Friday, March 8, 2019

3 Free And Open Source Software To Create A Home Design!

3 Open Source Software That You Can Use To Create A Home Design!
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Designing a home is one fun activity. Usually, to make a home design on a computer, we need a special software. And this time I want to discuss some open source software, which you can use to home design!

1. Blender 3D

One of the 3D modeling software, video editing and game engine that is very powerful. Blender 3D is an open source software that is widely used by communities in my country, for the purposes of modeling and making animated films.

In addition, this software can also be used to create a home design. There are several professionals who also use Blender 3D for work purposes.

Some of the advantages of Blender 3D:

  • Free, we can use this software for free and legally.
  • Lots of support from the community of fellow Blender 3D users.
  • This software is available and can run on multiple platforms such as Windows, Linux, and OS X.
  • Always update.


2. Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D is a free and open source software that you can use to design homes. This software can be used to create a home blueprint while viewing the 3D view. so in addition to the blueprint, users can also add some furniture, colors, and more for interior design purposes.

Some advantages of Sweet Home 3D:

  • Free and open source.
  • Multiplatform (can run on Linux, Windows, OSX).
  • Easy to use even though you are not too familiar with the interor design.
  • Has a simple rendering feature that is quite good.
  • Can be exported to the .obj format, which means we can import it to other software such as Blender 3D, or others that support the .obj format.

3. FreeCAD

Actually, FreeCAD is a parametric modeler, which is usually used by engineers to design objects, components, tools or others. But at some showcases that I saw in the forum. There are users who make a building and home project using FreeCAD. This software can be used for more complex home design projects and architectures.

please see FreeCAD for Architecture channel on Youtube!, he made architectural and home design projects using FreeCAD!

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