Begini Tokh Honda Blade versi 2011

BARU ngerasain melaju di atas sepeda motor bebek Honda Blade versi 2011, Sabtu (13/8/2011) sore di kawasan Menteng, Jakarta Pusat. Saya sulit membedakan antara bebek yang satu ini dengan bebek lain besutan PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM).
“Kalau mau akurat untuk membedakannya harus pakai alat. Kalau hanya pakai feeling belum tentu akurat,” sergah bro Rudi Triatmono, blogger kondang yang sore itu hadir dalam ajang testride Honda Blade. Namun, karena masih belum pulih luka di kakinya, bro Triatmono hanya bisa memandangi blogger lain yang ikut menjajal.

Dari pengamatan saya, selain teman-teman anggota Oto Blogger Indonesia (OBI), ada juga teman-teman blogger dari Koboi dan Koboys. ”Saya berangkat dari Karawang jam satu siang,” sergah bro Azizy, pemilik blog Warung Dohc, sore itu.
Saya sempat menjajal tak lebih dari 20 menit, melintas di sekitar Menteng, termasuk masuk ke Jl Cendana, Jakarta Pusat, kediaman almarhum mantan Presiden Soeharto. Perjalanan dimulai dari Pisa Kafe dan berakhir di Kafe yang sore itu amat ramai didatangi konsumen. Mayoritas konsumen yang datang mengendarai mobil, termasuk aneka mobil mewah.
Tiga unit Honda Blade yang dipakai menjajal secara bergantian, tidak dihibupkan speedometernya. Jadi, banyak yang tidak tahu berapa top speed-nya. Tapi, gak terlalu pentinglah, wong menjajalnya di jalan umum. Masa mau geber-geberan. Emangnya mau nanggung risiko jika terjadi kecelakaan. Iya kalau celakanya sendirian, kalau menimpa orang lain? Blangsak deh.

Dari pada bingung menjelaskannya, saya lampirkan aja gambar-gambar seputar Honda Blade, yang menurut Yudi Jojana, Marketing Planning Analisys PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM), Blade bertenaga tapi tetap efisien karena motor bebek. ”Generasi baru motor bebek sport,” kata dia.
Ngomong-ngomong New Honda Blade dipasarkan dengan harga Rp 14 juta on the road Jakarta untuk varian Standar dengan 4 pilihan warna, yaitu Victory Red, Accelera Green, Superior Black, dan Dominate Black. Selain itu, terdapat varian Racing Special Edition yang dipasarkan dengan harga Rp 14,2 juta per unit. Dan, target penjualan New Honda Blade dengan kedua varian ini sebanyak 33.000 unit per bulan. Laku gak yah? (edo rusyanto)

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It’s the boss of the Candidate Preferred Employees

Prospective employees are required capable of controlling his emotions. Illustration.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Washington – If you want to get a dream job, not only the highest grade point average is required. There is one thing more important than that: your attitude.

Based on a survey that dihajat site CareerBuilder, 71 percent of HR managers stated putting emotional intelligence and attitudes – including on how it controls the emotions and making friends – rather than on IQ alone. someone with EQ (emotional intelligence) are considered more capable of high self-control and able to work under pressure than those who only rely on high IQ

“Competence and intelligence techniques is important for each worker, but more epnting interpersonal skills,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. “In difficult economic conditions, the boss wants to work with people who can make decisions effectively in a stressful situation,” he said.

Want to have a high emotional intelligence? It leaks reported by CareerBuilder to upgrade it.

Full control of your emotions

Typically, the prospective employer will include group discussion material when recruiting workers. From here, the prospective worker measured emotions. To help minimize the negative reaction, “It is important that you recognize the triggers of stress when the pressure comes,” said Patricia Thompson, PhD, management consultant at Sperduto & Associates Inc., a firm’s top psychologist in Atlanta. Posture must also be maintained. Thompson advised to get out of it with conditions: long inhale, then count to 10, and be quiet.

Perform self-reflection

“To be honed emotional intelligence, you must be self-aware, with memahani exactly what your shortcomings and weaknesses,” said Thompson. He suggested creating five key advantages and disadvantages you, then use two opposites that complement each other. Select two or three of your weaknesses, and find ways to overcome them.


Based on CareerBuilder survey, emotional acuity is also measured by how he was able to hear. Thompson gave a way out to improve the ability to hear. “Use two level ways: first listen to understand the content of speech, do not interrupt or give an assessment of what is wasting a word until he finished biacara. Second, listen to understand the conditions of his emotions when he mencerikatan,” he said. The ability to hear very important, he said, to build relationships in a team better and reduce conflict.

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Want to Be Millionaire? It’s The tips!

 

 Want to Be Millionaire? It’s The tips!
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Who does not want to be a millionaire? Certainly, every human being wants to prosper economically. Not infrequently also the childhood dreams of becoming a millionaire.Adam Khoo, a citizen of Singapore managed to reach his goal was. He became a millionaire in 26 years. Any tips? According to Adam, to be a millionaire, who first must do is have a mindset of a millionaire. “Mindset, a way of thinking, millionaires think differently than people in general,” said Adams in a ceremony at the Hotel Aryadutha Wealth Academy, Jakarta, Saturday (15/01/2011).

A billionaire, said Adam would think that anything can happen we are accompanied by learning to reach. “Making something as a challenge, how can happen, and maybe if you learn to make it happen,” he said.

In addition, a millionaire have an optimistic way of thinking. He always saw an opportunity behind the problems that come. “While the average person is always thinking about the problems. If billionaires can range from no money. Whatever be dikreasikan dipikiran, how to be a millionaire,” he said.

Nevertheless, continued Adam, just change the way you think is not enough to make you a man “rich.” Henceforth, a millionaire candidate must specify the objectives and strategies to achieve them.

Olehkarena it, said Adam, to create a successful result in billions and even trillions of money, a person must have expertise in making money. “The money is a skill (making money is a skill. You must learn to experts for that. To understand the investment management, you have to learn,” he said.

Then, from which a person must learn to become experts in making money? The lesson, says Adam, will not be met at school or at university. However, learning to become expert in making money, said Adam, can be obtained from the surrounding environment such as family, friends, or sources of knowledge such as books and the Internet. “School just to get employment at the company and make money for our boss,” says financial author’s 11 books.

Adam pointed out, he learned to think a millionaire from his uncle. Since childhood, when young children spend their allowance, Adam taught to save. Later on when his peers read comics or novels, Adam had started reading financial books. “The book properties, marketing properties, learn all about business, learn about the skills,” he added.
Want to Be Millionaire? It’s The tips!
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Who does not want to be a millionaire? Certainly, every human being wants to prosper economically. Not infrequently also the childhood dreams of becoming a millionaire.

Adam Khoo, a citizen of Singapore managed to reach his goal was. He became a millionaire in 26 years. Any tips? According to Adam, to be a millionaire, who first must do is have a mindset of a millionaire. “Mindset, a way of thinking, millionaires think differently than people in general,” said Adams in a ceremony at the Hotel Aryadutha Wealth Academy, Jakarta, Saturday (15/01/2011).

A billionaire, said Adam would think that anything can happen we are accompanied by learning to reach. “Making something as a challenge, how can happen, and maybe if you learn to make it happen,” he said.

In addition, a millionaire have an optimistic way of thinking. He always saw an opportunity behind the problems that come. “While the average person is always thinking about the problems. If billionaires can range from no money. Whatever be dikreasikan dipikiran, how to be a millionaire,” he said.

Nevertheless, continued Adam, just change the way you think is not enough to make you a man “rich.” Henceforth, a millionaire candidate must specify the objectives and strategies to achieve them.

Olehkarena it, said Adam, to create a successful result in billions and even trillions of money, a person must have expertise in making money. “The money is a skill (making money is a skill. You must learn to experts for that. To understand the investment management, you have to learn,” he said.

Then, from which a person must learn to become experts in making money? The lesson, says Adam, will not be met at school or at university. However, learning to become expert in making money, said Adam, can be obtained from the surrounding environment such as family, friends, or sources of knowledge such as books and the Internet. “School just to get employment at the company and make money for our boss,” says financial author’s 11 books.

Adam pointed out, he learned to think a millionaire from his uncle. Since childhood, when young children spend their allowance, Adam taught to save. Later on when his peers read comics or novels, Adam had started reading financial books. “The book properties, marketing properties, learn all about business, learn about the skills,” he added.

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Benarkah Nyamuk Makan Darah

Anggapan banyak orang bahwa nyamuk adalah penghisap dan pemakan darah tidaklah sepenuhnya benar. Hanya nyamuk betina yang menghisap darah dan bukan yang jantan. Di samping itu, nyamuk betina menghisap darah bukan untuk kebutuhan makan mereka. Sebab baik nyamuk jantan maupun betina, keduanya hidup dengan memakan “nectar”, yakni cairan manis yang disekresikan oleh bunga tanaman (sari madu bunga). Satu-satunya alasan mengapa nyamuk betina, dan bukan jantan, menghisap darah adalah karena darah mengandung protein yang dibutuhkan untuk perkembangan dan pertumbuhan telur nyamuk. Dengan kata lain, nyamuk betina menghisap darah untuk mempertahankan kelangsungan hidup spesiesnya.

Perubahan warna
Proses perkembangan nyamuk merupakan peristiwa yang paling menakjubkan. Di bawah ini uraian singkat tentang metamorfosis nyamuk dimulai dari larva mungil melalui sejumlah fase perkembangan yang berbeda hingga pada akhirnya menjadi nyamuk dewasa.
Nyamuk betina menaruh telurnya, yang diberi makan berupa darah agar dapat tumbuh dan berkembang, pada dedaunan lembab atau kolam-kolam yang tak berair di musim panas atau gugur. Sebelumnya, nyamuk betina ini menjelajahi wilayah yang ada dengan sangat teliti menggunakan reseptornya yang sangat peka yang terletak pada perutnya. Setelah menemukan tempat yang cocok, nyamuk mulai meletakkan telur-telurnya. Telur yang panjangnya kurang dari 1 mm ini diletakkan secara teratur hingga membentuk sebuah barisan teratur. Beberapa spesies nyamuk meletakkan telur-telurnya sedemikian hingga berbentuk seperti sebuah sampan. Beberapa koloni telur ini ada yang terdiri dari 300 buah telur.
Telur-telur yang berwarna putih ini kemudian berubah warna menjadi semakin gelap, dan dalam beberapa jam menjadi hitam legam. Warna gelap ini berfungsi untuk melindungi telur-telur tersebut agar tidak terlihat oleh serangga maupun burung pemangsa. Sejumlah larva-larva yang lain juga berubah warna, menyesuaikan dengan warna tempat di mana mereka berada, hal ini berfungsi sebagai kamuflase agar tidak mudah terlihat oleh pemangsa.
Larva-larva ini berubah warna melalui berbagai proses kimia yang terjadi pada tubuhnya. Tidak diragukan lagi bahwa telur, larva maupun nyamuk betina bukanlah yang menciptakan sendiri ataupun mengendalikan berbagai proses kimia yang mengakibatkan perubahan warna tersebut seiring dengan perjalanan metamorfosis nyamuk. Mustahil pula jika sistem yang kompleks ini terjadi dengan sendirinya. Kesimpulannya adalah nyamuk telah diciptakan secara lengkap beserta dengan sistem perkembangbiakannya sejak pertama kali ia ada. Dan Pencipta yang Maha Sempurna ini adalah Allah.

Hidup sebagai larva
Ketika periode inkubasi telur telah berlalu, para larva lalu keluar dari telur-telur mereka dalam waktu yang hampir bersamaan. Larva (jentik nyamuk) yang makan terus-menerus ini tumbuh sangat cepat hingga pada akhirnya kulit pembungkus tubuhnya menjadi sangat ketat dan sempit. Hal ini tidak memungkinkan tubuhnya untuk tumbuh membesar lagi. Ini pertanda bahwa mereka harus mengganti kulit. Pada tahap ini, kulit yang keras dan rapuh ini dengan mudah pecah dan mengelupas. Para larva tersebut mengalami dua kali pergantian kulit sebelum menyelesaikan periode hidup mereka sebagai larva.
Jentik nyamuk mendapatkan makanan dengan cara yang menakjubkan. Mereka membuat pusaran air kecil dalam air dengan menggunakan bagian ujung dari tubuh mereka yang ditumbuhi bulu sehingga mirip kipas. Kisaran air tersebut menyebabkan bakteri dan mikro-organisme lainnya tersedot dan masuk ke dalam mulut larva nyamuk. Proses pernapasan jentik nyamuk, yang posisinya terbalik di bawah permukaan air, terjadi melalui sebuah pipa udara yang mirip dengan “snorkel” (pipa saluran pernapasan) yang biasa digunakan oleh para penyelam. Tubuh jentik mengeluarkan cairan yang kental yang mampu mencegah air untuk memasuki lubang tempat berlangsungnya pernapasan. Sungguh, sistem pernapasan yang canggih ini tidak mungkin dibuat oleh jentik itu sendiri. Ini tidak lain adalah bukti ke-Mahakuasaan Allah dan kasih sayang-Nya pada makhluk yang mungil ini, agar dapat bernapas dengan mudah.

Saat meninggalkan kepompong
Pada tahap larva (jentik), terjadi pergantian kulit sekali lagi. Pada tahap ini, larva tersebut berpindah menuju bagian akhir dari perkembangan mereka yakni tahap kepompong (pupal stage). Ketika kulit kepompong terasa sudah sempit dan ketat, ini pertanda bagi larva untuk keluar dari kepompongnya.
Selama masa perubahan terakhir ini, larva nyamuk menghadapi tantangan yang membahayakan jiwanya, yakni masuknya air yang dapat menyumbat saluran pernapasan. Hal ini dikarenakan lubang pernapasannya, yang dihubungkan dengan pipa udara dan menyembul di atas permukaan air, akan segera ditutup. Jadi sejak penutupan ini, dan seterusnya, pernapasan tidak lagi melalui lubang tersebut, akan tetapi melalui dua pipa yang baru terbentuk di bagian depan nyamuk muda. Tidak mengherankan jika dua pipa ini muncul ke permukaan air sebelum pergantian kulit terjadi (yakni sebelum nyamuk keluar meninggalkan kepompong). Nyamuk yang berada dalam kepompong kini telah menjadi dewasa dan siap untuk keluar dan terbang. Binatang ini telah dilengkapi dengan seluruh organ dan organelnya seperti antena, kaki, dada, sayap, abdomen dan matanya yang besar.
Kemunculan nyamuk dari kepompong diawali dengan robeknya kulit kepompong di bagian atas. Resiko terbesar pada tahap ini adalah masuknya air ke dalam kepompong. Untungnya, bagian atas kepompong yang sobek tersebut dilapisi oleh cairan kental khusus yang berfungsi melindungi kepala nyamuk yang baru “lahir” ini dari bersinggungan dengan air. Masa-masa ini sangatlah kritis. Sebab tiupan angin yang sangat lembut sekalipun dapat berakibatkan kematian jika nyamuk muda tersebut jatuh ke dalam air. Nyamuk muda ini harus keluar dari kepompongnya dan memanjat ke atas permukaan air dengan kaki-kakinya sekedar menyentuh permukaan air.
Begitulah, seringkali hati kita tertutupi dari memahami kebesaran Allah pada makhluknya yang tampak kecil dan tak berarti. Kalau nyamuk yang kecil ternyata menyimpan keajaiban ciptaan Allah yang begitu besar, bagaimana dengan makhluk-Nya yang lebih besar dan lebih sering kita saksikan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari? Wallaahu a’lam.

Diterjemahkan Dari “For Men Of Understanding”
By Harun Yahya, Ta-Ha Publisher, Uk, 1999
http://www.harunyahya.com/indo

Dari deskripsi nyamuk di atas, dapat dipetik sebuah pelajaran bahwa nyamuk merupakan salah satu hewan yang mengalami metamorfosis, lebih tepatnya metamorfosis sempurna. Metamorfosis adalah perubahan bentuk dan struktur yang terjadi pada hewan, mulai dari embrio sampai dewasa. Hewan yang mengalami metamorfosis contohnya adalah katak dan serangga. Tetapi ada juga jenis serangga yang tidak mengalami metamorfosis, misalnya kutu buku. Metamorfosis dibedakan menjadi dua macam, yaitu metamorfosis tidak sempurna dan metamorfosis sempurna. Metamorfosis tidak sempurna adalah metamorfosis yang hanya melewati tahap telur, nimfa (hewan muda), dan imago (hewan dewasa). Metamorfosis ini tidak mengalami masa kepompong. Hewan yang mengalami metamorfosis tidak sempurna adalah: belalang, capung, jangkrik, kecoak (lipas). Nyamuk merupakan salah satu hewan yang mengalami metamorfosis sempurna. Metamorfosis sempurna adalah metamorfosis yang melewati tahap-tahap mulai dari telur, larva, pupa hingga imago (hewan dewasa). Hewan lain yang mengalami metamorfosis sempurna adalah katak, kupu-kupu, lalat, dan tawon.

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Cut Tari kembali mendatangi Mabes polri

Cut Tari Minta Ariel dan Luna Maya Cepat Mengaku
Meski sudah ditetapkan menjadi tersangka, Cut Tari kembali mendatangi Mabes polri guna untuk menjalani pemeriksaan sebagai tersangka dan saksi, Senin (12/7/2010). Diungkapkan Hotman Paris selaku kuasa hukumnya, Cut Tari datang pada pukul 11.00-19.00 WIB bersama Yusuf Subrata.

