Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.
- Used the Shift key to keep objects moved in the plan aligned along horizontal or vertical axis, and changed the key used to toggle magnetism setting to Alt key under Windows, cmd key under Mac OS X and Shift + Alt key under Linux
- Added Materials option in the furniture modification pane to edit the various materials (colors or textures) of the selected furniture
- Improved the color chooser with the ability to choose a color among RAL and Creative Commons palettes, with a pipette tool or in a list displaying colors recently chosen
- Added options in the room modification pane to change the color or the texture of the wall sides surrounding the modified room
- Added Pattern in plan and Top color in 3D view options in the wall modification pane to change the pattern used to draw a wall in the plan and the color used to paint the top of a wall in the 3D view
- Replaced Wall pattern in plan option by New walls pattern in plan option in the user preferences pane
- Added 3 new wall patterns
- Added 3D view > Delete points of view menu item to delete all or some of the stored points of view
- Added 3D view > Create photos at points of view menu item to create photos at a subset of the stored points of view
- Renamed the existing Inch unit as Foot/Inch/Fraction, made it always display the closest 1/8 inch fraction for lengths shown in the furniture table and in the plan, and removed decimals for areas in square feet
- Added to user preferences the Inch/Decimals unit able to display decimals of an inch for lengths shown in the furniture table and in the plan, and for areas in square feet
- Added Furniture > Import texture menu item to improve the access to the texture import wizard
- Added Furniture > Export to CSV format... menu item
- Set 3D view > Display in separate window / Display in main window menu items shortcut to Ctrl + Alt + Y (cmd + alt + Y under Mac OS X) and enabled program shortcuts in the separated 3D view
- Added an option to choose whether only the selected items in plan or all home 3D items should be exported to OBJ format
- Added a Check updates at program launch check box and a Check update button to user preferences pane to get information about the available updates of the program and SH3F/SH3T/SH3L/SH3P files
- In Aerial view mode, set the height of the rotation center at half height of the visible items in the 3D view
- Added Aerial view centered on selection option to preferences pane to center the 3D view on the selected objects in plan when Aerial view mode is active
- Added a Libraries… button to the About dialog box to display all libraries and plug-ins used by Sweet Home 3D
- Allowed parameterization of the SunFlow rendering engine with properties retrieved from resource properties file or from System properties
- Added texture coordinates to the Box and Cylinder 3D models of the default catalog and set a different material name for each of their face to be able to edit the color or texture of each face individually
- Reduced line thickness in prints
- Set Top view and Floor color or texture as the options at first launch for Furniture icons in plan and Room rendering in plan user preferences under Windows and Mac OS X
- Improved the computing of the elevation of a round ceiling close to a round slopping wall
- Fixed a regression appeared in version 3.0 that could prevent sloping ceilings to be correctly computed
- Fixed a bug that could save files impossible to reopen and without error message
- Ensured window can be resized once opened when its 3D view is detached under Mac OS X
- Accepted white space in MTL files name
- Added support in Online version for Java 7 under Mac OS X with Java 3D 1.6.0-pre7 / JOGL 2.0-rc11 libraries
- Updated English, French, German, Swedish, Hungarian and Bulgarian help pages
- Replaced JRE 6u37 by JRE 6u43 in Sweet Home 3D installers bundled with Java
- Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements
Reviewing 3.3 (Jul 27, 2011)
It's a fair program.
About Java, what do you have against it ?
I'ts a nice language.
If you want to see a beautiful interface, take a look at JSoko.
Reviewing 3.0 (Dec 2, 2010)
And there's no point arguing about Java, anymore. Sure it's a technology who's day never came; yes it's pretty slow; the Java plugin is a major cause of browser crashes, etc. etc.
But this app works extremely well and it's free.
What's there to complain about?
Reviewing 2.5 (Jun 24, 2010)
Java is crap for anything which uses a GUI. It is only usable for business apps unsing Java EE. SH3D itself is a (maybe the only one) real "(no IDE) application" which is written in Java and works fine. I never saw a Java app which runs flawless like a native compiled one. Also in SH3D you can detect Java issues sometimes. But performace is okay for use.
Nevertheless I use the application for years. There is no other free application available which does the same. Emmanuel Puybaret does a great job. *thumbs up*
Reviewing 2.3 (Mar 24, 2010)
Don't listen to the person who is thrashing Java.
It's actually one of the better write-once run-anywhere technologies.
It's a great program.
I find the 3d rendering part has a lot of potential.
It's using OpenGL which is the only cross-platform graphics API.
For a free program, this is a pearl.
Don't object Java, it's useful and not such a big deal as the previous poster thinks it is.
He should get off his lazy a** (figure of speech) and just download+install it.
Reviewing 2.2 (Dec 30, 2009)
Great looking program... but... I refuse to put Java on my PC. Java is bug ridden, slow and a security risk.
Sadly, many people think that just because it is platform independent that it is the bees knees, well it's not, and I wish developers would stop using it.
No matter what they say, the best programs are written as native compiled ones.
Reviewing 2.2 (Dec 30, 2009)
i'll stick with The Sims 3 ;)
Reviewing 1.4 (Nov 2, 2008)
when you spend 120$ or more on other prgrams and this is free it rocks
Reviewing 1.4 (Oct 31, 2008)
I just tried the online version and I can tell you that, as a former draftsman that this program is extremely easy to use. Just perfect for Mr. Anybody or even Mrs. Anybody wanting to create a plan of their living space or what ever without having to take a course in drafting! More fabrics and wall textures? Maybe but, hey, it's free and I suspect it's more than enough for most people.
Edit= http://sweethome3d.sourc...e.net/importModels.html leads to all the models that can be used in the program but also has links to other websites that have models for it.
Reviewing 1.4 (Oct 30, 2008)
Nice freebie. But I would prefer more fabric and wall textures. :)
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