Importing furniture models from SketchUp to Blender

Here in Blender 3D Architect, we are always looking for ways to expand our potential resources for architectural visualization. As part of that expansion, we have to look to other tools widely used for architectural modeling. There is one source of 3d models that could provide you with a vast collection of additional furniture models […]

Python for digital artists

Most digital artists have a list of skills that they would love to improve or develop over time. But, there is one particular type that will make gaze upon a monitor and wonder how to get started. I’m talking about scripting. I do know that a significant amount of 3d artists and readers from Blender […]

CutAway Shader: Add-on for section cuts

For architectural visualization presentations, you probably found some projects that required more than a view from the interior of the scene. For instance, a section cut of the project showing the floor plan in perspective or the vertical structure of a building. In Blender, we can use several techniques to create section cuts from models, […]

JARCH Vis: Addon for architectural modeling in Blender

The tools available in Blender to create 3d models for architecture are more than enough to work right out of the box, and get your visualization projects on the way. But, we can always improve the workflow by using some amazing Addons for architectural modeling. And Blender has an amazing ecosystem of developers and Addons […]

Add-on for architectural modeling in Blender: Edge Tools

The use of Add-ons with Blender is a powerful way to improve even more the already nice tools for 3d modeling available with Blender. But, there are some of those add-ons that I do consider a must have for anyone working with architectural modeling. For instance, one of my favorite add-ons is the Edge Tools. […]

Sun position addon for architectural visualization with Blender

The sun position is really important for architecture, and all projects should take in consideration how it interacts with the sunlight along the seasons to balance temperature variations. And since this is quite important, sometimes a visualization project may require the production of an animation showing how the sunlight interacts with the project. How to […]

Dimension lines for Blender with the caliper Add-on

What if I told you that it is possible to add dimension lines in Blender? This is possible again to work with dimension lines with Blender, because one of my favorite Add-ons from the old days for Blender 2.49 is back to version 2.6. The caliper script is a really nice add-on developed by an […]