Meski sudah ditetapkan menjadi tersangka, Cut Tari kembali mendatangi Mabes polri guna untuk menjalani pemeriksaan sebagai tersangka dan saksi, Senin (12/7/2010). Diungkapkan Hotman Paris selaku kuasa hukumnya, Cut Tari datang pada pukul 11.00-19.00 WIB bersama Yusuf Subrata. Dalam pemeriksaan kali ini, Cut Tari menjawab 82 pertanyaan yang diajukan penyidik.
Dalam memberikan jawaban kali ini Cut Tari sudah mengaku bahwa yang ada di dalam video tersebut adalah dirinya. “Ya di dalam video tersebut adalah saya,” ucap Cut Tari , saat menggelar jumpa wartawan di Kawasan SCBD, Senin (12/7). Lebih lanjut Hotman menerangkan, kliennya pada tahun 2005-2006 memang dekat dengan Ariel. Hal yang membuat Tari mengaku karena dirinya juga memiliki perasaan. “Saya sebagai manusia juga memiliki perasaan. Perasaan bersalah, shock, malu terutama pada suami saya. Siapa sih yang tidak malu bahwa dirinya dipertontonkan pada umum,” kata Cut Tari .
Sambil menitikkan air mata, Cut Tari enggan berkomentar lebih banyak lagi. Ia hanya berharap kasus yang sedang dihadapinya cepat selesai. “Ya saya harap kasus ini cepat selesai karena ini sudah terlalu lama bergulir. Kami juga mengimbau agar kedua rekan tersebut cepat mengaku untuk mempercepat jalannya penyidikan,” tandas Tari.

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Modern Designed Text Effect

Modern Designed Text Effect


I’m going to share with you about how to make modern designed text effect by using some layer styles. Is it interesting for you? If yes, let’s start to read and make!

First of all, make a new document in Photoshop. I created a new document sized 1000×500 pixels with all the default settings, RGB, 72 dpi and fill it with gradient by using colors of #8f9290, #303231 and #8f9290.

Then press D to set up standard colors for foreground and background (as black and white). After that apply Filter > Sketch > Halftone > Pattern with similar settings to these:

Now you should have some pattern like this:

Create one more layer above and fill it with black color. Then change opacity to 85% for this layer.

Now, start with creating text effect directly. Get out the Horizontal Type Tool and write out your text, for example ‘DREAMD’ in whatever color you want.

In the above image I’ve used a font called Incised901, which is one of standard Windows fonts. After that you should find some appropriate picture whish u can add to the text. It would be better if this is a picture with small elements. You can use some pics on Google Images or also feel free to use mine picture. Open up the file and copy it to the main canvas above the text layer. Change opacity to 70% for current layer and apply Edit > Free Transform to reduce the picture a little bit. Hold Shift button to reduce it pro rata.

Go to the text layer and use Select > Load Selection to select text area. Remove this layer, we don’t need it more.

Go to the layer with picture and press Ctrl+Shift+J to cut selected area to the new layer. Set up opacity to 100% for current layer again and remove the layer under also.

Use the Sharpen Tool to sharpen the text.

Duplicate current layer with Ctrl+J. Then go to previous layer and apply Filter > Blur > Motion Blur with similar settings to these:

Now we have interesting effect.

Go to the upper layer again and apply the following layer styles to the text layer:
Drop Shadow
Inner Shadow
Outer Glow
Inner Glow
Bevel and Emboss
Contour
Satin
Stroke

Now your image should look like the image shown below:

Well, thank you for reading this tutorial everyone! We got modern designed text effect.

how to add fonts to your computer

1. download fonts used by click hare
2. Open My Computer Program C / windows / fonts / ..
3 kopy all the fonts you’ve downloaded earlier
4. paste to / fonts folder (My Computer Program C / windows / fonts / ..)

