We have added a small but much requested feature to filter the library results for resizable items only.
Filter for resizable items
Today we start testing a new feature called Styleboards. A Styleboard is basically a moodboard but one that easily can be created based on any room design in Floorplanner.
You can create a new styleboard directly from the dashboard or you can click on any room in your project and a new styleboard icon will appear in the sidebar. This button will bring you into the new Styleboard editor and opens a new board, preloaded with all the items, materials & colours you are using in that specific room. You easily move, resize, rotate and order all the items on your board and you can also choose different angles (frontview, topview, perspective) for each of the items.
To further populate your board you can add other items, colours & materials from our library. You can add custom texts or adjustable icons. You can even drag in one or more exports from your project or upload your own images/backgrounds to make your boards look even better.
Every board you create will automatically be saved and shown in the new styleboard overview in your dashboard via the new styleboard icon. Here you can access any of your boards without the need to first go into your project.
Styleboards are free and available to all users and projects (Users of company accounts should have it enabled by their admin) You can create as much boards as you need and, just as with projects, you only pay a one-time fee in credits to unlock higher quality export resolutions for a particular styleboard. SD resolution exports are free and you can upgrade to HD, 4K or 8K for a one-time fee of 1,2 or 4 credits.
This is a first version, there is still a lot to be improved but we were already having so much fun, testing this feature that we could not wait to get it into your hands and see what you will be creating with it. In the coming weeks we will continue to tweak this new styleboard feature, based on your feedback, observations and number of things we still have on our to-do list like a deeper integration with our roomstyles and the presentation feature. Please let us know if you run into issues or are missing specific features.
Duplicate items in 3D
We've added the option to duplicate items in 3D and also made the action buttons more accessible by showing them directly under the image in the sidebar.
Up to 10x faster uploads in Floorscanner app
A bunch of improvements to our Floorscanner app including better file compression and faster uploads which results in up to 10x faster scanning & uploads compared to previous versions. Next to that we are preparing for a bigger update of our app and functionalities with the upcoming release of iOS 16 next month.
Project level tweaks
As of today, all 3D exports - 3D floorplans and 3D interior photos - are rendered in photorealistic quality by default! These new 3D renders are now also available up to a massive resolution of 8K. And best of all: it's a lot cheaper and faster than before :-)
About a month ago we made our new render-engine available for testing and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Over the last weeks we continued to improve our render-engine and fixed issues in our product catalogue. We are now happy to announce that from now on all 3D exports are rendered with our new render-engine by default. Need a bit of time to adjust? No worries, the old render-engine is still available via the export menu.
Photorealistic 3D exports were previously only available via Level 4 Projects and were limited to HD quality. With our new render engine we are making photorealistic renders accessible for all projects and are offering much higher export resolutions than before. To make this happen we had to tweak the current functionalities of the project levels a bit.
So what has changed?
Our new render engine gives great new capabilities especially for higher resolutions, that's why we simplified the project levels and renamed them to reflect the max. resolution of these new photorealistic renderings a certain level unlocks. We also made features like 3D tours and Spaceplanner available to ALL paid projects and not only to level 3 or 4 project as it was before. We did this by making these features separate upgrades.
Current level 1,2,3 & 4 projects are automatically renamed to SD lite, SD, HD . 4K & 8K. We have made sure that all current project levels are getting at least the same but also more functionality and export quality for the same price!. See an overview of our new projectlevels here
Report incorrect items or materials
We have added a report feature that allows you to let us know when an item or material is not rendering correct in 3D or has any other issues like missing textures or a wrong scale.
New photorealistic renders!
Today we start testing with our new render-engine. From now on we will offer the option to create photorealistic quality renderings for all project levels. These renders have more realistic lighting which can make the images much more life-life but also means that in a room without windows or lights these render will be much darker than before.
Below a few "old vs new" images:
To test out these new renders you can select one of the new options in the export pop-up. The resolution in which you can render depends on the level of your project. With a level 4 project you can now render up to 4K resolution (instead of HD with the old render engine) which means bigger and sharper images!
In the next couple of weeks we will further be tweaking our new renders to iron out some little bugs, wrong materials and other things that surely will manifest when more renders are being created. Please let us know if you run into any weird issues.
A new tool was added to our Marketplace: Matterport Conversion! Simply upload the link of your Matterport Tour in the "New project" popup and with 2-3 working days you will receive a High resolution Black & white 2D Floorplan image + a fully functional 3D Floorplanner project of that property in your account. This service costs 14 credits per floor (one time fee) and can be enabled via the Marketplace tab in your account settings.
Some small changes to the roomtype sidebar. It now shows more roomtypes at once with less need for scrolling. Note: With a PRO account or higher you can make your own roomtypesets with your own custom naming and color scheme.
Last week we rolled out autosave across our whole platform. From now on you do not have to save your project anymore. The "save" icon in the topbar will show if your design is saved within a few seconds after you made a change. You can simply jump back to one of your previous versions via "design history" if you do not like your last changes. Note: This was kind of a big update so we have been closely monitoring the stats over the past days for unexpected errors. If you experience any issues please let us know.