Looking to take your designs to the next level? Below is a floor plan created with Ecdesign and now we will tell you how we added some cool features to the finished design.
1. Custom flooring
Here we used CUSTOM FLOOR SHAPES (square) to create the rubber flooring sections. Drag out the shape and size it the way you prefer. Finish by selecting a color or texture. The same CUSTOM FLOOR SHAPES tool was used to create the running track and the marking.
2. Custom wall material
The next thing we did was add custom wall materials. You can change wall materials in both 2D or 3D view. Here we show the steps when in 3D. First select EDIT WALLS and then click on the wall you can want to change. Then select CUSTOM MATERIAL. Select an image from your computer and it will be placed on the wall. You can use the sliders (right side menu) and stretch/ move the image to your liking.
3. Night render & colored lights
For this design we wanted to render images with a darker feel. So we set set the 3D to NIGHT TIME MODE. This you do by clicking the green icon in PRESENTATION OPTIONS.
We also added the effect of having red ceiling spotlights. This was done by selecting EDIT ROOMS ( can be done in both 2D or 3D view). Then click on the green icon SPOTLIGHT COLOR to select a new color for the lights.
Colors can completely change the look & feel of a space. Help your customers select the combinations perfect for their facility using Ecdesign 3D floor planner. Making real-time revisions to a layout and show your customer exactly how the space can be customized exactly according to the customer requirements.
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We have received many questions on how we created the video below, so we wanted to provide everyone with a step by step tutorial.
1. Create your layout.
2. Save a backup of your finished layout (it will become clear later).
3. Go into 3D and position the camera where you want it to be. Then click on the "LOCK CAMERA BUTTON" in the top tool bar (this will make sure your position is always the same).
4. Save an image showing the finished layout.
5. Remove a model and save a new image.
6. Repeat step 5 as many times as you like (or until you have no objects left).
Following step 1-6 will end you up with a number of images.
Now add your images into a video editing software and sort the images backwards (from how you saved them..remember you started out with all the objects in place, but now we want to start with an empty scene and then reveal objects one by one.
Set the video editing software to change image for example every 1 second. Add for example text, music etc to make the video more dynamic and explanatory.
Finish by rendering/saving the video. The result will be a video showing a layout with objects appearing one by one (or several at a time depending on how many objects you removed between each saved image in Ecdesign).
The Ecdesign gym design software is the industry leading fitness plan software. Commercial fitness facilities all over the world are planned with Ecdesign each day, but you can of course use Ecdesign to design home gym installs. Why not design your dream home gym and see it come to life in Ecdesign. The Ecdesign fitness version includes all the gym equipment you need and they are all to scale, so you know it will fit in your space. Ecdesign is free to try out for 30 days, meaning you have plenty of time to create your home gym layout. You can learn how Ecdesign works here.
Garage gym design created with Ecdesign 3D gym design software. Now you can create your own dream fitness space - www.ecdesign.se
The Custom Objects feature in Ecdesign allows you to take your floor plans to the next level. The feature includes a set of simple objects and primitives,which you can edit. In Custom Objects you will find the following objects;
How to use Custom Objects in Ecdesign
Below we have listed 3 videos showing how to use some of the Custom Objects in Ecdesign.