Blender 2.8 and Add-ons for architectural visualization

Whenever we have a new release of Blender a few artists will start to wonder if they will have to make changes to their workflow. One of the main reasons to have a “broken” workflow is the absence of a particular Add-on. For instance, in architectural modeling, it is hard to start a project without […]

Typevariant House Winter with Octane and Blender

At the end of a complex architectural visualization project, most people will send the final images to the client and usually will never go back to see those files again. You will keep them in your archives to never open them again. That is different from personal projects where you can choose the development pace […]

Convert DWG files without AutoCAD for Blender

As an artist working with architectural visualization you will have to deal with several different file formats, some of them unfriendly to Blender, one of those formats is the DWG from Autodesk. At some point during your work, you will receive one of those files to either import to Blender or any other software. Since […]

Seven free furniture models for Blender

It is never too much to get furniture files to grow a personal library of assets that you can use in architectural visualization projects. One of the downsides of looking for furniture models is getting them in a format that is either hard or impossible to import to Blender. For instance, getting files as MAX […]

BricsCAD adding support for Blender and more

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to make a brief presentation at the Bricsys Conference in London about the future integration between BricsCAD and Blender, and the results will benefit everyone using their softwares. Before we dive into more detail, let me add some context to the story. A few months ago […]

Yamkino House with Blender and Octane Render

By choosing Blender as your main software for architectural visualization, you will get both a powerful 3d modeler and also a renderer. Since version 2.6x Cycles if for many people the best choice for architectural rendering, and with the inclusion of Eevee in version 2.8 things will become even more interesting. However, you can also […]

Bedroom interiors with LuxCore and Blender

Ever since Cycles appeared in Blender 2.6 a significant amount of people, abandoned external render engines related to Blender. The convenience of having a powerful renderer bundled with Blender was hard to beat. But, it doesn’t mean you won’t have good reasons to look elsewhere. Back in the day, we had only a few choices […]

Interview with Andrew Peel about Fluid Designer

Open-Source software like Blender always invites users to get the source code to make changes and add new features, tools or change the user interface. Those changes sometimes will merge with the main Blender releases or give birth to fork projects. We already made a list of some fork projects based in Blender, and among […]