Bibliolab with Blender and Revit

What is the best way to make a project presentation to explain most aspects of a design? In most cases, you can place a camera in a key location in Blender and hit F12 to start rendering. It gives us a realistic visualization of an architectural design. What if we want to display renders and […]

IFC.js viewer using Reactor

Since we started publishing articles and news related to Blender and architectural visualization in 2008, we saw it shift from a pure visualization tool for marketing purposes to a tool that can help us with the design. You can either use Blender to create technical drawings with a combination of FreeStyle and Inkscape to develop […]

BlenderBIM with support for Mac M1

After a successful crowdfunding campaign organized by Thomas Krijnen, we now have a dedicated build server to create versions of BlenderBIM, IfcConvert, and IfcGeomServer for Apple Silicon. If you visit the latest releases of IfcOpenShell on Github, we have separate builds for BlenderBIM with Mac M1 support. This is important to make all those tools […]

FreeCAD 0.2.0 released

For those of you looking to step outside of Blender looking for some additional tools to create architectural designs, one of the best options available is FreeCAD. I think FreeCAD and Blender can work great together and complement each other to fill gaps in an architectural workflow. One area in that FreeCAD is better than […]

BlenderBIM Add-on v0.0.220516 updates (Drawing generation)

One of the most promising Add-ons for architecture related to Blender just got a big update. With BlenderBIM, you can start using Blender as a platform to create and work with BIM design using the powerful IFC format. It is a fully open standard, which gives you control of your design and workflow. Whenever I […]

FreeCAD as a BIM development tool (Demo)

As you probably know from all the articles and content posted here in Blender 3D Architect, I always try to add Blender and other open-source tools into a project workflow. It can be simple, like editing site photos with GIMP or developing a complete marketing campaign with Blender. Regardless of the tool, it would be […]

IFC.js with an option to display ambient occlusion

How do you share a project with a potential customer? The most common way of displaying your designs is with a render or screenshot. You can generate an image and share the results with an e-mail or use an instant message app. Having an image to display the design is excellent because it is a […]

BlenderBIM tutorials: Getting started with BIM in Blender

A powerful way of developing architectural projects is with BIM tools and resources, which can save you a lot of time and streamline design decisions based on data. There are lots of BIM options in the market, but they all share the same flaw. The use of proprietary data formats. Once you start working with […]

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