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Homestyler Design Award 2020

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HSDA2020 has ended and winners have been annouced: www.homestyler.com/int/blog/1131

Thank you all for participation and voting. We wish you all a prosperous new year!!

HSDA

Overview:

In 2020, the sudden outbreak of the epidemic has changed our social relationship. Commercial space is developing in a more rational direction as more attention is paid to appropriate social distance; the rising home office needs force family space to consider not only the functionality of work and residence, but also the emotional expression of family members. So what trend will the design take after the adjustment of the relationship between people and space?



Homestyler Design Award (HSDA) is the annual design contest of Homestyler that opens to all the designers and design enthusiasts worldwide. As the first year of contest, HSDA 2020 would like to address a rethinking for what designers could do to adapt to these changes after the epidemic. The contest has two subcategories – Residential and Commcial. Come and submit your innovative design work! Just click to Register Now!


Important dates:

Registration & Submission:10.15 – 11.15

Preliminary Selection:11.15 – 11.25【Prolonged to early December】

Jury Evaluation & Ranking: 11.25- 12.5 

Winner Announcement:12.21


Awards:

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Prizes:

For both Residential/Commercial sub-categories, the prize for winners would be:

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Submission Guideline:

1. To register your entry to the HSDA competition, plese click the "Register Now" button on this contest page, leave your contact information and agree to our Intellectual Property Right.

2. After successfully submit your registration form, please use Homestyler Floor Planner to create your design and renders. After finishing your design, please go to "Edit Project" under "My design" tab.

3. After finish editing your project, please add either the hashtag #HSDA2020Residential or the hashtag #HSDA2020Commercial in front of your project name in order to submit your design to the preliminary selection pool.

4. Please be aware that your project needs to be set as public in order to enter the award ranking.

5. If your work passes preliminary selection, it will show up in Gallery and your registration email address will also receive a notification email. Afterwards, you could share your project and call for vote, and the final number of "likes" will be an inportant ranking criteria.

6. During your participation, feel free to contact "Homestyeler.contest@service.alibaba.com" if you have any question.


Submission Requirements:

1. Please choose one subcatagory – residential or commercial – to create and submit your design. The design style is not limited.

2. One same work shall only enter one subcatagory.

3. Each participator is allowed submit multiple works, but if your work has already been featured, you need to open your design and use "save as" function to duplicate your design and submit it after you modifying according to submission requirements.

4. Entries which are not original will be disqualified whenever once sufficient evidence is found.

5. Work must be submited in Homestyler Project format, and shall contain at least:

    a) one Floorplan

    b) one Panorama

    c) at least one Ultra HD or 4K render for each room/space

    d) an overall description of your design

Intellectual Property Right:

1.   The Participator shall guarantee that all the submitted work(s) must be original, each Participator shall guarantee to have full and complete intellectual rights to all the submitted works. If same works are submitted by different authors, the one which is submitted first shall prevail. Any infringement or allegation of infringement of intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patent, trademark, design copyright and/or ownership and other rights, shall be the sole responsibility of the participant and have nothing to do with the Organizer (homestyler.com and its operator, the same meaning below) and its affiliates.

2.   The organizer has right of exhibition, publishing and publicizing all entries in the competition, on condition that the author's name or Homestyler ID was referenced along with the work. As to winning works, the participants should not transfer, publish and make it in other exhibitions and/or competition, unless the organizer authorizes by written.

3.   Entries which are not original will be disqualified whenever once any evidence is found. Any related legal disputes arising therefrom shall be borne by the Participator himself.

4.   Organizing committee of competition – Topping Homestyler (Shanghai) Technology Co. Ltd reserves the right of final explanation.


Reminder: 

Please read above rules in cautions before participating in the competition. If you do not agree the above rules, please do not participate the Competition. Your act of submitting any work in the competition related website pages shall be deemed to be your consent to the above rules.

Registration for HSDA: 

Click Register Now to submit your registration! Hurry up!


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0831 Updates: New Homestyler V4.0 Just Launched

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Dear Homestylers, it's been a while since our last update. The new Homestyler V4.0 was just launched on 31st August, 2021. 

Here is the introduction to all the optimizations and new features:

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1.【General Features】

1.1【Interface】Upgraded the brand new User Interface

1.2【Interface】New entry for Preferences & Measurement Unit setting

1.3【Interface】Updated the "Beginner's Guide"

1.4【Interface】Added side menu bar to enable faster model searching

1.5【Interface】Added transparent wireframe mode setting

1.6【Interface】Supported function panel customization

1.7【Interface】Optimized category structure in the replacement panel

1.8【Function】Updated Interactive Fabric to simulate fabric effect

1.9【Function】Added elevation view in the design interface

1.10【Function】Wall opening and niche increased arch height adjustment

1.11【Function】Models added related category recommendation

1.12【Function】The model information added Model ID

1.13【Function】Models supported alignment in 9 ways

1.14【Function】Model supported horizontal or vertical distribution

1.15【Function】Model supported scaling by dragging

1.16【Function】Model supported exact and fast copy with shortcut

1.17【Function】Supported customized and separate display of hidden items

1.18【Function】Supported applying current materials to the same models

1.19【Function】Window sill width supported width setting

1.20【Function】Models in "My Fav" can be deleted or moved in batches

1.21【Function】Models in "My Fav" supported to be searched

1.22【Function】The 3D view supported to use the"space bar" to rotate the view angle

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2.【Interior Modeling 2.0】

2.1【Interior Modeling 2.0】Supported to switch rooms or display all rooms

2.2【Interior Modeling 2.0】Customized model supported independent editing

2.4【Interior Modeling 2.0】Added scaling tool to customized models

2.5【Interior Modeling 2.0】Left click to evoke the menu bar

2.6【Interior Modeling 2.0】Newly added geometric model

2.7【Interior Modeling 2.0】Added eraser function

2.8【Interior Modeling 2.0】Added three-point arc drawing function

2.3【Interior Modeling 2.0】Supported to apply materials to customized models while modeling

2.9【Interior Modeling 2.0】Supported displaying "Sunken Ground" and "Outside Area" areas

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3.【Tile Flooring】

3.1【Tile Flooring】The angle of the floor tiles supports quick rotation by pressing the "space bar" to rotate 45 degrees clockwise each time.

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4.【Image & Video Rendering】

4.1【Render】Rendered pictures supported "Download Material ID Map"

4.2【Render】Added "Daylight 4.0" intelligent lighting template

4.3【Video】Video resolution added 540p and you can spend Homestyler points for it

4.4【Video】Support directly drawing curved path and straight path

4.5【Video】Video rendering added advanced mode

4.6【Video】The lamps support brightness change animation in video

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Detailed Introduction:

1.【General Features】

1.1【Interface】Upgraded the brand new User Interface

The era of homestyle4.0 has begun! The concise visual interface, flexible and faster operating experience, and brand-new efficient functions – all these will improve your design efficiency.

