Looking for a Painting/Design program...

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Old 11-09-02, 02:56 PM
Selina
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I am building a house, and plan on painting the interior myself.
I am looking for a website or computer program to integrate colors into a room.

For instance, maybe something that will give me an empty room with white walls. Then I can go in and add different colors on the walls, trim, flooring etc. I'd like to try different color combinations to match my furniture before I actually go out and purchase the paint products.

I'd prefer something on the web rather than buying a program/cd, but any advice is very much appreciated.
 
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Old 11-09-02, 04:33 PM
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Painting /Design

Hi Selina,

I know hundred of programs (I am not joking), I use eight for work. The main problem is that if you intend to put a floorplan plus furniture, you will need a very expensive program, and you'll need some high computer resources.

You can see some samples of different programs at my Home page

http://www3.sympatico.ca/pmgjdk

After it, if you want to tell me the resources of your computer, I can give you a better advice.

Regards,
 
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Old 11-11-02, 08:16 PM
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Hi, like Selina I have been searching for the same sort of program. All I want is a room with white walls that I can paint trim and walls etc to check the final look. I went to the site suggested and found nothing. Does anyone have any ideas?
 
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Old 11-12-02, 05:37 AM
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Hi,

The site I suggested is not a site about software, but about design. (is my own Home Page) You can see samples of the results of the different programs I use.

As I asked before, it will depends of the resources of your computer, if you give me more inofrmation, I will be glad to help.

Best,
 
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Old 11-12-02, 03:52 PM
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Computer Resources

My computer is a dell - 60 gig harddrive, and 2 gig processor.
It is capable of pretty much any software program.

What I prefer is a website, without having to buy expensive software. I'm not looking to design, just something very basic to see how two colors look together. Are you aware of any web based programs?
 
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Old 11-12-02, 04:07 PM
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Myself included. My computer was designed at home and is about the same as Selina's and all I would like is a website to get an insite on walls with trim. So resourses on the computer is not the problem finding a program is! Your site was very nice but didn't state any programs you used. If you know of any your help would be very much appreciated as the only one I found had six paint colours and trim!
 
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Old 11-12-02, 07:37 PM
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Selina and Meshe,

My question was related to know if your computers have Video card (the main resource for 3D rendering).

Anyway, as you don't want a software, but a site, it is not important.

Unfortunately, I don't know sites about on line painting.

Good luck!
 
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Old 11-12-02, 08:35 PM
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Hi Selina, I will keep looking. As I mentioned before I found a few but they had limited colours. If I do find anything I will post it here for you. If worse comes to worse we were thinking of building a program for it and I can post that as well. (time permitting) We have been under renovations for some time and haven't had a chance to look into building a program yet. But it sounds like we may have to.
 
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Old 11-12-02, 09:24 PM
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Sorry PMGCA for any confusion. I think we are both looking for a simple program or website that will help us decide on what colours we like with what. So we really don't even need a 3D rendering package. It's just a simple program like the Benjamin Moore site

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/wrapper...lect&N=projclr

The problem with this site and others I found is the limited colour palette. Hope this is a little more clear and if you do find anything let us know. In the meantime thanks for the input. It was appreciated.
 
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Old 11-12-02, 09:29 PM
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Meshe:

Just to clarify: I offered programs' names and were refused because you wrote

"...all I would like is a website to get an insite on walls with trim"

Good luck!!!
 
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Old 11-13-02, 04:37 AM
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Hi,

Just in case you want a software:

Few months ago, HD had a CD software for virtual painting. I don't know if they still have.

As I told you, you need to check your computer resources first.

Good luck.
 
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Old 11-13-02, 10:34 AM
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Old 11-13-02, 10:42 AM
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Hi Selina, found a program. Go to virtualpainting.net

They offer a free program with hundreds of colours. Good luck!
 
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Old 11-13-02, 10:59 AM
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Okay Selina, found a wonderful one. It has all the colours. It's exactly what I think you were looking for. Its ....

ppgaf.com

there is a virtual painter program there that is great you pick a colour and it changes the walls. I think it is what your looking for. The first one I gave you is a painter. This one actually colours the walls the colour pallette you choose.
 
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Old 11-13-02, 12:06 PM
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Sorry that last site doesn't go straight to the virtual painter. You can search on it or go here.

http://www.colorcommander.com/colorc...ealer/vis.html


To PMGCA, don't know why my message was blanked out. All I mentioned was that I did mention programs or websites, and I didn't see your list of them. So I apologized for the confusion and thanked you for your input.
 
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Old 11-13-02, 01:33 PM
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Just to clarify

Just to clarify why the post was edited:

As moderator I try to help in the best way I know.
Please, read carefully questions and answers. Selina asked for a program or site. I sent her to my site to see samples of 8 programs working, not to sell software (I was clear about this, I am an Architect, I don't sell software I use them). You wrote me that you didn't find it at my site because you were looking for a site of painting on line. This is why I didn't make a list of programs. I replied that I don't know sites of painting on line. You wrote that you were looking for a program, and if you don't find it, you'll make it. So, I clarified that if you were looking for a program, perhaps you'll find one at HD.

I considered the way you replied...ironic. (BTW, if your point was the price, it is $9.95 at Home Depot).

And as you got the information you need, you share it with Selina, I edited just that message to avoid a confront. It is not relevant to the subjects of this forum, isn't it?.

Respectfully,
 
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Old 11-13-02, 02:39 PM
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I have sent a note, but unfortuantely the part where I said this woudl nto go through. But I really wanted you to see the last half as I really was sincere about the apology.

Right after the apology for the confusion!!!!!!!!!! Then you accuse me of refusing your help. I did no such thing. Again I sent another note apologizing and this you chose to delete. In this one I give an example thinking I still may not be making myself clear. To you or to others. Yet you delete my example and say its not relevant. As at this time I still hadn't found the site I mentioned I thought it was relevant seeing as you made it clear that I was confusing you (and could possibly be confusing others). As I do not wish to get in an argument is there another moderator I should have sent this example to so they could help me? Once again all I can say is I am sorry I confused you. I am sorry you found my apology worth deleting and I am sorry you became offended. Remember at no time (except the last note) was I offended by what you said. I really did (up until now) think you were doing a good job.
 
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Old 11-13-02, 03:15 PM
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Thank you so much for your help. Both of you! I found the virtual painter site very helpful. The virtual painter website was exactly what I was looking for. Nothing to advanced!
 
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