3D Sketch app ?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Platform, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Platform macrumors 68030

    Platform

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    I have tried using google sketchup for some basic sketches of a house, both interior and exterior.

    But what application would I use for some more tailored/better suited towards house/building layout schemes ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    I actually had to look for this for a client a while back, and the only thing I could find was Microspot Interiours with Modeler (at $129/$116 each for CD/Download).

    There are demos available, but since the client uses PC (and I just tried to lure them over on Mac) I never got as far as downloading and trying them out...

    For exteriors, I have no idea... :eek:
     
  3. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

    Platform

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    Thanks...:cool:

    Any others anyone ?
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Are you looking for 3D CAD software? If you are planning on exact dimensions and rendering 3D walkthrough movies that's the way to go but there is a huge jump in the skill and time required from sketchup to a CAD program

    Maybe you want something like "blender". It can make good interior shots of a 3d model but it's more of an "artist's tool" than an "architect's tool" www.blender.org
     
  5. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I simply want to make a sketch of a house, where I can see the exterior and have an interior view as well.

    Mostly layout of where walls go, how the roof looks etc. I don't need the detail of what kind of carpets I am having, while if there was an easy app that would do that hey bring it on.
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

    Macky-Mac

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    you're probably not going to find anything better, at least not for a free or cheap.

    Sketchup was created to be exactly what you say you're looking for. It was created as a tool for visualizing buildings and of course that would include houses. Maybe more pratice with using the program will get it to do what you want
     

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