Using our 3D files

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See the video below for more information on signing in to see your home changes and revisions, note changes and ask any questions: Best viewed in full screen.


How to navigate within the interactive 3D files


Terms, and definitions for common web or design "lingo".  Thanks for watching!

1. If the email you received has a 'hyperlink' you will need to click on the link, or copy and paste it into the 'URL' of the web browser of your choice.

2. If the files were sent to you via email, they are probably 'zipped,' or in a zip file format, and will need to be opened and extracted to gain access to the files.

Common File Types To Expect Throughout The Process:

      A. PDF - Portable Document Format (PDF) - This captures formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications, making it possible to send formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient's monitor or printer as they were intended. Plan files including floor plans and elevations will usually be sent to the end user in this format.

      B. TIFF - Tagged Image File Format - is a file format for storing images, popular among Apple Macintosh owners, graphic artists, the publishing industry, and both amateur and professional photographers in general. On occasion we will use this format to show more detail on renderings and image files.

      C. JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group - In computing, JPEG (pronounced jay-peg) is a commonly used method of lossy compression for photographic images. In communication, we will use jpg files to quickly express ideas and communicate with our clients.

      D. .MOV - Quick Time File Format - The QuickTime (.mov) file format functions as a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles). In our case, the .mov file IS NOT a movie file in the traditional sense. These files capture a series of still shots made from many angles around the model home or structure. The quicktime program, made by apple, must be installed prior to opening these files. Once installed simply open the file, left click and hold somewhere on the image while ignoring the “play" button all together.

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to contact us!