Blender 2.8 CAD like features: TinyCAD

As a tool for modeling and making architectural design concepts Blender has a lot to offer with the built-in options, but we can always expand it with the use of Add-ons. Some of the Add-ons for Blender will come pre-installed with the software, and you don’t have to make any additional downloads, and you should […]

JARCH Vis updated for Blender 2.8

Once you start working with architectural modeling, you will realize how important it is to get some Add-ons in Blender to speed up the creation of some elements. For instance, you will spend a lot of time making stairs, windows or doors without an Add-on. There are some excellent choices regarding scripts to help to […]

Blender 2.8 updates: Multi-object edit

The upcoming release of Blender 2.8 will add several changes and improvements to the software in multiple areas. You probably saw what it could do in the rendering field with Eevee. In the modeling tools, you will also find some new options, like the possibility to edit multiple objects at the same time. At the […]

Controlling units with the MeasureIt Add-on: Metric and Imperial

Controlling units with the MeasureIt Add-on: Metric and Imperial

In the past couple weeks, we received a lot of messages from our students in our pieces of training, related to both modeling and architectural documentation about how to correctly set units with an Add-on. The problem is that even if you set Blender to use units in either the metric or imperial system, you […]

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 […]

Precision modeling for architecture

Exact edit: Free Add-on for precision modeling

A critical aspect of architectural modeling is the control over dimensions or precision modeling. You must have a good amount of tools that allow you to set exact sizes to get an accurate 3d model. If you work with a model that doesn’t have, at least correct proportions, your renders will become useless. In Blender, […]

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 […]