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 […]

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 […]