SketchUp importer for Blender 2.82a released

An architectural visualization project usually starts from a reference file received from the client, which could be either a set of technical drawings or a 3D model. Sometimes you might receive an SKP file from SketchUp with a rough model and some basic layout. Until a couple of weeks ago, we only had an option […]

Importing SKP files to Blender 2.8 – Updates

As an architectural visualization artist, you will probably receive lots of projects from clients and architects to use as a starting point for a rendering. It could be a piece of furniture or a full 3D model. Regardless of the nature of such a model, you must import that data to Blender. If that file […]

Blender Add-ons: Bool Tool for architecture

What is the first thing you should do in any architectural visualization project? For most projects, you will probably begin with the modeling of the scene. There are several tools and options to create architectural models in Blender, and some of them are critical for any project. For instance, it is hard to imagine a […]

Lily Surface Scrapper: Automatically import PBR materials

Besides furniture models for your interior visualization projects in Blender, you all have to build a vast library of PBR materials to speed up your production workflow. Having those materials ready for use is a challenge because you will have to download all maps and set up a new surface in Blender every time. Wouldnt […]

MeasureIt-ARCH: Dimension lines for architecture in Blender

In the architectural design stage, you will probably want to create some concept models with a few ideas for a project. During that stage, you might have some images to share with coworkers or the customer who is hiring you to create the designs. Those images would benefit a lot if they had some dimension […]

Using Blender to create IFC (BIM) files

We often talk about Blender as an essential tool for project marketing or to develop ideas that will later become an original architectural design. Those designs will require a plan, technical drawings, and more. In today’s market, it is hard not to deal with technologies like BIM for project development. The relation of Blender with […]

Blender 2.8 modeling: Three-point arches for architecture

In architectural modeling, it is common to have a few shapes using arches like windows and doors. If you have to create such models in Blender, you will have to use the Spin tool to create such the main shape. Unlike CAD design software that offers a wide range of options to create arches, like […]