Detailed tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qINTLY0-IL8

1.2【Interface】New entry for Preferences & Measurement Unit setting

Enter homestyler, click the "Settings" button in the upper right corner, select "Preferences"-"Measurement Units" to set the unit. You could also adjust the design operation settings and wall settings in the Preferences window.

1.3【Interface】Updated the "Beginner's Guide"

If you have never used it or are not familiar with Homestyler, after opening the software, click on the "Help"-"Beginner's Guide" in the upper right corner to go through a Beginner's Guide. With a step-by-step instruction, you could easily learn how to get a photo-realistic render!

1.4【Interface】Added side menu bar to enable faster model searching

Click on the "Expand/Fold" icon on the left of the model category, the new side menu bar can clearly display category information and help you find models quickly.

1.5【Interface】Added transparent wireframe mode setting

The transparent wireframe mode can help you clearly see the structural framework and relative relationships of each model.

You can click the material button below (shortcut key: Alt+4) to switch to "transparent wireframe " mode.

1.6【Interface】Supported function panel customization

You can click and hold the drag bar in the function pane to move or adjust the size and position of the panel according to your design habits.

1.7【Interface】Optimized category structure in the replacement panel

When you need to change the model/material, click "Please choose" to select other categories.

1.8【Function】Updated Interactive Fabric to simulate fabric effect

Are you still worrying about rigid curtain when rendering?Are you still busy finding table models with matching table linen?

We have prepared the exclusive 「Interactive Fabrics」 (Curtains, Throws, Cushion/Pillows, Bedding, Table Linen) for you. You can place them in a suitable position and we could help make the curtain wave or drop the cloth on furniture!

Take curtains as an example:

Detailed operation:Open the "Interactive Fabrics", place the "Curtain" model near the window, and click the "Wind Blow" button to set the wind force. Eventually, curtains blown up by the wind are automatically generated.

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1.9【Function】Added elevation view in the design interface

The elevation view can help to make a more detailed design of the wall.

For example, when you add a switch/socket panel to the wall, you can set the current wall to the elevation view, which will be more convenient to operate.

Detailed operation:Select the "Plane" button below-click "Elevation" or use the shortcut key "5" to switch, then select a wall surface to view it as elevation.

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1.10【Function】Wall opening and niche increased arch height adjustment

Select the "Door Opening" model and place it on the wall. The default shape of the door opening is a square opening. If you need to change it into an arch door opening, adjust the Arch Height in the right property panel could transfer the top into arc. Similarly, you could also adjust the arch height for the Niche model as well.

1.11【Function】Models added related category recommendation

After selecting any model, the model recommendation window will pop up on the lower-left corner, and you can select the recommended furniture or accessories. The recommendation will be based on the type and style of the model selected, and also the room information where the model is located in.

1.12【Function】The model information added Model ID

Not only can you use model id to quickly search for models, you can also share models with others through model id. At the same time, when there is a problem with the model, you can feedback the model id to the customer service to help you solve the problem faster.

Detailed operation:After selecting the model, move the mouse to the "Information" icon to directly view the model id. If you need to search for a certain model, you can enter the model id in the search box to find it.

1.13【Function】Models supported alignment in 9 ways

First select multiple models by holding the Shift key, left click the “Align” button to select the alignment type, and then click the object to be aligned to.

1.14【Function】Model supported horizontal or vertical distribution

Switch the view to the plane mode (shortcut key: 1), select 3 or more models (hold shift for multiple selections), and then left-click "Distribute", the system will evenly distribute the selected models horizontally or vertically.

1.15【Function】Model supported scaling by dragging

After switching the view to 3D or roam view, select the model that needs to be zoomed, click "move"-"zoom" in the button (shortcut key: Alt/Option+R), and change the size of the model by stretching one of the six arrows.

Note:If the "Scale" button is grayed out, please activate the “Lock Ratio” function of the current model in the right panel first.

1.16【Function】Model supported exact and fast copy with shortcut

In the plan view, select any model and press the Alt or Option key to quickly copy the current model.

1.17【Function】Supported customized and separate display of hidden items

Hidden models add subdivision list. You can choose "View"-"Show Some Hidden Items" at the top to select the models to be displayed separately.

1.18【Function】Supported applying current materials to the same models

First, select a model to "Replace Material". After you finish changing the material, click “Apply Now”in the pop-up window to quickly apply the material to the same model, which reduces repeated operations and improves the design efficiency.

1.19【Function】Window sill width supported width setting

Select window type, click "Window Sill" in "Style Settings" in the right panel, you can modify the width of the window sill A or B side individually.

1.20【Function】Models in "My Fav" can be deleted or moved in batches

Go to "My"-"My Fav", select Favorites, and click " Manage" to move or delete them in batches. You can also perform custom grouping to better manage your model.

1.21【Function】Models in "My Fav" supported to be searched

Open "My" and enter the keywords of the model in the top search box to quickly find it. This search function will be of great help if you have added quantities of models into your Favorites file.

1.22【Function】The 3D view supported to use the"space bar" to rotate the view angle

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Through clicking the "space" bar you can quickly adjust the angle of view to rotate by 45 degrees clockwise each time to help you quickly locate the right angle. Similarly, if you select a model and press the Space bar, the model would be rotated 45 degrees each time as well.

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2.【Interior Modeling 2.0】

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2.1【Interior Modeling 2.0】Supported to switch rooms or display all rooms

Select one of the rooms to enter the "Interior Modeling 2.0", click on the "Switch Room" function on the right side, you can switch different single rooms, or show all rooms when you do the modeling.

Detailed tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHWCX2B6k_Y

2.2【Interior Modeling 2.0】Customized model supported independent editing

First enter "Interior Modeling 2.0", double click to select the whole object, then click "group" to combine models (combination shortcut key: Ctrl+G). In this way, when you exit the Interior Modeling interface and go back to design, the grouped model shall remain independent, which is convenient for you to select and edit customized models individually.

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2.3【Interior Modeling 2.0】Supported to apply materials to customized models while modeling

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After creating a customized model, there is no need to exit the current interface, you can directly select the model, select "Premium Texture" or "Texture" on the left to add materials to different parts of your model.

2.4【Interior Modeling 2.0】Added scaling tool to customized models

Select the desired zoom model, click the "Scale" function, and adjust the blue anchor point for proportional scaling.

2.5【Interior Modeling 2.0】Left click to evoke the menu bar

Change the menu bar that appeared by right-clicking to the left-clicking model to display the menu bar.

Maintaining a unified operation mode with other modules can also help us discover and use functions more quickly in the design process.

2.6【Interior Modeling 2.0】Newly added geometric model

"Interior Modeling 2.0" adds commonly used geometric models, no need to draw manually, select "Component"-"Geometry" on the left, and place them directly in the scene.

2.7【Interior Modeling 2.0】Added eraser function

Enter "Interior Modeling 2.0", click "Eraser" and then click on unwanted items to erase directly.

