. Adjust the size to your preference

  2. Apply Wood Texture:

    • Select a wood texture from the texture library and apply it to the beams and extrude it to the desired effect.

  3. Duplicate Beams:

    • Use the duplicate tool to create multiple beams across the ceiling.

    • Adjust the spacing between beams using the left/right and up/down arrows on your keyboard.

  4. Rotate Texture Orientation:

    • If necessary, you can rotate the wood grain texture using the rotation tool inside the editor.

    • Save the ceiling to see the beams in your 3D design.


Whether you prefer paneling, tiered designs, or wooden beams, this feature provides endless possibilities for creating unique and personalized ceiling looks. Experiment with different textures, colors, and shapes to enhance your 3D room designs. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via the live chat feature on Design Files.

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