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3D Home Designer Deluxe and FREE DK Home Decorating Tips

by Avanquest Software
Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Includes 1000 textures that can be applied to floors, walls and ceilings
  • Over 2000 objects are included to furnish your house
  • Easy to use with 10 helpful tutorials
  • Features a Construction, 2D and 3D Mode so you can get the best out of your design from every angle
  • Included Free: 101 Home Decorating Tips book

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B0000TP9RK
  • Release Date: 24 Oct. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,469 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Review

If you are serious about building your own home, first do your homework with 3D Home Designer. -- Ideal home magazine

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent program with steep learning curve 2 April 2006
By Rug
Like almost al powerful graphics software, the learning curve is very steep. If you're familiar with programs like Photoshop or Coral Draw, you'll know what I mean. These programs have way too many functions to be easy.
This program will do almost anything you want it to do and after you discover how, but only then, does it become simple and obvious.
It does have a serious bug too which doesn't help. Using 'XP style' under Windows XP, certain folders of icons and controls never pop up off the toolbar, and so there are things you can't do (I've checked this out on 2 computers and it took me hours to find/prove. This also makes the help more confusing.
If you go into design mode and click on the little sun icon, there should be 3 options that pop-up: day,night and variable time of day. If it doesn't then this tip is for you and if you've been struggling with this program then this may be why.
Under XP, go to anywhere on your desktop and rt click. then go >properties>appearance>Windows Classic style. Select and apply.
If you've got a fancy custom theme you've already created, back it up first so you can re-apply it afterwards.
Then everything displays as it should and all the wall, window, door, plot options etc are there.
All walls, windows, stairs and objects can be dimensioned to 0.01mm by selecting, then double clicking and entering the measurements you want. Textures and colours can be dragged to an object/wall in design mode. You can make your own textures and use your own photos for textures.
Windows can even be made triangular by using the advanced Window Construction Icon. Everything is really customizable
The walkthrough works well even on my laptop with 900MHz processor and 360mb ram. You can stop, reposition, turnaround etc.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Tricky 1 Sept. 2005
I have previously used a Broderbund product similar to this and that was soooo much easier to use. With this you have to draw each wall individually - the tutorials are no help at all. I am really tired of trying to figure it out now, the dimensions do not automatically appear whilst you are designing. It promises all sorts of things and the 3d views are excellent - if only you don't lose patience getting to that stage! Do not buy this if you are even remotely technophobic!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price 31 Mar. 2005
I bought this as we're just buying a new house and are hoping to renovate it completely. The package itself is tricky to learn how to use - it's not intuitive at all. However with perseverance you can achieve good results. Although it is almost impossible to get walls the correct length - after a while there's a "that will do" attitude.
The furniture seems limited but all the basics are there. I don't think there's a better product out there for the same price but it might be worth spending a bit more for something better.
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