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Welcome to MyVirtualHome

Welcome to MyVirtualHome , the easiest way to build a virtual home ; it is also supported by sejumlah pemimpin Manufacturers so that you can preview their products directly in your own home .
You will not be building and decorating with just any old brick , window , benchtop or paint , you will be placing an accurate Representation of a real product available for purchase from Manufacturers and suppliers in your area.
Designing , decorating and furnishing a house has never been this easy . Experiment with colour schemes before you have bought a single drop of paint . Renovate your kitchen and show your tradesman exactly what you want .
See It First !
Use MyVirtualHome to not only save you time and money , but allow expanded creative choice when designing your personal living space .
Overview
What is MyVirtualHome ?
MyVirtualHome ( MVH ) is a visualisation tool specifically designed to be the simplest , quickest and most visually accurate way to design and build a home on your own PC. Houses are quickly built by placing together pre- made rooms to produce a basic layout . Furniture , fixtures , Warna and other unsur can then be customised to suit .
MyVirtualHome is also a communication tool. As you select products , you can review the products details and reference Manufacturers , retailers and post- sales services of that product which are local to you . Your virtual Homes can be shared with other MyVirtualHome users , which include industry accredited Builders , designer, decorators , services suppliers and tradesmen . This makes it an ideal collaboration tool for working with your real home .
Within MVH you can build Homes , refurbish bathrooms and redecorate bedrooms . You can put in a basement , add a second (or third , or Fourth , or Fifth …) level to your home . Drop in a pool , add a sunken garden .
Prerequisites
You are expected to be familiar with basic Windows terminology , contohnya dragging the mouse and right – meng-klik .
You do not Require any 3D design experience .
Minimum Specification
OS
Windows XP ( SP2 ), Windows Vista or Windows 7
CPU
Pentium 4 450MHz Must support the SSE instruction set
System memory
1GB RAM
Video card
3-D CAPaBLE video graphics card with support for either OpenGL ( version 1.2 ) or DirectX 9.0c (October 2006 or later )
Disk
1GB free space for installation
Internet Connection
5kb dial-up connection
MVH harus mampu connect to the internet to run .
Recommended Specification
OS
Windows Vista ( 64-bit ) or Windows 7 ( 64-bit )
CPU
Any Quad – Core CPU
System memory
4Gb RAM
Video card
NVIDIA Series 200 or ATI 4000 Series with 1GB RAM
Disk
1GB free space for installation
Internet Connection
Broadband internet connection
Conventions
Ctrl + Alt + Del
Keys to press . The example means to press the Ctrl , Alt and Del keys all at once and then let them all go .
1st option > 2nd option > 3rd option
Select the 1st option , which reveals the 2nd option for selection . In a similar fashion, pilih 2nd option to Reveal the 3rd option , and finally select the 3rd option to complete the instruction .
For example :
Select Start> Programs > Accessories > Notepad .
Select Start , then from the revealed menu select Programs , then the option Accessories and finally the option Notepad .
Daftar Isi
Overview …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. 2
What is MyVirtualHome ? ………………………………………….. ………………………. 2
Prerequisites …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. 3
Conventions …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. . 3
Getting Started ………………………………………… …………………………………. 9
Starting and Exiting MyVirtualHome ………………………………………. …………. 9
Starting MyVirtualHome ………………………………………… …………………………. 9
The MVH Launcher ……………………………………….. …………………………………… 9
MVH Updates ………………………………………… …………………………………… 10
Launcher Options ………………………………………… ……………………………… 10
Exiting MyVirtualHome ………………………………………… …………………………. 10
Your MyVirtualHome Profile ……………………………………….. ………………… 11
MyChannels …………………………………………. …………………………………………. 12
MyDetails …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. … 12
MyBusiness …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. 13
The Screen ………………………………………… ……………………………………….. 13
Your First Home ……………………………………….. …………………………………. 15
Load the Home ……………………………………….. ………………………………………. 15
Walk around the home ………………………………………. …………………………….. 15
Explore the Camera modes ………………………………………. ………………………. 15
Paint a Wall ……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. .. 16
Build a Home ……………………………………….. …………………………………….. 18
Decorate your Home ……………………………………….. ………………………………. 19
The User Interface ……………………………………….. ……………………………. 21
Hiding the Interface ……………………………………….. ……………………………. 21
Current User and MVH Build Number …………………………………….. ……….. 21
Help …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ….. 21
Menu bar ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 21
Tool bar ………………………………………… ………………………………………….. . 21
Camera CONTROLS ………………………………………… ……………………………….. 22
Zoom …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ….. 22
Camera modes ………………………………………… ……………………………………… 23
Rotate \ Tilt the Camera ……………………………………… ……………………………. 23
Free- look Mode ………………………………………. ………………………………….. 24
Move Camera ………………………………………… ……………………………………….. 24
Walkthrough Mode ………………………………………… ……………………………….. 25
Walking & Turning ……………………………………….. ……………………………… 25
Walking Through Walls ……………………………………….. ……………………….. 25
Resetting the camera ……………………………………….. …………………………. 25
Left Panel ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 25
Breadcrumbs …………………………………………. ……………………………………….. 26
Notifications bar ………………………………………… ……………………………….. 28
Download Progress bar ……………………………………….. ……………………….. 28
Lightmapping Progress bar ……………………………………….. …………………… 28
Right Panel ………………………………………… ………………………………………. 28
Info Tab ………………………………………… ………………………………………….. ……. 29
Customise Tab ………………………………………… ………………………………………. 30
Alternatives …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. 33
Workspace …………………………………………. ……………………………………… 33
Context Menu ………………………………………… …………………………………… 34
Loading and Saving Homes ………………………………………. …………………. 35
Starting a New Home ………………………………………. …………………………… 35
Loading Homes ………………………………………… …………………………………. 35
Loading a Home from the Catalogue …………………………………….. ……………. 35
Loading a Locally disimpan Home ……………………………………… …………………… 36
Loading a Home from HomeShare ……………………………………… ……………… 36
To load a home that you have disimpan ke HomeShare : ……………………….. 37
To load someone else ‘s home from HomeShare : …………………………….. 37
Recovering lost work ……………………………………….. ………………………………. 37
Saving Homes ………………………………………… …………………………………… 37
Saving a Home Locally ………………………………………. ……………………………… 37
Deleting a disimpan home ………………………………………. …………………………….. 38
COPYING Homes ………………………………………… …………………………………. 38
COPYING a disimpan Home ………………………………………. …………………………….. 38
COPYING a Catalogue or HomeShare Home …………………………………….. …… 38
MVH HomeShare ………………………………………… ………………………………. 39
HomeShare Codes ………………………………………… …………………………………. 39
HomeShare Links ………………………………………… …………………………………… 39
Building a Home ……………………………………….. ………………………………. 41
Floorplans …………………………………………. ……………………………………….. 42
Loading a Floorplan ……………………………………….. ………………………………… 42
Resizing a Floorplan ……………………………………….. ………………………………… 42
Rotating a Floorplan ……………………………………….. ……………………………….. 43
Locking a Floorplan ……………………………………….. …………………………………. 43
Floorplans & Multi- Level Homes …………………………………….. …………………. 43
Hiding Floorplans ………………………………………… …………………………………… 44
Deleting Floorplans ………………………………………… ………………………………… 44
Placing a North Marker ………………………………………. ………………………… 44
Rooms and Walls ……………………………………….. ……………………………….. 45
Adding Rooms ………………………………………… ……………………………………….. 46
Moving Rooms ………………………………………… ………………………………………. 46
Moving rooms between levels in the home ……………………………………. . 47
Rotating Rooms ………………………………………… …………………………………….. 47
Cut , Copy and Paste Rooms …………………………………….. ………………………… 47
Cut a Room ……………………………………….. ……………………………………….. 47
Copy a Room ……………………………………….. …………………………………….. 48
Paste a Room ……………………………………….. …………………………………….. 48
Aligning Rooms ………………………………………… ……………………………………… 48
Aligning Rooms with a Floorplan ……………………………………… ……………. 48
Aligning Rooms with other Rooms ……………………………………… …………. 48
Joining Rooms ………………………………………… ……………………………………….. 49
Resizing and Reshaping Rooms ………………………………………. …………………. 50
Using Nodes ………………………………………… ……………………………………… 50
Using Walls ………………………………………… ………………………………………. 51
Splitting Walls (‘ P ‘ Shaped Rooms ) ………………………………….. …………….. 52
Pembatasan to Resizing and Reshaping Rooms ………………………………… 52
Interior and Exterior Walls ………………………………………. ……………………….. 53
Deleting Walls ( Open Plan Spaces ) ……………………………………. ……………….. 54
Half- Height Walls ………………………………………. …………………………………….. 54
Multi- Level Homes ………………………………………. ………………………………. 55
Adding a Level ……………………………………….. ………………………………………… 56
Adding a Basement ……………………………………….. …………………………………. 56
Removing a Level ……………………………………….. ……………………………………. 57
Removing a Basement ……………………………………….. …………………………….. 57
Moving Between levels in the Home …………………………………….. …………… 57
Stairs …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ….. 57
Camera modes & Level CONTROLS ……………………………………… ……………. 57
Void Floors ………………………………………… ………………………………………….. .. 58
Doors and Windows ……………………………………….. ……………………………. 58
Internal and External Walls ………………………………………. ………………….. 58
Ceiling Height ………………………………………… …………………………………… 59
Doors …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……… 59
Placing a Door ……………………………………….. ……………………………………. 59
Moving a Door ……………………………………….. …………………………………… 60
Replacing a Door ……………………………………….. ……………………………….. 60
A Door ‘s Opening Arah ………………………………………. ………………….. 61
Customising a Door ……………………………………….. ……………………………. 61
Windows …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. …. 61
Placing a Window ……………………………………….. ………………………………. 61
Moving a Window ……………………………………….. ……………………………… 62
Replacing a Window ……………………………………….. …………………………… 62
Customising a window ……………………………………….. ……………………….. 62
Stairs …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. …. 63
Furnishings and Electrical ……………………………………….. …………………….. 63
Hide Furniture ………………………………………… ……………………………………….. 63
Clear Furniture ………………………………………… ………………………………………. 64
Placing Furniture ………………………………………… ……………………………………. 64
Removing Furniture ………………………………………… ……………………………….. 65
Customising Furniture ………………………………………… ……………………………. 65
Replacing Furniture with the Alternatives bak …………………………………….. . 66
To replace an Item ………………………………………. ……………………………… 66
Rotating Items ………………………………………… ………………………………………. 66
Cut , Copy and Paste Items …………………………………….. ………………………….. 67
Cut an item ……………………………………….. ……………………………………….. 67
Copy an item ……………………………………….. ……………………………………… 67
Paste an item ……………………………………….. …………………………………….. 67
Decorating with MVH Materials ………………………………………. …………….. 68
Applying Materials ( Paints , Carpets , tiles etc) …………………………………. ….. 68
Applying Materials to linked Surfaces ……………………………………… ……. 69
The Roof ………………………………………… ………………………………………….. 70
To Show \ Hide the Roof …………………………………….. …………………………….. 70
Rooms without Roofs ……………………………………….. ……………………………… 70
The Roof -line ………………………………………. ………………………………………….. 70
Layout of the Rooms ………………………………………. …………………………… 70
Roof Specific Wall Properties ………………………………………. ……………….. 70
Tiles , Shingles or Sheeting ? ………………………………………….. …………………… 71
Changing the roof material via the Catalogue ………………………………….. 71
Changing the roof material via the Customise bak ……………………………. 71
Outdoors …………………………………………. ………………………………………… 72
Time of Day ……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. .. 72
Simple Lighting and the Time of Day ……………………………………. ………… 72
Advanced Lighting and Time of Day …………………………………….. ………… 73
Location …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ….. 73
To set the Location of your Home ……………………………………. ……………. 73
Terrain Options ………………………………………… ……………………………………… 74
To Change the Terrain ………………………………………. …………………………. 74
Show \ Hide the Terrain Kotak …………………………………….. ………………….. 74
Show \ Hide the Terrain ……………………………………… ……………………….. 74
Panoramas …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. . 75
Changing Panoramas ………………………………………… …………………………. 75
Custom Panoramas ………………………………………… …………………………… 75
Custom Cube map background ………………………………………. …………….. 76
Custom Cylindrical map background ………………………………………. ……… 77
Custom Spherical map background ………………………………………. ……….. 77
Fences …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. …….. 78
To Build a Fence ………………………………………. …………………………………. 78
Moving a Fence ……………………………………….. …………………………………. 78
Paths & Driveways ……………………………………….. ………………………………….. 79
To Build a Path or Driveway …………………………………….. …………………… 79
Moving a Path or Driveway ……………………………………… …………………… 79
Pools , SPAS & Saunas ……………………………………… ………………………………… 79
Placing a Pool , Spa or sauna ……………………………………. ……………………. 79
Pembatasan on placing Pools ………………………………………. ………………… 80
Customising a Pool ……………………………………….. …………………………….. 80
Gardens …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ….. 81
Make your Home look its ‘ best ……………………………………. ………………. 82
Lighting …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. 82
Lightmapping …………………………………………. …………………………………… 82
Lightmapping Settings ………………………………………… ……………………………. 83
When to Lightmap ……………………………………….. ………………………………….. 83
Actions that will invalidate lightmaps are : ……………………………………. … 84
Actions that do not invalidate lightmaps : ……………………………………. …. 84
To Start Lightmapping ……………………………………….. …………………………….. 84
To Clear Lightmaps ……………………………………….. …………………………………. 84
Tampilan Settings ………………………………………… ………………………………… 84
Screen Size ………………………………………… ………………………………………….. .. 85
To adjust the screen size: …………………………………….. ………………………. 85
Image Settings ………………………………………… ………………………………………. 85
Optimisation …………………………………………. ………………………………………… 86
Tips and Tricks ……………………………………….. …………………………………. 87
Editing with the Eyedropper Tool ……………………………………… ……………. 87
Why won’t my door make a doorway ? ………………………………………….. … 88
Painting …………………………………………. ………………………………………….. 89
Painting all the walls at once …………………………………….. ………………….. 89
Technical Issues ………………………………………… ………………………………. 90
Appendices …………………………………………. …………………………………… 91
1. Menus …………………………………………. ……………………………………… 91
File Menu ………………………………………… ………………………………………….. …. 91
Edit Menu ………………………………………… ………………………………………….. … 91
Editing Locks Sub- menu ……………………………………… ……………………….. 92
Measurements Menu ………………………………………… …………………………….. 92
Options Menu ………………………………………… ……………………………………….. 92
Edit Preferences Sub- menu ……………………………………… …………………… 93
Visibility Options Sub- menu ……………………………………… ………………….. 95
2. Keyboard Shortcuts ………………………………………… …………………….. 97
Camera CONTROLS ………………………………………… ……………………………………. 97
Rotating the Camera ……………………………………….. ………………………….. 97
Moving the Camera ……………………………………….. ……………………………. 97
Getting Started
There are a number of general controls and a common toolbar to help you with your home design . This section explores the general fungsi of the standard controls .
Starting and Exiting MyVirtualHome
Starting MyVirtualHome
To start the program, double -click the MyVirtualHome program icon on your desktop.
If you cannot find a program icon , the standard install menyediakan an icon in your Start menu. See ,
Start> (All ) Programs > MyVirtualHome > MyVirtualHome
This will start the MVH Launcher .
If you will be loading MyVirtualHome regularly , the easiest way to manage the starting of the program is to copy the program icon into the Quick Launch area of your Windows taskbar , see your Windows documentation for more information .
The MVH Launcher
The MVH Launcher fulfils sejumlah Tasks :
 Presents MVH News to the MVH community
 manages MVH Updates
 contains basic display options and details concerning how MVH connects to the internet
 contains maintenance fasilitas for your MVH installation
MVH Updates
Saat Launcher is run , it contacts the MVH Server and checks to see if there is an updated version of MVH available . If there is the Launcher downloads and applies the update, ensuring that your copy of MyVirtualHome is always up to date .
Launcher Options
The Launcher Options are initially set during the installation process . These settings may be reviewed and modified as required dengan meng-klik the Options button .
The Tampilan settings bak contains settings for which Renderer to use ( for the best visual tinggi we suggest you set this to DirectX9 ) and display resolution . The Tampilan Resolution should be set as kualitas as your monitor memungkinkan .
The Internet settings bak details how MVH connects to the internet and to test MVH ‘s kemampuan untuk connect using the Specified settings.
The Maintenance bak need only be used if you encounter issues launching MVH after applying an MVH Update. In this instance apply each option one at a time from the top down, attempting to run MVH after each change until MVH launches berhasil . If issues still present themselves , contact MVH Support in your region .
Exiting MyVirtualHome
To exit MyVirtualHome pilih red square with the X () at the top -right of the MyVirtualHome window .
Start MVH
Version details
( click to view )
News
Version number
MVH Options
Your MyVirtualHome Profile
To use MVH you must create an MVH User Profile , this profile is used to Associate you with your MVH preferences and the home Designs that you have disimpan ke MVH HomeShare server. This memungkinkan Anda mengakses your MVH content on any PC you use and to protect your shared Designs for future reference .
The first time you run MVH you are asked to create an MVH profile .
 Fill in the details and click Register for MVH .
Jika Anda belum terdaftar and have run MVH Sebelumnya you are considered an existing user and will be presented with a login dialog rather than the registration dialog.
Once you have registered \ logged in you can access your MVH Profile page .
The Profile screen contains three Bagian , MyChannels , MyDetails and MyBusiness . These Bagian are diakses dengan meng-klik the relevant button .
MyChannels
In MVH , a Channel features a Reduced Catalogue containing a selection of terestrial and rooms specific to the purposes of that channel .
E.g. A bathroom renovation channel menyediakan , the terestrial to plan your new bathroom , instructions for DIY’ers and links to local business yang dapat of Assistance with your renovation job .
Since each channel akan contain focused content , you may need to move between CNBC to access all of the content you Require for a specific design project and you Designs are never lost while moving between CNBC ..
The Australian Home Building Channel akan always contain the complete Catalogue of free- to- use terestrial and is recommended for all general building and design projects .
Some content kontributor create their own channel to present their products and services. These CNBC may also alter the look and fell of MVH by re- colouring the interface with their own corporate colour – scheme .
The MyChannels section lists the CNBC which have been linked to your MVH User Account . Selecting any of these Channels akan present :
 details regarding the channel
 an option to receive updates from the channel owner about changes within that channel
 a Start button to launch the channel
MyDetails
The MyDetails bak dapat digunakan untuk view and update your profile information such as Passwords and email addresses .
MyBusiness
The MyBusiness bak menyediakan informasi regarding associating your business with products available in MVH .
The Screen
When you first start MyVirtualHome , the initial screen looks like the screenshot below .
There is an active dialog (the MVH Help screen ) displayed and the rest of the User Interface (UI) has been ” greyed -out “to indicate that it is currently inactive . In these instances the active dialog harus Completed or closed before the rest of the UI becomes active .
For now :
 close the active dialog dengan meng-klik the red X in the top right – hand corner of the dialog
 click anywhere on the green \ white grid , this will show the right – hand panel
Greyed -out unsur are inactive
Active
dialog
Left Panel
Menu bar
Tool bar
Help
Camera CONTROLS
Right Panel
Notification bar
Download Progress
Workspace
Lightmapping Progress
Current User and MVH Build Number
The screen now contains the workspace surrounded by the berbagai unsur which comprise the MVH User Interface (UI) . Some UI unsur , seperti the left and right panels can be collapsed or set to Fade out when not in use , in order to maximise jumlah of available workspace . Interface Element Function
Menu bar
Contains the berbagai MVH menus
Tool bar
Contains the most commonly used Tools and Actions
Left Panel
Contains the MVH Catalogue and Search ; look here to Homes , rooms , furniture , paints , plants etc
Camera CONTROLS
Use these to control to move and look around your home
Right Panel
Contains details about the selected MVH object and options to customise that object
Workspace
This is the space where you construct and decorate your Homes
Notification bar
Present berbagai alert and information messages concerning your current actions
Download Progress
Charts your progress through Downloading Objects to place in your home
Lightmapping Progress
Charts the progress of the MVH Lightmapper
Help
Access the MVH Help system
Current User and Build Number
Details the User currently logged in to MVH and the Build ( version) number of MVH in use Note: for further details on all Interface unsur , their Contents and their use , see the section titled The User Interface
Your First Home
The quickest and easiest way to see just what MVH can do is to load a pre- built home from the MVH Catalogue .
Load the Home
To do this :
 pilih Homes category in
the MVH Catalogue
 select MyVirtualHome Homes
 select Small Tutorial Home –
Complete
This will load the Tutorial home and place you in the Walkthrough camera mode.
If you installed MVH from a DVD then you can load Homes from the Catalogue quite quickly . If you downloaded MVH from a website then some Homes may take a few minutes to load the first time as some files will need to be downloaded from the MVH Data Server. Any subsequent loads of the home will be much quicker .
Walk around the home
Now that you are inside the home:
 Use the camera controls to move about the home (or use arrow keys ← ↑ ↓ → on your keyboard )
 Hold down the right mouse – button and move the mouse to look around the home
 practice moving around the home in this manner
Explore the Camera modes
 click the camera mode icons to change the camera mode (or use the spacebar on your keyboard )
 experiment with the camera controls to get an idea of how you can move the camera in the berbagai camera modes
When you are familiar with the camera controls and the berbagai camera modes :
 return to the Walkthrough camera mode once more
Paint a Wall
 click a wall to select it
Meng-klik any object will select the object and present information about the object in the Right Panel.
 pilih Customise bak in the right panel
 scroll down to the Materials section in the Customise bak ( you can click a section headers to expand \ collapse that section )
Note: in MVH , Material is used to describe anything that can be Applied to the surface of an object or room. Materials include paint , wallpaper , carpet , tiles , fabrics , polished metal finishes , pavers , bricks and many others .
Camera modes
Camera CONTROLS
Anda akan notice that the wall object contains three editable Material slots ; Wall , Cornice and Skirting .
 pilih Wall slot
The bottom half of the Customise bak now shows selection of categories containing alternative Materials that can be Applied to the wall
 click to browse the categories and select an alternative material to apply to the wall
The wall is immediately updated with your new selection .
 click Back to Customise
 experiment with CHANGING Materials on other Objects within the home Note: meng-klik on the floor akan select the entire room.