2.8【Interior Modeling 2.0】Added three-point arc drawing function

Select the "Draw Arc" function at the top (shortcut key: Ctrl+K), click arbitrarily to determine the starting point position, and then confirm the end point position, enter the arc parameters at the bottom to form an arc shape.

2.9【Interior Modeling 2.0】Supported displaying "Sunken Ground" 

and "Outside Area"areas

During the design process, if you add "Sunken Ground" and " Outside Area" models, the model location will be displayed after entering Indoor Modeling 2.0. Provide reference for you when modeling.

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3.【Tile Flooring】

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3.1【Tile Flooring】The angle of the floor tiles supports quick rotation 

by pressing the "space bar" to rotate 45 degrees clockwise each time

The angle of the tile floor supports the "space bar" to quickly rotate(the view will be rotated by 45 degrees each time) to help you quickly locate the right angle.

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4.【Image & Video Rendering】

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4.1【Render】Rendered pictures supported "Download Material ID Map"

Open "Images" then click the "Download" button on the finished render, click "Download lD Map", after downloading, you can view the downloaded file in the default download file of your browser.  

You can import all the downloaded files into Photoshop, and use the magic wand tool to quickly cut out the model materials of the original image.

4.2【Render】Added "Daylight 4.0" intelligent lighting template

「Daylight 4.0」is more natural in daylight treatment. It weakens daylight and shadow treatment and alleviating the problem of stiff light sources. In terms of overall color temperature, the color temperature of Daylight 4.0 is closer to the cool color system, while the rendering effects of Daylight 3.0 is warmer.

Detailed operation:Enter "Render" interface and then select "Daylight 4.0" in "Lighting" to render. You can also customize lighting by clicking "Add Lights" and then adjust based on Daylight 4.0 template.

4.3【Video】Video resolution added 540p and you can spend

 Homestyler points for it

Enter "Render", select "Video" and adjust the resolution to "540p Video". You can use 10 Homestyler points to render a 10-second 540p video.

4.4【Video】Support directly drawing curved path and straight path

Support drawing curved path and straight path for the camera. Click "Add Clip" to select a straight or curved path and draw different paths in the room. You can also adjust the path parameter in the right and preview the video clip by clicking the "Play" icon.

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4.5【Video】Video rendering added advanced mode

In the advanced mode, you can make more customized clips by adding keyframes. And add animated motion effects to each model if the clip is set to "Grow Effect" (in the upper right corner of each clip).

Detailed tutorial :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7llX6FcdO0

4.6【Video】The lamps support brightness change animation in video

If you need to set the lighting effects of the fixtures in the video, enter "Rendering""Video" and select "Advanced Mode", click on the fixtures that need to set brightness changes, and turn on "Whether to change the lamp brightness" and set “Gradual“ or ”Rebound“ in "Change Curve" Effect.

The following are “Gradual“ or ”Rebound“lighting effects:

Tutorial: How to render videos?

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This is a tutorial about the video rendering  function. The article is mainly divided into two parts. The first part is 「How to quickly create a video with template path」, and the second part is 「How to customize the video path and model motion effect for grow animation」, which will help you master the operation process of the video rendering function.

Click this link you can view the video tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7llX6FcdO0

「How to quickly create a video with template path」

1.First, after finishing the floor planning and decoration, click "Render" to enter the rendering interface.

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2.After entering the rendering interface, click the "Video" tab to switch to the video editing interface. (When you enter the video editing interface for the first time, you can refer to the basic guide of video recording.)

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3.You need to set the appropriate resolution according to your needs. (540p video would cost 10 Homestyler points and 720p costs 20 points, while 1080p video shall be purchased on-the-go or with the subscription)

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4.Select "Aspect Ratio" to set the ratio of the view.

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5.Adjust proper lighting and Environment (similar to image rendering)

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6.Click "Add Clip" below to select "Draw a straight path" or "Draw a curved path" to draw a template path on the plan.

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7.Left click on the plan view to draw the path.

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8.If you want the camera to always point to a certain model while moving in the video, please select the path and open the "Target Mode" in the right panel, then adjust the position and height of the focus point. This is very helpful for close-up shots of the model.

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9.When you want a wider viewing angle, you could adjust the FOV. If you want to skip some view obstruction, you could turn on "Clipping" in the property panel on the right and adjust the cut depth.image.png

10.After complete the setting, you can click the position below to set the video duration.

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11.Then, select the button below to set the clip as "grow effect" or "no effect (walkthrough effect)"

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12.When you have generated two or more paths, you may need the following path adjustment options.

·Click "Clip Sequence Number". Set the path number. When you have more paths, it can help you quickly recognize clips.

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·Click the "More" button and select "Delete Clips" to delete unnecessary clips.

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·Click "Enable/Disable Clip" to disable the clip if you want to preserve a video clip but do not want it to appear in the final rendered video.

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·Select the path and drag it, you can quickly adjust the order of clips.

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13.After finishing, first switch to 3D view to preview the video. If the preview is ok, click "Generate Video" to render.

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「How to customize the video path and model motion effect for grow animation」

If you need more custom operations, you can enter the "Advanced Mode"

"Advanced Mode" supports custom keyframes or secondary editing of straight or curved paths, and also supports separate motion effect settings for each model.

1.Enter the "Advanced Mode" interface.

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2.After adjusting the appropriate angle of view in the viewfinder, select "Add Clip"-"Add Key Frame"

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3.Continue to adjust the camera parameters, click the "Camera" button to take more key frames

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4.The key frames will be displayed at the bottom of the page, if you add a mistake, you can click any frame to delete.

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5.Switch to the 2D view and drag the key frame position to quickly adjust the camera movement track.

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6.After the custom path is determined, you can set the "Grow Effect" or "No Effect (Walkthrough Effect)" to the clip.

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7.Take the "grow effect" as an example. After setting to "Grow Effect", switch to 3D view, click on the model that needs to be set (you cannot select models in 2D view), set the dynamic effect in the "Motion Settings" on the left, then you can view the animation effect in the preview after setting.

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If you need to set the lighting effects of the fixtures in the video, enter "Rendering""Video" and select "Advanced Mode", click on the fixtures that need to set brightness changes, and turn on "Whether to change the lamp brightness" and set “Gradual“ or ”Rebound“ in "Change Curve" Effect.

The following are “Gradual“ or ”Rebound“lighting effects:

8. Return to the video interface, determine the rendering parameters, check the preview, and directly proceed to "Generate Video" after the preview is correct.

Afterwards, you could go to "Images"(the album) to view the rendering progress and the final rendered video.

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0521 Updates: Interactive Fabric makes your design more realistic

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

Still wonder why is it so hard to drop throws on the bed appropriately?

Still worry about not being able to find a blanket that fits the sofa?

Still struggling to make fabric models in modeling software?

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

Homestyler's 【Interactive Fabric】 is here to make your design more realistic!!!

