List of Add-ons for architectural visualization with Blender

The Blender core tools offer a wide range of options to create 3d models for architecture and render them in Cycles. But, if you want to go further or speed up your modeling, an Add-on might give you the tools you need to decrease production time. Add-ons in Blender works like a plugin, where you […]

Blender Grass Architecture

Grass for architecture in Blender

There are several ways to create grass in Blender for architectural visualization, from using simple textures to complex Add-ons. Using an Add-on will bring you a lot of advantages over textures like being a lot more realistic. That is hard to beat. Have you ever tried one of those Add-ons? In a past article, we […]

Precision modeling for architecture

Exact edit: Free Add-on for precision modeling

A critical aspect of architectural modeling is the control over dimensions or precision modeling. You must have a good amount of tools that allow you to set exact sizes to get an accurate 3d model. If you work with a model that doesn’t have, at least correct proportions, your renders will become useless. In Blender, […]

Free Python script to generate terrains

In landscaping architecture, you will often find two main challenges which are getting vegetation and creating a terrain. For vegetation, you can use one of the several libraries we share with our readers, but for terrain generation, you will have to choose among several alternatives. The vegetation layout will probably be a direct outcome of […]

Archipack Add-on for architectural modeling

Blender has an incredible ecosystem of Add-ons that allow users to create all kinds of tools and automation. Some of those Add-ons are a must have for architecture visualization artists. Recently, I found another one of those tools that you should take a look! The Archipack Add-on is an incredible collection of tools that will […]

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, […]