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 […]

MeasureIt-ARCH: Dimension lines for architecture in Blender

In the architectural design stage, you will probably want to create some concept models with a few ideas for a project. During that stage, you might have some images to share with coworkers or the customer who is hiring you to create the designs. Those images would benefit a lot if they had some dimension […]

Using Blender to create IFC (BIM) files

We often talk about Blender as an essential tool for project marketing or to develop ideas that will later become an original architectural design. Those designs will require a plan, technical drawings, and more. In today’s market, it is hard not to deal with technologies like BIM for project development. The relation of Blender with […]

Blender 2.8 modeling: Three-point arches for architecture

In architectural modeling, it is common to have a few shapes using arches like windows and doors. If you have to create such models in Blender, you will have to use the Spin tool to create such the main shape. Unlike CAD design software that offers a wide range of options to create arches, like […]