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Hello and welcome to a brief video training tutorial on the master upgrade for the Virtual Decorator software from developer3d.
Okay, let us get started. Now as the overall intention of a master upgrade to the virtual decorator software is to allow advanced users to create their own building templates for using the virtual decorator software, the logical place to begin any advanced training materials would be with the question, how do we get a copy of your plans, of your building ideas into the virtual decorator world.
Now, we are going to position ourselves above this buildings slab to begin this discussion. You can see here we have a default start up world not consisting of the virtual decorator super room as you do see in a standard or basic version at all. But we have a more generic world here with a building base, and this building base is where we are actually going to attach our floor plans.
Now we are not going to discuss the subject of navigation, how do we move in and around, how do we interact with a virtual decorator world in this advanced training materials. Personally, I feel that subject has been more than adequately covered in the introductory or basic materials that are made available to all users of the software. For anyone that wishes to review that material, there are a number of training videos available both online at developer3d.com and as well included on the installation CD of your software that was provided with you at your point of purchase.
So let us take a top down view using our view tool and click on this gray square that we see, in the middle of our virtual decorator world. So let us click on the gray square and then in the bottom context sensitive tool bars, the term I will be using for the first time in our training material, this is our context sensitive toolbar at the bottom of the page. You will see there are a number of icons that all users of the virtual decorator software would be familiar with. Everyone will be familiar with for example the display object browser icon. This is the icon that allows us to display a library of three-dimensional objects that are able to be placed into our virtual decorator scene. I just need to shut that down.
We have got a couple of compass and view control points here and of course, everyone will be familiar with the display presentation layers dialogue box, which lets us turn on various layers in the software. So for example, I can bring in multiple building basis, and we will discuss that a little bit later in this training material. So let us close down that display presentation layers dialogue box.
What I am interested in right now is the icon on the right hand side of that last tool, and it is called the base floor plan tool. It is designed to visually look like a set of two-dimensional cad plans emerging from a photo. And when I run my mouse across the top of this icon, a display box pops up that says, ‘base floor pen tool’. So we need to click on this icon and you can see then a box appears in the middle of the screen that provides us with access to a photo literally anywhere on the computer. You can save a copy of your plans, whatever is it that you wish to be the base point for your modeling process, into literally any folder that you like on your computer. You simply need to logically remember what that folder is called and save a copy of your plans into that folder in any graphics file format .And what I mean by graphics file format is something like a jpeg, a png file, perhaps a bitmap, a gif.
I am going to explore a couple of different images here. This particular one is called a pen and paper and you can see by the dialogue box, it is actually available as a somewhat tongue and cheek look at a pen and paper back of the cocktail napkin sketch. So when I click on my building base, go to my floor plan base tool and I select the set of plans, it automatically brings these plans and places them on to this gray building slab for us. And from this point forward, we can go through the process of initially scaling these plans to fit our world and th