|A little sunroom/mudroom/office space.|
As if I really need to learn anything new...but I couldn't help myself and downloaded Google's free App, Sketchup 8. The front page says "3D modeling for Everyone", so I thought...."I can do that!" Since I am a graphic designer, and am used to all of the design programs, and I thought "why not?" I would love to learn CAD, but this will do for now. A few tutorials later and I was OFF to the races! The cool thing is that they have a library of everything from chairs to plants....that you can bring to your canvas and move things around. Now, it doesn't have the EXACT things I was looking for, but it really gets the job done as far as layout and scale goes...and for visualizing a space. It is free, and there is a professional version that you can buy for $495...so I will play with this for now....maybe someday, I will need the PRO version!
"What prompted you to open the 3D program in the first place?" you ask. Weeeeell, I have a little sunroom project that I am working on, and wanted to get the FULL effect.
So here are all of the views. I designed the mudroom cubbie and the desk, and then brought the other pieces in from the Sketchup library for fun. Now, I KNOW this is a far cry from perfect, but I really think it gets the job done for visualization of the space.
|view from the entry door.|
|I opened the windows so you could see in:)|
|From above...the rug is probably not my client's taste but I thought it was good for size.|
|Bird's eye view.|
|From the other direction|
|The desk space.|