Scatter 5 Open beta (Free download)
If you work with architectural visualization and Blender, you need a set of tools or Add-ons to help you create and manage elements like vegetation and grass. You can try to create that using default tools of Blender, like particles, but I can assure you that with a nice Add-on, you can save a lot of time and get much better results. One of the top options to create vegetation in Blender is Scatter, and it is currently in version 4.
A great tool nonetheless for anyone looking to level up their renders with exteriors in mind.
What if I told you that you can download and try the next evolution of Scatter for free?
The developer behind Scatter announced a couple of days ago an open beta for Scatter 5. You can download and test it yourself from this link.
It is hosted at the moment in a shared folder from Google Drive. You can download and install Scatter 5 Beta to taste what it can do and contribute to the development of version 5. On the same page, you find an incredible list with all new features and updates.
Any purchase of Scatter 4 will give you a free update later to the stable release of version 5. Remember, it is a beta version of Scatter, which most likely will give you potential bugs and small errors. I do not recommend using it for production or commissioned work.
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.