June 18, 2009 in Publishing (E)
[prMac.com] Maidstone Kent. Today Microspot Ltd. developers of 2D and 3D graphics and photo applications, announced the release of a new version of Microspot Interiors Professional for the Apple Macintosh with new tools for wall editing and vertex editing, and creation tools for two new cuboids with chamfered and rounded edges.
This new version will appeal to professional and amateur interior designers but, also because of its superior and easy to use modeling and animation tools, it will also appeal to product designers who wish to model and present their designs in realistic looking settings. Furniture and appliance designers, office designers, shop fitters, stage set designers and many others will find this an invaluable tool for conceptual design.
The Edit Wall tool enables you to create room layouts by modifying existing models or drawing a rough layout of the correct shape and adjusting it for your exact requirements. The walls can be edited in any view 2D or 3D. The walls can be moved and their thickness, height and length adjusted. As the walls move they move adjoining walls with them in an intuitive way. Walls can also have alcoves created in them and can be joined and split as required.
This makes it easy to trace a room layout from a floor plan imported from MacDraft or any other CAD program and modify it to fit exactly over the plan. We have produced a tutorial showing how this can be done and feel that it offers MacDraft users an easy way to go from 2D plan to 3D model. Overall this makes Interiors Professional version 4.1 much easier to use than the previous version.
The modeling has also been greatly improved by adding a vertex editing tool which allows you to subdivide and split surface geometries and adjust elasticity then edit single or multiple vertices on the surface of objects enabling complex surface editing and therefore allowing you to create shapes that would have been virtually impossible in previous versions. Snapping points can also be added for easy alignment. There are two new cuboid tools, one with chamfered edges and one with rounded edges. The size of the chamfer or radius can be set before drawing the cuboid which gives you the ability to create commonly used objects with more realistic edges with much less work.
Microspot Interiors Professional is a 3D interior design, modeling and animation program that allows you to quickly visualize interiors and create animations which can be recorded as movies and viewed by anyone with QuickTime. Interiors makes it simple to draw walls and then add furniture and accessories from the library of almost 2000 items or import 3DS or Google SketchUp 6 files which are readily available from many 3rd parties.
These items can be resized and the colors and textures customized. With a comprehensive list of 3D modeling tools it is possible to create any furniture item or accessory yourself if you cannot find what you need. Finally you can add lighting and render with shadows and reflections to create realistic 3D scenes which you can use to create stunning pictures, posters and animations for use in presentations and proposals.
* Mac OS X 10.4. or above
* Macintosh with G5 or Intel processor with 1GB RAM and 1GB free disk space
Pricing and Availability:
Microspot Interiors Professional is available from the Microspot web store. For more information or to buy it or try it go to the Microspot web site. Microspot Interiors Professional has a retail price of $249.00 USD (£149.00 or 199.00 Euro). Registered users of Interiors Professional 4.0 can upgrade for $55.00 (£29.00 or 42.50 Euro). Registered users of the standard Interiors may upgrade for $112.50 (£69.00 or 99.00 Euro) at the Microspot web store. Enquiries about this press release or requests for review software should be made to Robert Coulling.
About Microspot. Founded in 1964, Microspot develops and markets applications for 3D modeling and animation, interior design, 2D drawing and drafting, image editing, and media management as well as printer drivers. Microspot Worldwide Headquarters: Microspot Limited, Concorde House, 10-12 London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8QA, UK Tel: 44 (0) 1622 687771; Fax 44 (0) 1622 690801.