Scatter 3.0 with new UI and features: Add-ons for architecture
The tools available in Blender are already awesome to create architectural visualization, but for certain tasks, you might need additional help. With the use of Add-ons, you can extend Blender’s functionalities and do things that would take a long time with default tools. One of the most useful Add-ons for architecture received an update a couple of weeks ago.
Do you now the Scatter Add-on? That is a must-have tool for exterior rendering in architecture because it can help with the creation of grass, vegetation, and object distribution.
You can now get Scatter version 3 with an improved user interface and some clever new options like:
- Lodify: It creates meshes with high-density near your camera and lowers the quality of copies far away.
- One-click Ecosystem: Use presets to make grass and fill surfaces with vegetation.
- Masks: Plenty of options based on masks to distribute copies like slope marks to reorient copies made with Scatter.
Among the new features of Scatter, you find one that anyone can use, even if you don’t own Scatter. A new reference website with dozens of examples and documentation.
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 2.8 for architecture: Modeling and rendering with Eevee and Cycles
- Blender 2.8 parametric modeling: Drivers, Custom Properties, and Shape Keys for 3D modeling
- Blender 2.9: 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.