Converting 3ds Max files to Blender: Practical example

We often share links to furniture libraries or models that artists eventually post on their accounts at Behance or ArtStation. Before any link appears here in Blender 3D Architect, we make sure it is compatible with Blender. By compatible, we mean it is in a format that someone with Blender can easily import. Like a […]

molding profiles

Free molding profiles for architectural modeling

The molding profile is an essential aspect of any interior visualization projects, and in some cases is a direct choice from the customer. At some point during the modeling of an interior scene, you will have to connect walls and ceiling. And choose some proper molding profiles. Do you have any idea of options and […]

Blender 2.8: From layers to collections

A significant upgrade for Blender is coming in the next couple months, and that will introduce some great new features like Eevee. For artists currently working with Blender 2.7x, a few changes will affect your modeling workflow. One of those changes will be in the way you organize the scene, with a new tool replacing […]

Managing furniture

Managing Furniture copies in Blender

Aside from creating and dealing with furniture models in Blender, you will eventually want to create multiple copies of that same model. If that is a dining room, it might need four to a dozen chairs, depending on the size of your table. Is there a way to manage furniture duplicates in Blender? You won’t […]

3d cursor

3D Cursor: Your best friend in architectural modeling

For artists that are migrating to Blender from applications like 3ds Max and SketchUp, Blender might seem different. Some people will complain about the interface and the excessive use of keyboard shortcuts for everything. But, after a few weeks working with the software, most people will feel more productive and make 3d models faster with […]

How to import ASCII FBX files to Blender?

At some point during the development of a project you might find a 3D model that you would like to import to Blender, and that model could add up to your interior layout plan. But, once you get to the file you find out that it is only available as an FBX file. Since Blender […]

Free 3d pipe joints for technical modeling

A type of modeling that is not common for architectural visualization involves technical visualization. For projects dealing with industrial scenes, it may help the engineering team to explain, how they will place machinery at the project. For the times where you have to model and show an industrial project, it would be great to have […]

Cottage: Architectural modelling with Add-ons

The use of Add-ons for architectural modeling may give you an advantage in several areas, but will also make you dependent on that tool. In most cases, you should have a clear understanding of how to create geometry with no Add-on support. We do know some artists that don’t like the amount of geometry some […]