Hi, I'm trying to find the best way to render a kitchen with cabinets/appliances and looking for an easy to use platform. I have some Photoshop and CAD skills. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!!
great thanks! I'll check it out
If you are starting in Blender out by following tutorials, make sure those tutorials refer to v2.8 or later. The user interface changed considerably between v 2.79 and v2.8 and could cause confusion if you are not used to the application.
It's all started last night, when i restarted my system.
What exact error?
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2. Wooddesigner CabinetFile
4. SketchUp Free
5. Cabinet Planner
7. IKEA Kitchen Planner
I personally use Wooddesigner CabinetFile. It gives more flexibility then other softwares.
Blender would be a huge PITA for rendering kitchen cabinets. SketchUp would be orders of magnitude better, and way easier to draw everything to perfect scale. I think you can still get a free version, but you might not be able to use the photorealistic rendering with the free version. You can still use colours and textures and lighting though.
Another great thing with SketchUp is that you can do design and automatically add dimensions. This would be super useful for filling known spaces for instance. I also find SketchUp a lot easier to learn and use than Blender (even with our Dave's help 🙂 ). They both have plenty of tutorials, but SketchUp is more intuitive.
The bottom line though, is that SketchUp is by far the better option.
This is my own kitchen and dining room mock up from a few years ago. This is a straight SketchUp render, but you can get 3D render addons, including some decent free ones
Anotheer benefit of SketchUp is its 3D Warehouse which has thousands and thousands of free models you can download and use in your projects, and they can all be scaled to fit. I've spent thousands of hours using Autocad before I retired, but I think I'd probably choose to use SketchUp nowadays. Plus Autocad is crazy expensive.
I first learnt SketchUp with this series of five YouTube videos on building a shed. It covers all the basic tools and functions.
"Blender would be a huge PITA for rendering kitchen cabinets."
Why? Fast, photorealistic PBR rendering, modelling using real world units and, if you don't want to model eveything there are plenty of libraries to use.
Then in Adobe world there is 3D Stager combined with Substance Painter.
Dave it might be that SketchUp is similar to Autocad with which I have so much experience, but it still seems to me that SketchUp is a better design tool. Blender feels more like an art tool, whereas SketchUp is a CAD program like Autocad, and Solidworks. In fact, Autocad might be better still, but I think it cost thousands of dollars. Solidworks definitely costs thousands _per_year_ ! but is more for engineering situations. I'm thinking that SketchUp is a purpose made 3D CAD application that costs somewhere from nothing to not very much. Plus it is easy to use. I am not finding Blender particularly easy to get into.
Blender [like Photoshop] is more of a general, little bit of everything software that makes learning it a big investment of your time and brain power... its very good for a free option but suffers for lack of a real focus
SketchUp is more design and layout with a few modeling options... both tools are well worth the effort to learn
Great I want to make youtube videos for blogging website. So need kitchen design ideas which looks more beautiful in the videos. i.e I want to make videos like (link removed by moderator)
While this is an interesting subject - this has nothing to do with Photoshop. Please continue the discussion on the appropriate software forum.