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* May 28, 2014, 01:29:43 PM
I'm downloading this now, it kind of does what turbofloorplan does, although I
couldn't get a copy until now (asked for the beta 2 months ago) 274MB. I guess
it's released for free, basically a Blender plugin.

http://teststore.microvellum.com/products/microvellum-fluid-designer/

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* May 29, 2014, 04:06:07 PM
#1
I have it up and running, load the sample.blend. The idea is to be able to resize your
furniture, etc. Haven't found the furniture yet though.

Parametric smart objects
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwcqeMuCM2Q


This looks like the most useful vid, note you can't run Blender 2.70 anymore, you'll
get fluid designer, but blender 2.69 loads O.K.

gracful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igRWXa-c0o8

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* June 02, 2014, 03:06:36 AM
#2
Hi Terry,

Thanks for posting those links. The furniture tool looks very impressive. Let us know when you find it and if it is as easy as the video seems to indicate. Can you save the furniture objects as 3DS, DXF or SKP to be able to use them in TFP?

Going by the second video, creating the rooms, looks VERY slow and messy compared with TFP, although the render looks good. If the furniture can be used in TFP it would be ideal.

I take it you need to have Blender to be able to use the furniture creator?

Allan

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Allan Chesney,
Kalamunda, Perth, Western Australia
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* June 16, 2014, 04:20:17 PM
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Can you save the furniture objects as 3DS, DXF or SKP to be able to use them in TFP?
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It exports 3ds, obj, fbx and ply not sure about copyright, etc.

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I take it you need to have Blender to be able to use the furniture creator?
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 blender program is in fluid designer  and runs without it. But it hijacks the interface of Blender 2.7, if you run 2.7 you'll get only the fluid designer parts, so I
run 2.69 and get the 'real' blender.

I couldn't 'click on a wall, hit enter and have the furniture snap into place'. I had
to insert it at 0,0,0 and transform it,  no biggie. I need to check back and see if
they've implemented user made furniture yet.

I just tried to find the videos and can't login, but you should be able to sign up
and download it here:

http://teststore.microvellum.com/mv-store/






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* June 16, 2014, 06:12:38 PM
#4
Here are the videos and my notes, I took shots but haven't made a tut yet

Some blender tuts here though

https://sites.google.com/site/terrymorgan1213/tutorials


 you can download
them with Getright

http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_GettingStarted/00-Intro.mp4

http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_GettingStarted/01-DownloadandInstallation.mp4
http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_GettingStarted
/02-UnderstandingtheUI.mp4

http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_GettingStarted
/03-Workinginthe3DViewport.mp4

http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_GettingStarted/04-Conclusion.mp4




http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_DesigningAKitchen/01-TheRoomLayout.mp4
 http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_DesigningAKitchen/02-PlacingProducts.mp4

http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_Intro/03-AddingCountertops.mp4

http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_DesigningAKitchen/05-AddingaFloorandCeiling.mp4


Just as an FYI, if you click entry door single.blend in this directory, you'll get
 fluid designer, so if you want your own items you'll have to exit FD run blender 2.69
 maybe make a door the same size, copy it into this directory, make a 540x540 png for
 the preview pic.
 C:\Users\terry\AppData\Local\Microvellum\Fluid Designer Data\Fluid Designer Basic Data\Product Libraries\Wall Components\Entry Doors\
 jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
 fluid designer
 
 microvellum's Andrew Peel and others used blender as a base
 
 this makes rooms and cabinets.
 
 If you want to run blender 2.70a, or 2.7, you need to go
 here (create config directory if not included and put
 a 'default.blend' (or any blender .blend file) in it, you can make this default blend file in 2.69 or earlier.
 
 C:\grafprog\modeling\blender-2.70a-windows64\2.70\config
 this is my blender location. Otherwise clicking on blender 2.70
 loads fluid designer.
 
 You should be familiar with blender, just a few tips- put on
 NUMLOCK key and you can navigate with the numpad keys, middle
 mouse button zooms in. CTRL-numpad 4 and 6 pans the view
 His blender mmb stuff doesn't work, might be my mouse. He's got a 'user
 interface'video
 
 You CAN go file/user settings and try Maya input, can't pan though
 
 shift-a 'search' for stuff.
 
 Adding a wall
 video
 01-the room layout
 http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_DesigningAKitchen/01-TheRoomLayout.mp4
 
 shift-a you can add another wall, r-click on any wall'green outline' the dimensions 186 can be ctrl c copied and then click another wall ctrl -v 'paste' to the other wall
 
 2:22
 Click on the orange cube 'product' to get to professional
 dishwasher.pngn
 
 vid_03_room_2:22_product go to wall components door frame png
 vid-1-go to viewport and 'grid lines' TYPE in 92, weird things happened when
 I dragged the number, like the whole model disappeared.
 
 0401 grid lines
 
 vid1-door loc and size
 
 Now vid 2 product placement
 http://www.microvellum.com/training/fd_DesigningAKitchen/02-PlacingProducts.mp4
 
 03-AddingCountertops
 
 vid_2_prod_plc_0028-door_w_side_light
 
 :52 couldn't add the triple window where he did I could add it to the other side though
 
 vid_2_prod_22_add_window_otherside
 
 
 vid_2_106-COrner_cabinet, couldn't add it by l-click so I hit ENTER to stick it at
 cursor location then moved it
 
 ended up x 284 y 0 z 0 rotation z=270
 couldn't add fridge either, cursor location seems to be at 0,0,0 always
 
 If you accidentally hose the dimensions, you can't ctrl z, so don't do it.
 
 
 tHE BUMP product group right and left didn't work it bumped the fridge along x axis
 back to origin,
 
 don't move-rotate using the cursor arrows
 
 VID2-   159 this is what I did to make the cabinet stretch, fill gap, didn't even see
 this command





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* September 12, 2014, 05:49:27 AM
#5
There's a new version, 2.71, their official download barfs after 53MB, still waiting for
a real link. There's some new videos here, parametric bit looks useful

https://www.youtube.com/user/microvellum/videos

https://sites.google.com/site/terrymorgan1213

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* September 22, 2014, 12:21:06 PM
#6
Got a real link from andrew@microvellum.com,
 watched the videos, basically you can make cabinets, etc, which you can resize and
rescale. Doesn't come with a lot of stuff. My idea was to make furniture for games
which I could vary slightly, but I haven't had time to do all the tutorials.

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* April 25, 2015, 11:57:59 AM
#7
There's a new one

http://download.microvellum.com/Fluid_Designer_2015_R2_win64.zip
598 MB

Andrew Peel's 2015 intro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_blSorT820


https://www.youtube.com/user/FluidDesigner/videos

Mostly I want to see if I can decorate my game dungeons with it, already make everything in blender.

https://sites.google.com/site/terrymorgan1213

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