Let the fabric and soft decoration become so easy from now on!!!!

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Introduction:

Where to find this function?

Well, just go to the "Trends" catalog and you could find the new "Interactive Fabric" catalog there with five different types – pillow, throw, bedding, curtain, and table linen. All models in this specific catalog can activate the "Interactive Fabric" function.

This advanced function will be exclusive to all subscribed Homestyler members but now we are offering a limited-time trial for all users. Just try it out!

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

Tutorial:

You could also watch the two-minute quick tutorial video to get started with this function: www.homestyler.com/learn/video

How to make the interactive curtain waving with wind?

It is simple!!! Just drag and drop one interactive curtain from the "Trends – Interactive Fabric – Curtain" catalog, place it near the window or door, and then click "Wind Blow" and select light,moderate or strong wind.

That is enough – you could view the simulated effect immediately.

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

How to drop a throw onto a sofa or bed?

To drop the throw/pillow onto the furniture, simply select a proper interactive model, place it above the furniture, and left-click it, you could see the "Place Down" option and just click.

(Tip: when placing the model, you could always use the 2D-mode window (normally in the upper right corner of the screen) as a reference to see whether the fabric/cloth is in the right position above.

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Check how it looks after rendering:

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How to put the table linen above a dining table?

We know you are smart! The process is similar:

  1. Drag-and-drop the model above the table

  2. Click on the model

  1. Just click "place down"!

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Ta-da~~~ You could even drop the table linen on the table when there are vases and candles on top of it.

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

Homestyler's Advanced Interactive Fabric Function

Finally, let us have a look at some beautiful and realistic renders made with our new advanced [Interactive Fabric] function:

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(Design with interactive trow on chair rendered with Homestyler)

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(Design with interactive curtain rendered with Homestyler)

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(Design with interactive pillow rendered with Homestyler)

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0402 Updates: Video Render, Interactive Lightmix, 10K Panorama and more

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On 04/02/2021, we will update the version of 0402, which includes the following updates:

  • Launch video rendering (Read tutorial in Part 1)

  • Add interactive lightmix (Read tutorial in Part 2)

  • Upgrade panorama to 10K (Read tutorial in Part 3)

  • Add outdoor lighting template

  • Allow export model list

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——————- Part 1: Video Rendering ——————-

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Homestyler's video function supports making 3D interior animation with walkthrough effect (that is, an animated video that allow viewers to see different perspectives of the room based on selected camera position, orientation, and path) and grow effect (which displays the process that an empty room grows into a fully decorated space). You can preview at any time during the video editing process. Here follows a general tutorial.

You could watch video totorial with multi language subtile through our Youtube channel (please make srue you open the subtile and switch to your language):

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJWC6stxDe7iKezC3SKrgbRigrRiVMBSQ

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STEP 1. Enter Video Recording Interface

Enter "Render" interface, and click on the "Video" tab on the top to switch to the video recording interface.

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STEP 2. Adjust the Aspect Ratio

Adjust the aspect ratio according to the target scene to ensure the area is fully displayed within the shooting screen.


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STEP 3. Record Video Clips

Adjust the camera parameters, and click on the "Shooting" button (the camera icon) to take a key frame. Continue to adjust the camera parameters and shoot for several times, so as to obtain a series of ordered key frames. The shooting sequence is displayed at the bottom of the page, which can be deleted and re-edited.

Tips:

  • The camera parameters (position, height, orientation, camera view, clipping) of each key frame can be different.

  • The first and last key frames are the beginning and the end of the video. The camera movement path between the key frames will be automatically generated by the system.

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STEP 4. Insert Key Frames

The moving path of the camera is automatically controlled by selected position and orientation of the camera where the key frame is located. If you want to modify the path, it can be completed by inserting a key frame. After choosing a key frame, click on the shooting button, and the new key frame will be automatically added behind the selected key frame.

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STEP 5. Make Video with multiple clips

Clip: The previous clip and the next clip of the video are not continuous. The effect is equivalent to stitching multiple videos together.

  • Press the "Add Clip" button to add a new clip.

  • You can drag the clips to adjust the order of different clips.

  • You can disable/enable clips in the video, which is very helpful for modifying and testing video effects. Disabled videos will not be shown in preview or the final rendering.

  • You can also delete clips by clicking on the ellipsis icon.

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STEP 6. Make Animated Grow-effect Video

Change the animation property of the clip to growing animation. The soft decorations in the clip will automatically apply growing animation. Click on "Preview" to see the grow effect.

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STEP 7. Customized Animated Motion Effect

If you want to control the presented format of the growing animation, click on the supported model by entering the roaming view in the video interface (2D view is not supported). The animation setting options will pop up in the left panel.

The modified animation can be seen in the preview.

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The customized animation rules are as follows

• Animation effect scope

If the animation type is assigned to a certain model, then all the models in the design will apply the same animation in all growing animation clips. It remains static in the walking animation. For example, a sofa model is designated as a bouncing animation, and it appears in two growing animation clips of the video, then it will maintain using the bouncing effect in these two growing animation clips.

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  • The concrete pouring animated motion effect of the wall and floor displays how this wall or floor is constructed during contruction.

  • How to define the orientation of the concrete pouring animation? If the camera view faces the wall, the left and right orientation of the wall are the same as we observe the wall in reality. If the camera view faces the floor, the observed situation is subject to the top-down orientation.

  • The door can only be controlled in the customized animation. The system does not preset the customized animation of the door. The animation rules of the door are as follows: if the door is open in the design scheme, then the video displays the door opening animation; if the door is closed in the design scheme, then the video displays the door closing animation. You can control the opening and closing of the door in advance.

  • Categories do not support animation for now: building structures (walls, beams, columns, stairs, etc.), hard decoration categories (customized ceilings with molding, background walls molding, decorative molding, etc.), customized/interior modeling.

  • Reset all model animations: set the animations of all soft decoration models to the system default mode.

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STEP 8. Preview Video

During the key frame process, you can click on the "Play" button to preview the video at any time, and observe whether the lens movement path meets your expectations.

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STEP 9. Adjust the Clip Duration

The duration of the clip can be adjusted by controling the changing speed of the video, and it can be customized within the range from 1 to 30 seconds.

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STEP 10. Rendering and Download

Choose the appropriate rendering parameters (like resolution, lightng template, exterior environment – same as the standard image), and click on "Generate Video" button to submit the rendering.

Videos are calculated in seconds. The maximum duration of a single video is up to 60 seconds (a single clip can not exceed 30 seconds, and a video can be composed of multiple clips).

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Video has three different options as follows:

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Please be aware that the consumption of the video rendering quota shall be in 10-second per unit. (So if you render clips with length less than 10 seconds, it will consume 10 seconds of your quota. And if you render a video with lenghth of 11s-19s, it will consume 20 seconds.

