I've stated before that I have been using Softplan since early 2004. Our area generally doesn't create lavish renderings for building and primarily uses "stick" drawings for elevations with many details noted. These work very well here and did for me in the 14 years I built houses.
Now that I'm strictly drawing for other builders I have wanted to step things up and this site has been a tremendous help in doing that. I am wanting to through Chapter 9 in the manual to further my rendering capabilities. I had planned to do that this week but ended up with a new builder that gave me two drawings to work on so I need to get those done but since it was a wet weekend I decided to play since I was stuck inside for the most part.
I have done ZERO interior rendering so when I started this I didn't know where I would end up. The builders client wanted a pass through from the kitchen to the den and in order to accomplish that I had to redesign from her original concept. I am pleased with the result. Using the help file and the manual some I was able to learn some good lessons. I realize it's a simple design, single height on ceilings, etc but I got excited with the result. One thing with the kitchen that can be seen if you look closely is the oven and microwave are just hanging in a hole in the tall cabinet. I believe I can find out how to "build" myself a cabinet to use in the this instance in Chapter 7.
Here are the renderings. Three views and thanks for looking. Any tips are appreciated.