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 […]

Blender with CAD like features using Add-ons

One of the biggest requests I heard from architectural visualization on Blender is that would love to get more precision modeling tools. We can already work really well on most situations in Blender, but there is always room to improvements. If you search carefully specially for Add-ons you will find some really nice Add-ons that […]

Modeling a spiral stair for architecture with Blender

In my classes about architectural modeling, one of the exercises that challenge most of the students is the creation of a spiral stair. No matter what software you use to create the 3d model, it takes some practice to figure out how to create this type of stairs. In Blender, we can use a mix […]

Modeling for architecture with Blender Cycles

The regular workflow for an architectural visualization artist working with 3d modeling is to create the model and work to render some test images only when the model has some significant amount of polygons. With the new Blender Cycles things might change a bit! For instance, since I got my hands in Cycles I`m getting […]

How to chamfer edges with the Bevel Modifier for architecture

After a really long week I got some time to create a quick tutorial about how to use the Bevel Modifier in Blender, to chamfer edges for architectural modeling. This is an important detail to add realism to walls and furniture. The trick is quite simple, and consists on use the Bevel Weight to apply […]

How to use the new Inset Polygon in Blender 2.58

You may be aware that last week a new version of Blender was released, and with Blender 2.58 a huge amount of bugs were fixed. But, among those bug fixes we have some new tools and options in Blender 2.58. One of those new tools is an Add-on called Inset Polygon that comes with Blender […]