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 […]

Technical drawings for furniture modeling in Blender

To further develop your skills in furniture modeling you must start to put them in practice as much as you can. But, to create accurate furniture models, you have to use some reference to build realistic models. And there is no better reference for modeling than a technical drawing. How to find good references for […]

How to fix bad furniture meshes for architectural visualization?

Working with architectural visualization will make you eventually use, at some point, furniture models from libraries you didn’t create. That is no problem at all with that approach. The main problem with that solution is that you will end up having to convert between file formats and getting edit materials and textures. If you have […]

Terrain and topographical analysis with Blender

The use of Blender as a tool for architectural visualization may fulfill several different types of stages of a project. From an artist point of view, you will find interior visualization and realistic renders to be one of the most common outputs. If you work with architecture development, you probably know that a visualization like […]

Free rooftop assets for architecture

One of the areas of a building that hardly appear on any architectural visualization project is the top. Since most cameras will stay at the ground level, we won’t see any details above that line of sight. But, when you have to create a birds eye render of a building or urban space, inevitably some […]

Parametric modeling with Blender?

The use of parametric modeling tools to create architectural models is something that lots of artists miss in Blender. When you have controls that enable you to make adjustments based on semantics and not abstract dimensions, all the modeling process becomes faster. But, what is parametrical modeling? The best way to explain parametrical modeling is […]

Meshlab: Editing triangular meshes for architecture

From all the resources that we usually share here in Blender 3D Architect with our readers, a lot of those files will be furniture. Either from articles or the newsletter at some point, you will download files that will end up in Blender. When you get native Blender files, it is great! But, sometimes you […]