Image Armada is a free 3D gallery exhibition creator which has been around for quite some time now. With it you can create actual galleries where your digital art can be shown on the walls of very realistically looking galleries through which you can even take a stroll. Application comes in two parts, you have the builder app where galleries are created, and a viewer app which will be able to run the created galleries.
On the image above you can see a gallery created with Image Armada. You can walk through them like you would be walking through a actual gallery, think of it as a first person shooter game, only here you are looking art on the walls of a gallery, instead of shooting aliens. Some of the more interesting features that Image Armada has would be:
- Changeable galleries – choose from several different settings
- Gallery furnishing – select if and which furniture you’d like to see in your gallery
- Selection of several different artwork frames
- Adjustable lighting inside the galleries
Free version of Image Armada has a few limitations though, major one would be that you can only have 10 artworks or images posted inside an exhibition. In the paid version you can also do other cool things, like for example add music to exhibitions, and also add your own furniture models. If you’re not too demanding free version of Image Armada should be more than enough for you.
How to create 3D gallery exhibitions with Image Armada
Download and installation of Image Armada is fairly simple, the only thing that you need to make sure is that the computer where you plan on using it has good graphics installed, basically if your computer can run Windows 7, it’ll be able to run Image Armada. Majority of computers will be able to create Image Armada, only those who have over 5 years of age will have problems.
To create galleries like the one that you can see on the image above there are several elements that you need to focus on when you open up Image Armada gallery builder.
- Gallery selection
- Artwork Frame selection
- Lighting settings
- Gallery decoration – furniture
You’ll have to import photos and artwork that you would like to see in Image Armada, after which you’ll have to go through all of the above mentioned steps. If the default gallery selection that Image Armada has isn’t enough for you, then you can download additional ones from the main website, furniture also. Once you’re finished setting up the gallery, you can export it to a CD together with the view app or you can create a gallery which can be opened inside a browser, without the viewer app, and that’s it.
Image Armada is a brilliant way of how you can display your artwork, without having to know programming or 3D modeling. In a few mouse clicks you’re gonna have a fully functional gallery. You can import vacation photos inside Image Armada and have fun looking at them there. Application is free, download it and see how much fun you can have with it.