Live Home 3D

Full Tech Specs

Key Features:

  • Create detailed 2D floor plans.
  • Beautiful real-time 3D rendering.
  • Build up to two stories with a loft (unlimited stories in Pro).
  • Apply materials and change object representation in 2D environment.
  • Apply materials, move objects, adjust light, walk around, and much more in the 3D environment.
  • More than 1,500 objects and 2,100 materials.
  • Import models seamlessly from Trimble 3D Warehouse™ (previously Google 3D Warehouse™).
  • Drag and drop objects in Trimble SketchUp™, 3DS, KMZ or COLLADA format to your project.
  • Fine tune interior lighting by setting the light color and luminosity of every light fixture.
  • Adjust natural lighting from outside by setting the time of day and geographic location.
  • Export to 3DS format.
  • Quickly design a customizable roof with the Roof Assistant.
  • Save images of your interior from various angles in JPEG, TIFF, PNG, or BMP.
  • Render a realistic video walkthrough of your entire home.
  • Export to COLLADA, Trimble SketchUp™, VRML Version 2.0 or X3D format.
  • Use advanced print layout dialog for printing floor plans and 3D views at various scales, in batches.
  • Create niches or cutouts in your wall using the 2D Elevation View.
  • A collection of in-depth screencasts to get you acquainted with the program.
  • In-depth app Help documentation, Help Assistant and free, quick tech support service.
  • Customizable UI.
  • Project Gallery with house projects and sample rooms.

Roofs and Dormers:

  • Putting a roof over your head is as simple as choosing one of 12 customizable roof templates in the Live Home 3D Roof Assistant.
  • Add custom segments to fully customize your roof.
  • 16 customizable dormers.

Real-Time 3D Environment:

  • Adjust the lighting, add and move objects, apply materials, and more right in 3D.
  • All changes, made in 3D or 2D, are rendered in 3D in real time.
  • Walk through your 3D interior.
  • Save angles as user cameras and jump to those views at a click of the mouse.
  • Change the natural lighting from outside by adjusting the time of day and geographic location.
  • Adjust light fixtures throughout your project to get realistic light scene.
  • Add corner windows and complex openings using the program advanced technology.

2D Tools:

  • Precise positioning thanks to smart guides and object snapping.
  • Choose various views (scalable vector 2D or toy-like 2D using overhead views from the 3D view).
  • View real-time measurements for walls, ceilings, and floors when drawing in the 2D view.
  • Select the necessary measurement units (inches, feet, meters, etc.).
  • Draw complete rooms using the Room tool.
  • Use Arc Wall tool for drawing round walls.
  • Draw balconies, porches, and other internal and external design elements using Block tool.
  • Create custom roofs of any size and shape anywhere in the project.
  • Use smart Dimension tool to set the distance between underlying objects or walls.
  • Reduce the amount of vertices and triangles of any object using Level of details slider in the Type & Representation dialog. Helps to speed up the work with the project and minimizes its size.

Included Objects and Import Capabilities:

  • Over 1,500 objects and 2,100 materials.
  • Seamlessly import from the large library of Trimble 3D Warehouse™ (formerly Google 3D Warehouse™).
  • Customize any of the existing materials.
  • Create your own materials from scratch using the advanced Material Editor.
  • Drag and drop any image from the Finder to apply it to any surface as custom material.
  • Set the exact size of a material tile to know how much of the material is needed for your house renovation.
  • Manually import objects in the SketchUp, COLLADA, KMZ or 3DS format by simple dragging and dropping them from Finder.
  • Add a light source to any imported object and gain more control over existing light sources with the Light Editor.
  • Seamless integration with SketchUp that allows objects being edited in SketchUp to be updated in your project by pressing one button.

Export and Share the Result:

  • Share the result to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
  • Quickly send a copy of project via Mail, Messages or AirDrop.
  • Export 3D views to JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and BMP up to 1024 x 768 (16384 x 16384 in Pro version).
  • Export to 360° Panorama JPEG images (up to 2048 px (8192 x 4096) in Pro).
  • Create a video track and export to a movie file up to 960 x 540 (Ultra HD 3840 × 2160 at 60 FPS in Pro version).
  • Create stereo video up to 640px (1280 x 640), in Pro up to 2048px (4096 x 2048).
  • Create 360° video up to 640px (2560 x 1280), in Pro up to 1024px (4096 x 2048).
  • Create stereo 3D 360° video up to 640px (2560 x 2560), in Pro up to 1024px (4096 x 2304).

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.