If you are using Galaincha V.4.4, please refer to the older article.
Launchpad features the tools and technologies that we are working on at Alternative Technology and makes them available to you before they are fully mature.
- Folded and Perspective views are now under Photographic Views menu (CarpeTools > Photographic Views)
- Staircase views are now a part of Room View (CarpeTools > Room View)
- Presentation Templates in Launchpad have been renamed to 'Catalog Layouts'
Note: Featured tools in Launchpad may be integrated into Galaincha in a future update, but they are not currently a part of Galaincha.
Launchpad contains the following tools:
- Shaggy Rendering
- Photographic Views
- Catalog Layouts
- Smart room that changes colors to match the rug
- Mystic room that allows you to add/remove furniture
- Panoramic Room
- My Room
- Online Rooms
- Online Colors
- Deep Zoom
(Launchpad > Shaggy Rendering)
Shaggy Rendering renders your design in Shaggy texture.
You can create different variations of the Shaggy rendering and save the it as a JPG or PNG.
Folded View with Camera Blur
(Launchpad > Photographic Views > Folded View with Camera Blur)
The first folded view lets you render your rug with a photographic depth blur.
Folded Back View
(Launchpad > Photographic Views > Folded Back View)
The Folded Back View renders the rug in a playful setting with a corner folded over to show the back texture of the rug.
Interactive Perspective View
(Launchpad > Photographic Views > Interactive Perspective View)
Lay the rug in a flat perspective view for a closer look at the design, textures and the construction. Drag around the floor to view the desired portion of the rug.
Catalog Layouts (Previously Presentation Template)
(Launchpad > Catalog Layouts)
You can create print-ready layouts for your designs using our templates with design and room illustration in a single page. In the future update, you will be allowed to request custom templates with your own branding and layout.
Note: To use your own logos in Catalog Layouts, please email us your logo (recommended size: 425px X 100px), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Launchpad > Smart Room)
In Smart rooms, elements of the room change their color to match the rug in the room. The color chosen is usually the accent color of the design. In this example, the Sofa color changes to black to match the circular motifs of the rug.
(Launchpad > Mystic Room)
Mystic Room allows you to remove or add furniture inside the room by clicking on them. Additionally, you can switch between Day/Night time.
To bring back the removed furniture, click where the furniture was.
Change the time of the room by clicking on the sun or moon icon (day/night) on the top right.
(Launchpad > Panoramic Room)
In Panoramic rooms, you can switch to a different view of the illustrated room or view the rug in the room in 360° VR in real scale. Click the Eye icon to view the rug from that point.
Similar to Mystic room, you can switch between Day/Cloudy/Night time setting in this room.
Click on VR button to view the room as 360° VR.
To view the room in your mobile device, click on the Share button. A QR code will be generated shortly, make sure that you are connected to the internet.
Scan the QR code using your phone and open the link in the browser.
Your VR experience will soon be loaded up.
Here are two different saved shots of the same room.
My Room is a feature powered by exploRUG that lets you lay rugs on the floor of any room photo, underneath furniture.
Learn more about it in this tutorial
(Note: My Room experience may differ a little from exploRUG.)
(Launchpad > Online Rooms)
Online Rooms lists rooms from our online library. You can download new rooms from here as we add them and view them.
(Launchpad > Online Colors)
Online Colors lists color sets from our online library. You can download new color sets from here as we add them.
(Launchpad > Deep Zoom)
Deep Zoom lets you visualize your design in the finest detailed textures. And as the name suggests, you can zoom into the rendering to look at in photographic detail. The line count in Photographic rendering matches that of the rug in real life.
You can use the slider to zoom in and out or use your mouse scroll wheel. Save the rendered visualization by clicking the Save button on the bottom right.
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