Free Geometry Nodes to create procedural stairs

If you have any plans to work with procedural modeling in Blender, using Geometry Nodes is by far the best and easiest solution to create those models. With Geometry Nodes, you have endless possibilities to create all kinds of models, and it includes some valuable options for architecture. For instance, you can develop stairs models […]

Plasticity: Open-source NURBS modeler

The primary technique used to create architectural models is subdivision or polygon modeling because it fits better with the shapes we have to make. However, if you change the subject and go to furniture modeling, you might find specific models that demand more control over smooth shapes. For those cases, a NURBS modeler is the […]

Sunshine canyon house (SketchUp and Blender)

In the past few weeks, I posted the importance of having access to SketchUp files in Blender in many locations. You can use those as a starting point for a visualization project and also import assets received from a client to use in a scene. With that in mind, I even updated the guide on […]

Architectural interior with Blender and Nuke

Depending on the project and goals for your presentation, using Blender alone might not give you the best final result, and other tools could provide faster solutions. Many artists like to use Affinity Photo for their post-production needs, which includes color correction. An artist called Jonathan_TRG posted in the Blenderartists forums an unusual workflow for […]

Forest retreat with Blender and E-Cycles

A personal exercise is an incredible way of developing your architectural visualizations skills. I’m not tired of looking at some high-profile artists sharing experiments with Blender between commissioned work. It is like an athlete that keeps training between competitions, and with digital art, it is no different. Here is another example of an artist that […]

How to import SketchUp 2022 (SKP) files to Blender 3.0?

As part of any workflow related to architectural visualization using Blender, you eventually will have to import data to use either as a reference or develop new designs. The data could present itself in many formats in the architectural business, such as DWG (AutoCAD) or SKP (SketchUp). Both forms are not directly compatible with Blender, […]

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