Live 3D – Overview

Live 3D is great for interior design and fine-tuning 3D Photos. It's an interactive way to view your project, either from above or right inside. 

Live 3D comes with RoomSketcher and is included with a VIP or Pro subscription. Free subscribers can upgrade their subscription to VIP or Pro, or upgrade an individual project to a Premium Project to get Live 3D.

This article explains:

How to Start Live 3D

Live 3D is part of the RoomSketcher App and works on Mac and Windows computers, plus iPad and Android tablets.

  1. To start Live 3D:
    Open a project in the RoomSketcher App and click the 3D button.

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  2. The Live 3D window opens.
    Tip: On a Mac or PC, place Live 3D and the RoomSketcher App side-by-side. Make a change in the App, and you can instantly see it in Live 3D (a few changes require you to click a refresh button).

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Flyover Mode

Flyover mode is excellent for seeing an overview of the entire floor plan.

To open Flyover mode:

  • Click the yellow menu, and click Flyover mode. On a tablet, click the Plane symbol. 

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Basic Navigation in Flyover Mode:

  • Zoom: Use the buttons on the left or your mouse wheel. On a tablet, pinch in or out.
  • Tilt and Rotate: Use the arrow buttons on the right, your keyboard arrow keys, or drag with your mouse. On a tablet, use touch.
  • For more navigation tips, see Live 3D – Navigation.

Camera Mode

Camera mode takes you right inside the rooms, showing you the view from the RoomSketcher camera.

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To open Camera mode:

  • Click the yellow menu, and click Camera mode. On a tablet, click the camera symbol. 

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Basic Navigation in Camera mode

  • Zoom: Use the buttons on the left, your mouse wheel, or on a tablet, pinch in or out.
  • Navigate: Move forward, backward, and turn. Use the buttons on the lower right, your keyboard arrow keys, or on a tablet, use touch.
  • Fine-tune Camera: Use the buttons on the top right. You can move the camera position up or down, and left or right.
  • For more detailed navigation tips, see Live 3D – Navigation.

Use Live 3D with the RoomSketcher Camera

Live 3D’s Camera mode shows you the view from the camera in the RoomSketcher App – it’s sort of like looking through the viewfinder on the camera. Plus, Live 3D, and the RoomSketcher camera stay in sync – as you navigate in Live 3D, the RoomSketcher camera follows along, and vice versa.

As you look around a room in Live 3D and think, “this is a perfect photo,” the RoomSketcher camera is ready – its field of view, pitch, elevation, and rotation match what you are seeing. Over in the RoomSketcher App, just double-click to take the snapshot.

To see the actual size of a snapshot

Since you can adjust the size of the Live 3D window, you may have made it a different size than a typical snapshot.

  • In Live 3D, click the yellow menu, then click Snapshot Size (4:3). This changes the size of the Live 3D window to the size of the snapshot, so you can see the actual image before taking the shot.

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This feature is not available on tablets. 

 

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