[kwlug-disc] Linux floorplans: solved

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Jun 3 20:01:39 EDT 2012


Just remember:

1. GIGO

2. Measure twice, cut once. Please be mindful of the sharp tools.

3. Perhaps, before going to the paint store to get that unusual shade of 
pink, colour calibrate your monitor and software? Or at least find and 
load its ICC profile?

Seems to me I've also come across (image?) software that will figure out 
the dimensions of things in the picture for you. (Hugin comes to mind, 
but I don't think that's it.)

So, scan your webcam around your room, and magic happens?
(Scan once, no cutting?)


On 6/3/2012 12:34 AM, Richard Weait wrote:
> How cool is it to be able to make a floorplan, and move your furniture
> around on it?  Pretty cool.  Especially if your furniture is heavy.
> Much better to move that stuff on paper, rather than by force.  My
> previous attempts to make floorplans in Linux revolved around GIMP and
> many layers.  it wasn't ideal.
>
> I had reason to want to make another floorplan recently and The Fine
> Search lead me to SweetHome3D
>
> http://www.sweethome3d.com/index.jsp
>
> This. Is. Cool.
>
> Floorplans? Check.
> Furniture? Check.
> 3D aerial view?  Check.  Woo woo!
> 3D virtual walk through?  Oh yeah!
> Custom colours, paint and flooring?  Yup.
>
> Pretty awesome.  I'm only just scratching the surface with this thing
> and I can see that it would be indispensable for a designer or
> decorator.
>
> GPL.  java.  Runs on Linux, and other stuff.



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