Lotus Temple in New Delhi with Blender and Sverchok (Demo)

A couple of days ago, we posted an article about an impressive tool for Blender called Svershock that includes visual programming options to make parametrical models. At the time, it might not become clear the benefits of using such an option to make architectural models in Blender. If you want to see an example, here […]

Parametric modeling with Nodes for Blender: Sverchok Add-on

A popular tool among architects that can create complex parametric shapes of buildings is Grasshopper 3D that works with Rhinoceros 3D. The tool works like a visual programming tool and gives you a lot of freedom to make complex structures that would be time-consuming to make using a traditional extrude only approach. We eventually get […]

Topologise Add-on for quick building generation with Blender

A couple of days ago, we posted an article about an impressive collection of tools under development by Bruno Postle, which shows an impressive demo of the Urb framework to create a full building in 10 minutes with Blender. The process required only a polygon model with faces for the script to insert doors, windows, […]

Modeling a building in 10 minutes using Blender, Urb, and IFC

When you have to start a modeling project for visualization in Blender, it is a process that can take a considerable amount of time, depending on the resources and references you have at the moment. Wouldn’t it be great to have a way to make a full building design in a couple of minutes? Better […]

CAD-like transforms: Snap system (updates)

One of the biggest complaints of artists migrating to Blender from other platforms like SketchUp is the snapping system. We hear a lot from those artists that, in the current state, the snapping system “doesn’t make sense” or “doesn’t work.” They are mostly referring to the Snap during transform tool, which you can enable with […]

Blender CAD tools: Cutting walls and intersections

Whenever we have the opportunity to show Blender to a group of architects or artists looking to start using it for modeling, we have a lot of questions regarding precision modeling tools. Usually, we demonstrate how Blender works with a couple of examples. But, people get even more interested when it is time to enable […]

Blender as a CAD tool: Using the Set Precise Mesh add-on

When working with architectural modeling in Blender, you will probably want all the tools and options available to have full control over measurements. That is a critical feature of any software willing to make 3D models for architecture. There already some great tools in Blender for precision modeling, and you can improve those options even […]