Did you know that the shapes that you want on the walls are as easy as drawing them on paper?
Shapes can be implemented in the form of shelves, decoration and even textures on Foyr’s Neo and it is all in the Catalogue just like everything else. (For more details on how to use the Catalogue, click here.)
Start with going to the catalogue icon on the top left of the page where you will find Shapes. Shapes will open up a menu in the context bar that has a variety for you to go through and choose from, like geometrics, organics, motifs, cornices, mouldings, composites and tiles.
Like you would with every other product in the catalogue that you like, click on the heart at the bottom of the shape and add it to the shortlist to implement in your designs later.
To show you how this works, let’s start with Cubes! To use the geometric shapes on the ceiling, go to the 2D mode and choose a ceiling docked cube. To make changes to it, click on the ‘Edit Properties’ and drag one end to make it bigger or smaller than what it looks like. You can edit the length breadth and even the height of each of these components, by using the text boxes to enter dimensions as well. You can also add these geometric shapes to any part of your room to make them not just false ceilings, but also steps and even sold structures to sit on! Geometric shapes that are hollow can also be made for walls at different heights, making alcoves, shelves and racks.
If you have to make more than one of the same components, you can clone it, so any changes you make to any one of them will then reflect in all of the cloned components. (To go back to an older instruction on cloning, click here)
Using organics in the false ceilings in your design is just as simple as implementing shapes in your 2D floor plan, only in 3D! Once you have the organic shapes you like in your shortlist, drag and drop them on whatever part of the ceiling you desire. You can edit all of these components as well, by clicking on the ‘Edit Properties’ and making changes the same way as with cubes and other ceiling fittings. This same principle can be applied to rosettes, cornices, mouldings on your ceiling, skirtings for your floors, and even panels for the walls!
Neo also allows you to use motifs of different sorts to create partitions and the like in your room design. As you would with any other component, you can choose the motif from the catalogue in the top left and add it to your short list. From here, you drag it into the floor plan (which should be in 3D mode for best results), and voila, you have a partition! Based on how you want it and what direction it is supposed to be in, they can be moved, resized, rotated and even dragged into place within your design! And using ‘Edit Properties’, you can enter dimensions so measuring the components gets easier! The best part? Cloning works here too!
Making textures and surfaces on walls can be done by adding tiles on the walls, directly from the catalogue. Once you’ve shortlisted the tile of your choice, drag and drop it into place. To fill the wall with tiles, clone and place repeatedly. What about those pesky half-tile spaces where the full measurement of the tile may not fit? Simple, based on how big/small you want these tiles to be, you can enter dimensions in the text field under ‘Edit Properties’ to get custom sizes.
Now that you know how to draw shapes all sorts and how to manipulate them so they fit in the room the way you want them, have you tried it yet?