BlenderBIM updates and new features (v0.0.200912)

The use of Blender for architecture always impresses people that think about it as a way to create 3D renders of your projects only. You can do a lot more with Blender if you know the right tools and tricks offered by this incredible platform. Of course, having a powerful way of making 3D visualization […]

How to import SketchUp (SKP) files to Blender 2.9?

In many projects related to architectural visualization using Blender, you can have a starting point from a model received from a client in another software, such as SketchUp. It is quite common to get a SketchUp file from the client and get a request to make it look “pretty” with a render in Cycles. Unfortunately, […]

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 […]

Anti-Seam Add-on for textures in Blender (Free)

When you have to get material for a project related to architecture, an easy way to find high-quality textures is using an online library. Nowadays, you see multiple options to download PBR textures for free, with resolutions going up to 8K. Most of those textures feature seamless images that you can tile to cover large […]

How to geolocate projects in Blender for light simulations?

An architectural visualization job usually requires us to create the best looking images to help sell an idea or project, which most of the time doesn’t look for accurate lighting. You have the freedom to add and set the lights according to your artistic visual needs. What if your client asks you to create an […]

Finding CAD data after importing to Blender

If you work with Blender to create architectural models, there is a high chance that, at some point, you will receive CAD data to speed up a project. From that CAD drawing, you can quickly start building walls and architectural elements without the need to enter dimensions. By using the snap option, you can easily […]

Blender CAD tools: Cutting walls and intersections

Whenever we have the opportunity to show Blender to a group of architects or artists looking to start using it for modeling, we have a lot of questions regarding precision modeling tools. Usually, we demonstrate how Blender works with a couple of examples. But, people get even more interested when it is time to enable […]

Blender as a CAD tool: Using the Set Precise Mesh add-on

When working with architectural modeling in Blender, you will probably want all the tools and options available to have full control over measurements. That is a critical feature of any software willing to make 3D models for architecture. There already some great tools in Blender for precision modeling, and you can improve those options even […]