Session Number BDWe01-H

2017 Session
Design Your Dream House Using Sweet Home 3D
Vasiliki Partinoudi, Pre-Engineering Instructor, Seacoast School of Technology, SAU16

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Learn how to draw the plan of your dream house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D, using Sweet Home 3D which is a free interior design application. Create our dream houses and furnish them. You will draw the walls and floors of your home, add different levels and layout your furniture upon it. You can paint your walls, choose floor materials and even customize the art on the walls to include your family portraits. Learn how to import furniture and customize them so that they better fit your space and needs. You can even set the dinner table! A furniture list will be created that contains the furniture of your home and display their name, size and other characteristics. Each change made in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, so you can constantly see a realistic rendering of your layout. You will be able to see your home from the top, or from a virtual visitor point of view. Once we are done you can print out your dream houses at home and even create real models of your houses. Examples and instruction are provided on how to create actual models using cardboard paper. Students love this activity and can spent endless hours perfecting their dream houses!!!!!
Equipment needed: Bring a laptop with internet access. You can download the software at:
Software needed: Sweet Home 3D may be run under Windows 98 to Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) to 10.12 (Sierra), various Linux systems and Solaris. Your computer should have at least a processor running at 400 MHz, 256 MB and a graphic card with its driver updated. Java should be installed.