Blender 2.79 new features: Add-ons for architecture

Do you use Blender Add-ons? I still find some users that only get a “pure” Blender experience with no Add-ons enabled because they simply don’t know they exist. No workflow will ever be the same after you discover an Add-on that can speed up everyday tasks like modeling or UV Mapping. In Blender 2.79 a […]

How to get any previous version of Blender?

The update cycle for Blender is close to four or five months, and before each update, we can expect some new features, resources, and other benefits. It is always nice to get a brand new version of the software you use the most. But, along with an update, you can also get some unexpected set […]

List of Blender fork projects

Do you know that Blender has lots of forks with derivate projects? Since Blender is open source, anyone with the will and knowledge can take the source code and create his version of the software. To make a fork from Blender, you have to follow some rules dictated by GPL, which says that you have […]

SoC 2017: Possible benefits for architectural artists

Have you ever heard of Google Summer of Code (SoC)? It is a project from Google that tries to improve open source tools like Blender, by sponsoring students, mostly from computer sciences, with free time during summer that want to add or improve features on those tools. Every year the organization responsible for the software, […]

How to setup grass for the BGE

Every time I start to show Blender for architects they become impressed with the possibilities the software offer. Not only it may become a powerful tool to create 3d models for architecture, but a full visualization suite with Cycles. With the advances in Cycles features and GPU support, we can also look to the Blender […]

Blender 2.78: Quick overview of features for architecture

In just a few days we will have a new version of Blender available, and you can expect a lot of new features and resources for architecture. They will come as better support for Cycles or new Add-ons that are “shipped” with Blender already. For those of you that didn’t take a few minutes to […]

Blender 2.75 released

After a long wait Blender 2.75 has finally been released! The new version of our beloved 3d software is available for download at this link. If you don’t know this address, it lists all Blender releases since the beginning, which is great for compatibility purposes. What are the highlights of Blender 2.75 for architecture visualization? […]

Architectural 3d print with Blender

As an architect working with projects on a daily basis we sometimes must work with both virtual and physical models of buildings. In Blender 3d architect I’m always showing examples of how Blender can help us to create virtual images and models for our projects. But, what if I told you that Blender can also […]