PyClone and Home Builder 2.92 released
The use of Add-ons is a powerful way of expanding the tools and capabilities of Blender, and there is a vast list of options to help you in many different tasks. However, depending on the type of changes you need to make in Blender, an Add-on might not be enough. In some cases, you need a custom Blender build to include all required changes for a tool.
One of those custom builds for Blender is the PyClone, which includes the incredible Home Builder. What can you do with that build? With PyClone, you have an exclusive set of tools to add and create quick designs related to furniture. The options available in PyClone are particularly useful in kitchen cabinet design.
A couple of days ago, the developer of PyClone (Andrew Peel) published an update to PyClone and made it compatible with Blender 2.92.
You can download the build from this link. You can download the build for free. At the moment, he is only offering a Windows version of PyClone.
If you don’t remember Andrew Peel, he was part of the team responsible for an old Add-on for Blender 2.7x called Fluid Designer. We even interviewed him about his work on this project a few years ago.
For those looking to create parametric controls for furniture and objects in Blender from scratch, we have a book that explains the entire process.
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.