Importing furniture models from SketchUp to Blender

Here in Blender 3D Architect, we are always looking for ways to expand our potential resources for architectural visualization. As part of that expansion, we have to look to other tools widely used for architectural modeling. There is one source of 3d models that could provide you with a vast collection of additional furniture models […]

From SketchUp to Blender

Nowadays a lot of artists are looking to Blender capabilities and trying to find some use for some of their best features. And one of those highlights is undoubtedly Blender Cycles. Among those artists, you will find some SketchUp users willing to get a better render from their architectural projects. What is the best way […]

Is SketchUp Make really free for architects?

What is the best option for an architect to work with 3d models and visualization of their projects? I always get this question from fellow architects every time the subject comes to the table. And you can imagine that my answer starts with the “B” letter. But, it’s quite common to be questioned about how […]

Exporting from SketchUp to Blender

The amount of architects using Blender to create beatiful images from their projects is growing everyday, but some tools like SketchUp have already a huge user base. All these people can create 3d models easily with SketchUp and most of them dont even have any technical background or knowledge in architecture. But, even with a […]

Modeling with SketchUp and rendering with Blender Cycles?

One of the most common tools used by all kind of architects to create 3d models for architecture is SketchUp. I can point several reasons for that and among them the fact that it has a free version and is really easy to create 3d models with it. I still prefer the freedom to create […]

Match photo tutorial with SketchUp for architecture

One of the features of SketchUp that I really like for architectural visualization is the Match photo tool. With this tool we can align the perspective of any photo to the axis of the SketchUp viewport. This allows us to create an architectural model based on a real building, using a photo as reference. If […]

Free SketchUp plugin for modeling structures in 3D

From all the parts of an architectural project, there is one that doesn’t show up on visualization very often. I’m talking about the structural elements of a building, and since almost on every project this type of element if hidden by walls, we don’t have to model them in 3d. But, in some cases those […]

Free SketchUp plugin Silhouette To Plane

I was working on a project last week, and I had a simple task at that time, and the objective was to create 2d orthogonal views from a 3d model. At first I thought it wouldn`t be that difficult, but soon I realize that it would be a very tedious task. The project had to […]