3D Sketch app ?

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

  1. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    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 ?

  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    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


    Dec 30, 2004

    Any others anyone ?
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    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


    Dec 30, 2004
    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


    May 18, 2004
    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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