SketchUp importer for Blender 2.82a released

An architectural visualization project usually starts from a reference file received from the client, which could be either a set of technical drawings or a 3D model. Sometimes you might receive an SKP file from SketchUp with a rough model and some basic layout. Until a couple of weeks ago, we only had an option […]

Importing SKP files to Blender 2.8 – Updates

As an architectural visualization artist, you will probably receive lots of projects from clients and architects to use as a starting point for a rendering. It could be a piece of furniture or a full 3D model. Regardless of the nature of such a model, you must import that data to Blender. If that file […]

BricsCAD Shape updated with FBX support

When you start to work with architecture or the construction business as a whole, you will find yourself dealing with multiple softwares. You will have to manage data from softwares producing technical drawings, construction details (BIM), or conceptual designs. We also have the marketing material produced by incredible tools like Blender. From time to time […]

How to import SketchUp files to Blender 2.8?

The release of Blender 2.8 Beta and a more stable Eevee will bring a lot more artists to use Blender and try Eevee to render their projects. A particular group of artists will have a high interest in the software. If you are using SketchUp for your projects and is struggling to find a powerful […]

Free furniture library compatible with Blender

Finding a huge furniture library to use in architectural visualization projects may become an invaluable source of assets, or at some cases frustration. A common characteristic of those libraries is to offer files on formats like MAX, RTA, GSM, DWG, and others that we can’t easily import in Blender. If you need one of those […]

29 doors and windows for architecture

A basic 3d model from an architectural project is a sum of several different elements like walls, floor, ceiling, furniture, doors, windows and more. Two of those elements may consume a significant amount of time to create in 3d. I’m talking about doors and windows. You will find several Add-ons in Blender that might help […]

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 […]