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 […]

Archipack Add-on for architectural modeling

Blender has an incredible ecosystem of Add-ons that allow users to create all kinds of tools and automation. Some of those Add-ons are a must have for architecture visualization artists. Recently, I found another one of those tools that you should take a look! The Archipack Add-on is an incredible collection of tools that will […]

Course about architectural modeling with Blender

The purpose of Blender 3D Architect has always being to showcase projects and information related to architectural visualization with Blender, and that is my main objective ever since I started the site almost 8 years ago. Sometimes I do mention along the text that besides being an architect working with Blender, I also teach Blender […]

Art Mesh: Free tool to convert triangles to quads

The topology of a 3d model can become a problem when we deal with animations and non-regular models made of triangles and lots of n-gons. If you have a 3d model like that, its mostly certain that any kind of deformation will generate artifacts. In architecture its not common to have this kind of problem […]