With home redecorating shows all over cable and satellite TV these days, you may have caught the home improvement bug yourself. Thanks to UK developer
Microspot Ltd.’s newest release, Interiors 3.4, you can now work out your plans on your Mac before you realize that olive green was not the best color to paint your kitchen.
Announced by the company on Thursday, Interiors allows you to create rooms — complete with windows, doors, furniture, carpets, and appliances — and then apply lighting. The application renders the scene and produces a realistic picture of how it will look when implemented.
If you don’t like what you see, you can easily resize and reposition room elements, apply an image–including samples scanned into your Mac–to any surface, and adjust the lighting. An intuitive camera allows you to view your work from any position or height in the room.
Microspot notes that Interiors is aimed at both casual users who want to spruce up their digs and professionals looking for a low-cost 3D design solution. The price is $129, and it’s available now. System requirements call for Mac OS X version 10.2 or higher, a G3 or better processor running at 450MHz or faster, 128MB RAM (256MB recommended), and 520MB of free hard drive space for a full install with sample files.