January 21, 2005
Curious George: MonkeyCAD.
What free/shareware CAD program might be good for designing a cheap mountain cabin? Something that would let me assemble lumber on-screen in 3D would be cool. Have any of you tinkered with anything in this area?
12 years ago
Does anybody else here think we got ourselves a unabomber in training? I hope he doesn't mention the Sylvan Learning Center.
Check this for plans
Isn't there a Lego simulator out there? Or else real legos? Or possibly one of the Interior decorating packages, if you just put up the walls.
yes, i am a 3D animator. CAD might be overdoing it, though. as noted, there are commerical home architechtural/interior design apps available at most larger retail outlets for maybe ~$20, for that type of thing. mscroft, you are probably thinking of
. perhaps there is a similar,
oops. i meant, "MCroft". my bad.
Giant Squid - Nah, that's not me... I'm looking for something over 16 square feet.
If you want amazingly good and
easy to use
3D software try
Best thing about it is they give you a free trial period with the full blown edition and if you like it enough it's only $475.00 US for prolly one of the best 3D software packages out there.
No I don't work for them just love what it can do.
If you run Linux there are numerous free (as in beer) and open source CAD programs availible. Just search freshmeat. Or, if you are on windows, try searching Sourceforge. I gave it a try, but the best I came up with was
. Perhaps training for the impending Great Squid War?
The above noted is not a CAD program persay but if you understand the complexities of how to work AutoCAD 3D modeling or SolidWorks software this will be a piece of cake and have you wondering where it's been all your life. /end drooling geekdom
www.blender.org It's not CAD, but it can do most the same stuff. Works on *nix, M$, and OSX. Also, there are some nice renderers, so you can test the lighting (to a limited extent).
GET SOME GODDAMNED LINCOLN LOGS OR LEARN HOW TO DRAW THERE IS NO NEED FOR COMPUTERS HERE.
I have to throw Rhino3d into the mix. AWESOME program, I use it sketch out ideas all the time. Full demo available, with limited number of saves.