Modeling a building in 10 minutes using Blender, Urb, and IFC

When you have to start a modeling project for visualization in Blender, it is a process that can take a considerable amount of time, depending on the resources and references you have at the moment. Wouldn’t it be great to have a way to make a full building design in a couple of minutes? Better […]

CAD-like transforms: Snap system (updates)

One of the biggest complaints of artists migrating to Blender from other platforms like SketchUp is the snapping system. We hear a lot from those artists that, in the current state, the snapping system “doesn’t make sense” or “doesn’t work.” They are mostly referring to the Snap during transform tool, which you can enable with […]

How to set the radius for round shapes in Blender 2.8? (Spin)

Once you start working with Blender to create architectural models, you will quickly notice how fast you can create geometrical shapes with tools like the extrude. The extrude is an easy and powerful way of making 3D geometry for architecture, but it won’t give you all the shapes needed for a typical project. In some […]

Blender Add-ons: Bool Tool for architecture

What is the first thing you should do in any architectural visualization project? For most projects, you will probably begin with the modeling of the scene. There are several tools and options to create architectural models in Blender, and some of them are critical for any project. For instance, it is hard to imagine a […]

How to fix the edge length display in Blender 2.8?

One of the best ways to improve your architectural modeling skill is to master all tools related to precision modeling. Learn how to use the keyboard for numeric input and also enable the incredible useful edge length display. Eventually, you may start to see odd values for the edge length display in Blender. The primary […]

Blender 2.8: Using the Fillet from AutoCAD for modeling

When you migrate from other softwares to Blender, you might start to adapt your workflow. That happens a lot with artists coming from CAD tools, which will try to find similar tools in Blender. After the release of Blender 2.8, we are getting lots of messages from artists asking us about options in Blender that […]

Blender 2.8: Where is the Remove Doubles?

If you are starting to migrating from Blender 2.7x to the new Blender 2.8, you will feel that the core functionality of the software remains the same. But a lot of tools and options either disappeared or are in different locations. During the modeling stage of any project, you will often use an option in […]

Blender 2.8 CAD like features: TinyCAD

As a tool for modeling and making architectural design concepts, Blender has a lot to offer with the built-in options, but we can always expand it with the use of Add-ons. Some of the Add-ons for Blender will come pre-installed with the software, and you don’t have to make any additional downloads, and you should […]