Archipack Add-on for architectural modeling
Blender has an incredible ecosystem of Add-ons that allow users to create all kinds of tools and automation. Some of those Add-ons are a must have for architecture visualization artists. Recently, I found another one of those tools that you should take a look!
The Archipack Add-on is an incredible collection of tools that will allow any architectural visualization artist using Blender, to create architectural elements quickly. One of the features that I like the most on the Add-on is the “drag and drop.” It is a project from Stephen Leger and is available for free.
You can create elements like walls, windows, and doors. By using only the mouse and some indications from the Add-on interface, you can resize, rotate and change all elements using simple interactions.
Here is a quick preview of the Add-on:
It takes some time to get used to the interaction controls, but once you understand the nature of all controls and handles, architectural modeling will become quite comfortable.
The Add-on won't create all types of basic primitives for architecture, but it works with some of the most common. It is a great starting point for any architectural visualization project. After you have all walls set, it will be just a matter of refining the model.
You can download the Archipack from this link.
If you are one of the students of our course about architectural modeling with Blender, a brand new lesson (Lesson 08) is available! I did a detailed explanation of how Archipack works on lesson 8. That is a free update.
Do you want to create your parametrical models? You can learn how to make them on the course about parametric modeling for architecture with Blender.
With the same theme, there are today this article, very useful for architects:
Patrick Depoix (alias Spirou4D-Blenderfun)
link is down 🙁
Just did a quick test, it is working for me.
now working… fantastic addon 🙂