New Complete LandDesigner 3D Design Collection

 

SPRING
ISN’T SPRUNG YET, BUT SIERRAHOME OFFERS THE SOFTWARE TO USHER IN THE SEASON

 

Complete
LandDesigner 3D Design Collection provides gardeners with the tools to plan
and visualize gardening projects on the home computer.

 

BELLEVUE,
Wash. (February 15, 2001) — Perhaps no one anticipates the coming of spring
more than garden enthusiasts, and this year Complete LandDesigner(r) 3D Design
Collection from SierraHome(tm) will make sure they’re prepared to take on the
outdoor projects they’ve always dreamed of. Whether users wish to create a
whole new landscape, add a flowerbed of perennials, plant a border along a
bare fence, or start a container garden on a new deck, Complete LandDesigner
is an essential design and reference tool for any job.

 

"With
gardening as one of the most popular hobbies in America, and more than 57
million American households owning home computers*, Complete LandDesigner is a
natural fit for people interested in tackling garden and landscape projects
large or small," says Bob Brennecke, brand manager for SierraHome.
"Considering the breadth of functionality and inspirational content that
it offers, this software is the smartest investment any garden enthusiast can
make."

 

PROGRAM
FEATURES Whether looking for the tools for design, or simply the inspiration
to get started, Complete LandDesigner delivers with eight useful programs and
contains brand new objects, textures, sample gardens, landscapes, container
gardens and an upgraded shopping list. When creating a 3D landscape, users may
choose from more than 6,500 plants and objects to insert into their design,
customize ground slope to match their property, witness the change in foliage
throughout the seasons, observe where shadows will be cast throughout the day,
and even view plant growth over time. Other tools contained in the program
educate gardeners on how to prevent plant disease, allow them to research more
than 3,000 plants to choose the perfect flower for their needs, and help them
build a deck.

 

Complete
LandDesigner offers many other features, with easy instructional videos for
every step of the way. Gardeners can take a realistic 3D walking tour of their
landscape, and even record these 3D walkthroughs to play back later or share
with other LandDesigner users. To help gardeners stay on budget, the software
enables them to create shopping lists and track costs along the way. If users
are having trouble getting started, they can always browse through the
extensive sample gardens in the Designer Garden Library, or select from a
range of seasonal gardens and gardens designed for their individual regions.

 

No
other gardening suite combines project-based landscaping, garden research and
deck design software. The programs that make up the collection, including
LandDesigner 3D, Photo Garden Designer, Garden Encyclopedia, Ortho(r) Problem
Solver, 3D Deck, Personal Garden Planner, Designer Gardens Library, and
Landscape Design Guide, all work together to provide a comprehensive solution
to every gardener’s needs. Whether walking through a custom 3D landscape, or
designing a yard around a scanned photo of his/her own house, garden
enthusiasts will have fun drafting personalized expert designs.

 

‘BACKSTAGE
AT THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW’ SWEEPSTAKES In addition to the release of Complete
LandDesigner this spring, SierraHome is sponsoring a sweepstakes in which one
winner and a guest will travel to London for an exclusive tour of the world
famous Chelsea Flower Show. The winners will be escorted by expert garden and
landscape artist Ian Taylor, and will tour the show before it opens to the
public. Participants can visit www.gardening.com for details and registration
after February 15. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

PRICING,
AVAILABILITY AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Complete LandDesigner 3D Design
Collection is available on CD-ROM for Windows(r) 95/98/NT/2000 at an estimated
street price of $69.95. Complete LandDesigner 3D Design Collection is
available at local software retailers, online at www.sierrahome.com, or by
calling 800-757-7707. The program runs on Pentium(r) 166 or higher processor
with 32 MB RAM and 60 MB free hard disk space.

 

Complete
LandDesigner 3D Design Collection is part of SierraHome, Sierra’s home
productivity division. SierraHome, one of the most diverse publishers of home
productivity software titles in the industry, publishes top-selling product
lines in categories including home publishing, genealogy, cooking, gardening,
home design, digital imaging, and personal improvement.

 

Sierra
On-Line, Inc. (http://www.sierra.com/) is one of the original developers and
largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity
software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global leader in
interactive content, and is one of the world’s largest publishers of
education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions,
Blizzard Entertainment(r), Coktel, Knowledge Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and
Flipside.com(tm) are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award
winning titles. Havas Interactive has operations in the US and in Europe and
is a subsidiary of Havas, the publishing and information division of Vivendi,
a world leader in mass-market multimedia communications.

 

*Statistic
from the July 2000 Homefront Study.

 

Ortho
is a registered trademark of The Scotts Company.

 

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