Lotus Temple in New Delhi with Blender and Sverchok (Demo)
A couple of days ago, we posted an article about an impressive tool for Blender called Svershock that includes visual programming options to make parametrical models. At the time, it might not become clear the benefits of using such an option to make architectural models in Blender. If you want to see an example, here is a quick demo of a model created by 3D Artist Erindale Woodford.
The artist tries to recreate the famous Lotus Temple in New Delhi using parametrical controls.
It is a simple example of how you can start making complex shapes for architectural projects using Sverchok with Blender. For those familiar with parametrical modeling tools related to architecture, we can easily say that Sverchok is the equivalent of Grasshopper 3D for Blender.
Of course, a major difference is that Sverchok is free and open-source.
How to get the Add-on? Here is the page where you can download Sverchok for Blender.
Using Blender for architecture
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