How to import SketchUp 2022 (SKP) files to Blender 3.0?

As part of any workflow related to architectural visualization using Blender, you eventually will have to import data to use either as a reference or develop new designs. The data could present itself in many formats in the architectural business, such as DWG (AutoCAD) or SKP (SketchUp). Both forms are not directly compatible with Blender, […]

Free book generator for Blender (Add-on)

Besides getting all of your architectural models in place for a render, it is common to spend some time adding small details and props to a scene. With furniture and other small objects, you can make the design easier to understand. Those objects help with the scale perception and reinforce your design. One of the […]

Mixing Add-ons for advanced effects (Grassblade and Scatter)

If you are serious about your visualization projects in Blender, I strongly recommend you to start investing in Add-ons that can give an edge in specific tasks. For instance, it is inevitable to need some vegetation models to populate a garden or landscape in exterior visualization projects. Can we create that with no Add-ons? Sure, […]

Creating a brick wall using Python

Even with very few articles discussing the use of Python for architectural visualization in Blender, we still think it is an unavailable option to increase productivity and find shortcuts for tedious modeling tasks. Would you like to see a great example of modeling using Python? The user, called Coen from the OSArch forums, posted a […]

Building generator with Geometry Nodes (Free Add-on)

One of the best new features of Blender 2.92 was the inclusion of Geometry Nodes, which gives us the ability to create 3D models using a full-procedural workflow. You can make all kinds of objects and assets to use in multiple projects. Some artists take this procedural generation to the next level with complex setups […]

G Scatter: Free scattering Add-on for Blender

Even with many powerful tools available by default in Blender, we might still need additional resources to speed up our workflow and achieve a level of productivity that would be hard to get without help. That type of help usually comes from Add-ons in Blender, and they range from free tools to premium solutions. You […]

Importing SketchUp files to Blender 2.93 (2021 SKP)

In Blender, we have a lot of options to create 3D models using powerful tools using either polygon or curve-based workflows. Even with all that flexibility, it is sometimes faster to import existing data to a project to save time. For instance, you might want to use furniture models from an online library or start […]

Homemaker updates (Gable roofs)

A promising tool under development for Blender is the incredible Homemaker from developer Bruno apostle. It started as a port from a framework running in both Perl and Python, which now is working with Python only. You can check more details about the project at this link. In a recent update shared in the developer […]

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