SketchUp-photomatch

Match photo tutorial with SketchUp for architecture

One of the features of SketchUp that I really like for architectural visualization is the Match photo tool. With this tool we can align the perspective of any photo to the axis of the SketchUp viewport. This allows us to create an architectural model based on a real building, using a photo as reference. If […]

Free download of an architectural scene in Blender 2.5

The process of learning tutorials and guides to learn how to model for architectural visualization may not be the best option for everyone all the time. At some point it is interesting to compare your work with other artists, and see how other people solve some of the problems related to architectural modeling. Below you […]

Free tutorials about Revit for Architecture

A lot of my students still rely on CAD tools like AutoCAD to develop their projects. And it is not only with students, but architects that started to work with CAD tools on the early stages of their professional life, are resistant to migrate to such technologies. I remember that after a quick visit to […]

Modeling for architecture: Modeling a chain link fence

In architectural visualization we can find lots of objects that can be represented with the use of simple patterns like the floor tiles. For this type of 3d object we can use the Array modifier to create large surfaces based on a single and simple 3d pattern. The only thing we have to do before […]

Modeling for architecture: Photo matching in Blender

The most common starting point for architectural visualization projects is a CAD file with some kind of technical drawing of the visualization subject, or at least a few sketches. With a CAD file we will import the lines and work with them to transform 2d lines into a 3d model. But, sometimes the starting point […]

Precision modeling and rendering for interior visualization

In which scale you usually work on your models? The use of the right scale set is an important decision for every architectural visualization artists, and could determine how easy the setup of the scene and even render parameters will work. For artists using unbiased renders like LuxRender or Indigo, it’s more than an important […]

Update on NPR rendering for architecture with Freestyle

Before we start to work with photo real renderings generated by sophisticated softwares, the most used technique to show and represent architectural visualization projects was NPR, which is the acronym to Non-photorealistic rendering. The images were generated using techniques such as watercolor or airbrush. To use NPR style images in 3d softwares today we have […]