Differences between old & new editor

For some time we have a new version of the editor and over the past year we have further fine-tuned this new editor to do all the things the old Roomstyler editor is doing and much more.

So what are the main differences between the old and the new Roomstyler editor?

Some things are in a different place or work just a bit different. On this page we’ll guide you through the biggest differences.

Creating a room

Ready made room shapes in the new editor are available in the intro wizard.

In the old editor you can draw wall by wall, just as in the new editor. The buttons are located differently.

In the new editor you can draw a room with 2 clicks. It’s easier to split walls and reconnect walls, and there are more options for adjusting the wall height and wall thickness. Walls and rooms can be given a slope by adjusting the height of wall corners.

Gardens, higher floors, lower ceilings, roofs, etc.

Do you need a higher floor, a floor on a different level or a lower ceiling?

Instead of searching the library for the right objects, just draw a surface in your desired shape, height and give it any material you want.

Also a very useful tool for creating surfaces without walls, for landscaping and garden design.

Doors and windows

These can be found here. There are more variants and these are also easier to resize.

Tip: For rounded windows you create a round hole in the wall, and the Architecture section in our library has several round window options.

To edit the properties of a door or window, either doubleclick the items or select the settings

Camera view

In the old editor the room preview is on by default. In the new editor they look a bit different, but there is more variety in the camera angle..

You can even go to the 3D view to add multiple cameras and edit objects in 3D.

From this view you can

-Add a scenery image

-Change your light settings

-Change the sun direction

-Edit furniture in 3D

Export a 3D photo

Finding Furniture

The new editor has the same library as the old editor, but with some improved filters and search options.* This is where you can find the various sections. Interesting additions are our option to create a list of favorites and filter on brands. Clicking on an item lets you change it’s color or choose a material variation, and also provides a list of similar products.

*keep in mind that for sponsored contests there can be a limited set of items specific to the sponsor

Architectural elements

Staircases, fireplaces, pillars, beams, balconies all can be found in the object library in various subcategories. In contrast to the old editor, in the new editor most objects can be resized.

Applying materials to walls and floors

You can apply materials and even custom images to walls in the wall view. Click on a wall, pick a side in the sidebar and apply a color or material. Choose the frontview to upload a custom image to use as wall pattern or artwork.

Materials and colors

Below is the color and materials library. Just drag and drop a material from the sidebar on top of your surface

Creating a 3D photo

In the new editor you can create a 3D photo from a camera using the buttons displayed below.

The image will appear in your dashboard. In your dashboard projects tab, search for the sponsored project from which you can submit your export to the contest.

23 Replies to “Differences between old & new editor”

  1. How do you colour all the walls at once in the new editor ? It is slow and frustrating to have to do each wall separately. Also it is very slow to action and colour the walls.

      1. Hi Shelly, you actually can colour all walls in a room at once, but it’s a bit hidden. While you drag a colour or material from the sidebar, hold SHIFT key and drop it in the room. Then the floor won’t colour but the surrounding walls will.

  2. How do you flip furniture or add furniture to the library? For example, I am looking to add a Svärta Full/Double Size Loft Bed (previously version was the Tromsö) with the ladder on the left. All Tromsö I find in the current library are single and the ladder is on the right.

    1. Hi Tamsyn,

      You can flip furniture in the editor, no problem.
      Click the item, in the sidebar the forth icon from left is to flip the direction.

  3. @ancha I assume you mean for the contest, yes you can! Feel free to make any room size or shape with whatever doors & windows you want to use

  4. I really dislike the new version. Every movement or change i make it doesnt go smoothly and the placement of the camera is so unhandy.

    1. Hello Mohammed, I am sorry to hear you feel that way. In our 2D mode you do have the option to show camera placement for all cameras. You can find this option on the topright optionsmenu.

  5. How do I access the new 3-d editor? When I go to create a new room, it’s still just opening the old editor for me. I even cleared my cache, but still the old editor.

    1. Hello Alix, have you linked your roomstyler account to your floorplanner account yet by clicking the try new dashboard button?

    1. If you go to roomstyler.com and click on “tools” you can then click on 3Droomplanner to get to the old editor or you can click on the try new dashboard to load the new dashboard and editor.

      1. I can’t access the new editor. I’ve tried the steps you wrote, but in the dropdown menu that appears after clicking ‘tools’ the only options are 3D roomplanner or moodboard creator. Clicking on 3D roomplanner just opens the old editor with no option I can find to use the new editor. I’ve tried multiple browsers with no success.

  6. I can not set de lighting for in- en outdoor separately.
    And now my design has the size of 1 cm. (2d) and in 3d I see only the image I uploaded. Something went wrong I guess 😉

  7. I just discovered the following, thats caused my problems:

    It looks to me that I have 2 accounts.
    One is called Jaline64, in which I become when I select ‘new dashboard’ via Roomstyler.com. If I want to make a new project in this account I have to fill in a form and select: ‘start project’. When I do that, I become in the other account called J.

    And there is another account that’s called ‘J’ in which I become when I surch in Google for floorplanner.com.

    It looks to me that Jaline64 is the right one, but I don’t onderstand what’s happened, and how I can make it right.

    In both accounts are different numbers of projects, ánd different project at all.

    Can you help me out please. I like the new dashboard very much, but it has become inpossible to enjoy making designs.
    It’s difficult to explain, because I myself get confused by it, ánd I have to explain in English, in stead in Dutch.

    I am sorry for my confusing posts, it almost looks like spamming.

    Greetings Jacoline (Jaline64, as my account in the old dashboard is called.)

  8. Hi!

    I don’t get how to make my design look real, it’s a little blurry when i save it but when I look at other designs that other people have made they look realistic.

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