How to convert DWG files to OBJ or FBX without AutoCAD?

From all the file types that you will have to manage during a project, the most common is the DWG from AutoCAD, which is also the format for lots of other tools like BricsCAD. Unlike many formats that we have to import to Blender, it is not easy to get DWG data to Blender with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stylized 2d human scales for architecture

A human scale is an excellent resource for architectural drawings to show how big or small is in comparison to a person. If you show a rendered image to a possible customer, they won’t have a clue about scale, unless you add some furniture or human figures. In most cases, furniture alone will do the […]

Using CAD blocks in Blender

Using CAD blocks in Blender: New lesson

The use of Blender for architectural visualization can go much further than only creating realistic images. You can also use the NPR capabilities of FreeStyle to create architectural documentation, like a floor plan and section cuts. It may sound strange at first, but once you get the technique, it becomes incredibly easy and fast to […]

molding profiles

Free molding profiles for architectural modeling

The molding profile is an essential aspect of any interior visualization projects, and in some cases is a direct choice from the customer. At some point during the modeling of an interior scene, you will have to connect walls and ceiling. And choose some proper molding profiles. Do you have any idea of options and […]

Modeling a building from a floor plan: New Lesson

One of our first pieces of training received today a brand new lesson, which is about how to create a building from a floor plan. Using a technical drawing from AutoCAD in the DWG format, we go step-by-step on what to do to convert and import that drawing to Blender. When you have the drawing […]

Free alternative to SketchUp

Free alternative to SketchUp with DWG support

When you visit an office that works with architectural development, you will find an extensive list of software and tools, from regular office tools to 3D graphics and CAD. Among those softwares, a significant amount of people still uses and likes to start a project in SketchUp. You can create quick 3D volumetrics with the […]