Bfoartists Update 0.94: Matching Blender 2.79

A 3D software that appeared here in Blender 3D Architect as part of a list of derivates from Blender just got an upgrade. I’m talking about bfoartists! The new basis for the tool is Blender 2.79 with all the new features and updates! Artists using Bfoartists will be able to use filmic, Denoising, Improved OpenCL […]

Blender 2.79 released

After a period of testing and bug hunting, we finally have the final and stable version of Blender 2.79 available to download. You can grab your copy at this link. In recent years this release may be the most significant update to architectural visualization artists, after the Cycles first appearance back in version 2.61. Why […]

Blender 2.79 Release Candidate 1 available

If you are following the series of articles about the upcoming Blender 2.79, you probably are anxious about the new features. Some artists are even calling them as “magic” features. Until a few days ago only test builds from Blender 2.79 were available, and now you can download the very first release candidate! To download […]

Blender 2.79 new features: Filmic!

In the next few weeks, Blender will receive an update that will bring lots of new features. Among those features, you will find one that is shocking architectural visualization artists! I’m talking about Filmic. What is Filmic? In summary, it is a new profile to manage colors in Blender that will dramatically boost dynamic range. […]

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, […]