I’ve added a video that gives a quick preview of the Garden Planer 3d viewer.
The viewer is still in development but hopefully will be available soon. Initially there will be a free app to download from this site that will allow you to view Garden Planner plans in 3d. This will be done while the tool is in beta and still being tested. Eventually it will be fully integrated into Garden Planner.
The aim with the 3d view is to keep the ‘feel’ of Garden Planner but to allow you to represent in 3D your 2d plans, while also ensuring that it’s still easy to use and works on a wide variety of desktop computers (including older ones).
The latest update to Garden Planner (version 3.4.29) adds a bunch of new flowers (pun intended). About 20 new flowers, plus minor improvements and bug fixes.
As well as being able to buy Garden Planner from my site (smallblueprinter.com) you can also purchase it through the Mac app store and NOW through the Microsoft Windows 10 store
Thanks to the folks at Microsoft Redmond and Tokyo who helped me get the software into the Windows store.
The version of Garden Planner is the same no matter where you buy it.
Another update to let everyone know that I am still working hard on the 3d update for Garden Planner. It’s moving along steadily and I hope to have some sort of a demo or beta version for people to try out soon.
Part of my thinking with the 3d version is that I want it to be different to other 3d CAD/design software. Obviously I want it to be very easy to use, but something I’ve noticed with other software that lets you design a house or landscape is that they tend to create a 3d object rather than a place. My aim with Garden Planner is that you can create a garden that feels like a place. So you can go for a wander around in the garden, look down at the flowers, lie on the grass and look up at a tree (see above image). Hopefully I’ll achieve something like that.
Just to let you know. I am working on the 3d version of Garden Planner and it’s progressing nicely. As you can see from the above screenshots of one of the default Garden Planner sample plans I’ve still got quite a few more plants to add in, but everything is moving quickly. Hopefully I will soon be able to provide a preview version for people to try out and test.