Release Notes

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What's New in Live Home 3D v.4.0.3

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.4.0.2

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.4.0.1

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.4

  • Introduced Metal-based rendering for 3D graphics.
  • Revised materials receive physically based properties (roughness, metallic, normals).
  • New wall type added, Сurtain walls allow creating non-structural walls.
  • New project level, Site separates Ground floor level from outdoor, which is convenient for outdoor design.
  • Added the ability to rotate and move the whole house or apartment on the 2D plan.
  • Introduced the terrain editing functionality (available with Pro Features):
    • Elevation Point, Elevation Line and Elevation Spline tools assist with creating a landscape identical to the one around your house.
    • Added the ability to create cutouts, various pathways, and pits in the ground for swimming pools.
  • Added the new Material Composer (available with Standard and Pro Features).
  • Enhanced Material Editor allows the creation of realistic materials (available with Pro Features).
  • Updated 2D Elevation View now displays stairs and permits their resize.
  • The cloudiness property can now affect room lighting, like in the real world.
  • Added support for SketchUp 2021 models.
  • Added native support for Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Introduced photo-realistic, offline, ray-tracing AMD-powered rendering for Intel-based Macs.
  • Revised and improved 3D objects.
  • Reworked Sample Rooms and Houses section of the Project Gallery.
  • Added new video tutorials.
  • Other improvements.
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What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.8.3

  • Added support for macOS Big Sur.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.8.2

  • Improved export to .usdz and .scnz file formats.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.8.1

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.8

  • Added a new collection of objects for exterior design (available with in-app purchase).
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.7.3

  • Added Export / Import feature for sharing materials and 3D objects between devices (export not available in free version).
  • Improved Object Library (added new models of electric cars, lamps, etc).
  • Re-worked existing models in the Library.
  • Improved Materials Library (added new materials of wood, environment, etc).
  • Improved FBX export.
  • Added support for SketchUp 2020 models.
  • Fixed the problem with the downloads from Trimble 3D Warehouse on Macs running macOS 10.14.6 and 10.13.6.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.7.2

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.7.1

  • Improved compatibility with macOS Catalina.
  • Added new collection of furniture in Scandinavian style (available with in-app purchase).
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.7

  • Added support for macOS Catalina.
  • Added compatibility with the projects created on iOS 13 and iPadOS.
  • Revised and improved 3D objects.
  • Added 50+ models to the Object Library.
  • Improved Backup / Restore speed.
  • Added new video tutorials.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.6.4

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.6.3

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.6.2

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.6.1

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.6

  • Reworked Sample Rooms section of the Project Gallery (added new templates of kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, etc).
  • Templates of kid rooms are added to template collection.
  • Added about 100 new 3D objects (decorations, clothing, kitchenware, etc).
  • Added ability to apply materials to each side of the slabs individually (press Option while applying material if you want to paint the whole contour).
  • Each side of the building block, opening, niche and wall panel can now be painted individually.
  • Improved algorithm for rounded walls creation.
  • Optimized drawing in 2D.
  • Other bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.5.5

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.5.4

  • Added support for SketchUp 2019.
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.5.3

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.5.1

  • Fixed the problem with opening of some old projects.
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.5

NOTE. In order to open projects created in version 3.5, make sure you updated the app to the latest version on all your devices (iOS, Mac and Windows).

  • Optimized performance. Faster 3D rendering achieved thanks to automatic reduction of the Level of Details (LOD) for objects with excessive number of triangles.
  • Optimized handling of large projects.
  • Other bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.4.2

  • Improved import of objects in Collada and 3DS formats.
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.4.1

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.4

Extended Import Capabilities

  • Added import of 3D objects in Wavefront .OBJ file format.
  • Natively open 3D objects and projects created in Sweet Home 3D in .SH3D file format.
  • Improved import of .COLLADA file format objects.

New Exports

  • Implemented export to USDZ allows users to create AR objects to view in iOS QuickLook.
  • Introduced export to SCN and SCNZ, the file formats which can be used by game developers.
  • Introduced export to HEVC, highly efficient video codec.

Improved Content

  • 500 new objects added to the built-in Library (open doors, windows and gates, shelves, solar and thermal panels, radiators, boilers, kitchen islands, etc).
  • Revised objects in Stairs category of the Object Library.
  • Revamped house and interior templates.

macOS Mojave Ready

  • Ready for macOS 10.14 Mojave.
  • Dark Mode supported for macOS 10.14 users.

