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 […]

Import IFC files to Blender with IfcOpenShell

What exactly is an IFC file, and why someone working with architectural visualization would like to import IFC files to Blender? An IFC file is standard file format that can be used to share data generated by BIM tools like Revit, VectorWorks and ArchiCAD. It was created by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability) and […]

Add-on for Multiple extrudes in Blender

The knowledge to create organic shapes and models are not among the list of skills of an architectural visualization artist. Those are more common for artists specialized in character modeling, but at some point in your work, we may have to create some organic shapes. One of those situations is when we have to create […]

Using a geographical sun in Blender 2.5

In architectural visualization projects we often have to use a light that simulates the position of the sun, at a certain date or season. This is used to study the sunlight over a facade of a building during the year. In Blender 2.5 I still didn`t had any option to use a geographical sun to […]

Edge Tools: CAD like Add-on for Blender 2.5

The use of CAD like tools in Blender has always been a request from most users that choose Blender as their main tool to create architectural models. In tools like SketchUp and even AutoCAD, we have several Add-ons that help us to use CAD like tools in Blender, and this morning I just remembered one […]

Motion trail: Changing the timing of animation at the 3D View

If your project deals with the production of animation for architecture, at some point you will have to make adjustments to the timing and overall placement of keyframes. The common place to do that is at the dope sheet of in the Graph Editor. But, with a new add-on developed by Bart Crouch, we will […]

Full control of the 3D Cursor for precision modeling

Back from the holidays after a break from the blog, we are back with a lot of news for architectural visualization artists using Blender. To get start I will recommend a new Add-on for Blender 2.56a that I found this morning, and from my point of view, this is a must have for anyone using […]

Free ebook with code snippets for Python and Blender 2.5

In a previous post I did mention an old project that I will try to accomplish in the next weeks, which is the creation of better tools to create architectural models in Blender. This will involve a lot of testing and scripting in Python. Now the idea is mature, and I`m already starting with new […]