Build a Home
We will now build the MVH Tutorial Home from scratch .
 reset the MVH Catalogue dengan meng-klik the Home icon above the Catalogue in the left panel
 browse the Catalogue to the MyVirtualHome Homes category , select Homes > MyVirtualHome Homes
 select Small Tutorial Home – Floorplan
This will load the floorplan and place the camera in Plan Mode.
From the Catalogue , within the MyVirtualHome Homes category :
 pilih Living Room ( Tutorial Home )
The room is loaded and attached to the mouse pointer .
 Anda akan notice an area on the floorplan
labelled Living Room
 move the room to the correct position and
click to place the room into the workspace
To move the room once it is in the workspace :
 click the floor of the room and the room will show a blue border to indicate that it has been selected
 hold down the left mouse button and drag to move the room
 release the mouse button to place the room
When aligning rooms with a floorplan it is a great idea to hide the floor of the rooms so that you can see the floorplan underneath . To do this :
 from the Menu bar pilih Options>
Show \ Hide …
 click the Show \ Hide Floors button,
then click Close
The floors are now hidden and you can see the floorplan Beneath the room.
 align the room with the floorplan
 pilih Kitchen and place it into the scene
 drag the kitchen to ‘ snap ‘ it against the living room Note: when two (or more) rooms are snapped together , their shared walls become internal
plasterboard walls . This change from External ( brick ) to internal wall impacts many things in MVH including the way lighting is calculated for the rooms , the availability of doors and windows for the affected walls and the shape of the roof . Sometimes two walls can appear to be snapped when they are not . To indicate this , the nodes of the adjacent walls are coloured red .
 continue down the category , selecting and placing the rooms onto the floorplan Note: if you have Auto- place doors and windows set in your MVH Preferences , then MVH uses some simple logic to place suitable doors and windows in suitable locations sepanjang your home . This same process may also hide some internal walls , seperti when an open kitchen is snapped to a living room . This can be seen in the MVH Small Tutorial Home .
Once all the rooms have been diletakkan :
 return to the Show \ Hide menu and click Show \ Hide Floors again to Reveal floors once more
Well done ! You berhasil built a home in MVH .
Decorate your Home
 pilih Walkthrough camera mode to view your home from the inside
 select an object or surface within your home
You can use the Alternatives bak in the right panel to quickly swap an object with another of a similar type .
You can use the Customise bak in the right panel to Modify the configuration and look of any object you select .
 Modify the furnishings , redecorate and customise the colour scheme as you see fit
The User Interface
Hiding the Interface
When you are simply viewing a home rather than building or decorating you may like to hide the entire UI, this can be done via the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Spacebar .
The UI can then be revealed once more using the same shortcut .
Current User and MVH Build Number
Located in the top right – hand corner of the MVH window are details of the current MVH user and the MVH Build number . These details may be useful in the event that you contact your local MVH Support Department .
Help
The Help icon launches the MVH online Help dialog which contains useful information such as :
 a Quick – start Guide
 berbagai Tips and Tricks to get the most out of MVH
 Keyboard Shortcuts to more efficiently use MVH
 Credits , an acknowledgement to those whose time and effort have made the MyVirtualHome project a reality
Menu bar
The Menus in MVH are similar to all other software aplikasi ; they can be membuka dengan meng-klik the menu name dan setiap hold a number of different options .
Menus in MVH are grouped together in the Menu bar .
Each menu opens a drop-down containing a number of options . These menus are covered in the Menus section .
Tool bar
The Tool bar menyediakan quick access to the most commonly used tools in MVH . Function Shortcut Use
Ctrl + S
Save the current Home
Change the cursor to the Selection tool
Change the cursor to the Interact tool.
Many Objects in MVH have actions that can be triggered via the Interact tool, eg doors open and close , fans spin , LIGHTS turn on \ off
Select a material or component of the current selected object
Ctrl + Z
MVH records your last 20 changes in the MVH History .
Move back 1 step in the history
Ctrl + Y
MVH records your last 20 changes in the MVH History .
Move forward 1 step in the MVH history
Show \ hide the roof .
The roof is always ditampilkan when in the walkthrough camera mode
Tampilkan Home Properties in the right panel
The Tool bar also features the MVH Home Level CONTROLS .
Camera CONTROLS
Zoom
Camera zoom fungsi only works in the Plan and Isometric camera modes , you cannot
Rotate Camera
Highlight indicates active
camera mode
Camera modes
Move Camera
Zoom
Dropdown menu
Levels currently in the home , click to select as active level .
Current Level
Open dropdown menu
Level actions
Basement actions
zoom in the Walkthrough camera mode. Function Alternatives Use
 Mouse – wheel forward
 Home key
Zoom in
 Mouse – wheel backwards
 Insert key
Zoom out
To zoom the camera in on an object to view the object very erat you can use Focus Mode.
To enter Focus mode :
 left -click the object to select it
 right -click the object to view the context menu
OR
 view the Actions section of the Customise bak
 select Focus camera on object
To exit Focus mode :
 view the context menu
OR
 view the Actions section of the Customise bak
 select Leave object focus mode
Camera modes Icon Mode
Plan Mode – use to layout your rooms
Isometric Mode – a standard ARCHITECTURAL 3D model of your home and Contents
Walkthrough Mode – a realistic Representation of walking through your home .
Note: walls are ‘ locked ‘ and may not be edited in this mode.
Rotate \ Tilt the Camera
You can rotate the camera using any of the icons in the outer – ring of the camera controls or from their associated keyboard Shortcuts , but some rotations are only available from some camera modes .
Note: holding down the right mouse button and using the mouse akan allow you to move the workspace in relation to the camera while in the Plan or Isometric camera mode.
Free- look Mode
In the Walkthrough camera mode you can enter a ” free- look ” mode in which you can point the camera in any direction . You can access free- look by holding down the right – mouse button . Then simply move your mouse to point the camera in the direction of the movement .
Move Camera
You can move the camera using any of the icons in the inner – ring of the camera controls or from their associated keyboard Shortcuts .
Note: remember that holding down the right mouse button and using the mouse akan allow you to point the camera in any direction while in the Walkthrough camera mode.
Move Forwards
Move Right
Move Left
Move Backwards
Isometric and Walkthrough modes
Tilt up
Tilt Down
Rotate Left
Rotate Right
Plan Mode
Rotate
Anti- clockwise
Rotate
Clockwise
Walkthrough Mode
MVH ‘s Walkthrough camera mode is great way to appreciate and to showcase your home Designs .
It is also the ideal camera mode for fine tuning the penempatan of furniture and applying materials such as paint , tiles and carpet .
The Walkthrough mode, as the name suggests , memungkinkan Anda to walk through your home .
Walking & Turning
You can use the ↑ ( up arrow ) and ↓ ( down arrow ) keys while holding down the Right Mouse Button to move the camera and change the direction that the camera is facing at the same time .
 Press and hold the Right Mouse Button.
 Press and hold the ↑ ( up arrow ) key to move forward.
 Move the mouse to the left or right to change direction while moving .
This method of moving is very useful and quickly becomes a natural way to navigate your home .
Walking Through Walls
Be default , the camera cannot move through a wall when in walkthrough mode.
In some situations you may wish to be able to move freely sepanjang your home without this restriction ; to do so hold down the Shift key while moving .
Likewise , closed doors will block your path . These too can be bypassed by holding down the Shift key while moving or by opening the door .
Doors may be membuka by a number of methods , including :
 Double- meng-klik the door
 Klik kanan to activate the doors context menu and then select Open Door
 Left click the door to select it then select Open Door from the Actions section of the Customise bak
 Select the Interact tool from the Tool bar , then click the door to open it .
Resetting the camera
If at any time you become los , the Backspace key on your keyboard akan reset the camera position . If you are still lost , then press the Spacebar to change to a different camera mode.
Left Panel
The User Interface (UI) panel on the left of the MVH window contains the MVH catalogues ; the Homes , Rooms , Fixtures , Furniture and Materials ( paints , carpets fabrics etc.) which can be used to build and decorate your home .
Whenever you want to place a room or object into your home , Anda akan find it in the left – panel .
Feature Use
Expand \ collapse
Klik untuk expand and collapse the bak
Category Reset
Klik untuk set the Catalogue back to the root categories
Fade Panel
Klik untuk toggle the Panel Fade fitur . When active , the panel will Fade out when the mouse leaves the panel and Fade in when you mouse over the panel .
Tabs
Klik untuk change tabs
 Browse – browse dan pilih Objects from the Catalogue
 Build Help – a quick guide through the basic steps of building a home in MVH
 Search – search the MVH Catalogue for Objects to place , or search the MVH Directory for the bisnis in your area associated with those products
Catalogue
Klik untuk browse categories .
Click a Home, Room or product to select it
Breadcrumbs
Describes your current location within the Catalogue and can be used to jump between categories .
See the Breadcrumbs section for details .
Breadcrumbs
The MVH Catalogues contain many thousands of products , including entire furnished Homes
Expand \ collapse
Fade Panel
Category Reset
Expand \ collapse
Tabs
Catalogue
Breadcrumbs
and everything to put into a home from a bathroom to a single piece of cutlery , photo- frame or door handle .
These Objects are sorted into categories dan diletakkan into catalogues ; the breadcrumbs fitur in the left – panel is used to indicate your current location within a Catalogue .
The Reset Catalogue icon akan return you to the root ( start ) level of any Catalogue you are viewing .
Your current category is always the right – most entry in the breadcrumb trail , and the Contents of this category are displayed below the breadcrumbs .
Parent categories describe the path from the root of the Catalogue , to your currently selected category. A maximum of three (3) parent categories are displayed at any time and these categories are links back to that category.
 click on a parent category to navigate back to that category
In the example below , we have :
 selected the Furniture and Electrical category
 from within that, selected the Furniture category
 from within that selected the Bedding category
 and finally , from within that selected the Single Beds category
The Contents of the Single Beds category are displayed .
Reset Catalogue
Parent Categories
Current Category
Category
Contents
Notifications bar
The Notifications bar displays confirmation and information messages relating to your current actions .
Download Progress bar
Charts the progress of Downloading files for the rooms and Objects that you place in your home .
Lightmapping Progress bar
This bar Charts the progress of lightmapping each room and outdoor area within your home .
Lightmapping can be set to occur automatically from within the MVH Preferences , but can always be triggered manual dengan meng-klik the Start button next to the progress bar .
Once Lightmapping has begun :
 the Start button becomes a ‘ Clear ‘ button which removes all lightmaps when clicked .
 mouse over the progress bar to Reveal details regarding the current lightmap target
Right Panel
Kanan panel offers detailed information on every object ( home , room, fixture , furniture and material ) in the MVH Catalogue dan kemampuan customise these Objects to your Satisfaction .
Kanan panel offers the same panel controls as the left:
Start Lightmapping \ Clear all lightmaps
Lightmapping Progress
Current Lightmap
Target
Feature Use
Expand \ collapse
Klik untuk expand and collapse the bak
Fade Panel
Klik untuk toggle the Panel Fade fitur . When active , the panel will Fade out when the mouse leaves the panel and Fade in when you mouse over the panel .
Tabs
Klik untuk change tabs , each bak contains different Contents
Tab Contents
This are menyediakan informasi dan fungsi available for the currently selected object .
Info Tab
The Info Tab menyediakan product information specific to the currently selected object .
Expand \ collapse
Expand \ collapse
Fade Panel
Tabs
Feature Use
Object Name
The full name of the currently selected object
Manufacturer \ Supplier
The business logo of the manufacturer \ Supplier of the currently selected object . Meng-klik the logo akan open your default web browser and then load the manufacturer “s MVH Directory page .
Description
The full description of the currently selected object .
MVH Directory Search
Search for businesses , related to the currently selected object , which operate in your local area.
Customise Tab
The Customise Tab memungkinkan Anda to interact with and Modify the selected object . The Contents of this bak are Separated into collapsible Bagian . Feature Use
Actions
Various ways to interact with the currently selected object .
Click an action button to interact with the current object
Properties
All editable properties for the selected object are presented here .
Components
All editable components are presented .
Click a component slot to change the current component
Materials
All editable Materials are presented .
Click a material slot to change the current material
Description
Object Name
Object
Name
MVH Directory
Search
Manufacturer \ Supplier
Properties
Modify to suit
Actions
Klik untuk interact
with the selected
object
Klik untuk
Expand \ collapse
Components
Click a component ” slot “to change it
Alternatives
The Alternatives bak is a quick method to replace one object in the workspace with another .
The alternatives bak akan show all categories which contain Objects that are similar to the currently selected object . These categories can then be browsed and a replacement object selected .
Once selected , the chosen replacement is automatically diletakkan into the workspace , replacing the previous object .
Workspace
The MVH Workspace is your window into the MyVirtualHome world ; a place where you can design, build , renovate and decorate Homes and gardens then share these CREATIONS with other users , businesses and tradespersons .
Objects , be they couches , doors , bathrooms or entire Homes , are selected from the Catalogue
Note: The Alternatives bak is not available when you have selected one of the following MVH Object Types :
– MVH Home
– MVH Room
Materials
Click a material ” slot “to change it
Click the ” Paintbrush ” tool to select this material .
Use the Paintbrush to apply the selected material to other Objects in the home
dan diletakkan into the workspace . Once in the workspace they can be customised to suit your needs .
Context Menu
The context menu offers a range of commonly actions specific to each room or object in MVH at the click of a button . To view the context menu for an object (or room ):
 right -click the object Note: right -click means to click the object with the right mouse button instead of the left mouse button .
The majority of the options presented in this menu are actions , and as such can also be found in the Actions section of the Customise bak .
Typical MVH Room Context Menu
Loading and Saving Homes
Starting a New Home
When you run MVH you are initially presented with a clear workspace , ready to build a new home . At any time while using MVH you can return to this state oleh:
 File Menu> New Home
or
 Ctrl + N
If there are any Objects in the workspace when you select New Home, then you will be presented with a dialog asking if you would like to save the existing home before starting a new home .
Note: if this dialog does not appear it means that no changes had been made to the existing home since the last time it was disimpan . Starting a new home will not cause you to lose any of your previous work .
Loading Homes
Loading an existing home akan place the home on your workspace and place the camera in the position it was when the loaded home was last disimpan .
Homes can be loaded from your local MVH Homes directory on your computer, from the MVH HomeShare server or from the Homes section of the MVH Catalogue .
Loading a Home from the Catalogue
MVH v2.1 memperkenalkan Homes is the MVH Catalogue . The Homes presented are those from commercial Home designers , pengembang dan Builders ; these are real Homes available for purchase .
Many of the Homes provide in the Catalogue come in two varieties , furnished and unfurnished and all are constructed to spesifikasi provided by the Home Designer .
The furnished Homes have been furnished and decorated to showcase the great features of the home and many are copies of existing display Homes . Note: due to the number of Objects present in these fully furnished Homes , the Homes may take a few minutes to load the first time as some files will need to be downloaded from the MVH Data Server. Any subsequent loads of the home will be much quicker .
Unfurnished Homes are just that complete but unfurnished . These Homes have been fully constructed and all fixtures ( doors , windows , fixed cupboards etc) have been added ; the home
is built and ready for your furnishings and decorations .
To load a home from the Catalogue simply browse the Catalogue and click a home to select it .
You will be presented with a loading screen that offers a preview image and some basic details about the home and a progress bar which details the progress of the loading process .
Loading a Locally disimpan Home
Locally disimpan Homes are Homes that you have disimpan to your computer . Usually these are Homes which you have created yourself but these can be Homes that you have loaded from the MVH Catalogue or from the MVH HomeShare Server and then resaved locally .
To load a locally disimpan home you can :
 File Menu> Load Home
OR
 Ctrl + O
This will open a standard windows dialog allowing you to browse your computer to the location in which you disimpan your home .
Usually this is in your My Documents \ MyVirtualHome folder. Use the dialog to Locate the home you wish to load , pilih home and click OK .
Loading a Home from HomeShare
HomeShare is an MVH fitur which memungkinkan Anda to share your Homes with other MVH users. This memungkinkan Anda to showcase your Designs , communicate your expectations with tradespersons and view the Designs of others . For more details on HomeShare , see the section titled MVH HomeShare .
To load a Home from the MVH HomeShare Server:
 select File > Load from HomeShare
This will open the HomeShare dialog which features two tabs :
 My Shared Homes – a list of the Homes that
you have disimpan ke HomeShare
 Search for other shared Homes – a search dialog where you can search for Homes that other users have disimpan ke HomeShare
To load a home that you have disimpan ke HomeShare :
 browse daftar Homes in the My Shared Homes bak
 click Open to load the home into the workspace
To load someone else ‘s home from HomeShare :
 pilih Search for other shared Homes
bak
 enter the HomeShare Code for the desired
home and click Search
 browse the results of the search
 pilih home to load and click Open
Recovering lost work
By default , MVH saves your home every 10minutes , in this way if your system crashes during an editing session , there will be an AutoSave file that contains most of the lost work .
After restarting MVH :
 press Ctrl + O to display the Load dialog
OR
 pilih AutoSave.home file located in your My Documents > MyVirtualHome folder
 click Open
Saving Homes
Any home that you build dapat disimpan and then diakses again at a later date . Homes may be disimpan locally to your computer, or , to the MVH HomeShare Server and from there shared with other MVH users
Saving a Home Locally
You can save any home that you create to your computer to be diakses at a later time . Anda juga dapat save a copy of other Homes that you have loaded from the Catalogue or from the MVGH HomeShare Server. Note: when you save a home a screenshot of your home is taken to use as the preview image for the home . You may wish to position the camera in a particular mode or focus on a particular feature Sebelum saving the home .
To save a home locally to your computer :
 File Menu> Save
OR
 Ctrl + S
This will open a standard windows dialog allowing you to browse your computer to the location in which you want to save your home . By default , the dialog akan open with the location you last used to save a home .
 browse to the location in which you wish to save the home
 enter a name from the home
 click Save
Once you have disimpan a home for the first time , any subsequent saves will not show the Save dialog, instead MVH akan just save your home to same location with the same name.
To save the home under a different name or ina different location see the topic , COPYING a disimpan Home .
Deleting a disimpan home
You can delete your locally disimpan Homes from your operating system ‘s file browser , simply :
 open your file browser
 navigate to the disimpan Homes directory ( typically this is My Documents \ MyVirtualHome )
 pilih file and hit the Delete key
You can delete Homes that you have disimpan ke HomeShare oleh:
 opening the HomeShare Dialog ( File > Load from HomeShare )
 browse your shared Homes and click the Delete button associated with the home you wish to delete
COPYING Homes
COPYING a disimpan Home
You can make a copy of one of your locally disimpan MVH Homes by using your operating system ‘s file browser. Simply navigate to the directory in which you save your Homes and make a copy of the home file as you would any other file.
Anda juga dapat do this from within MVH oleh:
 loading the home
 File > Save Home as …
This will open the normal Save Home dialog allowing you to select a location in, and name under , which to save the home .
COPYING a Catalogue or HomeShare Home
You may wish to load an unfurnished home from the Catalogue or a HomeShare home and
Copy HomeShare Link
HomeShare Code
then see how it looks with your furniture inside . Simply load the home and :
 File Menu> Save
OR
 Ctrl + S
This will open a standard windows dialog allowing you to browse your computer to the location in which you want to save your home . By default , the dialog akan open with the location you last used to save a home .
 browse to the location in which you wish to save the home
 enter a name from the home
 click Save
MVH HomeShare
HomeShare is a feature that memungkinkan Anda to save your home to the MVH HomeShare server and from there other MVH users can access your home .
When your home is disimpan ke HomeShare it is penetapan unik HomeShare code . Sharing this code with someone else memungkinkan them to download , view , and if you allow it , edit your home .
If another user downloads your home , edits the home and then berusaha save your home back to the HomeShare server , then they are penetapan a new HomeShare Code ensuring that your original version is always safe for future reference . Note: you are the only person that can ever Modify or delete the home that you have disimpan ke HomeShare .
HomeShare is :
 a great way to share your design IDEAS with friends, family and teachers
