Using a geographical sun in Blender 2.5

In architectural visualization projects we often have to use a light that simulates the position of the sun, at a certain date or season. This is used to study the sunlight over a facade of a building during the year. In Blender 2.5 I still didn`t had any option to use a geographical sun to […]

Modeling stairs in Blender for architecture

From all of the possible parts of any architectural project that we have to model, I believe the creation of stairs is one of the most difficult, especially for new users. In my classes about modeling for architecture with Blender, I always ask my students to create stairs to improve their modeling skills. For those […]

Precision modeling techniques in Blender 2.5

In my previous post I mentioned an Add-on for Blender 2.5 that enable us to work with CAD like tools in Blender, working with the edge of 3d models. But, what about Blender native tools, can they handle precision modeling? For new users that want to work with Blender for architectural modeling, using the native […]

Edge Tools: CAD like Add-on for Blender 2.5

The use of CAD like tools in Blender has always been a request from most users that choose Blender as their main tool to create architectural models. In tools like SketchUp and even AutoCAD, we have several Add-ons that help us to use CAD like tools in Blender, and this morning I just remembered one […]

How to use IBL on Blender for lighting?

The use of IBL for architectural visualization is mostly related with external views, and furniture design, where we can add the model into a scene that looks like a studio setup to generate reflections. I still remember the days where we had to use external render engines to use HDRI in Blender, and most artists […]

House visualization with Blender and LuxRender

If you want to check out a great example of architectural visualization created with Blender and rendered with LuxRender, visit this thread at the LuxRender user forums. There you will see the work of an artist called camara, and the visualization of a project named House in Vilamar”. There are a lot of views of […]

Free SketchUp plugin Silhouette To Plane

I was working on a project last week, and I had a simple task at that time, and the objective was to create 2d orthogonal views from a 3d model. At first I thought it wouldn`t be that difficult, but soon I realize that it would be a very tedious task. The project had to […]

Modeling a bathroom in Blender 2.5

Here is another interesting tutorial I found this weekend about Blender for architecture. This time the objective of the tutorial is to create a bathroom in Blender, and for that the author uses the traditional polygon modeling approach in Blender. The tutorial is only about modeling, and even showing an image of the final result […]

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