Sweet Home 3D
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Sweet Home 3D

Learn SweetHome3D so you can design and plan out your dream home in 2D and 3D.
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Created by Sean Bradley
Last updated 5/2020
English
Current price: $12.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 87% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 24 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Everything you need in Sweet Home 3D to plan and design your own dream home, or design for somebody else
  • Install and set up Sweet Home 3D environments on PC and Mac
  • Import and manage floorplan blueprints
  • Add and edit walls,
  • Add and edit doors,
  • Add and edit windows,
  • Create rooms
  • Add and edit furniture,
  • Add levels,
  • Create roofs,
  • Extend the default furniture library with thousands of free models,
  • Apply advanced presentation techniques in the 3d view
  • Creating and Adding Custom 3D Objects,
  • Creating Hinges, Sliders and Arm on Ball joints for Custom 3D Objects,
  • Door and Window Swing Helpers for Custom 3D Objects
  • Adding Glass and Window Panes to Custom 3D Objects
  • Creating Custom Materials
  • and many more little details discussed in each video
Requirements
  • A PC or MAC with a medium quality graphics card
Description

Are you thinking of redesigning your house, and you want to try out ideas before you approach a builder, or an architect to recreate what's in your imagination or to carry out the work?

Perhaps you want to offer a home design service, or even offer your existing clients 2d and 3d examples of the building or design ideas as part of your work proposals.

Or do you want to learn how to use SweetHome3D just for yourself and to quickly recreate your ideas and concepts before you take the leap to your next step whatever that may be?


My name is Sean Bradley and I've helped thousands of people just like you master Sweet Home 3D and get to the next level with my YouTube Sweet Home 3d tutorials, and now I've recreated and assembled the best parts of my YouTube tutorials into one concise and easy to follow full course on Sweet Home 3D that you can access forever and on demand right here on Udemy,

So just click the link to get started.


This course teaches many of functions of Sweet Home 3D

and you'll cover all topics such as

  • importing blueprints,

  • drawing walls,

  • adding doors,

  • adding windows,

  • creating rooms,

  • adding furniture,

  • adding levels,

  • adding roofs,

  • extending the library,

  • creating custom 3d objects with hinges, sliders, arm on ball joins and glass/windows,

  • creating custom materials and textures,

  • and much much more

plus, you'll get hands on practical experience which is so crucial when planning and executing your real world projects.

So once again,

click the link to join this course.

There is no risk attached whatsoever, because you'll get a

  • 30 day

  • 100%

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and I can't wait for you to get started on your Sweet Home 3D course today.


Who this course is for:
  • Anybody who wants to quickly learn to design houses in 3d, create floor plans and experiment with layout and concept.
  • Architecture Students who want to have a broad range of skills
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 03:04:41
+ Creating Your First Home
11 lectures 01:20:19

Importing a floor plan blueprint.

Note: This is optional, but it does make drawing your house easier.

You can create your own blueprint using a paper, pen/pencil and ruler and then take a photo of it and import it into Sweet Home 3d, or you can search the internet for a floor plan similar to the house you want to design, and even if your house was for sale once, you may be able to access a floor plan of it already that you can take a photo of and import, or download from the internet.

There are many options for a blue print, and It only needs to be good enough to allow you to roughly gauge the positioning of your walls and layout.

Once you have an image you want to use for your blueprint, open Sweet Home 3d, and go to the menu option, Plan->Import Background Image and then select your file.

You then have an option to set the scale of your image.  You need to drag the ruler start and end points to a place on your image where you know the real measurements of it. In my video, I know the wall length that I moved the ruler to is 1300 cm.

You then need to set an origin point on your diagram where you want 0,0 to be. I usually use the top left point of my blueprint image.

I have also added the floor plan blueprint from my video if you would like to use this in place of your own.

Preview 04:03

Exploring the Wall Tool

The Wall Tool can be found in one of the top menu bars as an icon that looks like a wall.

To start drawing a wall, ensure the icon is selected, then go into the 2d plan view, click the mouse button and then move your mouse to the desired end point of the wall, and then click again.

A new wall, which is joined to the first, will begin to draw and the process continues until you press ESC.

If you want to change a wall, you can select the Selection tool, which is left of the Create Wall tool and resembles an arrow. This will allow you move the wall, either of its start or end points, or to give you the option of splitting the wall, or even deleting.

If you have two walls that aren't joined, you can select both while holding down the shift key, and then press Plan->Join Walls.

You also have the option to create rounded walls. The video explains best how this is done.

You can double click a wall to get it's modifiable properties, such as colour, texture, thickness, start and end heights, and many more.

You can also, right click the wall, and then select Modify Wall to get to the same options.

Note: That there is no need to create hole for doors or windows, since when dragging doors and windows into the plan, Sweet Home 3D will automatically calculate them for you

Preview 12:15

Drag a door from the Catalogue view into the Plan View.

When dragging a door over an existing wall, the door thickness will auto match the thickness of the wall, and the angle of the door will auto match the angle of the wall.

After you drop the door, you can also modify it's dimensions using the icons around the door object, or double clicking to open the Modify Furniture dialog.

You can change which direction a door swings open by adjusting the mouse cursor when placing the door. You can also change whether a door swings open left or right by ticking the mirror option on the Modify Furniture dialogue. This is demonstrated ion the video.

You can also modify the doors colour, texture, whether the door panel is open or closed and more.

