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Modeling trees and vegetation with Blender for architecture

If you ever had to model a tree in Blender to use in exterior views of an architectural project, you will be glad to know that there is an addon called Sapling that can make this task really easy to accomplish. The sapling addon is built in Blender 2.63a and can manage to create trees […]

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Parametric modeling for architecture with Blender

I really like to model in Blender, and it is not just because I`m used to the Blender interface and commands. In my classes I must deal with 3d modeling with several 3d suites like 3ds Max and Maya for modeling, and somehow I feel that things works faster with Blender for polygon modeling. And […]

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Blender with CAD like features using Add-ons

One of the biggest requests I heard from architectural visualization on Blender is that would love to get more precision modeling tools. We can already work really well on most situations in Blender, but there is always room to improvements. If you search carefully specially for Add-ons you will find some really nice Add-ons that […]

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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 […]

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Free download of a LP Centrum pendant lamp for Blender

Last week a friend of mine asked me to model a LP Centrum pendant lamp for an interior design project, to me most specific it was part of a lobby for a commercial building. The client wanted a LP Centrum pendant lamp on the ambient, and to help him I manage to create the model. […]

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Modeling furniture: Antique sofa in Blender

Most of the furniture modeling tutorials available on the Internet deals with modern and contemporary pieces of furniture. The lack of tutorials and material about antique furniture modeling is quite simple. In architectural visualization projects people try to add modern pieces of furniture, making the demand for antique pieces really low. I`m my case, I […]

Modeling a simple house in Blender: Timelapse video

How to get started with a modeling project in architectural visualization? One of the first steps to start a project is to get the technical drawings as a background in Blender to start working with them, and avoid to get lost with measurements. When we have the technical drawings, this is a great way to […]

Modeling a bathroom in Blender 2.5

Here is another interesting tutorial I found this weekend about Blender for architecture. This time the objective of the tutorial is to create a bathroom in Blender, and for that the author uses the traditional polygon modeling approach in Blender. The tutorial is only about modeling, and even showing an image of the final result […]