 a quick and simple way to share your vision and expectations with tradespersons
 a powerful way to showcase your home Designs to potential home purchasers , Wherever they are at any time of day
If you are a manufacturer (or salesperson ) of items that are available in MVH , then you can even use HomeShare to present a virtual showroom full of your products . This option is best used in conjunction with HomeShare Links .
HomeShare Codes
When you save a home to HomeShare , the home is penetapan unik HomeShare Code . This code ditampilkan di HomeShare dialog once the save is complete .
This code may be shared with other MyVirtualHome users , yang memungkinkan mereka untuk download, view and edit a copy of your home .
HomeShare Links
HomeShare Links are
similar to HomeShare Codes in that they allow you to share Homes that have been disimpan ke HomeShare .
A HomeShare Link is created along with the HomeShare Code whenever a home is disimpan ke HomeShare Server. This link can be added to an email or website or as you would any other hyperlink , or the text of the link can be Printed on a flyer or Brochure and users can type the link into their web browser .
If the user doesn’t have MyVirtualHome installed , they will be taken to a webpage describing what MyVirtualHome is and where they can get it .
If the user has MVH installed , then meng-klik link akan launch MVH and , once they have logged in , load the home .
Building a Home
Floorplans
Floorplans dapat digunakan untuk guide your build in order to quickly construct an accurate model of a real home . Note: floorplans are entirely optional ; you do not Require a floorplan to build a home in MVH . But if you have one , they are a great place to start.
MVH can use almost any image as a floorplan so you can scan your paper floorplan or photograph it and import that into MVH . Most home Builders and designers can now offer an electronic version of their floorplans for you to view on your PC and there are many websites which offer floorplans for download.
Loading a Floorplan
Almost any image can be loaded into MVH to be used as a floorplan . MVH may make some changes to the image in order to handle the floorplan ; the image may be resized and rendered in gray – scale ( no colour ) once it is in MVH . Note: no changes are actually made to the image , only to the way the image is presented in MVH .
To load a floorplan :
 select File > Load Floorplan
This will open a dialog allowing you to browse your computer to find your floorplan . Once you have located your floorplan :
 pilih floorplan and click
Open
This will import your floorplan into MVH .
Resizing a Floorplan
The first and most important thing to do when working with floorplans is sekitarnya untuk memastikan they are to correct scale . When you diletakkan the floorplan , two survey pages were also diletakkan . Between the two pin is a yellow measurement line which displays the current distance between the two pin . This measurement is updated as you drag a peg.MVH menyediakan dua survey pin as an AIDE when setting the scale .
 select one of these survey pin and drag it to one
edge of a measurement on the floorplan
 drag the other peg to the other end of the selected floorplan measurement
Chances are that the measurement between the survey pin doesn’t match that of the floorplan . We need to resize the floorplan so that these two measurements match ; to do this :
 select one a corner of the floorplan and drag it to resize the plan until the floorplan measurement matches the survey peg measurement
Your floor plan is now to the correct scale . Dari point forth , the Dimensions in MyVirtualHome akan match the Dimensions on your floor plan .
Rotating a Floorplan
Floorplans , like all other MVH Objects have a rotation handle which is visible when the object is selected .
 click the floorplan to select it
 click and drag the rotation handle to rotate the floorplan
 release the mouse button to stop Rotating the floorplan
This will rotate the floorplan in 5 ° increments , finer adjustments can be made by holding the Ctrl key while Rotating .
Floorplans juga dapat be flipped in 90 ° increments by using the < and > keys on your keyboard to rotate anti- clockwise and clockwise respectively .
Locking a Floorplan
Once your floorplan has been resized it is a good idea to ‘ lock ‘the floorplan to prevent accidentally moving or resizing the floorplan . To lock your floorplan :
 select Edit> Lock \ Unlock
 click the Floorplan icon to lock your floorplan
Note: when using a floorplan it is useful to hide floors to aid in aligning the rooms with the floorplan . To hide floors : – select Options> Show \ Hide – click the Show \ hide Floor icon to hide the floors
Floorplans & Multi- Level Homes
When building a multi -level home you may have floorplans for each level . A single floorplan dapat diletakkan for each level of the home .
To place a floorplan on a specific level :
 use the level controls to select that level
 select File > Load Floorplan
Unlocked Locked
Ground Level Floorplan
Transparent
Upper – Level Floorplan
 browse to the location of the desired floorplan and click to select
 click Open
You may notice that floorplans diletakkan on the upper levels of Homes are slightly transparent allowing you to see the rooms that lie on the level bawah . This memungkinkan Anda to align the floorplan with the floor below .
The MVH Home property Force opaque floorplans can be set to prevent floorplans from be presented in the translucent state . To set this property :
 click the Home Properties icon on the Toolbar
 scroll down Properties section of the Customise bak hingga Anda Locate the Force opaque floorplans property and click to select it Note: rooms diletakkan on upper levels akan ‘ snap ‘to align themselves with rooms on the level bawah serta those on the same level to Assist in room penempatan . Snapping Behaviour dapat overridden by holding the Ctrl key while placing the room.
Hiding Floorplans
Once diletakkan , floorplans can be hidden at any time . This may be useful when you are designing OUTDOORS .
To hide floorplans :
 select Options> Show \ Hide
 click the Show \ Hide Floorplans icon
Floorplans can be made visible once more dengan meng-klik this icon again.
Deleting Floorplans
To delete a floorplan :
 click the floorplan
 hit Delete on your keyboard
OR
 right click the floorplan dan pilih Delete Object from the context menu
Placing a North Marker
MVH accurately calculates the position of the sun in the sky as well as the intensity and the
North Marker
Rotation
Handle
tinggi of sun – light for any location on Earth . The aspect of a home greatly affects jumlah of natural light that a room akan menerima and in order untuk menentukan the aspect of a home , Anda harus place a North Marker . Note: if a North Marker is not diletakkan , then MVH considers north to be in the direction of the top of the screen when a new home is created .
To place a North Marker :
 select Measurements > Place North Marker
 move the mouse to position the Marker and click to place the Marker into the workspace
 rotate the North Marker as required by dragging the Marker ‘s rotation handle
Some floor plans indicate the direction to true north ; this is usually the case for floorplans of Homes already built or ready to build .
A north Marker ‘s location in the workspace is not important , only the direction in which it is indicating north .
Rooms and Walls
In MVH , the Room is your core building component ; think of it as a child ‘s wooden block , you build a home by placing Blocks next to and on top of each other .
Some rooms are obvious , seperti Bedroom or Kitchen , others not so obvious , seperti Hallway , Built-in Lemari or linen Cupboard . While most rooms are part of the indoor space , some rooms are considered to be OUTDOORS , such as the Patio and Courtyard . All of these spasi are considered to be rooms .
Rooms are very flexible and what you can do with one room, you can do with any other . Jika Anda belum an idea for a space , be it inside or out, you can almost certainly realise your vision , just start with a room. The sunken garden bawah mulai life as an Entry Foyer .
Most rooms in MVH are at least partially furnished . This memungkinkan Anda to recognise the room at a Glance and most importantly , menyediakan an immediate sense of scale . Most people do not know the width of their bedroom in metres but they do know how much room they on each side of the bed – at least visually . Pre- furnished rooms provide you with this scale immediately , to give you an impression of the real size of the room and are great to work with when not using a floorplan . Note: a room cannot be diletakkan inside another room.
The room is ditampilkan as a crate while Downloading
Room is ditampilkan once download complete
Move cursor
Adding Rooms
Rooms are located in the Rooms category of the MVH Catalogue . This category is a root ( top -level ) category so it can be diakses quickly from anywhere in the Catalogue dengan meng-klik the reset Catalogue button .
 klik Rooms category to view the category Contents
The rooms are grouped into berbagai kategori to allow you to quickly Locate the type of room you are looking for .
 browse the categories and click a room
The room is then attached to the mouse cursor . If MVH needs to download any files for the room (or its ‘ Contents ) then the room is displayed as a crate until the download is complete . The download progress ditampilkan di Download Progress bar in the lower right of the MVH window .
Once the room is attached to the mouse you can move the mouse to drag the room around the workspace .
If other rooms have already been diletakkan di the workspace you may notice that the room attached to the cursor akan snap to the edges of existing rooms and snap to be in- line with the edges of existing rooms . This is to Assist in aligning or joining rooms .
 hold Ctrl while moving the mouse to override this ‘ snapping ‘ Behaviour Note: Rooms cannot be diletakkan on top of another object on the same home level .
Moving Rooms
Once diletakkan into the workspace rooms can be moved in the same manner that all MVH Objects are moved :
 click the floor of the room to select it and continue to hold down the left – mouse button , the cursor akan change to the move cursor
Note: if the room contains furniture , be sure to click the floor and not the furniture .
The selected object can always be recognised by the blue highlight
 drag the mouse to move the selected
room
 release the mouse to place the room
Moving rooms between levels in the home
Homes in MVH can consist of multiple levels , five above ground levels and a single basement level . Rooms can be easily moved between levels of the home by:
 right -click the room to show the room ‘s context menu
 select Move Above or Move Room Below to move the room to another level Note: these options ( like most options in the context menu ) are also available in the Actions section of the Customise bak .
This action akan move the room to the selected level . If the level does not currently exist , the level is created and then the room is moved to the new level .
If the level already exists the
Rooms cannot be moved between levels if the move would cause the room to collide with another object , if this is the case the action is not available .
Rotating Rooms
Rooms , like all other MVH Objects have a rotation handle which is visible when the object is selected .
 click the room to select it
 click and drag the rotation handle to rotate the room
 release the mouse button to stop Rotating the room
This will rotate the room in 5 ° increments , finer adjustments can be made by holding the Ctrl key while Rotating .
Rooms can also be flipped in 90 ° increments by using the < and > keys on your keyboard to rotate anti- clockwise and clockwise respectively .
The room will not rotate if the new orientation would cause the room to overlap another room or object already in the workspace .
Cut , Copy and Paste Rooms
The basic editing tools of Cut , Copy and Paste can be Applied to rooms in just the same manner that they are Applied to other Objects in your MVH Home .
These tools are considered to be Actions in MVH , so in addition to being available from the Edit menu in the Menu bar they can also be found:
 in the context menu ( right -click an object , room to view it’s context menu )
 in the Actions section of the Customise bak ( available after the object has been selected )
Cut a Room
When you cut a room the room is dikeluarkan dari workspace but a copy of the room is held in the ‘ clipboard ‘. The room can be returned to the workspace via the Paste action.
Pembatasan
 you cannot cut a room that is snapped to another
 doors and windows are dihapus when the room is cut
Copy a Room
When you copy a room, a copy of the room is held in the clipboard and can be returned to the workspace via the Paste action.
Pembatasan
 you cannot copy a room that is snapped to another
 doors and windows are dikeluarkan dari copy of the room, the original room is unaffected
Paste a Room
The Paste action copies the Contents of the clipboard and attaches this to the mouse cursor , ready to be diletakkan into the workspace .
If the clipboard contains a room , then the room is attached to the mouse cursor , ready for penempatan . The normal rules and pembatasan regarding the penempatan of rooms applies .
Aligning Rooms
Aligning Rooms with a Floorplan
Sebelum placing rooms on a floorplan you should sekitarnya untuk memastikan bahwa Anda memiliki :
 used the survey pin to resize the floorplan to the correct scale
 locked the floorplan to avoid accidently moving it during the building process
 diletakkan the camera in the Plan mode to better view the floorplan
It is easy to select rooms and place them on the floorplan , but even a few centimetres out can make a difference a few rooms later. To Assist you in placing rooms as accurately as possible when using a floorplan , MVH memungkinkan Anda to temporarily hide the floors of rooms so you can see the floorplan underneath . To do this :
 from the Menu bar pilih Options> Show \ Hide …
 click the Show \ Hide Floors button , then
click Close
The floors are now hidden and you can see the floorplan Beneath the room.
Aligning Rooms with other Rooms
When placing rooms Anda akan notice that as you move the room about the workspace the room occasionally ‘ snaps ‘to a point in the workspace . These snapping lines coincide with :
 a parallel wall of another room
 the mid -point of a perpendicular wall of another room
Snapping occurs when a snap -line of the room being moved aligns with a snap -line of an existing room.
Joining Rooms
Homes in MVH are built by joining one room to another . Joining one room to another in order to build a home in MVH is , quite literally , a snap.
 place a few rooms into the workspace
 select one room and drag it towards another
Saat two rooms are quite close together , the room you are dragging akan jump the remaining distance and ‘ snap ‘to the other room.
When two rooms snap together :
 exterior walls become interior , plasterboard walls
 any doors or windows that were located where any two walls snapped are dihapus
The change from external to internal wall impacts many things in MVH including the way lighting is calculated for the rooms , the availability of doors and windows for the affected walls , and the shape of the roof . Sometimes two walls can appear to be snapped when they are not . MVH uses flashing , red nodes to indicate this issue ..
Snap – lines of existing rooms
Snap – lines of the new room
Select the node and drag to resize \ reshape the room
If this occurs Anda harus either :
 drag one of the affected walls towards the other until the snap occurs ; this will affect ( slightly ) the room Dimensions
OR
 select one of the rooms and reposition it to achieve the snap
Resizing and Reshaping Rooms
Using Nodes
Rooms are cepat dan mudah resized in MVH . The main control points for a room are the Nodes of the room. A node is created where two or more walls intersect and are indicated by a translucent blue cube .
Nodes dapat selected and then dragged like any other object in MVH and by doing so you can resize and reshape a room. Note: nodes where 3 or more walls intersect cannot be dragged .
 place a room and click a node to select it
 drag the node to resize the room
 release the mouse when done
You may notice a couple of things while doing this :
1. that the room Dimensions are
ditampilkan while you are dragging the
node
2. that the angle of the walls that
form the node does not change –
a 90 corner tetap a 90 corner
To change the angle between two walls :
 pilih node
 use the node ‘s selection handle to drag the node away from the centre of the room to reduce the angle
OR
 use the node ‘s selection handle to drag the node towards from the centre of the room to meningkatkan the angle
Wall Selected
Drag the selected wall to resize the walls attached to it
Using Walls
Rooms can also be resized and reshaped using the walls of the room. When using nodes to resize a room you will notice that it is very easy to resize the room in two Dimensions ( length and width ) but not so easy to resize the room in just one ; it can be a little Tricky to make a room longer without CHANGING how wide it is .
If you want to change Modify a room ‘s size and shape in just one dimension it is much easier to accomplish using a wall than it is a node . When using walls , you select a wall to use as a handle and then drag the handle – wall ; the handle doesn’t change size, but the two walls attached to the handle do.
 place a room
 click a wall to select it
Sekitarnya untuk memastikan that only the wall is selected , you can confirm this by the blue border that surrounds the selected object and by the name of the selected object at the top of the right panel .
 Drag the handle – wall to alter the
length of the walls that are attached to it
The length of each affected wall is ditampilkan and is automatically adjusted as you drag the handle – wall .
Select the nodes ” rotation handle and drag to change the angle between walls
After snapping the selected wall is split into two segmen . These can be edited separately .
Before snapping the selected wall consists of a single segment
 release the mouse button when done
Splitting Walls (‘ P ‘ Shaped Rooms )
Most rooms in MVH are either square or rectangular in shape when they are diletakkan into the workspace , but they do not need to stay that way . By ‘ splitting ‘ walls you in effect turn a single wall into two memisahkan walls .
To split a wall :
 right -click the wall show the wall ‘s context menu
 select Split Wall from the menu Note: splitting walls is another action so you will also find it in the Actions section of the Customise bak .
Anda akan notice that splitting a wall adds a node halfway along the wall Creating two wall segmen . Each segment can be selected separately and treated as an individual wall .
To reshape the room :
 select one of the wall segmen
 drag the wall to reshape the room
In some instances walls are automatically split when you snap rooms together , you may have noticed already . This occurs when a node from one room is snapped to a wall of another .
Pembatasan to Resizing and Reshaping Rooms
 You cannot resize a room such that the furniture within the room no longer fits . Note: if you berusaha mengantongkan do this , the furniture will be hi – lit red to indicate the problem. You
may need to move , replace or delete the furniture to achieve the room size \ shape you are after . Furniture can be quickly dikeluarkan dari a room using the room action Clear Furniture located in both the context menu and the Actions section of the Customise bak .
 No single room can cover an area larger than 40m2
 No single wall can be longer than 50m
 No wall can be Shorter than 4.5cm
 No internal wall angle can be less than 5o
 No internal wall angle can be Greater than 345o
Interior and Exterior Walls
Whether or not a wall is considered to be an interior wall or an exterior wall is quite important in MVH . The nature of the wall impacts many things in MVH including the way lighting is calculated for the rooms , the availability of doors and windows for the affected walls , and the shape of the roof .
 A wall is considered to be exterior when it borders the home ie there is no room, only the OUTDOORS , on one side of the wall
 Outdoor rooms are rooms that have a gap in an exterior wall . This gap can be due to a hidden wall , a half – height wall or the wall type (eg balustrade walls ). Note: doors and windows are not considered a gap in wall , even when they are open .
 A wall is also considered to be an exterior wall when it borders an outdoor room.
( WALL A) – a balustrade wall , making the room to the left of it an outdoor space and it an external wall .
( WALL B) – has a deleted wall , making the room to the left of it an outdoor space and it an external wall .
( WALL C) – features a half – height wall , making the room to the left of it an outdoor space and it an external wall .
( walls D & F) – both border an outdoor space making them external walls .
( WALL E ) – does not border an outdoor space and is therefore the only interior wall
( WALL A ) – is a full brick wall . It is an unbroken external wall making the room to the left of in an interior wall .
( walls B, C, D, & E ) – are all interior walls
 Windows hanya bisa diletakkan on exterior walls
 Exterior doors hanya bisa diletakkan on exterior walls
 Interior doors hanya bisa diletakkan on interior walls
 all door and window penempatan pembatasan may be overridden by holding down the Ctrl key while placing or moving the door \ window
Deleting Walls ( Open Plan Spaces )
Walls in MVH are never really deleted , instead they are hidden . Any wall can be hidden by:
 right click the wall to show the context menu
 select Hide Wall
OR
 click the wall to select it
 select Hide wall from the Actions section of the Customise bak
Jika Anda belum Auto . place doors and windows set in the MVH Preferences , then the Hiding of walls may sometimes occur automatically . In this instance MVH may remove walls that memisahkan one Hallway from another or a Hallway from an Entry Foyer
Half- Height Walls
Whether or not a wall is a half – height
wall is considered to be a property of the wall . As such , once you have selected the wall you can find the Half Height Wall setting in the Properties section of the Customise bak .
To set a wall as a half – height wall :
 pilih wall
 browse the Properties section of the Customise bak
 select Half height wall
Once set , a new property , Wall height , is made available .
 enter a height for the half – height wall
Multi- Level Homes
MVH memungkinkan Anda to build multiple -level Homes ; five levels above ground and a single basement level .
When you start a new home and begin to place rooms and Objects , everything is diletakkan onto the Terrain , the ground level . When you add a new level to MVH it is as if you had made an invisible copy of the terrain and terselubung it on top the existing rooms . You may then select the new level and place an additional floorplan or start to add rooms without any concern for them falling through to the level bawah , even when there is nothing below to support them , but Objects other than rooms are a little different .
Many Objects do not care about home levels ; instead they are primarily concerned with a surface such as the terrain , the floor of a room , a bench -top , the ceiling or a wall .
If you place a Couch , it will simply drop until it encounters a floor or , failing that , the terrain .
When placing a ceiling fan you will notice that it can only be diletakkan on a ceiling , if you berusaha mengantongkan place it luar of a room with a ceiling it will simply disappear . Note: the ceiling height of a level is determined by the height of the walls of that level . This height is dikelola across all walls on a level, if you Modify the height of a wall , then that change is reflected in all (non- half – height ) walls on that level .
