Sweet Home 3D is a free software designed to draw the plan of a home, arrange furniture on it, and display the result in a 3D view or video.
Sweet Home 3D is aimed at people who wants to design their interior quickly. The user may:
- draw the walls of his rooms upon the image of an existing plan,
- change the color or the texture of the walls, the floors and the ceilings,
- drag and drop doors, windows and furniture onto the plan from a catalog organized by categories (living room, kitchen...), in which he can import 3D models created by himself or downloaded from Google 3D Warehouse and other various web sites,
- change the size, the orientation, the elevation, the color and the texture of each piece of furniture,
- view the changes in the plan simultaneously in the 3D view, either from an aerial view point, or from a virtual visitor view point,
- draw dimensions, compute areas and add texts to the plan,
- create a photorealistic image from the 3D view depending on light sources and sun location, and export it at PNG format,
- create a video from a virtual path in the 3D view and export it at Quicktime MOV format.
- print the home plan and the 3D view or export them to a PDF file,
- export the plan to SVG format, and the 3D view to OBJ format to reuse designed plans in other software,
Sweet Home 3D is available in 16 languages and may be run under Windows, Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6, Linux and Solaris with Java Web Start from project web site at http://sweethome3d.sourceforge.net/ , with installers bundled with Java available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/sweethome3d/download , or with an applet available online at http://www.sweethome3d.com/SweetHome3DOnline.jsp?trial=true .
The version 3.0 provides many new features like round walls, storing points of view, compass, lights and sun management, auto recovery after a program crash, portability, and bug fixes described at http://www.sweethome3d.com/history.html .