- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 12 Jan 2001
Abracadata brings 'Premier Home Architect' to Mac
A reader let us in on this MacCentral news story about Premier Home Architect coming to the Macintosh. Abracadata is the developer of the software. For the record, Abracadata currently sells a suite of "Design Your Own Home" software products, including one full featured Design Estimator.
Premier Home Architect will utilize a new proprietary OpenGL 3D engine and will feature 3D lighting features for modeling. Some new features include intelligent walls that cut out openings for doors and windows when the are placed on them as well as the ability to see the studs in walls. Additionally the program will feature associative dimensioning (a feature normally associated with advanced professional CAD systems).
For 3D the program will feature the ability to extrude basic primitives like circles, rectangles, polys, etc and then group them, save them, and add them to an objects library for future use. In terms of rendering the program will feature texture mapping and allow you to place multiple cameras.
The app will cost US$39.95 and requires only 4 MB RAM and a CD-ROM. System 6.7 or later (believe it or not!). For more info.
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