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Kitchen Cabinet rendering software

New Here ,
Oct 01, 2020 Oct 01, 2020

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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!!

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Oct 01, 2020 Oct 01, 2020

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Hi

Try Blender 3D, it's totally free and an amazing 3D software application, it's a learning curve as with any software, but plenty of tutorials on YouTube

https://www.blender.org/

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Oct 01, 2020 Oct 01, 2020

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great thanks! I'll check it out

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 01, 2020 Oct 01, 2020

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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.

 

Dave

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New Here ,
Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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I am facing Blender 3d hardware error, everything is fine and working except Blender 3D. Don't know what's the issue?

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Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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It's all started last night, when i restarted my system.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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What exact error?

Dave

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LEGEND ,
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2020

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you have an issue with Blender so you post a me too into Adobe Photoshop?

the Blender forums is the best place to ask your Blender questions

https://www.blender.org/community/

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New Here ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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Hey! You can check out these amazing Kitchen Cabinet Rendering Softwares to design.

 

1. Homestyler
2. Wooddesigner CabinetFile
3. SmartDraw
4. SketchUp Free
5. Cabinet Planner
6. Edraw
7. IKEA Kitchen Planner
8. PolyBoard

 

I personally use Wooddesigner CabinetFile. It gives more flexibility then other softwares.

 

Thanks! Regards.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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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

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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.

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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I first learnt SketchUp with this series of five YouTube videos on building a shed.  It covers all the basic tools and functions.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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"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

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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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.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021

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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

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