The Level CONTROLS in the Tool bar indicate the level of the home that you are currently working on and provide the tools to manage the berbagai level of your home .
Adding a Level
Levels are always added to the top of the home , you cannot insert a new level into the middle of a home . To add a new level to your home you can either :
 Click the level control to open the dropdown menu
 Select Add a new top level
OR
 place a room on your existing top level
 move that room to level above ( Creating the new level in the process ) via the rooms context menu or the Actions section in the Customise bak
Adding a Basement
Basements are always added below the ground floor of the home . To add a basement level to your home you can either :
 Click the level control to open the dropdown menu
 Select Add a basement
OR
 place a room on your ground level
 move that room to level bawah ( Creating the basement level in the process ) via the rooms context menu or the Actions section in the Customise bak
There is also a setting in the MVH Preferences that, when set , akan secara otomatis add a Basement level to every new home you create . This preference may be set by :
 selecting the Options menu
 select Edit Preferences
 from the General tab select include basement by default and click OK
Dropdown
Menu
Levels currently in the home , click to select as active level .
Current Level
Open dropdown menu
Level actions
Basement actions
Level CONTROLS
Note: only a single basement level may be included in each home .
Removing a Level
Levels are always dikeluarkan dari top of the home down ; you cannot remove a level from the middle of a home . Note: Sebelum Deleting the topmost level of your home you must delete all rooms on the level .
To remove the top level of your home:
 Click the level control to open the dropdown menu
 Select Remove the Topmost level
Removing a Basement
To remove the basement level of your home:
 Click the level control to open the dropdown menu
 Select Remove the basement Note: Sebelum Deleting the basement level of your home you must delete all rooms on that level .
Moving Between levels in the Home
While you can use the Level CONTROLS to select a level on which to build
Stairs
Stairs are located within the Structural & Fixtures category and may be diletakkan both inside and luar home . Stairs can be diletakkan di any camera mode and can be used ( you can walk up \ down the stairs ) in Walkthrough mode.
The default stairs can be modified to fit your needs with a range of settings in the Properties section of the Customise bak .
Stairs in MVH auto- generate banisters , railings and landings and these can be modified as required , again from the Customise bak .
The default stairs in MVH are Separated into categories based on the ceiling height of the room that you will be placing the stairs in . These stairs also have a property , Auto Set Height which , when set , akan sekitarnya untuk memastikan that your stairs adjust to any changes in the ceiling height .
Camera modes & Level CONTROLS
If you have a multiple level home but are yet to place stairs , then you can use Camera modes to move between home levels .
In either Plan mode or Isometric mode , the Level CONTROLS are enabled and can be used to select a level to focus upon ; this is how you select a default level for new room placements .
Once a level has been selected . entering Walkthrough mode akan place the user on the selected level .
Void Floors
The most common form a void floor is the straight staircase stairwell , but void floors in MVH juga dapat be used to create particular bulkhead arrangements , and kualitas ceilings in a specific room.
The void Floor property can be set on any upper level room with a floor that sits entirely over one or more rooms ( ie the room doesn’t stick out from the side of the home , has no overhangs ).
Like all properties , void Floor can be set from the Properties section of the Customise bak .
Doors
and
Windows
Doors and Windows are part of MVH ‘s Structural and Fitting category of the Catalogue . Unlike many items the furnishing category , doors and windows cannot be diletakkan Wherever you like ; they Require a wall . Because of this doors and windows do not spend much time attached to your cursor once you select them in the Catalogue , instead the ‘ jump ‘ to the wall nearest your mouse cursor . As you move your mouse cursor around the workspace Anda akan notice that the door (or window) Follows the mouse as best it can but tends to stay attached to wall whenever possible .
There are two main points to consider when choosing doors and windows to place in your MVH home and they :
 is the wall they are going on internal or external wall
 akan they fit on the wall
Internal and External Walls
The Doors category is split into two main sub- categories :
 Internal Doors
 External Doors
Internal doors hanya bisa diletakkan on internal walls and external doors hanya bisa diletakkan on external walls . Since internal and external walls can sometimes be a little Tricky to distinguish in MVH each type of door akan only snap to the correct type of wall , making it much easier to place the item.
For further details on internal and external walls , see the Interior and Exterior Walls section .
Ceiling Height
The height of the ceiling is uniform across all rooms on a particular level of the home ( but can Vary between levels ) and can restrict the selection of doors and windows that can be diletakkan on the walls of that level .
Ceiling height is a room Property so it can be diakses oleh:
 click a room to select it
 browse the Properties section of the Customise bak for Level ceiling Height
As this property is shared amongst all rooms on a level, setting this value for any one room akan set the value for all rooms on that level of the home . Once set , any rooms added to this level are automatically adjusted to have the same ceiling height . Note: interior \ exterior door and window penempatan pembatasan may be overridden by holding down the Ctrl key while placing or moving the door \ window .
Doors
Placing a Door
To place a door :
 select Structural and Fixtures > Doors & Windows > Doors in the Catalogue Note: if you cannot see the Structural and Fixtures category , then reset the Catalogue using the button above the Catalogue .
 browse the categories and click the door of your choice
The door is loaded into the workspace and attached to the nearest , valid wall ( for the selected door type ) to your mouse cursor .
 move the mouse to relocate the door as required
 click to place the door
If the door is diletakkan correctly , the door has snapped to the wall and has cut a hole in the wall Creating the doorway for you to walk through . If the door has been diletakkan but the wall has not been cut and no doorway has been created , then the door is not snapped to the wall .
 Click the door and move the mouse to have the door snap to the wall .
If the door refuses to snap to the wall it is because the wall is not a valid location for the door , due to at least one of the following alasan :
 The door is too tall for the level ceiling height . Select another door or adjust the ceiling height
 The door is too wide to be diletakkan on the selected wall . Select another door or adjust the length of the target wall .
 You are attempting to place either an internal door on an external wall or an external door on an internal wall . Select the correct door type for the target wall . Note: interior \ exterior door penempatan pembatasan may be overridden by holding down the Ctrl key while placing or moving the door . In this way, exterior doors can be diletakkan on interior walls and vice – versa .
Moving a Door
 click the door to select it
 drag the door with the mouse
The door will not stay attached to the mouse cursor as akan most Objects ; instead it will travel around the walls of the home staying as close to the mouse cursor as it can .
 release the mouse button to place the door
Replacing a Door
Once diletakkan , doors can be easily and quickly Switched for an alternatif door . This is especially useful if you have Auto . place doors and windows active .
 pilih door
 pilih Alternatives bak in the right panel
 browse the categories and click a replacement door to select it
The replacement door is automatically diletakkan into the scene in the same location as the original door .
A Door ‘s Opening Arah
As in the real world, doors in MVH can be set to open inwards or outwards and be hinged on either the left or right side .
To alter the direction in which the door opens :
 click the door to select it
 hit the Enter key on your keyboard
Customising a Door
Doors are an integral aspect of your home and come in a great many varieties and once diletakkan Anda akan menemukan that doors , having a number of component and material slots , can be quite heavily customised .
Like all Objects in MVH , customisation can be done by modifying the Properties of the object as well as the Contents of the berbagai Component and Material slots . These settings are all available from the Customise bak once the object has been selected .
You can use the Wrench and Paintbrush tools to apply select changes to other doors .
Windows
Placing a Window
To place a Window :
 select Structural and Fixtures > Doors & Windows > Windows in the Catalogue Note: if you cannot see the Structural and Fixtures category , then reset the Catalogue using the button above the Catalogue .
 browse the categories and click the window of your choice
The window is loaded into the workspace and attached to the nearest , valid wall to your mouse cursor .
 move the mouse to relocate the window as required
 click to place the window
Jika window is diletakkan correctly , the window has snapped to the wall and has cut a hole in the wall allowing you to see in \ out the window . Jika window has been diletakkan but the wall has not been cut , then the window is not snapped to the wall .
 Click the
window and
move the
mouse to have
the window
snap to the
wall .
Jika window refuses to snap to the wall it is because the wall is not a valid location for the window , due to at least one of the following alasan :
 The window is too tall for the level ceiling height . Select another window or adjust the ceiling height
 The window is too wide to be diletakkan on the selected wall . Select another window or adjust the length of the target wall .
 You are attempting to place window on an internal wall . Select an appropriate wall or hold down the Ctrl key to override the penempatan restriction . Note: some window penempatan pembatasan may be overridden by holding down the Ctrl key while placing or moving the door . In this way, exterior doors can be diletakkan on interior walls and vice – versa .
Moving a Window
 click the window to select it
 drag the window with the mouse
The window will not stay attached to the mouse cursor as akan most Objects ; instead it will travel around the walls of the home staying as close to the mouse cursor as it can .
 release the mouse button to place the window
Replacing a Window
Once diletakkan , window can be easily and quickly Switched for an alternatif window . This is especially useful if you have Auto . place doors and windows active .
 pilih window
 pilih Alternatives bak in the right panel
 browse the categories and click a replacement window to select it
The replacement window is automatically diletakkan into the scene in the same location as the original window .
Customising a window
The penempatan , shape , size and style of windows contribute greatly to the overall feel of a
home and your MVH Homes are no different .
The Windows category contains a very wide variety of windows and these may be fitted with binds , curtains
Like all Objects in MVH , customisation can be done by modifying the Properties of the object as well as the Contents of the berbagai Component and Material slots . These settings are all available from the Customise bak once the object has been selected .
You can use the Wrench and Paintbrush tools to apply select changes to other windows .
Stairs
Stairs can be diletakkan both inside and luar your Home and are used to link and move between the berbagai levels in your home .
Balusters , newels and railings are automatically generated for your stairs , and as you Modify the size, shape and layout of a staircase , Theses components adjust to suit your changes .
Once a staircase has been diletakkan di room , the staircase then treated as Contents of the room :
 COPYING the room copies the staircase as well
 Deleting the room deletes the staircase
If the staircase links room on different levels the staircase is considered Contents of the room at the base of the stairs ; no changes to rooms on the levels above will affect the position or layout of the stairs , but may affect the layout of the upper landing .
Stairs are Separated into categories to suit berbagai standar ceiling Heights . Once a staircase has been diletakkan within a room, modifying the ceiling height for that level of the room akan Modify the staircase to suit
Furnishings and Electrical
Most rooms in MVH contain default furnishings to instantly give you a sense of scale , to provide instance recognition of the type or purpose of the room and because it looks nicer than the empty shell of a home .
These default furnishings can be temporarily hidden or permanently dihapus at any time .
Hide Furniture
There are a couple of options to hide furniture ; ‘ ghosted ‘ or hidden .
 ghosted furniture is ditampilkan as a transparent white outline allowing you to concentrate on other aspects of home building while still being aware of the location of furniture
 hidden furniture is not dihapus , but is made invisible
The options to hide furniture can be found in the Show \ Hide dialog :
 select Options> Show \ Hide …
The three options relating to furniture are : Furniture
Show furnishings
Ghost furnishing – furniture outlines are visible but details are hidden
Hide furnishings
These settings are Applied to the entire home .
Clear Furniture
Clear Furniture is a room action that will delete all furniture and all non- structural fixtures from the selected room \ rooms . This action can be undone via the Undo command ( available in the Edit menu and the Toolbar ) but once MVH has been closed , this action cannot be undone on any subsequent load of the home . Note: clear furniture will not delete structural fixtures seperti doors , windows and serveries .
Clear Furniture is a room action so it is available from the Context Menu ( right -click the room ) and from the Actions section of the Customise bak .
You can select multiple rooms by holding the Shift key while meng-klik rooms to select them and them clear the furniture from all selected rooms with a single action. Note: individual items of furniture can be dikeluarkan oleh selecting them and hitting Delete on your keyboard.
Placing Furniture
Furniture items are located in the Furniture & Electrical category of the MVH Catalogue . This category is a root ( top -level ) category so it can be diakses quickly from anywhere in the Catalogue dengan meng-klik the reset Catalogue button .
 click the Furniture & Electrical category to view the category Contents
The items are grouped into berbagai kategori to allow you to quickly Locate the type of furniture Anda mencari .
 browse the categories and click an item
The item is then attached to the mouse cursor . If MVH needs to download any files for the item then the item ditampilkan sebagai crate until the download is complete . The download progress ditampilkan di Download Progress bar in the lower right of the MVH window .
Once the item is attached to the mouse you can move the mouse to drag the item around the workspace .
If rooms have already been diletakkan di the workspace you may notice that the item akan snap to the walls of the rooms .
 hold Ctrl while moving the mouse to override this ‘ snapping ‘ Behaviour
Some Objects , seperti lukisan dan MIRRORS , are diletakkan on walls , these Objects akan snap to the nearest wall as you move the item around the workspace .
Some Objects , seperti vases , free standing televisions and table Lamps , dapat diletakkan on most horizontal surfaces . These surfaces include tabel , dressers , bench – tops and the floor .
While you are attempting to place an object , the object may sometimes be ditampilkan as ‘ ghosted ‘
to indicate that the object cannot be diletakkan di that location .
Removing Furniture
Sebelumnya diletakkan furniture may be dikeluarkan oleh any of the following :
 selecting the item and hitting the Delete key on your keyboard
 right – meng-klik the object to access the Context Menu and selecting Delete object
 selecting the item and choosing Delete Object from the Actions section of the Customise bak
 selecting the item and choosing Edit> Delete
 selecting the item and hitting Ctrl + X on your keyboard ( this method will place the object in your MVH clipboard and you can ‘ paste ‘the object back into the scene if you like ) Note: furniture can be temporarily hidden serta permanently dikeluarkan dari workspace . To hide furniture select Options> Show \ Hide … See the section titled Hide Furniture for more details .
Customising Furniture
Most furniture items have editable Component and \ or Material slots . These slots contain a default component or material which you can edit to customise the item to suit your needs .
Components are layout or structural changes to the item. Bathroom cabinets may have alternative drawer \ cupboard layouts and a kitchen cabinet may have a range of bak cuci and tap layouts serta berbagai door handles .
Materials refer to the surface type and colour ; polished Brass , carpet , decorative tiles and paints are all materials .
To view an item ‘s editable slots:
 click the item to select it
 pilih Customise bak
Some Objects dapat diletakkan on horizontal surfaces , such as shelves and benches
Some Objects dapat diletakkan on walls
Slot Type
Slot Name
Slot Contents
Object Name
 Scroll down to the Component or Material section
Each slot has a name to identify it and details the current Contents of that slot.
 pilih slot
The bottom half of the Customise bak now shows selection of categories containing alternatives for that slot
 click to browse the categories and select an alternative to apply
The item is immediately updated with your selection .
 click Back to Customise to return to the slots view
Replacing Furniture with the Alternatives bak
The majority of the rooms available in the MVH Catalogue are generic rooms furnished with generic furniture and electrical items . You may want to replace these generic items with real items available from local businesses .
You may want to model your own home and populate it with the real Contents of your home , or see how your furniture fits into a home designed by a local builder .
Sometimes customising an item isn’t cukup dan Anda akan want to replace the item with another .
The easiest and quickest way to do all of these Tasks is via the Alternatives bak .
The Alternatives bak contains a selection of alternatives for any selected object in your home , saving you having to browse the Catalogue or search for a specific item type .
Selecting an item from the Alternatives bak otomatis places removes the current item and inserts your selected alternative in workspace in place of the previous item ; this saves you having to manual delete the current item and then select and place the alternative.
To replace an Item
 click the item to select it
 pilih Alternatives bak
 browse the categories presented and click an alternative
The alternative is automatically diletakkan into the scene in the same location as the original item.
Rotating Items
Furniture and Electrical items, like all other MVH Objects have a rotation handle which is visible when the object is selected .
 click the item to select it
 click and drag the rotation handle to rotate the item
 release the mouse button to stop Rotating the item
This will rotate the item in 5 ° increments , finer adjustments can be made by holding the Ctrl key while Rotating .
Items can also be flipped in 90 ° increments by using the < and > keys on your keyboard to rotate anti- clockwise and clockwise respectively .
The item will not rotate if the new orientation would cause it to overlap another item or intersect a wall .
Cut , Copy and Paste Items
The basic editing tools of Cut , Copy and Paste can be Applied to Furniture and Electrical items in just the same manner that they are Applied to other Objects in your MVH Home .
These tools are considered to be Actions in MVH , so in addition to being available from the Edit menu in the Menu bar they can also be found:
 in the context menu ( right -click an item to view it’s context menu )
 in the Actions section of the Customise bak ( available after the item has been selected )
Cut an item
When you cut an item, it is dikeluarkan dari workspace but a copy of the item is held in the ‘ clipboard ‘. The item can be returned to the workspace via the Paste action.
The Cut action is available from any of the following :
 right – meng-klik the object to access the Context Menu and selecting Cut
 selecting the item and choosing Cut from the Actions section of the Customise bak
 selecting the item and choosing Edit> Cut
 selecting the item and hitting Ctrl + X on your keyboard ( this method will place the object in your MVH clipboard and you can ‘ paste ‘the object back into the scene if you like )
Copy an item
When you copy an item, a copy of the item is held in the clipboard and can be returned to the workspace via the Paste action.
The Cpoy action is available from any of the following :
 right – meng-klik the object to access the Context Menu and selecting Copy
 selecting the item and choosing Copy from the Actions section of the Customise bak
 selecting the item and choosing Edit> Copy
 selecting the item and hitting Ctrl + C on your keyboard ( this method will place the object in your MVH clipboard and you can ‘ paste ‘the object back into the scene if you like )
Paste an item
The Paste action copies the Contents of the clipboard and attaches this to the mouse cursor , ready to be diletakkan into the workspace .
If the clipboard contains an item, then the room is attached to the mouse cursor , ready for penempatan . The normal rules and pembatasan regarding the penempatan of rooms applies .
The Paste action is available from any of the following :
 right – meng-klik the object to access the Context Menu and selecting Paste
 selecting the item and choosing Paste from the Actions section of the Customise bak
 selecting the item and choosing Edit> Paste
 selecting the item and hitting Ctrl + V on your keyboard ( this method will place the object in your MVH clipboard and you can ‘ paste ‘the object back into the scene if you like )
Decorating with MVH Materials
Rooms , Fixtures and Furnishings are all Objects which can be diletakkan di dalam workspace of MVH . These Objects come into the scene with a default set of features ( MVH Components ) and surfaces ( MVH Materials ) which can be modified from the Customise bak .
The surfaces of any object can also be modified by selecting Materials from the Catalogue and applying these materials to the surface and in this way you can quickly experiment with paints , carpets or laminate bench – tops .
The Materials section of the Catalogue covers a very wide range of terestrial including Paints , tiles , Wallpaper , Bricks , Cladding and Renders , Carpets , Concretes , Pavers and Timber Flooring , Ceramics , Glass, Laminates , Metals , Stone , Clay and Fibreglass , Fabrics , Leathers and Suedes . And for the outdoor Areas we have Soils , Aggregates , Grasses and Mulch .
The MVH Materials section covers alternatives for every surface in your home from your driveway and garden – beds to your roof and everything in between .
