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Interior Design Students Great Choice: Free 3d Modeling Software

Last updated on June 23rd, 2022 at 04:24 am

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Interior design can be a very lucrative and satisfying career option if you have a passion for designing houses. But just having a degree or passion isn’t enough. You also need to have the right kind of software that will help you go a long way in achieving success in your interior design career or business.

Top 3 free 3D Modeling software for interior design students

3D models are a potential tool for interior designs for bringing their designs to life and showcasing to their clients how the designs would look in real life through three-dimensional visualization. This mostly leads to an increase in project approval rates.

3D modeling can have an extremely steep learning curve with all the tools being loaded with multiple features and functionalities. However, if you start on the right note, even the most daunting tools will not take much time for you to master.

Here we have listed three of the most popular and free 3D modeling software that are known for their rich features and functionalities. Before selecting a tool, make sure you are aware of what kind of 3D modeling you are interested to pursue.

1.  Sketchup

This modeling software tops the list whenever any mention is made of software that can build anything you can imagine. With this software, you can communicate your ideas in 3D and quickly develop your projects through multiple iterations. The best part of this software is that it enables you to plan your projects accurately by designing, defining, and planning in all stages through the project. It comes free of cost for personal use.

Here are a few reasons why it is most appreciated by the design students and professionals alike:

  • Interoperability, which means it can work well with other tools
  • Objects, which enable your work fast and work smart
  • Customization allows you to customize your projects as per your needs
  • Report generation that helps all the stakeholders stay on the same page regarding the project details
  • Extensibility, which allows you to make this tool function the way you want

2.  Foyr

This free 3D modeling software has been designed to empower both interior design students and professionals. With this software, creating 3D models for the web comes free of any hassle. The best part is you can now access more than 50000 3D textures and models and also get 4k photo renders in minutes. The three-step simple process – 1) Create, 2) Upload and 3) Add to layout, brings back to you the pure delight of designing something and seeing it come to life.

3. Tinkercad

This easy-to-use free app is best for those with little to no experience in 3D modeling. It comes with a bright user interface and is one of the most accessible free 3D modeling software. This tool allows you to use primitive shapes, such as spheres, cylinders, or cubes to realize your ideas. With three easy steps — 1) place, 2) adjust, and 3) combine, you can turn your imagination into a full-fledged design in a matter of few minutes.

The best part about this tool it offers individual and short lessons for every feature of its interface.


In the end, irrespective of the tool you choose, it all depends on you how you use it to transfer your designs from your mind to reality.

Let us know in the Comments section below which of the above free 3D modeling software did you use in your interior design career.

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Atreyee Chowdhury works full-time as an Instructional Designer and is passionate about writing. She has helped many small and medium-scale businesses achieve their content marketing goals with her carefully crafted and compelling content. She lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and parents. She loves to read, experiment with different cuisines, travel, and explore the latest content marketing and L&D trends in her free time. You can reach her on Linkedin.