All videos are rendered when the system is not busy to avoid blocking normal rendering queue. The rendered videos can be viewed and downloaded in the "Video" tab on the top in "Images".

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2. Notes and Tips

Note 1. Lighting Templates Selection

If you choose manual lighting, make sure to turn off the "auto exposure" option. It is recommended that you render a few standard images with the corresponding angles before rendering the video to ensure that the lighting effects after turning off the automatic exposure are in line with your expectations.

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Note 2. Video Project File (Save Key Frame Sequence)

After completing the video, click on "Generate Video", or click on "Finish Rendering" to automatically save the entire video project file. You can also press Ctrl+S in this interface to save.

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Tip 1. Why the video camera has an obvious abrupt movement while turning?

The current video speed is controlled by the camera position and the duration of the clip. In the case where the camera moving distance is short yet the turning angle is large, the problem can be solved by splitting this part separately and making another clip to control the time.

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Tip 2. How to go through multiple rooms?

Before shooting the video, you can open all the doors (single swing door only) in the 3D/roam view interface in advance, and then set a proper camera shooting path so that the camera can pass through the door.

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Tip 3. What if a single video is often too  too long?

You can split the video into multiple clips and disable some clips. When submitting for rendering, each time you submit a video within 60 seconds. After the submission is completed, enable the unrendered clips and disable the rendered clips, and then submit for rendering. Follow this process and submit all the clips for rendering.

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—————— Part 2: Interactive Lightmix ——————

Lightmix is a real-time light dimming function and we have opened it to all paid members. Once Lightmix enabled, the intensity and color of the lights can be changed directly after rendering without the need of re-rendering your final output.

You could watch video totorial with multi language subtile through our Youtube channel (please make srue you open the subtile and switch to your language):

https://youtu.be/saHaZg9X2KQ

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1、How to enter Lightmix

  • When you select a new template or a manual lighting template based on the new template, there will be a real-time lightmix check box right beside the  start rendering button.

  • After the Gou Xuan, the rendering duration increases, and the rendering results in the album You can adjust the lighting effect in the form of what you see is what you get. .

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2、Lightmix validity period

  • The rendering result of a lightmixed image shall be valid for 30 days , after timeout, it will no longer support lightmix again, but the effect that has been adjusted will be retained.

  • If necessary, you could obtain the lightmix capability by re-rendering. .

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3、Interactive Lightmix Settings

  • Click the [Lightmix] button at the bottom left of the rendered image to enter the real-time lightmix interface;

  • The lightmix interface supports switching on/off each type of light source and supports brightness adjustment for them respectively. The adjustment results can be previewed in real time;

  • When reduce the brightness of lamps with self-luminous material, the material may become dark. So if there is a need for brightness adjustment of self-luminous material, it is recommended to adjust in mannual light customization.

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4、Complete Lightmix

  • Click [Finish Lightmix] button to save the lightmixed result, which will overwrite the original renderings and returns the Image Album;

  • The lightmix process normally takes less than 1 minute.

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5、Lightmix and Render Editor

  • The dimmed/lightmixed image can be adjusted again, but click [restore] shall restore the image to the original state after rendering ;

  • The lightmixed image can be further retouched using Render Editor. But after retouched by the Render Editor, the image cannot be lightmixed. If you insist, it will be automatically restored to the initial state before lightmix.

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6、FAQ

1. Why can't I see the real-time dimming function?

Currently, only normal image (not top view or aerial, or video) rendering supports lightmix. For manual lighting templates, make sure that your basic templates are as follows. Blank template is not supported but Blank 2.0 is supported.

2. Is there any difference in brightness between the real-time lightmix function and the final finished render?

There will be a slight brightness difference in some scenes, and we are currently continuously improving the effect.

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3. After entering the real-time dimming interface, my screen shows blank or failed to load?

Usually, it is because the 3D engine of the browser crashes. You can close browser and open it again.

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4. After entering the real-time lightmix interface, the effect seems to be out of order?

The lightmix function requires that your graphics card and browser support WebGL 2.0. Make sure that you use the latest version of the client or Google Chrome browser.

If you have used the latest software, please save the design and close the client/browser and try lightmix again. If you encounter problems, report the CPU, memory, graphics card, operating system version, and browser/client version information to homestyler-support@service.alibaba.com

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—————— Part 3: Export Model List (Summary) ——————

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When you finish a design, aside from export drawing as DWG, floor plan with or without furniture as PNG, you could now export model list. Simply click on "Export" and select "Summary", you could export the list as .cvs

New: Batch Upload of 3D Models and 2D Images

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Content:

  1. Overview of Updated Feature

  2. 3D Model Batch Upload Process

  3. Texture Image Batch Uploading Process

  4. Status of Batch Upload

1. Overview of Updated Feature:

  1. Support batch upload of 3Dmodels and texture images;

  2. The texture image supports more material templates;

  3. The texture image supports advanced parameter adjustment;

2. 3D Model Batch Upload Process

1.Under the 3D model tab, click on "Upload Model"

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2. Enter the batch upload interface

2.1. Upload files;

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2.2. Select each model to "Edit" property, or click on "Batch Edit" with multiple models;

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2.3 Batch edit interface:

After selecting the category and style of the model, click on "OK" to finish editing.

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Please select the right category for models because the system will add specific feature for the model upload. For example:

  • If you upload a door and selected correct category, it will open a wall opening on wall that match the door. Also if you uploaded a swing/single door type, this door can ben opened or closed in 3D view when design.

  • If you upload a arched window, it will open a wall hole that match the window, which saves your time to create an opening for the window you uploaded.

  • If you upload a lamp with correct category, the lamp model can be switched on/off in rendering interface with adjustment in brightness. If you select floor lamp, it will be placed on the floor when you drag it into your design. Similarly, ceiling lamps will be dragged into your design adhering to the ceiling.

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3. Submit

After editing properties, you could submit designated models, or click "batch submit".

Note: Only submitted models shall be processed. You could check the submitted model list in "My Model" page.

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3. Texture Image Batch Uploading Process

1. Under the texture and image tab, choose "2D Model" and click on "Upload Image"

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2. Enter the material batch upload interface

2.1. Select a type and then upload images/textures;


There are two types of texture maps. One is tile and the other is texture.

Tile: It means to upload a 2D image as tile that can be paved in your design, like wallpaper, mural, floors etc.

Texture: It means to upload a texture/material that can be used when you "replace material" of the furniture, like glass, metal, stone etc.

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2.2. Select each image to "Edit" property, or click on "Batch Edit" with multiple images;

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Batch edit interface:

After selecting the category, size, and material effect of the model, click on "OK" to finish editing.

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2.3. Advanced parameter setting

Advanced parameter edit interface (for users with good knowledge of 3D max to properly adjust the texture properties):

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***Do not worry about the size when uploading, when you apply the tile/texture in design, you could change the size of image in the right property bar.

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4. Submit

After editing properties, you could submit designated image, or click "batch submit".

