Free low poly trees for architectural visualization

In every article that I have the opportunity to talk about trees and shrubs for architectural visualization, I always recommend the use of textures to simulate and populate a scene. They give great results without big loads on the scene performance. But, if you need geometry based trees to use on your projects, then the […]

Free library of textures for architecture

It is almost impossible to work on a 3d project without using any kind of bitmap-based textures. Most of us try to pick some textures on search engines like Google. But, did you know that not all images are allowed to use for commercial projects? You can’t simple pick a texture and use on a […]

Modeling with the Array Modifier in Blender 2.5

One of the things that I have learned in the past few years about architecture modeling is that we often use patterns to create geometry. Everywhere we look, there is some kind of pattern, and this is what makes tools such as the Array Modifier in Blender so important for architectural modeling. Have you ever […]

Motion trail: Changing the timing of animation at the 3D View

If your project deals with the production of animation for architecture, at some point you will have to make adjustments to the timing and overall placement of keyframes. The common place to do that is at the dope sheet of in the Graph Editor. But, with a new add-on developed by Bart Crouch, we will […]

Bridge and Loft for polygon modeling in Blender 2.5

Earlier this week I mentioned the update available for an add-on for Blender called Loop Tools, which was developed by Bart Crouch. This is an incredible and useful script for anyone working with polygon modeling in Blender. Right after getting my updated script, I started to browse the other Add-ons developed by Mr. Crouch and […]

Creating grass with particles in Blender 2.5

There are lots of different ways to create grass in Blender, with methods that use real geometry, displacement maps and particles. If you never tried to create grass in Blender, I found a tutorial that might help you out. An artist called Ben Amed posted on his blog a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup […]

Blender 2.5: Script Loop Tools updated

If you work a lot with 3d modeling and architectural modeling using Blender, probably you have a set of scripts to help you with some of the modeling common tasks. With the recent update in Blender from 2.49 to 2.5 a lot of useful scripts became outdated and need some work to be used with […]

How to create animations with SketchUp?

One of the biggest flaws of SketchUp is the lack of an animation system to add movement or transformation to objects. We can create some sort of animation with SketchUp, but it is a trick that only moves the view angle from different scenes. So, how can we create animations with SketchUp? There isn`t any […]