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Architectural CAD Modelling and Rendering for Beginners

Bring your Designs from CAD Drawings to Amazing 3D Renders
Instructor:
Thomas McDonald
378 students enrolled
English [Auto]
CAD Modelling
PBR Material Creation
Creation of Presentation Images

Welcome to Architectural CAD Modelling and Rendering for Beginners. This Course uses Free CAD Software to 3D model a house then Render it with PBR Materials and Real World Lighting Conditions in Blender 2.8.

The Course is for beginners to CAD modelling and takes a practical learning approach covering the process of creating a 3D model in CAD then rendering that model.

The course begins with the basics and explains the tools and interface as we progress through the course. The course focuses on one project, introducing new tools and features as we progress between the two software applications.

This is a great skill for people looking to get into the area Architectural Modelling & visualization.

The course covers:

CAD Modelling

Mesh Clean Up

UV Mapping

Creating PBR materials

Importing Map data for visualization

Setting up Cameras

Rendering Images

Introduction

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Introduction

Getting Set Up in FreeCAD with An Introduction to the Interface and Tools

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Getting the Free & Open Source Software FreeCAD

Getting the Free & Open Source Software FreeCAD

In this lecture we take a look at where the Free and open source software FreeCAD can be downloaded from. FreeCAD is a free and open source general purpose parametric 3D modeler and building information software making it a great tool to get started in CAD.

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Setting Up FreeCAD

Setting Up FreeCAD

In this lecture we look at some of the settings we can change that can help when working in freeCAD. In user preferences we have many settings that will change how the default FreeCAD application works. We also take a look at how to rearrange the toolbars.

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An Introduction to the Interface in FreeCAD

An Introduction to the Interface in FreeCAD

We take a look at the more common tools available within FreeCAD. We look at how to switch between views either with the view widget or from the view toolbar.

We look at the toolbars and what each of them are used for. I also show an example of how auto group works. We take a look at the very important snap toolbar and how I like to set this up. We look at an example of the working plane, and how important this can be when working in FreeCAD.

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Setting Up the ODA Converter in FreeCAD for Importing and Exporting Features

Setting Up the ODA Converter in FreeCAD for Importing and Exporting Features

The ODA converter is a stand alone application that can be integrated into FreeCAD making it possible to import DWG files. We go through the process of how to set this up in FreeCAD.

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Importing a DXF File into FreeCAD

Importing a DXF File into FreeCAD

In this lecture we import a DXF file to use as reference to Model the house. We set up groups to store each of the floor levels. Groups are used in FreeCAD to organize objects in the tree view.

This Section Covers the CAD Modelling of the House Model

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Using the Draft Wire Tool to create Wall Lines in FreeCAD

Using the Draft Wire Tool to create Wall Lines in FreeCAD

We use the draft wire tool to create the base of the walls. These lines will be used to create solid walls with the Arch wall tool later. We also begin to use the auto group option and add each draft wire object into a specific group. The placement and direction of the draft wire is important as it will effect the alignment of the walls that are created later.

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Creating Walls in FreeCAD with the Arch Wall Tool

In this lecture we're going to take a look at creating arch walls from draft wire. By default walls are created aligned center with a width of 200mm and height of 3000mm. This can be changed in the data properties of each wall or you can change the width and height default setting in preferences. Walls are created as solid objects and have properties we can change in the data tab.

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Creating Floors in FreeCAD with the Arch Floor Tool

Creating Floors in FreeCAD with the Arch Floor Tool

We use the rectangle tool to trace in each of the floors. We use the arch structure tool to create floors from the rectangle objects. These also have properties to update their dimensions.

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Creating Stairs in FreeCAD with the Arch Stairs Tool Part 1

Creating Stairs in FreeCAD with the Arch Stairs Tool Part 1

We use the arch stairs tool to create a stairs. We use a stair profile to get the length, the number of steps and the slope. The properties for the stairs let you modify the structure very easily.

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Creating Stairs in FreeCAD with the Arch Stairs Tool Part 2
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Adding Subtractions in FreeCAD to Modify the Modelling
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Creating a Roof in FreeCAD with the Arch Roof Tool
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Adding Doors & Windows in FreeCAD with the Arch Door & Window Tools
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Creating Pillars in FreeCAD with the Arch Structure Tool
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Exporting the Completed 3D Model from FreeCAD in OBJ Format

Introduction to the Blender Interface

1
Getting the Free & Open Source Software Blender
2
Enabling Add-ons & Setting up the Interface in Blender
3
An Introduction to the Navigation Tools in Blender
4
An Introduction to the 3D View and the Toolbars available
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An Introduction to the Tool Shelf and the Useful Tools Available
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An Introduction to Collections and how to Organize the Scene
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An Introduction to the 3D Cursor and the many Uses for this Great tool
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An Introduction to the Snapping Tools in Blender
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Preparing the Scene for Scale and Importing the House Modelling
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Cleaning up the House Model and Fixing any Issues
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Using Collections to Organise the Scene

This Section Covers the UV Mapping of the House Model

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Preparing the House Model for UV Mapping
2
UV Mapping the House Walls
3
UV Mapping the House Windows
4
UV Mapping the House Roof and pillars

This Section Covers the Creation of Material of the House Model

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Creating Material for each of the House Model Meshes
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Creating Material for the Doors of the House Model
3
Creating a Brick Material for the Walls of the House Model
4
Creating Plaster Material for the Walls with a Brick Trim for the House Models
5
Creating a Brick Trim for the Walls and Around the Windows
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Creating a Stairs Material for the Entrance of the House Model
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Creating a Roof Material for the Roof of the House Model
8
Updating the Window Material and Creating a Glass Material for the House Model
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Fixing any issues with the House Model
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3D Modelling an exterior Environment and Creating External Materials

This Section Covers Setting Up the Camera & Adding Lighting to the Scene

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Set-up the Add-on Dynamic Sky to Light the House Model
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Set-up the Add-on Sun Position to Light the House Model and Animate the position

This Section Covers the Creation of the Environment & Rendering the Final Image

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3D Model a Road & Create Instances of the House Model
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Set-up the Add-on GIS to Import Map Data into Blender Including 3D Models of the
3
Using the Cycles Render Engine to Render an Image in Blender

Bonus Section

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Blender to Twinmotion
2
Bonus Lecture
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