CNET Editors' review
Live Interior 3D Pro is a full-featured interior-design application designed to help you plan and visualize redecorating and remodeling projects, in both 2D and 3D. The most impressive improvement in version 2 (which also splits the application into Standard and Pro versions) is the ability to edit 3D objects directly in Live Interior 3D using Google SketchUp. You can even export entire projects to Google SketchUp format, with import and export support for Google SketchUp 7.
The 3D models that you can create--both as QuickTime movies and QTVR virtual-reality "walkthroughs"--have gotten better, too, with improved lighting and reflection effects (especially with shadow rendering), even up to HDTV quality. Live Interior 3D Pro gives you more than 1,200 3D objects to work with and more than 1,300 surface materials, and you can also access the Google 3D Warehouse. Learning how to manipulate objects in 3D can still take some time, but improvements to the already Mac-like interface help reduce the learning curve. For anyone embarking on a major home improvement project, Live Interior 3D Pro can be a small but worthwhile investment.
From BeLight Software:
Live Interior 3D Pro is a powerful yet very intuitive interior designing application. It has every feature of Live Interior 3D Standard, plus some exclusive ones:
Create multi-story projects, setting exact ceiling height and slab thickness for every story. Use supplied stairs or define any imported object as stairs.
Adjust walls by making niches and openings in them. You can also apply different surface materials to walls by creating custom wall panels.
Light Source Manager allows to create lamps by adding multiple light sources to any furniture object. Conveniently position every light source within 3D object, adjust light color and attenuation, set glow type, control spot direction.
You can edit any 3D object directly from the program using Google SketchUp.
Alter any supplied material or create your own from an image or photo using advanced options to achieve the required 3D object surface.
Check out the comparison between Standard and Pro editions.
What's new in this version:
- Introduced dormers support;
- Added 16 adjustable dormers to the Object Library (Object Library > Building Elements > Dormers category);
- Added 5 new roof templates to the Roof Assistant;
- Added Elevation control for roofs and dormers;
- Updated Google SketchUpâ?¢ and 3DS import.
- Added a video tutorial window (Help > Video Tutorials in the menu);
- Updated the Roof Inspector controls;
- Added a roof side selection menu with a ... See all new features
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All versions:4.0 stars
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Current version:5.0 stars
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