Note: Only submitted models shall be processed. You could check the submitted model list in "My Model" page.

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4. Status of Batch Upload

Uploading:    The selected files are being uploaded to the system.

Awaiting Edit:    The models/images have been uploaded and you need to edit the properties before submitting it to be processed and used in your design.

Pending submission:    You have editted the properties of models/images and they are ready to be submitted for processing.

HSDA 2020 Winner Announcement

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On the 15th of October, Homestyler started to call for entries for the first year of Homestyler Design Award (HSDA) 2020. Open to all Homestyler designers and design enthusiasts, hundreds of talented design works have been submitted to HSDA into two sub-categories: Residential and Commercial.

HSDA

In considerations of voting numbers, as well as the five jury ranking criteria of Functionality, Spatial Layout, Innovation, Aesthetics and Color Matching, we are now glad to announce winners for our first HSDA in 2020.

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HSDA

——- Residential Sub-category ——-

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Annual Best Residential Design Award:

1st Prize:

Designer: SvetlySveva

Design Name: "Timeless"

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5f9720cf8874470936655601

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HSDA

2nd Prize:

Designer: Encarni Fernandez Calero

Design Name: Penthouse en el centro de la ciudad

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5f9c4da28874470936657abf

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HSDA

2nd Prize:

Designer: INES GD DESIGN

Design Name: SLOW LIFE DESIGN

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5f96fa19665c7d092c01a97d

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HSDA

3rd Prize:

Designer: Rutchevelle Den Ouden

Design Name: REDISCOVERING YOUR HOME

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fafeae3665c7d09ddfe75b7

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HSDA

3rd Prize:

Designer: Marina Bruna

Design Name: Un Sueño de Placer Circular

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fb46a47887447095ea8c3c3

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HSDA

3rd Prize:

Designer: T.A.Mihaela interior & design

Design Name: Mountain House

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5f8db5b788744708f1b88d57

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HSDA

Best Popularity Award:

1st Prize:

Designer: Ran B

Design Name: New York Apartment

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5f6bbe4a1b318d054e603513

HSDA

2nd Prize:

Designer: Teke Tin Tekes

Design Name: Mountain Hide Out

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fb6e21a665c7d09ddfefb9e

HSDA

3rd Prize:

Designer: jenniferdentale.jd

Design Name: Cozy Cabin

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fb115a56f8f130b556edb82

HSDA

Design Excellence Awards:

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HSDA

——- Commercial Sub-category ——-

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HSDA

Annual Best Commercial Design Award:

1st Prize:

Designer: Doğa Kırarslan

Design Name: Hawaiian Vibes by DOĞA

Design Link:https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5f52596b1b318d054e5f6bca

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HSDA

2nd Prize:

Designer: Adina Craig

Design Name: MOROCCAN INSPIRED HOTEL

Design Link: https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5f56805f1b318d054e5f88cd

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HSDA

2nd Prize:

Designer: Mad Designs

Design Name: Rooftop lounge and Bar

Design Link: https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fa54f026f8f130b556e89d5

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HSDA

3rd Prize:

Designer: Teke Tin Tekes

Design Name: BREAK THE RULE

Design Link: https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fc2605f6f8f1309aeebcef7

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HSDA

3rd Prize:

Designer: Erwin Morales

Design Name: SELA-rome Hollywood Glam in Botanical Concept

Design Link: https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fb02977665c7d09ddfe77b8

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HSDA

3rd Prize:

Designer: Elmar Cervantes Ecal

Design Name: Centre d'Artistes, French-Bohemian Rest

Design Link: https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fb2b982887447095ea896e9

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HSDA

Best Popularity Award:

1st Prize:

Designer: SOFIA SP

Design Name: All day café

Design Link: https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5ecd18bd2e408f5c402b6f03

HSDA

2nd Prize:

Designer: Ryan Manuel Dayao

Design Name: Le Restaurant de Paris – French Country Style

Design Link: https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fb7d742665c7d09ddff0c99

HSDA

3rd Prize:

Designer: Encarni Fernandez Calero

Design Name: Apartahotel en Benalmadena

Design Link: https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fca2f796f8f1309aeec7cfd

HSDA

HSDA

Design Excellence Awards:

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HSDA

HSDA



* All featured HSDA designs can be found in Homestyler Gallery under "HSDA2020" Tab:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/gallery

*The voting results were obtained on 00:00 GMT on 21st, December.

* Introductions to HSDA can be found through the link: www.homestyler.com/int/blog/1055

* Prizes for winners shall be accredited to winners through HS registered email within a month.

Model Collection and Model Update Log

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Model Updates

Homestyler has a model library with more than 50,000 real-sized 3D furniture models, with full access to all users! We will be constantly enriching and updating our model catalog and optimizing our model search and filter experience. Just stay tuned with us!

Model Updates

You could find all the model upadte information here in this Blog. To help us improve the model library and relavant user experience, please provide valuable suggesions and feedback through this survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfE6mj1OT_bSL0j76jShF9-3nSp_gJwl7ExQ6SJB2aPS54qbQ/viewform

Model Updates


Model Updates

2021-09-02 "Back to School" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1433749268004487170

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2021-08-27 "Ocean Elements" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1431149636892114945

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2021-08-20 "Lovely Pets" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1428640396340248577

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2021-08-12 "Summer Vibes" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1425722721209303041

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2021-08-06 "Funky Design" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1423486296808374273

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2021-07-30 "Metropolitan" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1420956168722989057

2021-07-26 "Rustic Style" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1419498339151790081

2021-07-15 "Floral Greenery" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1415576578102280193

2021-07-08 "Oriental Garden" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1414419276787761154

2021-07-05 "Matte Finish" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1411966882585640962

2021-07-05 "Open-Air Cafe" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1411966882585640962

2021-06-18 "Stylish Bathroom" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1405834447845576705

2021-06-09 "Cottagecore Style" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1402519335949455362

2021-06-09 "Shadow" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1402519335949455362

2021-06-01 "Playful Time" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1399725308291457026

2021-05-26 "Interactive Fabric" Function

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1397422368449769474

2021-05-10 "Designer Curtain" Model Collection

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1391622175245987842

2021-04-30 "Italian Minimalism" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1387983024269975553

2021-04-23 "No-Style/Undefined Style" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1385540972123783169

2021-04-15 "Mediterranean" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1382641269773344769

2021-04-08 "Sakura" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1380115870983274497

2021-04-01 "Japandi" Model Collection

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1377574081562820609

2021-03-25 "Modern Elegance" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/projectDetail/605c3be0665c7d09d1525265

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Model Collection Demo Showcase:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1376742277957824514

2021-03-17 "Marigold" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/projectDetail/6052b6de665c7d09d1518e8b

3D Interior Animation Render link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXfk5zlJ7io

2021-03-10 "Lucky Clover" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/projectDetail/604b1aab3c51700a1af00218

3D Interior Animation Render link:

