Modeling a pillow for interior design with Blender

Last week I was trying to demonstrate a way to create a simple pillow in Blender, using a mix of poly modeling and the sculpt tools. The objective was to use the pillow to apply a ramp material, and make a velvet material. Objects with highly fabric surfaces like a pillow, demands that the artist […]

Free plugin to create grass in SketchUp for architecture

The creation of any king of environment for architectural visualization represents a big challenge to the artist, when the surface is all covered with shiny and green grass. A few years ago it would be a big problem to represent grass on 3d softwares without expansive plugins, or a clever solution during the post production. […]

Modeling for architecture: Photo matching in Blender

The most common starting point for architectural visualization projects is a CAD file with some kind of technical drawing of the visualization subject, or at least a few sketches. With a CAD file we will import the lines and work with them to transform 2d lines into a 3d model. But, sometimes the starting point […]

Modeling and rendering a kitchen for architecture

From all the possible environments and scenarios for architectural visualization, one of them represents a challenge for any artist, and it is the kitchen. Why the kitchen? Well, just think about it as an environment filled with furniture with small details for doors, sink and a lot more. If the kitchen must show a dinning […]

Using furniture models from the 3d warehouse in Blender 2.50

If you are using Blender 3D for architectural visualization for some time, you probably know that we don’t have large libraries of furniture models available in the native Blender 3d file format. A good library of 3d models to use in architectural visualization projects is crucial to speed up the development of any project, and […]

Animation for architecture: Creating growing architecture

One of the most common animations we use for architectural visualization is the walkthrough, which can take the viewer along the project. Another type of animation that architects often ask for is the so called growing animation. In this type of animation we can show all elements of a project, growing from scratch and things […]