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Candy Dwelling 3D 7.0 – Candy Dwelling 3D Weblog

Candy Dwelling 3D 7.0 was launched on July 13, 2022. This new model accommodates many enhancements described in model historical past. Listed here are an important ones.

Yafaray rendering engine

After a couple of years of profitable exams as a plug-in, YafaRay rendering engine is now accessible in Candy Dwelling 3D itself. It may be chosen from the brand new Renderer dropdown record proven on the two very best quality ranges within the picture and video creation dialog containers (which at the moment are resizable). This record proposes SunFlow and YafaRay renderers, the default engine remaining SunFlow in the mean time.


YafaRay renderer offers outcomes similar to SunFlow however usually runs twice to a few instances sooner. It offers additionally some much less shiny renderings which can fulfill those amongst you who do not like to regulate shininess with SunFlow.

Studio with mezzanine by Véronique Puybaret

YafaRay renderer shouldn’t be accessible underneath Home windows XP and Vista, in addition to underneath Java Net Begin.

Extra lights capabilities

Till now, mild sources in a rendered scene have been at all times a sphere. This labored fairly properly however in particular instances like very flat lights, it gave solely approximate outcomes. Now, a lightweight supply can have any form because of a brand new parameter which might be added within the description file of SH3F furnishings libraries. Such a lightweight supply is outlined through the use of a furnishings property beginning by lightSourceMaterialName# with a price equal to the fabric(s) of the shapes which ought to be used as supply(s) in a 3D mannequin.

That can assist you begin with this new characteristic, it’s possible you’ll use the LightShapes.sh3f furnishings library which proposes 5 completely different sorts of sunshine shapes:

  • a double confronted Gentle panel,
  • a one confronted Invisible mild panel,
  • an Invisible mild sphere equal to default catalog mild supply (however this one will emit the colour chosen in its furnishings modification dialog field),
  • an Invisible inward mild half sphere which can be used to mild a scene with mushy shadows,
  • and a Mini spot it’s possible you’ll place underneath a ceiling (just like the three ones positioned underneath the mezzanine within the studio picture).

Mini spots positioned beneath a floor

For extra details about this characteristic, learn this thread within the discussion board.

Ranges menu

Model after model, Candy Dwelling 3D menus develop with new options. Because the Plan menu ended to be too lengthy on small screens, all of the gadgets about degree administration have been moved to a brand new Ranges sub menu to cut back its dimension.


Magnet button

Magnetism can now be activated and deactivated additionally with a button added within the device bar, however remember that you can too toggle magnetism with Alt key (cmd key underneath macOS) whereas drawing within the plan.


Coming into room dimensions by triangulation

After including new short-term dimension strains in model 6.3 that will help you draw a room by triangulation, it is now doable to enter immediately the diagonal worth on the present level within the room creation device tip, when you pressed Enter key. The next video reveals the way it works.

Stopping undesired sloping ceilings

When a room on the final degree is surrounded with partitions of various heights, Candy Dwelling 3D tries to compute a sloping ceiling for this room, however this doesn’t at all times work properly, resulting in some bizarre triangles within the 3D view and studies from customers who assume they encountered a bug.
To keep away from this habits, the Flat ceiling solely verify field was added to the room modification dialog field to stop Candy Dwelling 3D from making an attempt to compute such slopping ceilings. By default, a new room can have this selection checked, i.e. the elevation of its ceiling will probably be situated on the highest wall if the room is on the final degree. If you wish to attempt the slopping ceiling characteristic, simply uncheck it.


Hiding edges in imported 3D fashions

It has been some time since 3D fashions at Trimble 3D Warehouse have been made accessible with their edges round their shapes. As more often than not, these edges are usually not attention-grabbing, a brand new Disguise mannequin edges verify field was added to the second step of the Furnishings import wizard to simply conceal edges of Collada / DAE information. The next screenshots present the distinction when this new choice is chosen or not.

ColladaModelWithVisibleEdges ColladaModelWithHiddenEdges

Word that this selection is usable solely when importing 3D fashions with materials names beginning with edge_color.

Different options

Lastly, listed below are another enhancements that you just may discover attention-grabbing:

  • The digital customer is now represented with a digicam image at a hard and fast dimension within the plan when the default digital customer will get too small to be dealt with simply.
  • Inch/Fraction and Foot/Decimals models have been added to the preferences pane. Inch/Fraction shows lengths in inches adopted by the closest eighth inch fraction and Foot/Decimals unit shows lengths in ft adopted by decimals of a foot.
  • Extra prefixes can be utilized for the form names of a 3D mannequin to specify the doable strikes of shapes connected to different shifting shapes (see this topic for extra particulars).
  • The 3D mannequin preview proven on the final step of the furnishings import wizard now helps zooming and rotating round two axes to allow you to generate a nicer icon of the imported mannequin.
  • It is doable to pick out a fabric immediately within the 3D mannequin preview within the furnishings supplies modification dialog field. If you wish to choose extra supplies, simply press the Crtl key (cmd key underneath macOS) whereas clicking within the 3D preview.
  • Candy Dwelling 3D now helps controller / pores and skin components present in Collada / DAE format to have the ability to import 3D fashions exported from MakeHuman software program.
  • The /checkUpdatesDisabled installer argument was added to the command line of Home windows installer to take away the flexibility to verify updates from Candy Dwelling 3D.
  • Candy Dwelling 3D On-line and Candy Dwelling 3D JS Viewer have been up to date to help the brand new options.

As a bonus, you may discover within the gallery the SH3D file of the studio proven within the footage of this text. A small place optimized with a mezzanine and a tiny rest room.

All my thanks for the contributors who translated this new model and helped to check it. And a particular thought to David Bluecame from YafaRay crew for his assist.

[Note the version 7.0.2 was released on July 31, 2022 to fix some issues bound to version 7.0]



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