Materials are Applied in the same manner regardless of the material you are applying or the surface you are applying it to .
Applying Materials ( Paints , Carpets , tiles etc)
The Materials category is a root ( top -level ) category so it can be diakses quickly from anywhere in the Catalogue dengan meng-klik the reset Catalogue button .
 click the Materials category to view the category Contents
The materials are grouped into berbagai sub- categories to allow you to quickly Locate the type of material you are looking for .
 browse the categories and click an item to select it
Download required
Download complete
The cursor will change to a Paintbrush to indicate that a Material has been selected and the material is now attached to the paintbrush .
 click any surface within the MVH workspace to apply the selected material to that surface
If you apply the material to a surface and instead of the material being Applied to the surface you see something like the image to the left , then MVH needs to download a file or two for the material . Once the download is complete ( just a few seconds ) the material is automatically Applied to the Sebelumnya selected surface .
Note: the download progress ditampilkan di Download Progress bar in the lower right of the MVH window .
The selected material akan stay attached to the paintbrush hingga Anda pilih another material from the Catalogue or until you select another tool from the Toolbar.
 to switch back to the selection tool from the Paintbrush , pilih Selection Tool icon in the Toolbar
Applying Materials to linked Surfaces
Holding the Shift key on your keyboard while meng-klik a surface akan apply the material to that surface and all ‘ linked ‘ surfaces .
In this way you can paint every wall in the house or carpet every room with a single click . This can be used to apply marble bench – tops to all kitchen benches or a laminate to all bathroom cupboards .
The Roof
MVH otomatis creates a roof for your home . The roof is always visible when in the Walkthrough camera mode but may be hidden when in the Plan or Isometric camera modes .
To Show \ Hide the Roof
 click the Show \ Hide Roof icon on the Toolbar Note: the roof cannot be hidden when in Walkthrough camera mode
Rooms without Roofs
Not all rooms have a roof by default , Patios and Courtyards contohnya, but any MVH Room can be set to have (or not have ) a roof .
 click the floor of a room to pilih ruang
 pilih Customise bak
 scroll to the Properties section and Locate the
Room has a Roof setting
 tick the checkbox to assign a roof to the room,
un- tick to set the room to have no roof
Rooms without roofs are considered outdoor rooms and all the characteristics of outdoor rooms with respect to lighting , lightmapping , valid doors and windows apply to all rooms without roofs .
The Roof -line
The shape of the roofline is determined by a couple of factors :
 the layout of the rooms
 the roof specific properties of the wall below each roof segment
Layout of the Rooms
The penempatan dan shape of the rooms that make up your home provide the basic guide for your roof . The roof is generated from the line of all external walls of rooms that have the room Property of Room has Roof checked .
This outline of your home is used to generate the basic roofline but can be modified by the wall properties of these external walls of your home .
Roof Specific Wall Properties
External walls of rooms which have roofs have additional properties which define the shape of the roof that will be generated from that wall – line.
 select Walkthrough or Isometric camera mode and move the camera to luar
home where you can see the roof
 click one of the external walls to select it
 pilih Customise bak and browse to the
Properties section
 Locate the Roof Type property and use the dropdown
list to view the available roof jenis Note: if you are not familiar with roof jenis then try them out to see the effect it has on you roofline .
Each roof type akan enable certain roof properties seperti pitch and slope which can be modified to further customise your roof line.
Tiles , Shingles or Sheeting ?
The roof , like almost all surfaces in MVH , can be ‘ painted ‘ with a material to change its ‘ look . This can be done by either applying a selected material from the Catalogue or via the Customise bak .
Changing the roof material via the Catalogue
 from the Catalogue select Materials > Roofing
 browse the categories and click a material to select it
The cursor will change to the Paintbrush tool ; the material is attached to the paintbrush and is ready to be Applied to the roof .
 click the roof to
apply the selected
material
Changing the roof
material via the
Customise bak
 pilih roof
 pilih Customise bak
 scroll to the Materials section of the Customise bak
 pilih Roof slot
The lower section of the Customise bak akan change to present categories containing alternative materials .
 browse the categories
 select an alternative material ; it will be Applied to the roof otomatis
 select Back to Customise
Outdoors
While a great deal of attention has been given to home design and construction , indoor furnishings and decoration , MVH also applies the same level of detail , and simplicity of customisation , to the outdoor aspects of your home .
The MVH Catalogue contains a specific Outdoor category at the root ( top – most ) level of the Catalogue that contains all your outdoor need ; everything from outdoor furnishings , garden features and plants through to fences , garden paths and carports . Note: all root ( top – most ) level categories dapat diakses dari manapun in the Catalogue by simply meng-klik the Reset Catalogue icon .
Time of Day
The time of day in which your MVH Home exists can be altered and the light tinggi and intensity specific to your location , at that time of day, is accurately represented by MVH . With this level of detail you can view an accurate Representation of the how light \ dark a particular room may be to help select appropriate wall and floor Warna .
There are two methods of controlling the time of day within MVH :
 Simple Lighting
 Advanced Lighting
Untuk menentukan if you are using simple or advanced lighting :
 click the Home Properties icon in the Toolbar
 scroll down the Properties section of the Customise bak hingga Anda Locate the Simple Lighting property
If Simple Lighting is checked then you are using MVH ‘s simple lighting controls , if un- checked , you are using the advanced lighting .
Simple Lighting and the Time of Day
This setting is available when using Simple Lighting
 pilih sun position to set the time of day
It may take a second or two before the new lighting is calculated and Applied to the workspace .
Note: altering the time of day will invalidate any lightmapping causing it to restart. Remember , for lightmapping : Build -> Furnish -> set Time -> adjust LIGHTS -> Lightmap -> adjust Materials
Advanced Lighting and Time of Day
When using the Advanced Time of Day settings sejumlah properties become available :
 Time
 Timezone
 Daylight Savings adjustment
 Date
Edit these settings to achieve a precise Representation of the light tinggi for you home design at your Specified location . Note: to achieve accurate lighting you should always place a Northmarker and then rotate it sekitarnya untuk memastikan bahwa Anda memiliki the desired aspect for your home design .
Location
The location of your home can greatly affect the quality and quantity of Daylight that the home diterima. For many building projects in MVH this level of detail is not required but if you are remodelling an existing home and wish to have an accurate preview of the light available and the Impact this light has on Warna within the home , then we suggest that you set the Location property to closest available option .
To set the Location of your Home
 click the Home Properties icon in the Toolbar
 scroll down the Properties section of the Customise bak hingga Anda Locate the Location property
 use the drop-down to select the closest location to you home
Terrain Options
The Terrain in MVH is considered a Material Slot of the home , allowing you to change the material used to display the terrain .
To Change the Terrain
 click the Home Properties icon in the Toolbar
 scroll down the Materials section of the Customise bak
 click to select the Terrain slot
The lower section of the Customise bak akan change to show the available categories contain the alternative materials for the Terrain .
 browse the categories and select an alternative material ; it
will be Applied to the terrain otomatis
Show \ Hide the Terrain Grid
The default material used to display the terrain shows a 1m x 1m grid ( adjusted to 1y x 1y when using imperial measurements ). To show or hide this grid :
 select Options> Show \ Hide …
This will display the visibility Options sub- menu.
 click the Show \ Hide Grid icon to alter the visibility of the grid
Other terrain materials may display a grid for measurement and penempatan References when building , but only the default terrain material has a grid yang dapat hidden at any time .
Show \ Hide the Terrain
By default , all new Homes have the Terrain set to visible , but this option can be berubah if desired . An example of when you may wish to hide the terrain is when you replace the default Panorama with a custom panorama and this new panorama contains an image to be used as the ground . Note: for more information on CHANGING the Panorama see the section titled Panoramas .
To show or hide the terrain :
 select Options> Show \ Hide …
This will display the visibility Options sub- menu.
 click the Show \ Hide Terrain icon to alter the visibility of the terrain
Panoramas
The MVH Panorama refers to the scenery that surrounds the workspace ; anything on the horizon , the Skyline , the sky itself and in some kasus the ground .
Like everything else in MVH the Panorama can be customised to suit your needs , in this way you can achieve a very high level of accuracy to a real world location ; if you are modelling a home in a know location , then you can have the view out a window in MVH accurately represent the real world setara .
The MVH Panorama is considered a Component of the MVH Home and Panorama settings can be diakses dari Customise bak after selecting the Home .
Changing Panoramas
 pilih Home Properties icon from the Toolbar
 scroll down to the Components section of the Customise bak
 klik Panorama slot to select it
The lower section of the Customise bak akan change to show the categories which contain alternative Panoramas for you to choose from .
 browse the categories and click an alternative Panorama to select it
The new Panorama is automatically Applied .
 Klik Back to Customise
Custom Panoramas
MVH juga memungkinkan Anda to create your own panorama from images of your own . With this method you can achieve any look for the scenery , Skyline and sky .
 pilih Home Properties icon from the Toolbar
 scroll down to the Components section of the Customise bak
 klik Panorama slot to select it
The lower section of the Customise bak akan change to show the categories which contain alternative Panoramas .
 select Custom Panorama Backgrounds
The options presented are alternative configurations for a custom panorama . These are cube , cylinder and sphere ; each requiring a different layout of images to create the panorama that will wrap around your MVH Home .
Custom Cube map background
This configuration Takes 6 images , one for each side of the cube . To create a custom cube map panorama :
 select Custom Cube map background
You previous panorama is dihapus dan default cube map is loaded . Now you can Modify the default cube map with your own source images , Creating your custom panorama .
 select Back to customise
Anda akan notice that there are now 6 Material slots , one of each side of the cube
 select one of the material slots
 select User Image
 browse to the location of the image you wish to use , select it and click Open
The selected image is Applied to the panorama .
 repeat this process for the remaining material slots
 scroll up to the Properties section of the Customise bak
There are a range of properties relating to your custom panorama which can be edited for fine tweaking . These settings cover details such as the distance from the centre of the workspace to the panorama and the position and colour of the sun . These last two groups of settings , the Sun colour and Sun position can be used to precisely align the lighting with that in the panorama images
Custom Cylindrical map background
This configuration Takes 3 images , a 3600 Panoramic image for cylinder tube and a Circular section for each end ( top and bottom ). To create a custom cylinder map panorama :
 select Custom Cylindrical map background
You previous panorama is dihapus dan default cylindrical map is loaded . Now you can Modify the default map with your own source images , Creating your custom panorama .
 select Back to customise
Anda akan notice that there are now 3 Material slots , one of each required image
 select one of the material slots
 select User Image
 browse to the location of the image you wish to use , select it and click Open
The selected image is Applied to the panorama .
 repeat this process for the remaining material slots
 scroll up to the Properties section of the Customise bak
There are a range of properties relating to your custom panorama which can be edited for fine tweaking . These settings cover details such as the distance from the centre of the workspace to the panorama and the position and colour of the sun . These last two groups of settings , the Sun colour and Sun position can be used to precisely align the lighting with that in the panorama images
Custom Spherical map background
This configuration a single 2:1 aspect image to create a custom panorama :
 select Custom Spherical map background
You previous panorama is dihapus dan default spherical map is loaded . Now you can Modify the default cube map with your own source images , Creating your custom panorama .
 select Back to customise
 pilih material slot
 select User Image
 browse to the location of the image you wish to use , select it and click Open
The selected image is Applied to the panorama .
 scroll up to the Properties section of the Customise bak
There are a range of properties relating to your custom panorama which can be edited for fine tweaking . These settings cover details such as the distance from the centre of the workspace to the panorama and the position and colour of the sun . These last two groups of settings , the Sun colour and Sun position can be used to precisely align the lighting with that in the panorama images
Fences
Fences are an integral part of most Homes ; consequently MVH menyediakan a wide range of fencing options for your MVH Home building projects .
Fences in MVH are modular dan setiap fence segment can be ‘ snapped ‘to another to quickly and easily construct a fence – line.
MVH fences , like most other Objects , can be modified through the Customise bak and have a range of different materials Applied to change the look of the fence .
To Build a Fence
 from within the Catalogue select Outdoors > Privacy & Shade > Fences , Gates and Screens
OR
 enter Fences into the Search bak
 browse the Fence categories and
pilih fence panel to place into the
scene
The fence panel \ post is attached to the cursor and is ready to place into the workspace .
 drag the panel \ post to the desired location and click to place Note: if you drag a panel or post adjacent to an existing panel or post, it will snap to the Sebelumnya diletakkan object .
 repeat to place more panels , dragging each panel adjacent to the last to allow the panels to ‘ snap ‘to one another
 use fence posts to mark the corners Note: all four sides of a fence post akan allow a single fence panel to snap.
Moving a Fence
A fence that is made of many ‘ snapped ‘ panels and posts can be selected and moved as a single object .
 click a fence panel or post to select it
 click the selected panel \ post again to select it and all snapped fence components
 drag the selected fence to the desired
location and release the mouse button Note: you can also select an entire group of snapped Objects by holding down the Shift key on your keyboard while meng-klik one member of the snapped group.
Paths & Driveways
Paths and Driveways are made up of segmen yang dapat snapped together to form a path, like laying segmen Railway track , some are straight , some curved and some capped .
Once segmen are snapped you can move and edit the segmen as a single component .
To Build a Path or Driveway
 from within the Catalogue select Outdoors > Paths & Driveways
 browse the categories dan pilih path segment to place into the scene
The path segment is attached to the cursor and is ready to place into the workspace .
 drag the path segment to the desired location and click to place the segment Note: if you drag a segment adjacent to an existing segment it will snap to the Sebelumnya diletakkan segment .
 repeat to place more segmen , dragging each adjacent to the last to allow them to
‘ snap ‘to one another
Moving a Path or Driveway
A path that is made of many ‘ snapped ‘ segmen dapat selected and moved as a single object .
 click a path segment to
select it
 click the selected
segment again to select it
and all snapped
segmen
 drag the selected path to
the desired location and release the mouse button Note: you can also select an entire group of snapped Objects by holding down the Shift key on your keyboard while meng-klik one member of the snapped group.
Pools , SPAS & Saunas
Pools are a common backyard fitur in some regions and MVH has a great range of both above and in- ground Pools to choose from . Like all Objects in MVH , our Pools can be modified to suit your needs from the Customise bak .
Placing a Pool , Spa or sauna
 from within the Catalogue select Outdoors > Pools , SPAS & Saunas
 browse the categories dan pilih pool to place into the scene
The pool is then attached to the mouse cursor . If MVH needs to download any files for the
The pool is ditampilkan as a crate while Downloading
Pool is ditampilkan once download complete
pool , then the room is displayed as a crate until the download is complete . The download progress ditampilkan di Download Progress bar in the lower right of the MVH window .
 once the pool is attached to the mouse you can move the mouse to drag the pool around the workspace
 click to place the pool
Pembatasan on placing Pools
In- ground Pools are unlike most other items in MVH in that they cut the terrain . Due to this property of in- ground Pools there are certain pembatasan concerning where you can place one of these Pools .
In- ground Pools :
 hanya bisa diletakkan on the ground level of the home , never on an upper level or the basement level
 cannot be diletakkan inside a room
 cannot be diletakkan above a room on the Basement level of the Home
Customising a Pool
The Customise bak contains the berbagai editable Properties of the pool , as well as the editable Component and Material slots .
Some Pools have editable dimension of length , width and depth , others have set Dimensions . All Pools in the MVH Catalogue have editable material slots for CHANGING :
 the coping surrounding the pool
 the surface of the pool shell ; berbagai populer and commercially available fibreglass materials can be Applied
 the water ; MVH offers a few water textures including some Animated water textures
To customise the pool:
 click to select the pool
 pilih Customise bak
 scroll to the Properties section and \ or the Material section
 Modify Properties as required
To change the Contents of a Material slot :
 click the slot to select it
The lower section of the Customise bak akan change to show a list of categories which contain
alternative materials for the selected slot.
 browse the categories and click to select an alternative material
The selected material is automatically Applied .
 click Back to Customise when done
Gardens
MVH has a wide range of garden furniture , water features and plants ranging in size from ground covers and greases to mature Trees . Selain there are a range of pavers , Stones , gravels , mulches , pots and flower beds . Everything you need to design, preview and experiment with your garden and outdoor space IDEAS.
Just as you would luar of MVH , kami suggest that you plan out your MVH garden and then lay down your garden beds , water features and paths Sebelum actually doing your planting .
Many plants in MVH dapat diletakkan di the garden beds , flower beds , pots and planters available , but once a shrub has been planted you cannot slide a garden bed underneath ; so leave your planting until last .
When planting in MVH start with your Hedges and mature Trees and work your way down in size. Note: when placing more than one copy of particular plant be sure to use the rotation handle to rote the plant to avoid them appearing as clones of each other . This will achieve a more realistic , organic Appearance .
All the Objects that Anda harus create a Fabulous garden are located in the Outdoor category of the MVH Catalogue . This category contains a great many items ranging from water tanks , garden sheds , swimming Pools and shade sails , through fencing garden paths and water features , from 10cm exotic grasses to 14m Jacaranda Trees ; everything you need to plan your next garden renovation .
Make your Home look its ‘ best
MVH is by far the best looking home design and decoration package on the market and this fact is something that we take great pride in . There are a few factors which contribute to the Appearance of your MVH Home, these are :
 lighting within the home
 lighting luar home ; the position of the Sun
 the lightmapping process
 the display settings that MVH is using
Lighting
The lighting within your MVH Home and in the garden will greatly Impact the Appearance of your home , especially when lightmapping .
By default , MVH Rooms are diletakkan into the scene with their ceiling LIGHTS , wall LIGHTS and Lamps Switched on.
Having all your LIGHTS on during the middle of the day can make some rooms , particularly bathrooms featuring Reflective light – coloured tiles , somewhat bright . Likewise an over- head light plus two bedside Lamps can make a bedroom appear a little washed out.
Early morning and later afternoon sun slanting through the windows can make a room look so much better simply due the warm glows and sharp shadows that it menyediakan .
Sebelum lightmapping think about:
 which LIGHTS in your home to turn off
 what time of day to use
Lightmapping
To make the most out of MVH ‘s kualitas tinggi models and detailed textures , Anda harus light map your home . Lightmapping refers to a process in which MVH Takes into account all the existing light sources ( Lamps , light fittings and the Sun ) and calculates this light bouncing off Objects and those Objects casting shadows .
The more complex the scene , the more Objects and LIGHTS terlibat the longer this process will take . Standard desktop komputer that you could buy today will lightmap the interior of the fully furnished tutorial home in about 15 minutes . The same tutorial home with the furniture dihapus Takes about 5 minutes .
Since lightmapping can take time to accomplish , MVH also has a Dynamic Lighting System which works within a couple of seconds . Place meja , wait a couple of seconds and the table casts a shadow . Turn on a lamp , wait a couple of seconds and the lighting and shadows within the room are recalculated . The tinggi of the lighting and shadows presented by the DYNAMIC lighting system are not as high as those of the lightmapping process but DYNAMIC lighting Takes effect instantly .
Dynamic Lighting \ Shadow effects are dikeluarkan dari a room once lightmapping is complete for that room.
What difference does lighting make ?
Lightmapping Settings
MVH can be configured to begin lightmapping otomatis a room whenever you have the Home loaded , but are not currently building or furnishing .
