Would you like to create 3D pictures of various rooms? Rooms in your flat, in an office, in a fantasy building? Just try it! We will tell you how to do it easily.
To create the rooms use Room Arranger software, which can be freely downloaded here
. (New versions are shareware, the older ones until v. 3.26 are freeware; You can find the link to this program on our download page
for members - and we update it there when necessary). Install the software and then run it.
How to create a room
Now you can start creating your room. Set it's size and/or add more walls to create more complicated room or a whole flat (use the button with the image of a ground plan in the Room Arranger). (You can use not only buttons but the appropriate menu item as well.)
Then you can use the button beside the first mentioned - to add more objects to your room. Choose the right library (bathroom, living room, kitchen) and then doubleclick to the item you want (for example a desk). It will be placed to your room and you can drag it to the right position. You can click to it by the right button of your mouse to set some features of the objects - it's size, exact position, color etc.
Creating of 3D pictures
Room Arranger can show your room in 3D via a VRML browser. If you haven't installed the VRML plug-in to your internet browser yet, just do it.
We use a Cortona plug-in for MS Internet Explorer from Parallel Graphics (you can download it here
; You can find the link to this program on our link page
for members - and we update it there when necessary). To see the 3D picture, just press the button with an image of Earth in Room Arranger.
To create a stereoscopic (anaglyph) picture you need to get 2 snaps - one for your left eye and one for the right one. How to get it? Make first picture (for your left eye) and the press the button with the image of Earth in Room Arranger again. Now change the starting position - from which you want to see the 3D picture. If you - for example - watch your room from it's lower part (the angle for 3D picture is set to 0), you can add to x coordinate number 10.
If you watch the room in the direction to the left or to the right, change the y coordinate and if you watch it in a different angle - for example 45 degrees, change the x and y coordinates in the same way (for some directions you have to add the same number to both of them, for the other ones you add some number to x and take it off from y). The exact values depend on the distance of the starting point from the nearest object - remember the 1/30 rule. If the nearest furniture is in a distance of 180 points, you should shift your eyes (camera) by 6 points.)
The picture you've created you can get by the Print Screen button on your keyboard - then use your favorite graphic editor to save it. And now create the anaglyph picture - in 3DJournal software.