February 19, 2012, 04:39:17 pm
I used The sims 3 for testing the rooms sizes, together with Interior and the visualization of the "humans" walking around and using the room.
Worth notice is that The sims 3 is still jusst a game, and there is limitations on how high and how big building area you can build on.. and that you cant do organic models etc. But for my project where I had 60 people sharing alot of rooms in this "social apartment house" then it was really good to see fast renderings with furnitures and humans in the social spaces, and jusst get a fast visualisation if the room should be bigger or smaller.. and how the furnitures would be placed and the humans move in the room.
This will not delete the need for the "heavyer" softwares... but the sims 3 and in the future the sims 4 may play a big role in the first devoloping stages of the architect projects.
Jusst dont get stuck playing the game instead of doing your work