Adding Doors
12:59

Adding windows is very similar to adding doors. You get all of the same options such as editing dimensions, editing the opening, changing the colour or texture and more.

Double click the window to open it's modifiable properties, or right click and select Modify Furniture.

Adding Windows
04:23

After creating your wall and positioning doors, you can draw the room boundaries.

This will allow you to see its dimensions in square meters, or other units dependent on your preference settings.

You can also change the floor colour, texture and more.

You also have the option of adding skirting/base boards around the room perimeter. Just be sure to draw your doors first so that the boards stop and start on the edges of your doors.

There are 2 ways of drawing rooms.

  1. By clicking each corner, where the room perimeter should be, until the full floor is drawn,

  2. Double clicking inside the room. This will only work of all the walls surrounding the room are joined together

Both of these methods are demonstrated in the video.



Creating Rooms
07:01

Adding Furniture is very similar to adding Doors and Windows, except, it doesn't create a hole in the wall, but rather tries to align the object to the edge of the wall instead of inside.

You have many options to modify the furniture dimensions, colours, textures, position, angle and more.

Adding and positioning furniture is one of the things the Sweet Home 3D is most useful for, spend as much time as you like trying to perfect your layout.

Adding Furniture
10:05

The design I am creating in the course has so far been a single story building. I now show you how to add and manage levels so you can turn it into a multi story building.

When creating new levels, the walls from the level underneath are shown faded so that they can be used as a template for the new level.

After creating the new level and drawing the walls, you now have enough skills to create the doors, windows and position any furniture.

Your house is nearly finished.

Adding Levels
07:24

Now that you have a double storey building, you need stairs. Placing stairs is the same as placing furniture, except, the stairs are normally higher than the walls on the floor that they are placed, so they protrude through the floor to the level above. Sweet Home 3D automatically cuts a hole into the floor above, in the same what that doors and windows placed within the walls have there holes automatically created.

Adding Stairs
02:34

In this video I show you several ways you might like to improve the 3D presentation of your model, from setting the wall transparency, setting the ground and sky textures colours and even displaying the blueprint as an image on the ground.

You can also undock the 3D view from the application and show it on a different monitor if you have a multi monitor setup.

Improving Presentation
06:28

The collection of furniture libraries that I download can be found on this page,

https://sourceforge.net/projects/sweethome3d/files/SweetHome3D-models/3DModels-1.6.4/

Also, see the official Sweet Home 3D downloads page for more info.

http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

Note: If you import libraries and they have an adverse effect on the performance of your Sweet Home 3D installation, you can manually delete the libraries by going to the folder,

c:/Users/[Your Username]/eTeks/Sweet Home 3D/furniture/[library].sh3f


Also included is a Library of few of the models I have created for Sweet Home 3D.




Extending the Furniture Library
06:01

In this video, I rely on the Red Slate Roof object that was imported from the lecture before this one.

The particular library that contains this roof object is from the

3DModels-Contributions-1.6.4.zip file that can be downloaded from this page.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/sweethome3d/files/SweetHome3D-models/3DModels-1.6.4/


Create a Roof
07:06
+ Custom 3D Objects
11 lectures 01:35:44
Create a Custom Roof Window
07:33
Create an Advanced Custom Roof Window
05:53
Creating Hinges
11:38
Creating Multiple Hinges with different Rotations
10:46
Adding Door and Window Swing Helpers
10:09
Creating Sliders
09:29
Arm on Ball Joint
06:17
Window Panes
08:57
Creating Custom Materials
09:56
Customising Textures
13:21

Well done!

You have finished all that is required to build homes in Sweet Home 3D. There is still much more that you can learn, and I'll be adding more videos as I go along, and you have all the basics now, so come back every now and then and see what else is new. Thanks for watching.

Finishing Up
01:45
+ Appendix
3 lectures 08:38

I open the Sweet Home 3D download web page at http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

and choose to download and install Sweet Home 3D the manual way which also happens to be Free.

You can download the Paid version from the Microsoft Store and you will get many extras such as many more 3d models and support.

The Free version can also have the same models, but you will need to manually import them into the Furniture Library yourself, which is quite easy, and I will add a video to show you how.

(Optional) Install on Windows 10 for Free
01:44

I open the Sweet Home 3D download web page at http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

and choose to download and install Sweet Home 3D the manual way which also happens to be Free.

You can download the Paid version from the Apple iTunes Store and you will get many extras such as many more 3d models and support.

The Free version can also have the same models, but you will need to manually import them into the Furniture Library yourself, which is quite easy, and I will add a video to show you how.

(Optional) Install on a Mac for Free
01:44

There are 4 main sections of the User Interface,

  • Catalogue View

  • Plan View

  • 3D View

  • Furniture List View

There are also the top toolbar menus which provide a method to modify the same options as each of the main display Views.

Each View has it's own context menu that contains methods specific for the view.

Keyboard and mouse events will also behave differently depending on which view is in focus.

I also show my preferred configuration settings, and that is in

File->Preferences->Furniture Catalogue View = Searchable List

and

File->Preferences->Aerial view centred on selection = Enabled

Experiment with the user interface as much as you wish.

Download a sample model from the File->New from demo menu item, and try things out.

If you feel like you made a mistake you can always press Ctrl-Z to Undo, or Ctrl-Y to Redo. These options are also available from the top menu.



User Interface Configuration
05:10