Live Interior 3D Pro is a useful app for Windows 8 devices for homeowners planning to renovating their home or planning improvements and professional Interior Designers trying to bridge the gap between ideas and visualization.
I've written about the app before when I first discovered it, but the app has come a long way since then. There's a Light Editor dialog that helps create and control light sources and Type & Representation dialog for setting object type, origin, as well as adjusting 2D and 3D representations. There are several more small but nifty additions as well.
The app allows you to design in both 2D and 3D. You can start your home by drawing out a 2D floor plan using intuitive, touch-based drafting tools, and then switch views to see and walk around the structure in 3D. You can make changes in both 2D and 3D using an easy drag-and-drop workflow. You can also arrange furniture, paint walls, adjust the lighting, and build in a realistic, beautiful, real-time 3D environment.
There's a free trial available and while the app usually costs $19.99, till April 13th, the app will cost only $9.99 as part of their Spring Renovation Offer.
This fully functional home and interior design app caters to both professionals and hobbyists, and is powerful enough to design skyscrapers, yet intuitive enough to build something as simple as a shed. Give it a whirl, and let us know how you like it.