Modeling from a photo for architecture

Modeling from a photo for architecture

A common task in many architecture offices is to take a photo to make volumetric studies and plans, to later develop a proper project. You could add new areas to a building or work with an existing idea to see if you can improve them further. In the process of developing those ideas, you can […]

Fixing dimensions in architectural models: New lesson

A key factor for any architectural visualization effort is to get a 3D model with the correct dimensions and proportions. For that reason, one of the first tasks any artist will perform when they get a 3D model from an online library is to check if all dimensions are correct. If they don’t match, you […]

Managing furniture

Managing Furniture copies in Blender

Aside from creating and dealing with furniture models in Blender, you will eventually want to create multiple copies of that same model. If that is a dining room, it might need four to a dozen chairs, depending on the size of your table. Is there a way to manage furniture duplicates in Blender? You won’t […]

3d cursor

3D Cursor: Your best friend in architectural modeling

For artists that are migrating to Blender from applications like 3ds Max and SketchUp, Blender might seem different. Some people will complain about the interface and the excessive use of keyboard shortcuts for everything. But, after a few weeks working with the software, most people will feel more productive and make 3d models faster with […]

mouses for architectural modeling

Best mouses for architectural modeling

What is the essential device you need to interact with Blender? To work with Blender and produce architectural modeling it is nearly impossible not to use a mouse. Most of the shortcuts and 3d navigation happen with the aid of the mouse. If you got yourself, using a notebook without a mouse. And for any […]

Cottage: Architectural modelling with Add-ons

The use of Add-ons for architectural modeling may give you an advantage in several areas, but will also make you dependent on that tool. In most cases, you should have a clear understanding of how to create geometry with no Add-on support. We do know some artists that don’t like the amount of geometry some […]

Architectural modeling for games

The market for architectural visualization artists has gained a new field in the past months with the extensive use of 3d models for games. All those 3d games must have scenarios, and this means buildings. Have you ever imagine yourself working in the games industry? If you want to take a look at how architectural […]

Dimension lines for Blender with the caliper Add-on

What if I told you that it is possible to add dimension lines in Blender? This is possible again to work with dimension lines with Blender, because one of my favorite Add-ons from the old days for Blender 2.49 is back to version 2.6. The caliper script is a really nice add-on developed by an […]