IFC.js adds OBJ export support to send projects to Blender

One of the dreams of many professionals working in the architectural visualization business is the possibility of having a full web-based workflow. Unlike many professionals that can easily have all their tools in the cloud, we still need powerful workstations to create 3D models and render. Some projects are trying to send tools and resources […]

IFC.js shows a demo of a BIM project in a browser

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an article about the development of a useful library that could help any artist to display an entire project in the wen easily. With the IFC.js, you can read IFC files and turn them into a format that is browser friendly. The IFC format is the standard to […]

BlenderBIM bounty to improve construction drawing generation (updates)

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a note about an initiative from the BlenderBIM developers to start a bounty and call for developers to suggest improvements to the construction drawing generation of BlenderBIM. That could be a game-changer for anything trying to go full open-source and adopt Blender as their primary tool for architectural […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features: Version v0.0.201207

A significant amount of people think about Blender as a 3D modeler and platform to render realistic images to visualize your designs. It can help a lot in this regard, but that is only part of the role it can assume in architecture. With the help of Add-pons like BlenderBIM, you can expand Blender and […]

BlenderBIM and IFC Clash detection for architecture (Tutorial)

From all the current projects under development in Blender that has a goal of improving architectural design, the BlenderBIM is by far one of the most promising Add-ons. It receives frequent updates and can turn Blender into a real option to develop architectural projects using modern BIM standards. If you want to take a look […]

Blender for architecture: Grease Pencil and Sverchok for walls (Demo)

As we usually mention here in Blender 3D Architect, using tools such as Blender in architecture often brings marketing and still image visualization as their primary and only potential contribution for a design. It can go much further than “simple” visualization with the current companion tools under development. When you mix those tools with existing […]

BlenderBIM updates and new features: Version v0.0.201025

A significant amount of people think about Blender as a 3D modeler and platform to render realistic images to visualize your designs. It can help a lot in this regard, but that is only part of its role in architecture. With Add-pons like BlenderBIM, you can expand Blender and include authoring and document BIM data. […]

Blender for energy analysis and project efficiency

When we start to think about Blender as a tool to improve your architectural designs and workflow, we usually think about the benefits of having a 3D model for visualization and a later realistic render with either Eevee or Cycles. What if I told you that Blender could go much beyond simple visualization? It can […]