Crown Molding Pack v2.4 Documentation

Getting Started

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  1. Make sure you have downloaded and extracted the files onto your computer.
  2. Open the scene you want to use the Crown Molding Pack in.
  3. Install and enable the Crown Molding Pack Tools Add-on.
  4. Find where you saved the Crown Molding Pack, and select the .blend file. Blender should show you the folders contained in the .blend file. Select Collection and then CrownMoldingPack-v2.4. Either press Enter or click Append from Library.
  5. Now the Crown Molding Pack is in your scene. Hide the collection in the viewport and Disable in renders by clicking the toggles in the outliner view.
  6. Press N in the 3D view to show the tool panel if it's hidden, click Tool, and expand the Crown Molding Tools panel if it's hidden.
  7. In edit mode, select the face of the object you'd like to put a crown molding around, like the ceiling.
  8. Click the Convert to Crown Molding button.
  9. Change the crown molding look by selecting a different option under Properties > Data > Geometry > Bevel > Object. That's it!

Full Walkthrough

(watch on YouTube) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0d-s9UJe1I

Here's everything you need to know about the Crown Molding Pack and the Crown Molding Tools addon.

  • Crown Molding Pack
    • 34 Crown Molding Paths - Typically used where a wall meets the ceiling. You can also use these as a railing, under the edge of a table, as the edge to a picture frame, as the edge to a window or doorway, as the edge of a window pane, as an inset on a wall, door, cabinet, or ceiling, or stacked to create a double-sided railing. These objects are named Ceiling.CrownXX.
    • 26 Floor Base Paths - Typically used where a wall meets the floor. These objects are named Floor.SomethingXX.
    • 25 Window Paths - Can be used on a flat edge, like a door frame, window frame, or picture frame. There are 2 versions of each path, Window.TrimbottomXX and Window.TrimtopXX. This makes adjusting where the trim appears very simple, just change the name to get the other option.
    • 14 Panel Trim Paths - Typically used on a wall, about 3 feet above the ground. Also used for insets and edges for tables. These objects are named Panel.SomethingXX.
    • 10 Wall Trim Paths - Typically used on a wall, about 3 feet above the ground. Also used for insets and edges for tables. These objects are named Wall.SomethingXX.
    • 4 Rail Paths - Used for a handrail. These objects are named Rail.SomethingXX.
    • 5 Miscellaneous Trim Paths - 2 corner guards and 3 ply caps (for the top edge of wainscoting). These objects are named Misc.SomethingXX.
    • 20 Picture Frame Paths - Used to create picture frames. These objects are named Picture.FrameXX.
    • 1 Trim Mesh Object - Great for corners of middle trim paths. This object is named Misc.Trimcap01.
    • Stats - 138 Unique Paths, 39 new paths since v2.1, 163 total paths.
  • Crown Molding Tools
    • Convert to Crown Molding - Works with single or multiple faces and edges. Converts mesh faces or edges to separate curves with the proper rotation, and attempts to set the bevel object to a crown molding path.
    • < Previous - Changes the selected path to the previous option.
    • Next > - Changes the selected path to the next option.
    • Tilt - - Works with single or multiple 3D curves. Rotates selected 3D curves tilt by -90 degrees.
    • Tilt + - Works with single or multiple 3D curves. Rotates selected 3D curves tilt by 90 degrees.
    • Tilt <> - Works with single or multiple 3D curves. Rotates selected 3D curves tilt by 180 degrees.
    • Mirror X - Works with all objects. Mirrors objects on the Global X Axis.
    • Mirror Y - Works with all objects. Mirrors objects on the Global Y Axis.
    • Mirror Z - Works with all objects. Mirrors objects on the Global Z Axis.
    • Scale - - Works with single or multiple curves. Decreases the scale of curves without changing the path.
    • Scale + - Works with single or multiple curves. Increases the scale of curves without changing the path.
    • <> Direction - Works with single or multiple curves. Switches the direction of the curve, which will change what side the bevel object appears.
    • Curve 2D - Works with single or multiple curves. Converts selected curves to 2D dimension.
    • Curve 3D - Works with single or multiple curves. Converts selected curves to 3D dimension.
    • 2D/3D - Works with single or multiple curves. Converts selected curves to 2D dimension if they are 3D, and vice versa.