Python for architects

What are the skills required to start working with 3d suites like Blender? You may point out some knowledge on modeling, lighting or even animation. But, how about scripting? Did you ever tried to start learning how to create scripts with Blender? If you think that scripting is only for developers with high knowledge on […]

Free download of 3d seats for architecture

For architectural visualization artists working with interiors, there are some nice resources at BlendSwap that could be used to populate a project, especially furniture models. A few weeks ago I found a nice collection of seats that can be used to give your project a good sense of scaling. The collection of free seats can […]

Loop Tools updated for Blender 2.6 and B-Mesh

One of the most useful addons for architectural modeling in Blender 2.5x was the Loop Tools script developed by Bart Crouch. With the release of Blender 2.63 and B-Mesh, many people thought that scripts like Loop Tools would become obsolete or wouldn’t work anymore. If you thought that, I`m glad to say that you were […]

Urban apartament with Blender and Octane Render

Here I am back again with the updates for Blender 3D Architect! I promise to keep up with the articles about Blender and architectural visualization this time. And as a starting point, I suggest you to take some time to visit one of the latest works from enricoceric, which was posted at the BlenderArtists forums. […]

Animation for architecture made with Blender

An architectural visualization artist is always looking for examples of animations and stills produced to show architecture. It is always good to know what other artists and studios are producing in terms of architectural visualization, and push our own work forward and improve the quality of images and animations. The number of studios using Blender […]

Rendering a bathroom with Blender and YafaRay

Even with the release of Blender 2.6 and the option to use a stable version of Cycles, we still find lots of artists using external render engines in Blender. There are a few features that must be incorporated in Cycles, before we can totally abandon external render engines for architectural visualization. One of the oldest […]

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 […]

Rendering stairs with Blender and YafaRay

Even with the development of a powerful renderer for Blender like Cycles, there are still a lot of users that will stick to options like YafaRay. I`m not planning to full migrate my projects to Cycles right now, much because of what I already have created with both YafaRay and LuxRender. And there are a […]