Features

Awning Composer 5

Awning Composer 5 is built from the ground up incorporating ideas and feedback collected over the past ten years from hundreds of fabricators. Its fresh, innovative user interface is designed to optimize screen workspace and allow fabricators to work in a realistic environment.

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Features

To make the most of Awning Composer, get to know what it's capable of. See below for a detailed list of software features:

Main Features

  • Import a photo of a home or building from digital camera, scanner, or image file
  • Create a backdrop with the photo and digitally present an awning
  • Use “straight-on” or “angled” photos as backdrops
  • Utilize over 140 customizable pre-built 3D models of awnings, signs, furniture, and others with your backdrop to create a scene
  • Import custom 3D models in .X and .OBJ file formats
  • Apply over 900 fabrics (manufacturer-specific) and textures to objects
  • Manipulate objects with the mouse, keyboard, and/or touch
  • Touch is compatible with a Windows 7 Tablet PC (Please contact Awning Composer support for recommendations on Tablet PCs)
  • Add graphics and text to specific object parts
  • Import graphics using .PNG (including transparency), .JPG, and .BMP image formats
  • Set object, graphic, text, and valance dimensions in actual physical units
  • Choose a valance style and automatically set the number of cutouts, valance height, cutout height, etc. based on fabric repeat and awning dimensions or manually adjust
  • Control the lighting levels in your scene and the direction of the light source

3D Scenes

  • Simulate shadows cast by objects
  • Zoom in/out or rotate around objects with camera controls
  • Use a “straight-on” backdrop to enable additional functionality:
  • View the backdrop from any angle
  • Use a known measurement from the building used in the backdrop such as the width or height of a door, window, or other element of the building
  • Enter the known measurement and click on each corresponding point on the backdrop (ex. top and bottom of the door or left and right side of the window)
  • Using a known measurement allows you to scale the backdrop so that any objects brought into the scene will be to scale to the building
  • After scaling, use the electronic tape measure tool to calculate the distance between any two points on the backdrop
  • Enter building location, time of year, and direction building faces to simulate shadows of objects in real time from sunrise to sunset

Saving Scenes and Images

  • Save scenes as Awning Composer scene files (.ac5) to be able to edit fabrics, awning styles, dimensions, etc. at a later time
  • Render scene as an image file for email or print
  • Crop rendered image before saving as an image file (.PNG, .JPG, .BMP, and .TIF)

Printing and Page Layout

  • Print rendered images with high quality and high resolution
  • Save as PDF file (using a PDF printer driver)
  • Size and position renderings anywhere on the page
  • Add images such as logos and graphics, with adjustable opacity for watermarking
  • Add text in any font, style and color, with transparent or solid background color
  • Save your favorite layouts so they can be easily re-used for future jobs
  • Click here to see some example layouts

If you are already an Awning Composer 4 user, you can download Awning Composer 5 for free. Please contact us for details.

If not, you can still purchase Awning Composer 5.


 

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