Ever wanted to re-design your bedroom on your computer?
IKEA Kitchen Planner is a free and easy software to plan your kitchen and furnishing. At Jordan’s Furniture you could use their online flash software to design your room layout with different furnitures.
This time, I tried out Google’s free 3D software, SketchUp. The last time, I used 3DS max, so relatively SketchUp looks simple and lacking, and it took me some time to adjust using its interface, shortcuts, so on. It wouldn’t take long to find out that this software could do alot (like almost all 3d software, limited only by imagination), if only you knew how. Before you could unleash its power, most users would properly want to view its guides or online video tutorials to get started.
I always relate 3d modeling to molding or sculpturing, but SketchUp is unique with its powerful Pencil tool, which makes modeling 3d like drawing. It could switch between and many different views easily, and here are some renders I have done of my room today.
View At the Door
In real life…
Not so simple or neat :X
Anyway there’s a Slashdot.org discussion on 3D software for home planning, and as one user has pointed out, the best method perhaps is still pencil and paper.