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 […]

Blender particles for trees distribution

On several occasions, we do share with our readers some interesting resources related to trees, people or some other assets that you can use in architectural visualization projects. Some of those projects will require you to a basically knowledge of Blender to properly use them efficiently. For instance, if you have a tree model or […]

Simple vegetation maps and models for architecture

The benefits of using low poly assets for architectural visualization are directly related to projects aimed at real-time 3D. In these days where people are not satisfied anymore with static images and non-interactive multimedia, we must change the way architectural visualization is born. And to change that you probably will invest on real-time visualization using […]

Urban environments in Blender

The scales involved in a regular project for architecture hardly goes beyond a skyscraper or something like a shopping mall. But, at some point, you may have to extrapolate that and move to something like a full city. In that case, you probably will need some tool or resource to speed up the modeling of […]

From SketchUp to Blender

Nowadays a lot of artists are looking to Blender capabilities and trying to find some use for some of their best features. And one of those highlights is undoubtedly Blender Cycles. Among those artists, you will find some SketchUp users willing to get a better render from their architectural projects. What is the best way […]

Architectural modeling for games

The market for architectural visualization artists has gained a new field in the past months with the extensive use of 3d models for games. All those 3d games must have scenarios, and this means buildings. Have you ever imagine yourself working in the games industry? If you want to take a look at how architectural […]