Python for digital artists

Most digital artists have a list of skills that they would love to improve or develop over time. But, there is one particular type that will make gaze upon a monitor and wonder how to get started. I’m talking about scripting. I do know that a significant amount of 3d artists and readers from Blender […]

CutAway Shader: Add-on for section cuts

For architectural visualization presentations, you probably found some projects that required more than a view from the interior of the scene. For instance, a section cut of the project showing the floor plan in perspective or the vertical structure of a building. In Blender, we can use several techniques to create section cuts from models, […]

Python for architects

What are the skills required to start working with 3d suites like Blender? You may point out some knowledge on modeling, lighting or even animation. But, how about scripting? Did you ever tried to start learning how to create scripts with Blender? If you think that scripting is only for developers with high knowledge on […]

Free ebook with code snippets for Python and Blender 2.5

In a previous post I did mention an old project that I will try to accomplish in the next weeks, which is the creation of better tools to create architectural models in Blender. This will involve a lot of testing and scripting in Python. Now the idea is mature, and I`m already starting with new […]

New script adds CAD like features to Blender 2.54

For architectural visualization artists working with Blender, one of the most requested features for 3d modeling is the ability to work with CAD like tools. There are even a few projects trying to get CAD like tools added to Blender using Python scripts. With the release of Blender 2.5 and his new add-on system, some […]

List of open source and free alternatives to AutoCAD

I got a lot of messages and questions about how to use open source tools to work with architectural visualization, or even technical drawing on Linux. Besides the questions about Blender that I got on my classes and presentations, the most often question is about an open source alternative for AutoCAD. People always ask that […]

Modeling for architecture: Scripts to automatically create 3d buildings

One of the primary tasks of an architectural visualization artist is to create a 3d model of an architectural project, in order to add lights and textures to create a realistic visualization of the building. Besides the main architectural project, we sometimes have to work on secondary 3d models or builds to compose the environment […]