Homestyler is a free web software Autodesk that you can use to easily realize furnished plan and render of interior design. Visit the web-site and click Join Now to discover all the functions of the software.

Click Launch Floorplanner

home styler home page

home styler home page

Click Create New Design to start a new project

Create new design

Create new design

Go to Settings–> General Settings on the right side of the screen to set  measurement unit

 

On Design Settings you can choose background color and privacy of your project

On Wall Settings you can set the default thickness and height of the walls. Keep Lock Walls off to allow editing of the walls

General Settings

General Settings

File –> Upload Background to upload the plan on jpg or PNG format

Upload Background

Upload Background

Click on Upload an Image

Browse file from your computer, drag the two blue points on the reference measure and insert distance value between the two endpoints

Scale Image

Scale Image

 

On the left you can find the commands: Build to model,  Catalog to insert furniture and Style for finishing.

To draw walls go to Build–>  By Wall Inner Line, start to trace the walls following the inner line so that the perimeter won’t change when you modify wall thickness.

Start drawing a wall

Start drawing a wall

In the Build section you can also find Room Template, if you don’t have a linked plan to follow.

Click to set a start point, the end point and the side on which you want draw the wall

Drawing by room

Drawing by room

Select wall to modify its length, thickness and height.

Edit Dimension

Edit Dimension

You can split, delete or hide the selected element by the bottom bar. To view hidden elements go on the window on the left, View–>Show all hidden items.

Once walls are created, Homestyler automatically generates floor and ceiling for a closed boundary and shows the dimensions and square meters of the rooms.

From View you can choose which information to display in the floor plan

View information

View information

In Build section, you can insert all the other elements such as doors, windows, wall openings, columns etc

Select the window and place it in the project, modify position, dimensions and flip window using commands on the bottom bar

Insert Objects

Insert Objects

You can switch from plan view to 3d view by clicking Full Screen on the left-bottom window

Edit dimension and position

Edit dimension and position

Click on Style to choose floor and wall finishing. The style applies to the pavement or walls you click on

Set material

Set material

Browse the catalog and furnish the project

Furniture Catalog

Furniture Catalog

Once you have completed the floor plan you can export a PNG using Screenshot command

Screenshot

Screenshot

Select 16:9 size then click on Take Snapshot

 

The file will automatically download in the Download folder

Screenshot Settings

Screenshot Settings

 

To set the camera for rendering, drag the blue points in plan that correspond to observor and target position. Click on full screen button to switch to 3d view

Press First person View to have observation point at eye level

Press Orbit view to orbit

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Once you have chosen the view click on Screenshot

Select ratio, 16:9

Render Screenshot

Render Screenshot

To see the list of furniture in your project go on Summary –> Product List

 

The product list is not optimal for contest of CoContest, because the catalog is limited and the list does not include the link and  the prices of the product. We suggest to use CoContest Template with all the information required by the contest. If you are using elements that are not available on homestyler , use the catalog for illustrative purpose and indicate a number in plan to indicate which article correspond in the furniture schema.