Parametric modeling with Nodes for Blender: Sverchok Add-on

A popular tool among architects that can create complex parametric shapes of buildings is Grasshopper 3D that works with Rhinoceros 3D. The tool works like a visual programming tool and gives you a lot of freedom to make complex structures that would be time-consuming to make using a traditional extrude only approach. We eventually get […]

Topologise Add-on for quick building generation with Blender

A couple of days ago, we posted an article about an impressive collection of tools under development by Bruno Postle, which shows an impressive demo of the Urb framework to create a full building in 10 minutes with Blender. The process required only a polygon model with faces for the script to insert doors, windows, […]

Alpha Trees Add-on for mapped tree textures

How do you handle large vegetation landscapes for architectural exteriors? In Blender, we have several methods to create vegetation using tools like particles that can take one instance of an object and make hundreds of copies. Numerous Add-ons provide an easy and fast way to set up those copies with a few mouse clicks. A […]

PyClone and Home Builder: Parametric Asset Libraries in Blender 2.90

After a while working with architectural visualization projects, you probably will start to wonder about how useful a full parametric library of assets could be in your workflow. For most people, having to edit and change furniture elements is a time consuming and boring task. That is a reality when you must work on projects […]

How to import SketchUp (SKP) files to Blender 2.9?

Update: Get the importer for SketchUp 2022 files and Blender 3.x In many projects related to architectural visualization using Blender, you can have a starting point from a model received from a client in another software, such as SketchUp. It is quite common to get a SketchUp file from the client and get a request […]

Blender Collection Manager Add-on

Before we had the massive updates introduced with Blender 2.8 and their revamped user interface, an option from the interface where one of the only few choices to organize a scene, do you remember how layers worked? It was the only way to separate objects in “groups,” and during the transition to version 2.8, we […]

Scatter 3.0 with new UI and features: Add-ons for architecture

The tools available in Blender are already awesome to create architectural visualization, but for certain tasks, you might need additional help. With the use of Add-ons, you can extend Blender’s functionalities and do things that would take a long time with default tools. One of the most useful Add-ons for architecture received an update a […]

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