To adjust this setting :
 pilih Options menu in the Toolbar
 select Edit Preferences
 within the General tab Locate the setting Auto calculate lighting while building
When this setting is checked MVH akan lightmap your home when your actions aren’t affecting lightmaps .
When to Lightmap
Simply put , this is after you place all rooms , fixtures and furnishings but before you customise materials .
The lightmapping process calculates how light bounces off the Objects in your home and the
Lightmapped to Low
Lightmapped to High
Dynamic Lighting
No DYNAMIC lighting or lightmapping
position of the shadows subsequently cast by those Objects . Some actions that you can make in MVH akan affect these calculations and can make any existing lightmaps invalid . When this occurs MVH deletes the lightmap ; this cannot be restored through the UNDO process , the lightmapping process must be run again.
Since the lightmapping process can take some time you should consider when to begin lightmapping .
Actions that will invalidate lightmaps are :
 turn an existing light on or off
 move and existing light
 change the time of day \ position of the Sun
 add an object to the workspace
 delete an object from the workspace
 move an object within the workspace
Dari list it is obvious that it is best to start lightmapping after you have finished building your MVH Home .
Actions that do not invalidate lightmaps :
 CHANGING MVH Materials ( painting , laying carpet , CHANGING tiles etc)
 interacting with an object other than a light ( opening or closing doors , turning on fans , opening windows or closing curtains etc)
The tinggi and quantity of light affects how we perceive colour and MVH ‘s lightmapping process produces the very accurate lighting , so you may wish to lightmap before experimenting with MVH Materials .
To Start Lightmapping
You can begin lightmapping your home at any time dengan meng-klik the Start button in the Lightmapping Progress bar .
To Clear Lightmaps
You can clear any existing lightmaps from your home dengan meng-klik the Clear button in the Lightmapping Progress bar . This button becomes active once lightmapping has begun .
Tampilan Settings
MVH ‘s Tampilan Settings have a major Impact on the visual tinggi of everything that you build within MVH . By default MVH uses Fairly low settings sekitarnya untuk memastikan that all users can run MVH reasonably well, even users on older, low end komputer or laptop \ Notebook komputer .
To get the most out of MVH ‘s kualitas tinggi visuals Anda harus adjust the Display Settings and this is quite easily done .
MVH ‘s Tampilan Settings can be found by:
 selecting the Options menu
 selecting Edit Preferences
 selecting the Tampilan bak
Screen Size
Screen Size refers to jumlah of the screen that MVH uses , by default this is 1024×768 pixels . Meng-klik the drop-down menu of this setting will display a list of the screen size settings that your computer is able to use with MVH .
The lebih tinggi you set this value the larger the workspace you have to use when building and if you customarily maximise the MVH window to occupy the entire screen then Kami sangat recommend that you set this value as high as your system memungkinkan .
To adjust the screen size:
 click the dropdown to open the list of available screen sizes
 click to select a screen size from the list
Image Settings
Image Settings has the Greatest Impact upon the visual tinggi that akan digunakan in MVH . The options available here are :
 High Performance
 Medium
 High Quality
 Custom
By default this is set to High Performance to provide access to MVH to the widest range of user mungkin. To improve the visual tinggi of MVH , change this setting to Medium or High Quality .
The Custom setting exposes all the Image Quality settings that are rolled up into Image
High Performance
High Quality
Settings. If you are an berpengalaman computer user feel free to browse through these settings and adjust as you see fit.
Optimisation
Most modern komputer do not benefit greatly from this setting , but older komputer may . If you are using MVH on a newer desktop computer , then we recommend that you turn this setting off (set to Do not optimize ).
MVH ‘s optimization engine otomatis adjusts the image settings tergantung the Contents of the workspace . The setting options allow you to optimize MVHs display settings for Performance (by Reducing visual tinggi ), Quality ( may degrade performance ) or a Balance between the two .
Saat optimization engine is active you may see Objects appear in or disappear from the workspace . You may also see distant Areas of your home ditampilkan as a featureless blue surface , this is the optimization process Removing certain unsur from the scene sekitarnya untuk memastikan bahwa Anda do not experience any slow -down in performance while using MVH .
Tips and Tricks
Editing with the Eyedropper Tool
The Eyedropper tool can be used on any object or surface in MVH to select the Contents of a Material or Component featured on that object .
The selected slot Contents may then be Applied to other surfaces and Objects .
 click the Eyedropper icon in the toolbar
A list of component and material slots are now presented in the Info tab
 click one of the slot to select it
The Info bak now shows information regarding the selected component or material . If you selected a component , then cursor has berubah ke spanner \ Wrench and if you selected a material then the cursor has berubah ke paintbrush . Note: the following example uses a selected component and the Wrench tool , the same process applies to a selected material and the paintbrush tool.
As you move the Wrench around the workspace Objects that contain a component slot that the selected component can go in are high- lighted green .
 click one of these high- lighted Objects to apply the selected component to that object
This is a quick method to apply changes to similar object sepanjang your home .
Blind selected ; a material and a component slot are ditampilkan
Select the blind component
Saat Wrench is over another window it is high- lighted
Klik untuk apply the blind component to the window
Why won’t my door make a doorway ?
Sometimes when you berusaha mengantongkan place a door , the door seems to not want to snap to the wall and when you place the door you can see that it hasn’t cut a doorway to walk through .
If the door refuses to snap to the wall it is because the wall is not a valid location for the door , due to at least one of the following alasan :
 The door is too tall for the level ceiling height . Select another door or adjust the ceiling height
 The door is too wide to be diletakkan on the selected wall . Select another door or adjust the length of the target wall .
 You are attempting to place either an internal door on an external wall or an external door on an internal wall . Select the correct door type for the target wall . Note: interior \ exterior door penempatan pembatasan may be overridden by holding down the Ctrl key while placing or moving the door . In this way, exterior doors can be diletakkan on interior walls and vice – versa .
 a wall is considered to be exterior when it borders the home ie there is no room, only the OUTDOORS , on one side of the wall
 a wall is also considered to be an exterior wall when it borders an outdoor room
 outdoor rooms are rooms that have a gap in an exterior wall . This gap can be due to a hidden wall , a half – height wall or the wall type (eg balustrade walls ).
( WALL A) – a balustrade wall , making the room to the left of it an outdoor space and it an external wall .
( WALL B) – has a deleted wall , making the room to the left of it an outdoor space and it an external wall .
( WALL C) – features a half – height wall , making the room to the left of it an outdoor space and it an external wall .
( walls D & F) – both border an outdoor space making them external walls .
( WALL E ) – does not border an outdoor space and is therefore the only interior wall
( WALL A ) – is a full brick wall . It is an unbroken external wall making the room to the left of in an interior wall .
( walls B, C, D, & E ) – are all interior walls
Painting An Important Note about Colour sometimes , you may notice the colour in the search panel looks different when painted on a wall in the 3D home – occasionally by a large out. MyVirtualHome accurately mewakili Warna in the scene so why is the colour different ? The colour previews you see in the left search panel represent the colour you would see on a paint Swatch from a hardware store . When painted on a large surface under different lighting conditions , such as incandescent , fluorescent or Daylight , Warna appear to change . This is due to the painted surface colour being affected by the colour of the illuminating light. MyVirtualHome accurately simulates this Thing . When working with paint Warna , be aware of the effect. Also take note that most LIGHTS in MyVirtualHome default to using 60W incandescent light bulbs which produce a very yellow light. The wattage and type of bulb a light fitting uses can be berubah in the Components section of the light fitting ‘s Info Panel. Try this and watch the effect on your wall Warna .
 from the Catalogue , click the Materials category to view the category Contents Note: if you cannot see the Materials category , then click the reset Catalogue button .
 select Walls
 select Paints
 browse the categories and click a paint to select it
The cursor will change to a Paintbrush to indicate that a Material has been selected and the material is now attached to the paintbrush .
 click the surface that you want to paint
The selected paint akan stay attached to the paintbrush hingga Anda pilih another paint or object from the Catalogue or until you select another tool from the Toolbar.
 to switch back to the selection tool from the Paintbrush , pilih Selection Tool icon in the Toolbar
Painting all the walls at once
Once you have the paint selected and the cursor has berubah ke paintbrush , you can hold the Shift key on your keyboard while meng-klik a wall to apply the paint to that wall and all ‘ linked ‘ walls .
Technical Issues
Jika Anda belum an issue that is not covered by our Video Tutorials then please don’t hesitate to contact us via email .
We do our best to respond to all support emails within 24 hours and you can contact us by emailing support@myvirtualhome.zendesk.com
Email kami di preferred method of contact for support purposes because we sering harus forward your email to other people within our organisation for follow up .
Appendices
1. Menus
The Menus in MVH are similar to almost all other software aplikasi ; they can be membuka dengan meng-klik the menu name dan setiap hold a number of different options .
Menus in MVH are grouped together in the Menu bar .
File Menu
The File Menu contains your basic MVH fungsi of starting a new home , loading an existing home and saving Homes . Function Shortcut Use
New Home
Ctrl + N
Clear the workspace and begin a new home
Load Home
Ctrl + O
Load a locally disimpan home
Load from HomeShare
Load a home that was Sebelumnya disimpan ke MVH HomeShare Server
Load Floorplan
Load an image to use as a floorplan
Save
Ctrl + S
Save the current home
Save Home as
Ctrl + Shift + S
Save the current home under a new name
Save to HomeShare
Save the current home to the MVH HomeShare Server
Print Halaman Utama
Ctrl + P
Send an image of the current workspace to the printer
Exit
Close MVH
Edit Menu
The Edit Menu contains basic editing options for your MVH Home . Function Shortcut Use
Undo
Ctrl + Z
MVH records your last 20 changes in the MVH History .
Move back 1 step in the history
Redo
Ctrl + Y
MVH records your last 20 changes in the MVH History .
Move forward 1 step in the MVH history
Delete
Delete
Remove the selected object
Cut
Ctrl + X
Remove the selected object and save it to the MVH clipboard
Copy
Ctrl + C
Create a copy of the selected object and attach it to the cursor
Paste
Ctrl + V
Attach the Contents of the MVH clipboard to the cursor
Lock \ Unlock
Open the Editing Locks sub- menu
Editing Locks Sub- menu
The Editing Sub- menu menyediakan options for ‘ locking ‘ specific aspects of your Home, preventing that aspect from being editing unless the respective lock is de- activated first . Locked unlocked Function
Floorplan – after resizing a floorplan you can lock it to prevent accidental dragging
Walls – after placing all rooms you can lock the position of walls to prevent accidental resizing \ reshaping . Note: walls are always locked when you are in the Walkthrough camera mode
Fixtures – fixtures seperti doors , windows and wall cabinets may be locked to prevent accidental edits
Furniture – can be locked to prevent accidental edits . This is especially useful when lightmapping as moving furniture resets lightmaps .
Materials – seperti paints , carpets , wallpaper and wood finishes do not affect lightmaps but can be locked to prevent accidental edits .
Meng-klik an icon akan toggle the lock on and off .
Homes which are disimpan ke MVH HomeShare server dapat disimpan with selected editing locks active to prevent modification of copyrighted material .
Measurements Menu Function Use
Place Northmarker
Places a Northmarker which is useful for setting the aspect of your home
Measure
Perubahan the cursor to the ruler tool which can be used for making and placing measurements within the workspace
Protractor
Perubahan the cursor to the Protractor tool which can be used for making and placing angle measurements within the workspace
Both the measure and Protractor tools replace the standard cursor with the respective tool. To de- select the tool and return to the standard ‘ selection ‘ cursor Anda harus click on the selection tool in the tool bar .
Options Menu Function Use
Edit Preferences
Opens the MVH Preferences sub- menu
Show / Hide
Opens the visibility sub- menu
Calibrate Monitor
Runs the monitor Calibration sequence to Assist in the accurate Representation of Warna in MVH .
Note: material Warna , seperti paints , may not present an
accurate colour until the surface has been lightmapped . Changing materials does not affect lightmaps so they may be berubah safely at any time .
Show / Hide Camera Tools
Toggles the visibility of the onscreen camera controls
Edit Preferences Sub- menu
MyVirtualHome menyediakan a series of options and preferences that alter the way the software operates and / or Assist in achieving optimal performance or tinggi . The default settings are fine in most instances , for most users. For those of you that like to Tinker with , and fine tune , your aplikasi , the full list of available settings are presented below . Function Use General Tab
AutoSave Home
Set the regularity (in minutes ) with which a backup of your home is automatically disimpan
Measurement
Set the default measurement system to be used
Sound Volume
Volume setting for sounds within MVH
Auto- place doors & windows
Set secara otomatis akan place doors and windows in your home as you build .
Doors and windows can be added \ modified \ dihapus manual at any time .
Include basement by default
Set secara otomatis akan create a basement level in every new home you create .
Basement levels can always be added \ dikeluarkan dari MVH Home Level CONTROLS
Invert Mouse
Set to invert the Y – axis on the mouse when viewing your home in the walkthrough camera mode. ( i.e. pull back to look up)
Use colour radiosity
When set , light that is reflected from a surface incorporates a certain jumlah of colour from that surface
Space key cycles through camera snapshots
You can place static Cameras sepanjang your home to showcase features or as markers for a disimpan fly – through movie.
When set , this control remaps the keyboard Space bar from ” change camera mode ” to ” cycle through static camera positions ”
Capture video in web format
You can place static Cameras sepanjang your home to showcase features or as markers for a disimpan fly – through movie.
When set , this control ensures that fly – through movies are disimpan at a lower resolution suitable for upload to YouTube .
Always print directly to windows default printer
Set to have MVH choose your default printer and simply print rather than presenting the standard Windows Print dialog box
Maximising window uses full – screen mode
Set to have MVH utilize the entire screen ( termasuk taskbar ) when the MVH window is maximised . Viewport Tab
User ‘s height
The height of the camera above the ground when in the walkthrough camera mode.
Breathing camera
Set to have the camera to subtly menaikkan and lower as you look around the scene when viewing your home in the walkthrough camera mode. This is intended to mimic the movement of the body as it breathes and add realism to the scene .
Head wave
Set to have the camera to subtly bounce as you move when in the walkthrough camera mode. This is intended to mimic the movement of the body as it walks and adds realism to the scene .
Use orthographic plan camera *
Set to use a ” top -down ” Perspective whilst in the Plan view mode ; the camera akan maintain a perpendicular aspect to the ground at all times . Disabling fitur akan change the view so that the angle of Perspective increases the further the room is from the centre of the screen . Tampilan Tab
Screen size
Set the screen resolution to use when running MVH . Higher Resolutions provide a larger workspace and a sharper image but may adversely Impact performance on some systems .
Rendering API *
The rendering API is essentially instructions that your computer uses to display images on your screen . The two rendering Apis mendukung are OpenGL and DirectX9 . MVH defaults to DirectX where possible and using OpenGL may cause some of the high-end grafis features to be unavailable .
Image settings
This setting manages a number of individual image tinggi settings
 High Performance – uses the lowest grafis settings to achieve the best performance from your computer . If MVH seems to be running slowly , switching to High Performance may solve the problem.
 Medium – a balance between performance and quality.
 High Quality – lebih tinggi visual detail but MVH may run slowly .
 Custom – Set individual aspek MVH ‘s visual settings. See below for details on these settings.
Optimize for
This setting berusaha dynamically adjust image tinggi settings as you use MVH in order to maintain performance .
 Speed – adjust image tinggi to maintain kualitas performance
 Balance – adjust image tinggi to maintain a balance between image tinggi and performance
 Quality – adjust image tinggi to maintain image tinggi
 Do not optimize – do not dynamically adjust image settings ( recommended )
Sync to vertical retrace
Computer monitors refresh themselves somewhere between 60 and 100 times per second . The video card runs as fast as it is
able but does not necessarily match the refresh rate of the monitor and this may result in an effect called ” tearing ” where the content of the top of the screen briefly does not match the bottom .
The Sync to vertical retrace option prevents this ” tearing ” effect by forcing the video card to synchronise its output with the monitor. Image settings : Custom – memungkinkan the following settings
Enable real-time reflections
When set this will enable accurate reflections from all Reflective horizontal surfaces . These reflections significantly contribute to the realism of the scene but can Impact performance .
Enable DYNAMIC cubemap reflections
When set this will enable accurate reflections from all Reflective vertical surfaces . These reflections significantly contribute to the realism of the scene but can Impact performance .
Enable DYNAMIC shadows
When set , this menyediakan ( low quality) accurate shadows to all indoor Objects in the scene . These shadows are dihapus once that area of the scene has been lightmapped ( which menyediakan kualitas tinggi shadows )
Dynamic sun shadow
When set , this menyediakan ( low quality) accurate shadows to all outdoor Objects in the scene . These shadows are dihapus once that area of the scene has been lightmapped ( which menyediakan kualitas tinggi shadows )
Enable Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
Ambient occlusion berusaha approximate the way light radiates in real life , especially off what are normally considered non- Reflective surfaces .
When set , this control akan meningkatkan the visual tinggi of the scene but can Impact performance .
Material detail
Determines the tinggi of the lighting in the scene . The lebih tinggi it is set , the better the lighting tinggi . This setting can Impact performance .
Texture tinggi
Sets the level of detail for textures on all Objects in the scene . Low akan give you the best performance while High akan give you the most detail.
Geometry tinggi
Sets the level of detail for object model in the scene . Low akan give you the best performance while High akan give you the most detail.
Anti- Aliasing *
This controls how smooth edges are in the scene . The lebih tinggi the anti- aliasing , the smoother all straight lines will be , though this can reduce performance .
Max anisotropy
This increases the texture tinggi and is used on all Objects in the scene , termasuk rooms themselves . Low akan give you the best performance while High akan give you the most detail. (*) Changing options menandai with an asterisk (*) requires that MVH be restarted Prior to the change taking effect.
Visibility Options Sub- menu
The visibility Options sub- menu memungkinkan Anda to show or hide berbagai features and labels within MVH . Mouse over the icons to see the name of the control and click the icon to toggle the visibility of that feature \ label.
Terrain
Floors – it is recommended that you hide floors when aligning rooms on a floorplan . With floors hidden you can see the floorplan underneath allowing you to align the rooms to the plan more accurately .
Floorplans – once the rooms have been terselubung out you may want to hide the floorplan for appearances sake or to more easily lay down the outdoor unsur .
Kotak – the 1m x 1m terrain grid ( 1yd x 1yd when using imperial measurements ) can Assist you in laying down rooms when not using a floorplan .
Ground – you may wish to hide the default ground when using a Custom Panorama which uses a image \ photo to replace the ground Walls
Show all walls
Ghost near walls – this option is useful in Isometric camera mode to produce a cut – away effect allowing you to more easily view the room interiors as you move around the home .
Hide walls – Ghosts all walls , allowing you to see through your entire home . Furniture
Show furnishings
Ghost furnishing – furniture outlines are visible but details are hidden
Hide furnishings Labels
Room Labels
Default room labels are visible in both Plan and Isometric camera modes . Rooms labels may be modified from the Properties section of the Customise bak .
Object Labels
Object labels may be added from the Properties section of the Customise bak . Object labels are visible in both Plan and Isometric camera modes .
User Measurements
Measurements that you place are visible in both Plan and Isometric camera modes .
2. Keyboard Shortcuts
Camera CONTROLS
Rotating the Camera Action Keyboard Alternative Plan Mode
Rotate clockwise
D
Rotate Anti- clockwise
A Isometric Mode
Rotate Left
A
Rotate Right
D
Tilt Up
W
Tilt Down
S Walkthrough Mode
Rotate left

Rotate right

Moving the Camera Action Keyboard Alternative Plan and Isometric modes
Move left
← or A
Move right
→ or D
Move forwards
↑ or W ( Plan mode only)
Move backwards
↓ or S ( Plan mode only)
Note: holding down the right mouse button and using the mouse akan allow you to move the workspace in relation to the camera while in the Plan or Isometric camera mode. Walkthrough Mode
Move left
A
Move right
D
Move forwards
W or ↑
Move backwards
S or ↓
Note: remember that holding down the right mouse button and using the mouse akan allow you to point the camera in any direction while in the Walkthrough camera mode.

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