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 […]

BlenderBIM updates: Export BIM files from Blender (IFC)

The use of Blender as a 3D modeling platform is a popular choice in many fields, like game development. When you start working with engines such as the Unreal Engine, you will quickly notice it lacks features to create more elaborate 3D models. Another area where Blender might soon start to become popular is the […]

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 […]