MyVirtualHome is a simple and easy to use home design software program which includes both landscaping and interior design features. And it is available to download and use at no cost for personal use. For commercial use, you need to purchase the MyVirtualHome DVD with license; the DVD version comes with a full library of 3D products so that you don’t need to have internet connection when using the program.
The program runs under Window platform including Windows XP and Vista. As free user, to use this software you are required to have internet connection for downloading material as well as creating an account. The program requires all users to create an MVH account. This account enables you to access your home-shares and preferences on any computer with MVH installed. All items including rooms, furniture, paints, tiles etc. can now be found in the one place. You can browse or search for all items in the one place. All items are available and searchable all the time. New assets are being made constantly and these are now available without any update required.
You are no longer restricted to 5 Local and 5 HomeShare Save Slots. Build and save as many homes designs as you like and upload these to HomeShare as you whenever you want. The program provides you the ability to record a fly-though of a home and have this saved as a movie to YouTube, great for showing off your designs. The fly-through movies are saved to your My Documents\MyVirtualHome folder.
You can start your design quickly by using pre-designed elements including rooms, structural & fixtures, furniture, electrical elements and home materials. Here is a list of them which is classified by category.
Rooms: Halls & Entries, Bedrooms, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Laundries, Cupboards & Storage, Home Office, Garages & Carports, and Outdoor Areas.
Structural and Fixtures: Doors & Windows, Lighting & Ceiling Fans, Bathroom & Laundry Fixtures, Kitchen Cabinets, Stairs, Columns, Fireplaces, Floors, Safety & Security and Utilities.
Furniture: Bedding, Tables, Seating, Desks & Work Areas, Storage & Display, Decorative & Homewares, Nursery, Recreational Furniture, and Home Office.
Electrical: Lighting Decor, Entertainment, Computers & communication, Whitegoods & Appliances, Cooling and Heating.
Materials: Walls, Floors, Surfaces, Upholstery & Drapery, Paintings, Prints & Logos, Garden Surfaces and Roofing.
The program provides useful getting start guide as well as tips and keyword shortcut layout. If you are new to the program, you can use them to get start quickly and utilize all features.
Recommended System Requirements
- Windows XP with SP2 or Windows Vista.
- Intel or AMD processor at 2GHz or better.
- 1Gb RAM.
- 3D Video card.
- 1Gb (1000Mb) of free hard drive space for installation.
- Internet connection to run.