Architectural visualization at the 2012 Blender Conference

This year I almost find the time and ill to attend to the 2012 Blender Conference, until I realize that if I made to Amsterdam, I would get really behind schedule on some projects. So, I will try again next year. But, if you couldn`t make to the conference like me, there are always the […]

Furniture modeling: Creating a sofa in Blender

In most cases an architectural visualization project will require some objects carefully placed at the scene, to give a sense of scale to the image and to demonstrate how the scene will look like when the project becomes real. And to use furniture in architectural visualization you could simple take the model from an online […]

TinyCAD add-on and B-Mesh for architectural modeling

With the release of B-Mesh with Blender 2.63 a lot of old Add-ons needed to be updated in order to work with new mesh system. Fortunately some really useful add-ons that are not updated on a regular basis still work with B-Mesh really well. One of my favorite add-ons for architectural modeling with Blender is […]

Modeling and rendering trees with Arbaro and Blender

Another tutorial about how to create trees with Blender, but this time Blender is used only for the rendering part of the tutorial. In a really nice video an artist called Thomas Schlögl shows us how to use the free tool Arbaro to generate the 3d mesh for the tree. This 3d model can be […]

Precision modeling tools for Blender?

Back in April all projects selected to be part of the Google Summer of Code 2012 were announced, and the Blender Foundation got sixteen projects approved! How many of those projects could directly change the way we work with architectural visualization? Well, my pick would be the projects dealing with modeling tools improvements. Luke Frisken […]

Loop Tools updated for Blender 2.6 and B-Mesh

One of the most useful addons for architectural modeling in Blender 2.5x was the Loop Tools script developed by Bart Crouch. With the release of Blender 2.63 and B-Mesh, many people thought that scripts like Loop Tools would become obsolete or wouldn’t work anymore. If you thought that, I`m glad to say that you were […]

Parametric modeling for architecture with Blender

I really like to model in Blender, and it is not just because I`m used to the Blender interface and commands. In my classes I must deal with 3d modeling with several 3d suites like 3ds Max and Maya for modeling, and somehow I feel that things works faster with Blender for polygon modeling. And […]