VI-Suite 0.6 for Blender now has an updated manual (PDF)

In the past couple of weeks, we published some exciting news for people trying to use Blender to develop sustainable architectural designs. There are currently two projects that will push Blender to become a reference in such projects. The first one is an Add-in that integrates Ladybug tools to Blender using the Sverchok Nodes. Another […]

VI-Suite v0.6 update 3 for Blender 2.8x

If you use Blender to create architectural visualization and would like to include some environmental analysis in your workflow, you should take a close look at the incredible VI-Suite. That is an effort from Dr. Ryan Southall at the University of Brighton (United Kingdom). He created the VI-Suite a long time ago and was one […]

Blender for energy analysis and project efficiency

When we start to think about Blender as a tool to improve your architectural designs and workflow, we usually think about the benefits of having a 3D model for visualization and a later realistic render with either Eevee or Cycles. What if I told you that Blender could go much beyond simple visualization? It can […]

BlendME: Blender Modeling Environment for Architecture

For architectural visualization artists using Blender and trying to design green architecture wasn’t that easy until today. The use of third party tools like SketchUp and scripts to use softwares like EnergyPlus, added several steps to the visualization workflow. Last week I was told of a new Add-on for Blender 2.5 developed by an artist/developer […]