Forum:

https://www.homestyler.com/forum/view/1376741210645868546

2021-03-3 "Blossom" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/projectDetail/604089333c517009cc70ec7c

3D Interior Animation Render link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYLAfhH5Oto

2021-02-24 "Retro Dreams" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/projectDetail/6035cd953c517009cc704e37

2021-02-09 "Memphis" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/projectDetail/601cbe2a7a8d7a09b621bd2a

3D Interior Animation Render link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh_vEm05cI8

2021-02-3 "Earthy Tones" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/projectDetail/6010fc557a8d7a09336bb183

3D Interior Animation Render link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOgEZxE5AMQ

 

Model Updates

2021-01-24 "Bauhaus Style" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/6007f9e17a8d7a09336ae3b3

3D Animation Render link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8HYv92OvTM

Model Updates

2021-01-15 "Acrylic Energy" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5ffffc5d665c7d09ae91f1f8

3D Inteiror Animation Render link:

https://youtu.be/3c1fNi0mlOo

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Model Updates

2021-01-07 "Classic Chair" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5ff67681665c7d09d1cc99e9

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Model Updates



2020-12-30 "Pantone 2021" Model Collection

Demo Project with models (Ultimate Grey and Illuminating):

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fe9c11c665c7d09c3aafee2

3D Animation Render link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI9ODc4VLFo

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Model Updates

2020-12-24 "The Stone Age" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fe44cc4665c7d09c3aaae4b

3D Animation Render link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ_hjngLcEM

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Model Updates

2020-12-22: Model Updates (15 models)

New Christmas Decors

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Model Updates

2020-12-17: "Modern Bohemian" Model Collection

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fd89f436f8f1309be77f32e

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Model Updates

2020-12-10: "Wabi Sabi" Model Collection

Models can be found in "Trends – Wabi Sabi" catalog or simply search "wabi" for them.

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fa2c9a7665c7d09ddfe1a0d

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Model Updates

2020-12-03 Model Updates (30 models)

Fountains/Acrylic textures/Paint texture

Note: Textures can be found in "Replace Material" interface. You could left click the furniture/models in 3D view and click the "Replace Material" button to change color/texture of the object.

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Model Updates

2020-12-01 "Art Deco" Model Collection

Models can be found in "Trends – Art Deco" catalog or simply search "art deco" for them.

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fc5b1816f8f1309aeec1d8a

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Model Updates

2020-11-26 Model Updates (32 models)

Pampus Grass/Decorative Baskets/Shower Door

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Model Updates

2020-11-19 "Break-the-Rule" Model Collection

Models can be found in "Trends – Break the Rule" catalog or simply search "break" for them.

Demo Project with models:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5fb73c47887447095ea90597

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Rendering Basics and Frequent Problems

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Introduction to the Rendering Interface:

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Tips:

To move the view more conveniently, please learn to use the shortcuts:

Q/E to elevate or lower the camera

W/S (or left/right button on keyboard) to move forwards and backwards

A/D (or up/down button on keyboard) to move leftwards and rightwards

[*This also works in design interface in 3D view mode.]

Below are FAQs and common solutions of Rendering:

1. The glass is rendered deformed. What should I do? 

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  • If the glass model is from public model library, feel free to contact us and please send us the screenshot of the item, including the name and brand.  

  • However, if it's a personal model, there are two reasons for this situation. The corresponding solutions are as follows:

     a. Please increase the thickness of the glass appropriately in 3Ds Max.
      b. The normal direction of the glass model is reversed, please correct the normal in
3Ds Max.


2. Narrowed FOV due to small room space. 

Switch to Camera Settings, turn on clipping, and set the clipping depth according to your need.

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3. How to adjust the environment brightness?

Click the edit panel to modify brightness or adjust rotation horizontally of the environment.

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4. The light is not illuminating or there is halo around it. (As shown below)  

Solution: Please check whether the light overlaps with the wall or suspended ceiling. If so, please make some adjustments and render it again.  
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5. Why is it completely black when viewing rendered images?

Solution: Please go to the upper right small window of the rendering environment and check if the camera lens is inside the wall or door. As shown below:
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6. The glass door of the cabinet looks like mirror after rendering. 

Reason: The light in and out of the cabinet vary considerably which cause the illusion of stronger reflection.

Solution: Please consider adding light in the cabinet to fill up the gap, and render it again.  

7. Why am I unable to view details of rendered images?

Solution: Please try to clear the cached files of your browser:  

Chrome browser- Settings- Privacy and security- Clear browsing data- Click "Cached images and files"- Clear data
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8. The color of the model is different before and after rendering. 

Solution: Please open the Gamma/LUT correction in 3Ds Max and set the Gamma value to: 2.2, then export the model and upload it to Homestyler again.

9. Personal uploaded model is entirely black after rendering. What do I do?

Solution: Please check whether the normal of the model is reversed in 3Ds Max. If it's reversed, correct it then export the model and upload it to Homestyler again.

10. The size of the model differed before and after rendering.

Reason: Incorrect model unit setting

Solution: a. Personal model: Modify the unit of the model in the System Unit Setup in 3Ds Max (as shown below)

              b. Public model: Please feel free to contact us and send us the screenshot of the item, including the name and catalog.  

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11. The rendered images are blurry.

Please wait until the image is fully loaded, which depends on your internet connection (5 -10 sec). Or you could download the image to view it~
In addition, the maximum magnification of the image is 4 times. The image will be a little blurred if you zoom in to view it.


12. Extra light/black pieces/color block appeared in the rendered image.  

Certain models usually are not working properly, so you need to find out and replace them. There are two reference ways as follows:

1. If it's normal with previous rendered image, then check the new added or replaced models after that. Check related models in turn, and the corresponding images—if everything works fine after a certain model was deleted or hidden, then please delete or replace this one.

2. Start from the room where seems to have the issue. First, clear all the models in the room, and render it to see if it's normal now. If there is no problem, then it means the model in question is in this room. Second, delete the remaining models in batches, and check corresponding images. The same as last one, if everything works fine after a certain model was deleted or hidden, then please delete or replace this one. 

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(example for extra light)

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                              (black piece)
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(color block)

13. Black/gray shadows appear in the rendered image.

The light (especially virtual light) overlaps with the wall or suspended ceiling, please adjust location of the light.

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14. The light in the mirror is not illuminating.

Under customized lighting, select corresponding light and tick 'Enable Highlight'. 

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15. How to adjust camera FOV and view clipping before rendering panorama? 

When rendering the panorama, camera FOV is fixed at 90°, and the clipping is also a fixed value, so these two options cannot be adjusted.

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16. How to remove watermark?

We have Pro membership and Master membership. The paid membership functions include watermark removal.

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17. It's totally blank/failed to load after entering 'Edit Image' function. 

It may happen if 3D engine of the browser crashed, you can close the browser and reopen it.

