IFC.js adds OBJ export support to send projects to Blender

One of the dreams of many professionals working in the architectural visualization business is the possibility of having a full web-based workflow. Unlike many professionals that can easily have all their tools in the cloud, we still need powerful workstations to create 3D models and render. Some projects are trying to send tools and resources […]

OSArch example files repository

A great way to learn is to open an example file of an existing project and take a peek inside to see how the author solved many potential problems. You can look at the 3d models and see how materials and other aspects of the file work. It is an invaluable resource. That is one […]

Procedural building generation with Blender

An upcoming update to Blender will open a lot of new modeling projects based on procedural controls with the Geometry Nodes editor. With this new editor, you will be able to control and create dozens of new shapes using nodes as if you were creating materials or editing PBR textures. The concept might be difficult […]

Free converter of IFC files to JavaScript (IFC.js)

Besides getting a real 3D object on the web, you can quickly jump from a simple 3D model to interactive presentations and step into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. One of the critical components of this technology is the incredible Three.js framework, a foundation for a lot of 3D web-based content. For instance, if you […]

Free architectural design created with FreeCAD

In case you are looking to start using other options to develop your architectural designs like FreeCAD, a sample project would help you understand the workflow and possibilities of such a tool. Do you want to download a full architectural design created in FreeCAD? Here is a project from a user called rmavrichev, which posted […]

BlenderBIM and IFC Clash detection for architecture (Tutorial)

From all the current projects under development in Blender that has a goal of improving architectural design, the BlenderBIM is by far one of the most promising Add-ons. It receives frequent updates and can turn Blender into a real option to develop architectural projects using modern BIM standards. If you want to take a look […]

VI-Suite 0.6 for Blender now has an updated manual (PDF)

In the past couple of weeks, we published some exciting news for people trying to use Blender to develop sustainable architectural designs. There are currently two projects that will push Blender to become a reference in such projects. The first one is an Add-in that integrates Ladybug tools to Blender using the Sverchok Nodes. Another […]