Bibliolab with Blender and Revit

What is the best way to make a project presentation to explain most aspects of a design? In most cases, you can place a camera in a key location in Blender and hit F12 to start rendering. It gives us a realistic visualization of an architectural design. What if we want to display renders and […]

12 Free Wicker materials for Blender

A few materials we find in public libraries might not catch our attention because we usually don’t use them for architectural surfaces, which is the case for the latest update from AmbientCG. They added a collection of 12 Wicker materials to their library, and you can download those surfaces for your projects alongside hundreds of […]

IFC.js viewer using Reactor

Since we started publishing articles and news related to Blender and architectural visualization in 2008, we saw it shift from a pure visualization tool for marketing purposes to a tool that can help us with the design. You can either use Blender to create technical drawings with a combination of FreeStyle and Inkscape to develop […]

BlenderBIM with support for Mac M1

After a successful crowdfunding campaign organized by Thomas Krijnen, we now have a dedicated build server to create versions of BlenderBIM, IfcConvert, and IfcGeomServer for Apple Silicon. If you visit the latest releases of IfcOpenShell on Github, we have separate builds for BlenderBIM with Mac M1 support. This is important to make all those tools […]

Architectural scales with Inkscape – B3DA Pro tutorial

The easiest way to start using open source in architectural designs is by saving your projects using open standards. Whenever you have an architectural project, keep those files in formats like SVG, IFC, or anyone open and easily accessible. Since those are text files, you can open them anywhere and even extract data from them […]

12 Free Wicker PBR textures for furniture models

From all the existing online libraries offering free PBR materials in the public domain, I prefer Ambient CG. The reason to pick Ambient CG is simple and unlike many libraries that rarely get new textures or resources, we keep getting the latest updates often. Whenever that happens, I share those textures here for you to […]

Kołobrzeg – Residential Complex with E-Cycles (Poland)

As you probably know from the articles I often post here in Blender 3D Architect, I’m always looking for projects outside the residential space. This is one of the most common subjects for visualization projects developed with Blender. Today I have a residential project created with Blender, but it goes further in scale and quality. […]

Blender as a design tool for a small unit

I often post examples of high-profile projects using Blender to create marketing materials for spaces like penthouses and entire commercial buildings. Despite all of those examples, one of the benefits of having a tool like Blender accessible to anyone with a computer is the option to enable quick project layouts. No matter if you have […]

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