Interior Design with the Ez-Architect Home and Office Library
Objects arranged into groups of top/left/right/front/back quintuplets give a near-3D perspective on a room that is better than either 2D floor plans or 2D side views ("elevations") because one gets a feel for BOTH top view and side view perspectives on a floor plan simultaneously. We call it “two and a half D” because it uses objects that show perspective. Most of the folders that come with the Ez-Architect Home and Office Library
are comprised of these quintuplet-grouped “two and a half D” objects.
You'll find that the combination of Ez-Architect
(Vista or Win7/Win8/Win10) and the Ez-Architect Home and Office Library
together will be the next best thing if you don't want to shell out more bucks for 3D. Some people visualize living space best with either 3D or “two and a half D” because they use objects that show perspective. However, most of our customers just want the simplicity of a 2D architectural design program. By use of both Ez-Architect and our Ez-Architect Home and Office Library, you get both the simplicity of 2D and the dynamics of a perspective view of your plan. Check out the Ez-Architect home design elevation tester below.
The 3 major folders in the Ez-Architect Home and Office Library are Samples
, and Objects
—this latter has 11 object libraries in it, as itemized below:
968 objects in 11 libraries
All folders are full of top/left/right/front/back quintuplet objects except for electrical and doors-front-only. Below are 2 views of the same dining room. The second view gives you a better idea of how the room will look.
Top View Interiors Plan
"2 and a half D" Side View Interiors Plan
To create any “2 and a half D” view, simply use our template
to get started. In the Template folder, find “template.aad” which is an Ez-Architect file you open with Open in the File menu. Use this template for creating any “2 and a half D” perspective view and save it as an Ez-Architect and/or image file.
Ez-Architect home design elevation sample
Check out the Ez-Architect home design elevation sample above. Just imagine first drawing a top-view plan and then using the side-views in our libraries' top/left/right/front/back quintuplet objects to get the above result. Move objects around to your heart's content until you like it. For your convenience, each object in each quintuplet of our libraries' Interiors objects is adjacent to its quintuplet brothers.
Below, check out a sample of how our template plus our library objects work together to give you a great perspective view of any room. Notice that when we move objects—such as the coffee table—nearer the front/bottom of the room, we must grab their corner handles and drag them diagonally to enlarge them to keep true perspective. Note the perspective rectangle between the shelves and the couches. We consider a room that goes from the back wall to this central perspective rectangle to be a SMALL room and a room that uses both the front area with the couches and the back area with the shelves to be a BIG room.
Finally, you may edit the ceiling height and back wall width of the “template.aad” template by dragging the template’s back wall rectangle in Ez-Architect—this is how you make the room taller/shorter or wider/narrower. Make sure to keep the diagonal perspective lines at the angle they’re at now when you edit them. In other words, make the perspective lines extending from the edited room corners parallel to the current ones after you edit the back wall and move these diagonal lines.
Below is a picture of the template.aad you'll find in the template folder, followed by a quick "2 and a half D" elevation of a dining room, which demonstrates what you can do with the Ez-Architect Home and Office Library
Ez-Architect template.aad file and a sample elevation
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