Live Interior 3D Pro for Mac

Live Interior 3D Pro for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    98,087
  • Date Added:
    December 26, 2011
  • File Size:
    437.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    319
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Quick and mostly intuitive good quality, well featured."

December 30, 2011  |  By xapplimatic soft

 |  Version: Live Interior 3D Pro 2.7.1

Pros

Fast to learn how it works for most features. Fairly fast to setup a layout at least on the blueprint level with very little help-file usage and even 3-D real-time manipulations of object relationships in 3D space do not require being a rocket-scientist, super-geek, or reading a manual first even.

Cons

Texture mapping features are setup in a confusing manner that makes alterations from pre-set textures on objects to other choices or user-imports a process that isn't very user friendly or easy to master without some help file consultations.

Doesn't come with enough pre-made types of windows, doors and appliances that match real homes in my area (California no less), although it does directly connect to Google model warehouse which saves the day usually, but not always.

Needs to make better use of graphics card accelerations on higher end machines and needs to make better use of extra cores available on multi-processor/multi-core machines. Right now it just doesn't seem to take advantage of them.

Summary

For the most part, this program is very fast to learn and easy to use for any intermediate to expert level computer user. Some features are however confusingly buried or only available (or even mentioned onscreen) during set circumstances which may not be obvious or sometimes don't even seem relevant (for example: Overly complicated approach as to how to add name labels visibly to rooms as viewed on the 2D map), whereas an easier, more intuitive approach should be implemented (for example: like double-clicking on anything visible on the map and being presented its additional options like adding a name to a room clicked on). A few instances of this kind of time-wasting "where is this command?" difficulty will present themselves to anybody trying to do a detailed model within the first few hours of use. IMHO, these GUI refinements needed and apparent lack of any true multi-core support for 3-D walkthroughs and renderings, are things that need to be improved for any version 3.0 that demands yet more money to "upgrade"...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.1
  • Fixed problem with application launch when placed to directories with special non-english symbols;
  • Fixed blocked menu 'Export 3D View...' for exporting high resolution screenshots;
  • Alt + Mouse Scroll shortcut for Zoom in 3D View added;
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher BeLight Software
Publisher web site http://www.belightsoft.com
Release Date December 26, 2011
Date Added December 26, 2011
Version 2.7.1
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 437.38MB
File Name LiveInterior3DPro.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 98,087
Downloads Last Week 319
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations Save function disabled in unregistered copy
Price $129.95

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