Technical drawings for furniture modeling in Blender

To further develop your skills in furniture modeling you must start to put them in practice as much as you can. But, to create accurate furniture models, you have to use some reference to build realistic models. And there is no better reference for modeling than a technical drawing. How to find good references for […]

Modeling baroque style furniture with Blender

When was the last time anyone asks you to create baroque style furniture for a project? Nobody ever asked me to place baroque style furniture on a project, but it would be nice to have some reference to start. I just found an interesting tutorial created by an artist called Eugenio Pignataro aka Oscurart, showing […]

Modeling a contemporary Sofa with Blender

You may not remember the work of an artist called Hans B Erickson that was posted here on the blog about two months ago. He was working on an animation project not related with architectural visualization, but this project demanded a lot of work to create scene objects like furniture. And most of his work […]

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 dresser for architectural visualization

For those of you looking to improve your modeling skills, I Just found another great example of polygon modeling that can be used in Blender. The tutorial below shows how to create a dresser, using 3ds max. But, since the technique used to create the 3d model is all polygon based, we can take the […]

Blender 2.53: How to use the Bevel Weight tool

Since the release of Blender 2.53 in Beta stage I began to test in my architectural visualization workflow. This is a much better release to start testing your modeling workflow, since a beta release is more stable than the previous alpha. But, like most of the experienced Blender users I`m unable to find some of […]

Free tutorial about hard surface modeling

When the scope of a visualization Project changes from the building to the creation of something smaller like furniture, we have to change the skill set of modeling tools. One of the modeling techniques I like the most is edge modeling for furniture, because it gives me freedom of choose several types of topology and […]

Furniture modeling tutorial: Using the Solidify Modifier

The new Solidify Modifier added to the Blender 3D 2.50 development is making a huge success among 3d artists, and it will be indeed a great tool for anyone who ever tried to work with poly modeling using curved surfaces. Without the Solidify modifier or script, we have to work with extrudes based on the […]