That makes sense, so most of the Mincey family adheres to that admonition. Our latest keep moving project is to re-arrange the insides of the house now that both kids are moving on to college. What better place to create a new interior design than on the Mac.
Sweet Home Atlanta In 3D
What we’re really doing is planning for our future life of empty nest syndrome. For some couples it might be a melancholy era where the pitter patter of little feet is replaced by the creaking of floors in a nearly empty house.
Not so the Mincey clan. Empty Nest Syndrome for Jesse and I means more space, less clutter, less noise, and the refrigerator and pantry will have what we expect it to have when we want it.
It also means re-arranging furniture and what better way to do that than on a Mac and with a free interior design app.
Sweet Home 3D is the Mac apps that’s helping us to view what Sweet Home Atlanta will look like once the child have been exiled to college and permanent adulthood.
This app is easier to use than you might think (even easier if you can read French). Setup the room dimensions and drop in furniture (all in 2D).
Simple enough, right?
And yet another example of the 3D effect.
Click the images above for larger, pop up versions with more detail.
Regardless of your chosen language, Sweet Home 3D is mostly self explanatory.
The Toolbar at the top gives you options to create files, save files, add object, drop in text to describe objects, and layout the floor plan for your house.
It’s all done in 2D, of course. Once the layout of the floor plan is created, sort through the furniture section and drop in furniture to match the approximate location in each room.
Sweet Home 3D then converts the floor plan with furniture into a 3D images of the room. It’s very cool, and it’s free.
What’s the catch? Sweet Home 3D is a Java application so you’ll need to make sure that your Mac (or, Windows PC) has Java installed; preferably the latest version to avoid the latest insecurities that seem inherent in Java these days).