FreeCAD for architectural drawing: Available in PDF

Ever since we started to publish books related to Blender and architecture, we get requests from our readers to also make them available in PDF format. Until today we used Amazon as a hub to distribute the books in the Kindle platform for digital content. Today, we are proud to announce that one of our […]

Cantilevered stair model for Blender: Free construction details (IFC)

A significant number of artists that work with architectural visualization doesn’t have a background with technical drawing or experience with architectural details. That is not a problem in the vast majority of cases, because you don’t need this type of experience to create architectural renders. However, it is always a plus to study and analyze […]

Rendering a floor plan with Blender 2.8 and Eevee

When you think about architectural visualization, in general, it is common to think about interior perspectives or external renders from a building. However, when you are trying to sell a project idea you will need much more than interior perspectives. Another type of media that will often appear in marketing materials for architectural projects is […]

Technical drawing for architecture: How to start?

Working with architectural visualization is sometimes a challenging business for artists that don’t have a background in architecture, especially if you are starting from scratch. One of the first moments where you will find yourself lost is when you receive full project documentation as a reference for visualization. From the project documentation, you will find […]

Importing DXF files to Blender 2.8

As a starting point for an architectural visualization project, a significant amount of artists still tries to import technical drawings to Blender. When you have a technical drawing like a floor plan to guide you with lengths any modeling task will become much more comfortable. In Blender 2.7x we have several options to import DXF […]

Using SketchUp to create sections for architecture

Before we get to work with 3d modeling and visualization projects, most architects must get to know how to deal with technical drawing. I still remember my first experiences with views and projections, and of course the first time I did tried to create a section. Today we have a bunch of tools to help […]

Tutorial HeeksCAD: Another free AutoCAD alternative

Among all free alternatives to AutoCAD we have FreeCAD and HeeksCAD on top of the list as the best options for open source CAD solutions. Last week I already posted a small tutorial I found about how to use FreeCAD and today we keep going with the free CAD series and the tutorials shows how […]