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Sweet Home 3D: Open Source, Cross Platform Design Application

Aug 05, 2009, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristin Shoemaker)

"But it's really all about the three dimesional walk throughs. Sweet Home 3D has two methods of 3D viewing: aerial and a "virtual visit." The "virtual visit" mode is an eye-level view, controlled by selecting the small figure in the 2D pane and turning and moving him. (I tend to do this slowly, and imagine him fearfully expecting something to jump out from under the oversized corner sectional couch.)

"The application can take "photos" of a room in its 3D state, and is able to export plans to PDF (or simply print them). Importing items of furniture can be done in-program (and the application can handle files in the OBJ, LWS and 3DS formats for those wishing to create and contribute objects)."

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