Garden Planner update

The latest update to Garden Planner is version 3.6.31

If you haven’t used Garden Planner since version version 3.6 came out I recommend checking it out. There were a whole bunch of improvements but the most interesting is that you can try out the 3d view of plans within Garden Planner.

help3d-3

To try it out simply choose Turn on 3d view from the help menu. Then all you need to do is click on the 3d view tab to see your 2d plan turned into 3d!

But what is in the very latest update? Version 3.6.31 adds in a button to let you save the current 3d view as an image. What is exciting about this is that you can set the resolution of the saved image. This means you can saveĀ  a 4K image even if your computer is a much lower resolution. I tested on an older windows pc that runs at 1600 x 900 and it only took 2 seconds to generate a 4K ultra high def. image (3,840×2,160) of the current 3d view!

 

3 Responses to “Garden Planner update”


  1. 1 Paul Reid September 5, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Hi, I’ve just done an overdue update and discovered the new 3D option. Wow! What a whole new world that opens up!
    I’m now chained to my PC adding a height for virtually everything I’ve placed in my designs, but it’s worth it. Thanks for this very useful upgrade.
    A couple of questions:
    – any idea where I can find tool icons for Australian plants such as eucalypts (although they’re in many countries these days), banksia and callistomen? ‘Traditional’ trees and bushes just don’t cut it as substitutes in 3D
    – and slopes now become an issue with 3D. Is that on your list of issues to tackle?
    Thanks again. I’ll put the word out (again) among my gardener friends.

    • 2 David Doull September 6, 2018 at 4:27 am

      Hi Paul,
      thanks for the positive feedback. Adding 3d has been a lot of work so it is great to hear that people appreciate it. Im still adding in new objects almost every day, so expect to see eucalypts and bottle brush style plants soon.
      Terrain features are still under development. You can select a garden bed, lawn in 3d view and set it as a slope but it is still a little buggy. It is actually what Im working on today so an update to that should come out next week.
      david

  2. 3 Paul Reid September 6, 2018 at 5:08 am

    David,
    Thanks for your prompt reply and for your efforts.
    I can only imagine the amount of work involved in the 3D upgrade.
    I added a review to Amazon as requested, a five star rating to offset the curmudgeonly one star given by a disgruntled user – whose bugbear I was at a complete loss to comprehend!
    paul


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s