Parametric architecture with Geometry Nodes
The release of Geometry Nodes in Blender brought up an infinite range of possibilities to create parametric controls for models, and it can benefit a lot of architectural visualization artists. From a simple object like a door to something more complex as railings. If you can put the right Nodes to work, it can achieve incredible results.
Here is an example of that from Bagattini Antoine, the author of the BagaPie Add-on. The example shows a parametric control for railings in Blender.
This will be part of a future update of BagaPie, and it is currently a work in progress. As you can see from the video example, we already have some impressive results with dozens of controls.
You can download BagaPie for free at this link.
Using Blender for architecture
Do you want to use Blender for architecture or render your projects using Cycles or Eevee? We have three books available that could help you!
They cover the use of Blender for producing architectural content and also all information you need to render projects in real-time:
- Blender 2.9 for architecture: Modeling and rendering with Eevee and Cycles
- Blender 2.8 parametric modeling: Drivers, Custom Properties, and Shape Keys for 3D modeling
- Blender 3.0: The beginner's guide
- Blender 2.8 for technical drawing
- Blender Eevee: The guide to real-time rendering with Blender 2.8
You can get them in both digital and paperback formats. By ordering those books, you will not only improve your skills with Blender for architecture but also support Blender 3D Architect.