How to create the poché effect in Blender for architecture

In architectural modeling, we often have to draw or modeling something that must show parts of the walls that are being cut by the section plane. In architecture it is called poché, and to represent that we have to fill the planes with black. If you never had the opportunity to create the poché effect […]

More architectural modeling tutorials with Blender 2.5

Just a few days ago I posted here on the Blog a tutorial created by an artist called Viralata, where he shows in a video how to create roof ridge tiling with Dupliframes in Blender 2.49. There are two more tutorials from the same author available, and this time using Blender 2.5. The two tutorials […]

How to model roof ridge tiling with Blender

For architectural visualization artists there are a few parts of any project that demand more work, at the modeling stage like the roof. How do you create the roofs, for your models? If you use Blender, as tool for 3d modeling, there are a few interesting tricks that we can use to help us on […]

Free tool to calculate expenses for freelance artists

Besides all the technical details that we must deal in order to create images for architectural visualization using softwares like Blender, there is another entire set of problems that must be addressed to turn those images into a business. The technical aspects of the job are somehow easier to understand, with a book and a […]

Best GPU for architectural visualization rendering?

The use of GPU based technologies to render scenes in 3d is a reallity for architectural visualization artists, and with a lot of options to choose from we get to pick a good video board to use with SmallLuxGPU, VRay RT, iRay or any other GPU based renderer. One of the questions that I often […]

BlendME: Blender Modeling Environment for Architecture

For architectural visualization artists using Blender and trying to design green architecture wasn’t that easy until today. The use of third party tools like SketchUp and scripts to use softwares like EnergyPlus, added several steps to the visualization workflow. Last week I was told of a new Add-on for Blender 2.5 developed by an artist/developer […]

New script adds CAD like features to Blender 2.54

For architectural visualization artists working with Blender, one of the most requested features for 3d modeling is the ability to work with CAD like tools. There are even a few projects trying to get CAD like tools added to Blender using Python scripts. With the release of Blender 2.5 and his new add-on system, some […]