18. I can't open a panorama and it prompts that the browser doesn't support WebGL.

It may happen if 3D engine of the browser crashed, you can close the browser and reopen it.

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19. What should I do if my rendering request was denied?

  • First, please check if your other designs can be rendered. If they can be submitted for rendering, then it means your network is normal.  

  • Please save the design, copy the floorplan link before closing the current page. Open the design in a new tab to see if it can be submitted.

  • If it still doesn't work, please feel free to contact us and send your floorplan link to us(click File and Share the Project, then copy the url from there), make sure to set it as public so that we can access and help you out.  

20. How to remove bright spots that appear on the wall, floor or model surfaces?

Solution: Please check the light source. If it's a light model, please switch off the corresponding light through customized lighting.

But if it's ambient light, please adjust the reflection to 1% from 'Environment- edit panel'.  

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(bright spot)

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(normal)

【If none of above FAQ solves your problem, please contact us through email: homestyler-support@service.alibaba.com

FAQ about the New Homestyler V3.0 and membership

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[11/16/2020 updated]

1.  The limited-time free trial period shall ends on the 16th November. The site will not be shut down for maintenance but you might encounter minor instability. All your designs will be saved safely under your account.

2.  After the free-trial period, HD and Ultra renders are going to cost Homestyler points, and 4K render shall be limited to paid function (as well as watermark removal and render editor). All other functions, from floor planning, to the free use of 50,000+ models, to creating unlimited projects and  generating unlimited standard rendering, shall remain accessible for all users.

3.  Please be aware that the rendering function in the old version shall be limited afterwards. You could still do designs under old version but cannot render. (However, all your old designs will not disappear and you could convert it into new versrion anytime later.)

4.  We decided to remove the limitation on 2D model/texture upload. All users could upload unlimited 2D models and up to 100 3D models, and paid users get to expand the volume.

5.  For Homestyler Design Award 2020, we will open the preliminary selection on the 16th, Nov but we decide to prolong the design submission period to the end of November. (The number of Ultras/4Ks will not be our judging criteria.)

6.  For Membership specific questions:


  • The price and membership content can be found on the Pricing page: www.homestyler.com/int/pricing

  • The redeemable digital code for membership shall be purchased through the HS official e-shop on aliexpress.com and the codes can be redeemed on the Pricing page (scroll down to the bottom).

  • You could redeem several subscriptions at the same time. If you redeem multiple memberships of the same type, your subscription period shall prolong additively according to the number of memberships you redeemed.

  • If you redeem different types of memberships at one time, the one that is more superior shall come into effective immediately and advancely, followed by the membership period that is less premium. For example, if you are already a Pro member and you redeem a Master membership, your subscription shall be upgraded to Master immediately, and the rest days of your Pro membership shall be effective once your Master membership expires).

  • Paid members also gets 5 points each day for signing in.

  • For all Homesytler users (no matter with paid membership or not), the daily upper limit of rendering for each account shall not exceed 300 renders, which includes renders of all resolutions except for speed preview. And the maximum simultaneous rendering task shall be no more than 5 for all users.

[10/15/2020 updated]

1. Limited time free trial and render limits:

For the new version, we would limit some advanced functions to paid members only like 4K render, Render editor and watermark removal. But we will remain the rest functions accesible for all users, allowing thorough and comlete 3D interior design from creating rooms, dragging furniture from massive model library and HD/UltraHD renderings (some may cost Homestyler points).

We are glad to offer a limited-time free trial for all users now and during this period (2020.10.15-2020.11.16), each user could have up to 20 UltraHD renders and 10 4K renders per day, for free and even do no deduct your HS points! 


2. Design conversion:

In order to use Homestyler V3.0, you would need to convert your design into new version. Due to the huge amount of conversion tasks, there may be queueing problems. Hence we recommend you to submit the conversion task when you are not occupied and only convert the ones that you need to work on.

– Once the conversion is done, the new design will show up in "My Design" with the name of "V2_xxx".

– To avoid queueing, each design is allowed to be converted once per day no matter succeeded or not. In case the conversion fails, you could convert it tomorrow by re-entering the design.

– After you click on ok to convert, you will be led to a blank initial design interface. You would need to open the corresponding coverted design to start modifying.

3. Model Conversion:  

Since we have upgraded the model processing function and revised the modeling requirements, all personal models would need to be re-processed in order to be used in the new version, and some old models will fail to be converted. If the conversion fails, the models will disappear when being rendered in the new version. Please check the cause of failure for upload, revise the model according to the new modeling requirements and upload them again.



4. Export Product List:

The new version does not support product list export for the moment. We will upgrade the function as soon as we can. If needed, you could use the export function under the old version by cliking on the "Back to V1" button on upper right corner of the design interface.



5. Language:

The new version only support English for the first stage. However, you could use Chrome browser's translation function. Follow the instructions to open the function and the browser could translate in design interface for you (tutorial link: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/173424).

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6. Left-click:

To better adapt to most designing habbit, we have switched the "model edit" function from right-click to left-click. If you would like to replace the model/ replace material / flip / delete /duplicate the furniture, please left-click the item and select the corresponding function.



7. Tutorials:

We have uploaded some basic tutorials for the new version on the website ("Learn" from the top navigation bar). More advanced tutorials will be coming soon.

(Tutorial link:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/learn/video)


8. Highlighted updates:


New Design Features

  1. Upgrade render resolution to 4K.

  2. Add "Speed Preview" which generates a referenced rendered effect in as fast as 3-8 seconds.

  3. Add "Customized Modeling" design function that allows you to create basic geometric shapes, building structures like a 2nd floor slate, a spiral staircase or a sunken ground, or even a furniture.

  4. Single doors can be "Opened" by left clicking the door and click "Open".

  5. Add "Edit" function for rendered images that allows you to adjust exposure, saturation, white balance on renders as a whole, or even on every specific surfaces without having to re-render.

  6. Support adding background music, setting appointment & contact infos with Panorama URL.

Optimization of General Features

  1. Upgrade CAD import version to 2018

  2. Upgrade Export DWG version to 2018

  3. Upgrade 3D model upload version to 2020

  4. Update a more comprehensive texture catalog

  5. Expand the range of models that support "replace material"

  6. Enriched the model library to 50,000+, all for free

  7. Add more patterns for customized "tile flooring"

  8. Support endless scrolldown when browsing in model library

Specific Updates on Rendering

  1. Add intelligent light templates in days and nights.

  2. Update more options of 360 degree HDRI environment/background in both day and night.

  3. Allow adjustment on the brightness and rotation angle of environment images.

  4. Support uploading your own HDRI environment images.

  5. Upgrade sunlight settings with softness and auto position.

  6. Add intensity setting for Color Bleeding and Ambient Occlusion.

  7. Add more options of spotlight, allowing a more customized lighting set-ups.

  8. Allow hightlight and color setting for each light source.

  9. Enhance the rendered effect on shadows, allowing the render to be more natural.