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To Install DesignWorkshop

To install DesignWorkshop from the distribution CD-ROM, copy the folder "DesignWorkshop®" to your hard disk by dragging it over.

To install QuickDraw 3D, open the folder "QuickDraw 3D 1.5.1" on the CD-ROM, and then the folder "QuickDraw 3D Install", and then double-click on the Installer application.

To install the complete 3D libraries, copy the folder "3D Libraries" from the CD-ROM to your hard disk by dragging it over. You may install all or part of the libraries as you wish.

System Requirements

DesignWorkshop is fully native for the Power Macintosh, and requires a Power Macintosh with QuickDraw 3D 1.5.1 or higher, and a minimum of 24MB of total RAM.

Memory Requirements

If your Macintosh has 32MB or less RAM, virtual memory should be turned on with a total memory setting of 33MB, using the Memory control panel. Note that the memory used by QuickDraw 3D (QD3D) is allocated to the System from the free memory when requested by DesignWorkshop. In other words, application memory and rendering memory are separate in DW 1.5, and giving too large a memory allocation to the application can cause QuickDraw 3D to run out of memory unneccesarily.

Contents -- DesignWorkshop


This is the DesignWorkshop software application, in final release form.

DW Release Notes

The release notes provide concise general introductory information, and other notes too recent to be included in the standard documentation.

Textures Folder

The "Textures" folder in the "DesignWorkshop®" folder includes the complete default textures set for DesignWorkshop. The CD-ROM distribution includes this, plus some alternate texture sets, plus samplers from texture publishers.

Eight of the texture PICT files in the default Textures folder are samples provided by Artbeats Software, Inc. (2611 S. Myrtle Road, Myrtle Creek, OR, 97457, 541-863-4429 voice, 541-863-4547 fax,

Listed with our name followed by the ArtBeats name, these are -- Brick-Norman-Brown (Norman 1/256.PICT), Fence-Wood-V-Dark (Weathered Wood 3/256.PICT), Floor-Parquet (Parquet b 256/24), Floor-Tile-Marble_Inlaid (D6 Emp C/Bot 1 256/24), Paper-Craft (Craft 256/24), Stone_Ven-Marble-Botticino (Botticino 1 a 256/24), Stone_Wall-Ashlar (Random Ashlar 2/256.PICT), Stucco-Troweled-White (Troweled/256.PICT).

Addtional texture samplers are provided in the "Textures Samplers" folder courtesy of ArtBeats Software, Inc. TOTO Computer Graphics, Inc., and the Morisada Kosho Company, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan. See ReadMe files in their folders for additional information.

3D Libraries with Materials

This distribution includes a substantially expanded set of 3D object libraries, with materials assigned, scaled in feet. The CD-ROM includes this set, plus additional sets including objects in metric dimensions, and objects without pre-assigned materials.

Sample Models

Maybeck Studio.dw -- A simple texture-mapped building model with interior, exterior, and lighting. The building is based on the personal studio of the craftsman-style architect Bernard Maybeck. DesignWorkshop Standard format.

Hatchback for Maybeck.3dmf -- This model of a late-model Volkswagen has been pre-positioned and saved in DesignWorkshop so you can merge it perfectly with the Maybeck Studio model using just the File menu Merge command. 3DMF format.

RGB Spotlights.dw -- This very simple model of three colored spotlights demonstrates real-time rendering of multiple lights with accurate color mixing. DesignWorkshop Standard format.


Online documentation in HTML format for use with the included HTML Viewer application, or with your favorite web browser.

QuickDraw 3D Software

The QuickDraw 3D installation will add the QuickDraw 3D system extensions to your Macintosh, and install a Simple Viewer application that will view 3DMF format model files from DesignWorkshop or any other QuickDraw 3D-compatible application.

QuickDraw 3D Sample Files

QuickDraw 3D Sample Files -- The QuickDraw 3D Accelerator software installation CD-ROM from Apple, available separately, includes additional texture files in PICT format, and 3D objects in 3DMF format.

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