General Improvements

  • Full compatibility with the upcoming Live Home 3D for iOS.
  • Optimized drawing in 2D.
  • Added the ability to resize sprite objects directly on the 2D floor plan.
  • Faster rendering thanks to switching to Shadow Maps technique for calculation of lights and shadows (Stencil Shadows remains as an option).
  • Fixed the problem with the user camera turning when the project is exported to .FBX file format.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.3.4

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.3.2

  • Added support for SketchUp 2018.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.3.2

  • Fixed the problem with the change of Type & Representation for some items on 2D plan.
  • Fixed the problem with the “ghost” openings which could appear once the stairs were deleted.
  • Fixed the problem with the camera preview in Inspector.
  • Now the program allows to create and edit openings in the walls that were previously locked.
  • Other minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.3.1

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.3

  • Introduced macOS High Sierra compatibility.
  • Extended the Object Library with new 3D models of people, animals and fireplaces.
  • Improved import of Collada .DAE format projects with large number of textures.
  • Fixed the problem with the export of some big projects to .VRML and .X3D file formats.
  • Added support for Japanese language.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.2.3

  • Improved import of objects in Collada and 3DS formats.
  • Improved import of objects previously edited in Trimble SketchUp.
  • Extended the collection of 3D models in Appliances category of the Object Library.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.2.2

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.2.1

  • Improved import of objects in FBX format.
  • Optimized 2D plan drawing on computers with Retina display.
  • Added 3D car models.
  • Fixed the problem with the font preview in 2D Properties tab of the Inspector.
  • Introduced the ability to select, move and rotate the building blocks in 2D Elevation View.
  • Fixed the problem with some objects editing in Trimble SketchUp.
  • Other minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.2

  • Introduced the ability to create arch segments for the contour based building elements such as panels, niches, openings and blocks.
  • Optimized 3D rendering (up to 2 times faster).
  • Added import of objects in FBX format.
  • Added export of objects to OBJ and FBX formats.
  • Added support of lines in SketchUp and Collada imports.
  • Content improvements:
    • new category, Outdoor includes benches, carports, garden pavilions, etc;
    • extended Plants category;
    • additional plants collection (with in-app purchase).
  • Building blocks are now displayed in Elevation View.
  • Added Units Precision option to the Project Settings.
  • Improved the behaviour of the Dimension tool and auto-dimensions during the resize.
  • Introduced the ability to set wall thickness prior to drawing a wall.
  • Fixed the problem with the roof contour point editing.
  • Fixed the problem with 360 videos and panoramas sharing to Facebook on some computers.
  • Fixed the problem with the order of Elevation View plans added to the Print dialog.
  • Fixed the problem with large fractions when Feet and Inches are selected as the project units.
  • Multiple other improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.1.1

  • Fixes an issue with dimension line thickness when printing a project.
  • Fixes an issue with wall snapping when feet and inches are selected as the project measurement units.
  • Fixes a rare issue with preview flickering in Export to File panel on computers running macOS Sierra.
  • Other minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.1

  • Introduces export to Stereo 3D Video.
  • Introduces export to 360° Video and Stereo 3D 360° Video.
  • Added support for Sketchup 2017 models.
  • Brings the ability to arrange furniture in 2D Elevation View.
  • Adds a new way of marking room area on a floor plan.
  • Adds the ability to share videos to Vimeo.
  • Support for the Touch Bar:
    • Easily access the program tools, including the ones hidden in the drop down menus.
    • Conveniently access view dependant toolbar tools or fully customize the Touch Bar.
  • Adds the ability to lock an image representation on the 2D plan via the Object Properties tab of the Inspector.
  • Fixes some issues with an auto image representations.
  • Improves import of and export to Collada and Sketchup formats.
  • Other minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.0.2

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the program crash on macOS Sierra when internet connection is unavailable.
  • Fixes some issues with door models editing.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

What's New in Live Home 3D v.3.0.1

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the program crashing when changing Shadow Maps default settings.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the program crashing when closing a project while another project was still open and Shadow Maps mode was in use.
  • Fixes a rare issue with doors, windows or openings disappearing when moved below the floor level.
  • Fixes some issues with video tutorials sound.
  • Other minor bug fixes and stability improvements.
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