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Sweet Home 3D 2.6 and more...

Sweet Home 3D 2.6 was released on August 23, 2010 with a few bug fixes described in version history.

Superimposed doors and windows

As seen in the following image, this version is now able to compute correctly holes made in a wall by doors and windows superimposed on top of each other.

Now, users won't have to use various hacks found time after time to achieve the same thing.

Better Collada/DAE support - step 2

Users have adopted very quickly the ability to import files at Collada format, and thanks to their report, a few more bugs were fixed, mainly to support the DAE files exported by other 3D tools.

New features in Advanced rendering plug-in 1.6

Users interested by the Advanced rendering plug-in should upgrade to the version 1.6. It fixes a bug that stopped rendering 3D models with too large texture coordinates. It brings also performance enhancements and new features as shown at the bottom of this screen capture:

 

You can now:

  • Choose how shiny surfaces should be rendered, either with a glossy effect or with silk to glossy effect.
  • Use light bulb angles as a power knob to change the power they emit (this feature requires you use light bulbs available in the updated basicLights.sh3f).
  • Compute glass transparency to let the light goes through furniture glass panes.

These new features and performance enhancements required a lot of testing to get good results, and I would like to thank db4tech for all the time he spent to help me test them.
Don't hesitate to publish the images you created with this plug-in in forum's gallery.

Statistics

Finally I'm happy to report that on SourceForge.net, Sweet Home 3D is now in the All-time top 100 downloads and almost the same day, program reached 5 million downloads!
Not bad for a program that will celebrate soon the 3rd birthday of its first version!
Thank you again for your support.

 



Avatar: Andrés

Re: Sweet Home 3D 2.6 and more...

Great work!
This program is the best. I'm architect and I think that it's a excelent tool for professional work. It's simple and easier. I 'm always waiting for the news about Sweet Home 3D
Avatar: d' engineer

Re: Sweet Home 3D 2.6 and more...

I'm always glad to see new version of this software. With your new release, you've just fixed the bug in my home.  May I suggest that you also create a feature that would put a second floor on the house.  I would gladly be excited with this feature. I'm not  surprise that you reached that download count, I gave a copy to my officemates and they all say, wow!

Re: Sweet Home 3D 2.6 and more...

Congratulations on the 5 million downloads.

Hope your server/s can cope, once word spreads, about the exciting new features and improvements!
Won't be long before you're celebrating 10 million! ;-)

Keep up the great work.

Best wishes,

db4tech

Re: Sweet Home 3D 2.6 and more...

Thanks to all programmers and contributers for this great open source software!
Avatar: ADRIANA

Re: Sweet Home 3D 2.6 and more...

EXCELENTE, PERFECTO, MIL GRACIAS 

Avatar: Anonymous

Re: Sweet Home 3D 2.6 and more...

The plug is not working. When I click Tools > Create advanced photography, nothing happens.

Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 2.6 and more...

The Advanced rendering plug-in isn't supported anymore since the version 3.4 and its features are directly included in Sweet Home 3D. I removed the link to the plug-in to avoid confusion.

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