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3d Software - (easy To Use)

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#1 nat


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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:08 PM

Hi all

NB: I have just switched from Windows to Linux and and don't know how to properly use it yet - but I'm mentioning this only because certain programs work with Linux

I've just bought a house which I am re designing structually. I have an architect but he does not do 3D graphics - he simply does a drawing.

I'm looking for a 3D program that is easy to learn - not too technical. Ideally what I'm looking for is a program that lets me move walls, doors, windows etc etc to see how they look and then to be able to move that wall to a different place.

Basically, I am wanting a program that lets me move stuff around to different areas to see how they work. Size of window / shape etc.

I am not computer graphically adept so need a good program that gives easy to use guides.

Or if anyone happens to be a 3D graphical designer for house and garden stuff, then I could really really use your help.

I need to get the structural plans submitted to two councils asap, so that construction can begin in January.

Help !!!


Nat :thumbsup:

I have the architects drawings - would they help to use in a program.

I also have tons of photo's taken at many different angles...??

Edited by nat, 16 October 2007 - 01:39 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

Can't vouch for their ease of use, but here's a couple of free programs I found:
DesignWorkshop Lite
Google SketchUp 6 - there's a little animation on this page, that shows it in action
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:28 PM

Useually when I need a program to do the job of a knows Windows program i use this list http://www.linuxalt.com/. i take it your looking for something along the lines of 3D Studio Max which is the first entry on the list. (Bookmark this list it comes in real handy every now and then)

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:07 AM

Hey nat,

I use this one: http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html
Not sure if all of them are freeware, but thought the link still might be worth a check :shrug:


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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:19 PM

I can do some 3d I guess I could help you, but how? Do you need my e-mail?

You could try and use Autodesk AutoCAD but it's kind of expensive:


Edited by clockradio, 14 November 2007 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:08 PM

Google Sketchup is good. it will probably take 20 minutes to get the hang of it but its easy. I have used if before.

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