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screamshow
11-01-2007, 10:27 AM
I know this comes up repeatedly, but does anyone use design software for their haunt, and if so what product?

Thanks in advance!

icarian
11-01-2007, 10:40 AM
also looking for some sort of design software... it would be nice not to have a million sketches and such lying around the desk.

beardedbil
11-01-2007, 01:01 PM
You can find a triangle grid design software here:
http://www.boopack.com/software.html

Most pro haunts probably use some version of CAD.
CadStd Lite 3.5.9 is a free version you can use for mechanical designs, house plans, blueprints, schematics, and charts.
http://www.download.com/CadStd-Lite/3000-6677_4-10276948.html?tag=lst-5-6

However I really like Google's SketchUp, easy to use and learn for someone who is not familiar with CAD programs.
http://www.sketchup.com/

TheNightMare
11-01-2007, 04:10 PM
I recommend Google's SketchUp as well. I downloaded it last week and having a blast with it. Very easy to use.

Nightmaretony
11-08-2007, 11:12 AM
Turbo CAD fan here, older version about 30 bucks at Office Depot.

Old Tree Studios
11-08-2007, 11:46 AM
SketchUp by Google. Definitely the way to go. Free download and easy to learn.. (I highly recommend you do the self guided tutorials provided).

This program is great to get the creative part of your brain going. When it's time for technicals for the "brass" to review.... you might want a little more sophisticated program.

But simply from a creative standpoint.... Great program.

robos99
11-08-2007, 03:07 PM
My design program of choice is always Autocad. It's very pricey, so....I usually obtain it through methods I won't metion here, wink wink. But definetly a great program that can do anything you throw at it.....as long as you can afford it. Although I've never used it, I imagine the 3D modeling features of Autocad would also come in quite handy.