BlenderBIM bounty to improve construction drawing generation (updates)

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a note about an initiative from the BlenderBIM developers to start a bounty and call for developers to suggest improvements to the construction drawing generation of BlenderBIM. That could be a game-changer for anything trying to go full open-source and adopt Blender as their primary tool for architectural […]

Free bedside scene compatible with Blender (SKP)

When you start to follow studios or artists managing architectural visualization and design, we eventually find an offer of a free scene or asset that you can use to either study or include in a project, depending on the license. From time to time, we get great resources that you can’t easily import to Blender. […]

Free steel stairs generator for FreeCAD

We are often making recommendations about Add-ons for Blender to help to work with modeling and rendering related to architecture. Today we have another suggestion related to a script, but instead of Blender, the focus is FreeCAD. A user of FreeCAD shared a handy tool to create steel stairs automatically. To get the script, you […]

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, […]

PyClone and Home Builder: Parametric Asset Libraries in Blender 2.90

After a while working with architectural visualization projects, you probably will start to wonder about how useful a full parametric library of assets could be in your workflow. For most people, having to edit and change furniture elements is a time consuming and boring task. That is a reality when you must work on projects […]

Anti-Seam Add-on for textures in Blender (Free)

When you have to get material for a project related to architecture, an easy way to find high-quality textures is using an online library. Nowadays, you see multiple options to download PBR textures for free, with resolutions going up to 8K. Most of those textures feature seamless images that you can tile to cover large […]

Best Add-ons for architecture in Blender – Part I

As part of your daily work with Blender to produce architectural visualization content, you might find tasks and projects facing either a roadblock or a speed bump consuming a lot of time to finish. Depending on the task, you can find in the Blender Add-ons some incredible tools to save time and solve a lot […]

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 […]