The complete freeware DesignWorkshop Lite software package provides all you need to build your own 3D models for home design and visualization of architecture, landscapes, exhibits, or any kind of spatial design. With DesignWorkshop Lite you can view and walk-through ready-made models of any size, like the free 3D building models in the Great Buildings Online, in DXF, DesignWorkshop, or 3DMF format, with amazing live 3D speed.
DesignWorkshop Lite can be used on any Power Macintosh, or any Pentium PC running Windows 95/98/ME/NT/XP/2000, with a recommended minimum of 32MB of real RAM for complete functionality. Your monitor should be set to at thousands or millions of colors (16, 24, or 32 bit color). Also free online from Artifice: The DesignWorkshop Tutorials; the online DesignWorkshop User Guide; the 3D Objects Exchange, full of free downloadable 3D library objects for detailing your own home or office design; the Great Buildings Online, documenting 1000 great buildings from around the world and across history, with hundreds of photos and downloadable 3D models; and the Classic Home Collection of editable 3D home design models at ArchitectureWeek.
For simple home design projects or for a good introduction to 3D graphics, DesignWorkshop Lite is the 3D application everyone can afford. Available free as a basic download from the Artifice web site, DesignWorkshop Lite is also available in an expanded complete download for just $9.95, and on a deluxe 150MB CD-ROM with tutorials, complete documentation, textures, basic 3D object libraries, and other useful accessories. Order CD-ROM online just $19.95!
Every level of the DesignWorkshop family ? Lite, Classic Home Design, and Professional ? allows you to quickly and creatively sketch spatial ideas in live 3D perspective, then develop and refine them efficiently with simple yet powerful and accurate editing tools. Your design visions will spring to life instantly using real-time rendering with lights and textures built in.
DesignWorkshop is the first real 3D design tool for creating form in space. Traditional drafting software only works in two dimensions, like pencil and paper. Most so-called "3D applications" are really just souped-up drafting software, with little or no editing available in the perspective view. The few other powerful 3D solid modeling systems available are complicated to learn and use, and too rigid for creative design work.