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Architectural Design & Animation in Blender

Design & Create Architectural Animations in Blender - 3D Graphics in Blender - Full project - 3D Modeling in Blender
Instructor:
Thomas McDonald
4,117 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Create 3D Models & layouts in Blender and Animate the Scene
Light your scene with Environment textures in Blender & achieve real world lighting conditions
Use the Archipack add-on and quickly create architectural elements inside Blender
Develop your design abilities inside Blender and complete projects fast and efficiently

Welcome to the course architectural design and animation in blender. In this course you’ll be learning how to layout the design and create photo realistic animations of this modern house. This is a great skill to have especially for 3D artists creating their own works and those who want to create architectural structures and models.   

We begin by laying out the 2D floor plan, an essential step for those looking to control the design aspect of their projects. 

The next step is to take the floor plan and begin the 3D modelling part of this project. This step includes the Archipack add-on that assists in the creation of walls, doors and windows to quickly assemble the structure. Once the structure is in place we will add a high dynamic range image to help light the scene. This lighting will help us achieve real world lighting conditions to view our material.

This leads us into materials and textures where you will learn to use Blenders PBR material shader to create a realistic looking 3D model. This is really important skill to have when creating architectural scenes in Blender.

We look at more advanced techniques including creating grass using the particle system and creating trees using the sapling add-on. 

We complete this section by rendering out a photo realistic image.

The next stage is the fun part where we prepare the model for animation. We make the house appear slowly using boolean modifiers and I will show you a great feature for quickly previewing how the animation looks before a full render. 

Finally we use render layers to speed up rendering and take a look at the compositor in Blender to put the elements back together.

 

Content and Overview

Archipack: Learn to create 3D parametric Architectural elements

Archimesh: Learn to quickly create large window elements for your scene

MeasureIt: Create, Dimension and Render your Layouts using this amazing add-on for Blender 3D.

3D Model Grass and use Blender’s particle system to add it throughout the scene.

Creating Trees using the Sapling add-on in Blender

Using Blender’s PBR shader Create custom Material for your 3D models.

Animation & Rendering

Learn how to design in this amazingly powerful 3D production suite and start designing architectural 3D models, design for 3D games, design unique 3D assets, design for 3D printed objects, or create amazing art work.

Architectural visualization in Blender will allow you to impress your clients with photo realistic animations and images of their proposed designs.

The course is designed for practical learning and will walk you step by step through the process of creating 2D drawings to creating custom 3D models. Discover the Archipack add-on in Blender, try the new PBR capabilities as we add materials, lighting, and cameras to the scene .When you complete this course you will be able to use Blender as the complete drafting and 3D visualization package. With the latest release of Blender there has never been a better time to get your creativity flowing.

The lessons are taught with practical examples and aimed at completing the architectural design project. Learning Blender doesn’t need to be difficult and you should enjoy the journey as you create some amazing architectural renders and 3D models.

Unleash your Creative side
Open Blender and be amazed at the possibilities. Discover a new world of creativity. Blender is free, and constantly improving to deliver industry standard tools. It has a strong online community just waiting to be discovered.

So jump in and start creating today!

Introduction

1
Introduction

Drafting & Design

1
Getting the free & open source parametric modeler
2
Creating construction lines in FreeCAD Part 1
3
Creating construction lines in FreeCAD Part 2
4
Creating construction lines in FreeCAD Part 3
5
Creating walls and window lines in FreeCAD part 1
6
Creating walls and window lines in FreeCAD part 2
7
Creating doorway lines in FreeCAD
8
Creating line styles in FreeCAD
9
Creating stairs lines in FreeCAD
10
The ODA file converter available for FreeCAD
11
Adding CAD Blocks to the layouts in FreeCAD
12
Adding Dimensions to the layouts in FreeCAD
13
Adding text to the layouts in FreeCAD
14
Creating layouts in FreeCAD
15
Exporting the DXF file we created from FreeCAD

Introduction to Blender

1
Getting Blender
2
Setting up the interface and enabling add-ons in Blender
3
An introduction to navigation in Blender
4
An introduction to the 3D view
5
An introduction to the tool shelf
6
An introduction to collections
7
An introduction to the 3D cursor and the multiple use cases
8
An introduction to snapping in Blender

Layout Creation in Blender

1
Creating a landscape and examining two methods of generating the mesh
2
Marking out the site position
3
Importing the DXF file into the scene, converting and scaling to correct size
4
Positioning the DXF imports in the scene
5
Adding the external wall positions to the layouts
6
Adding the internal wall positions to the layouts
7
Adding the door positions to the layouts
8
Adding the door open direction to the layouts
9
Adding the window positions to the layouts
10
Adding Dimensions to the layouts using MeasureIt
11
Adding text to the layouts using MeasureIt
12
Adding material to the layouts and enabling Freestyle to create the hard line re
13
Rendering the layouts in Blender and combing with dimensions in the compositor

House Construction

1
Setting up Archipack with material library and thumbnail images
2
Using Archipack to create external doors
3
Using Archipack to create internal walls
4
Using Archipack to create doors on the ground floor
5
Using Archipack to create windows on the ground floor
6
Using Archipack to create large windows
7
3D Modelling the first floor
8
3D Modelling the balcony area
9
Using Archipack to create doors on the first floor
10
Using Archipack to create windows on the first floor
11
Using Archipack to create a stairs
12
Organizing the collections in the Outliner
13
Using Archipack to create ceilings for each room of the house on the ground floo
14
3D Modelling the floor to accommodate the stairs
15
Using Archipack to create floors for each room of the house
16
Tidy up the floors issues and organize the Outliner
17
3D Modelling the roof
18
Using Archipack to create railings for the balcony area
19
3D Modelling the concrete base

Lighting & Materials

1
Adding lighting elements to the scene
2
Creating floor material using texture maps
3
Setting up a render camera to preview the material
4
Creating window material using texture maps
5
Creating railing material using texture maps
6
Creating door material using texture maps
7
Creating an external render material for the external walls of the house
8
3D modelling the external environment
9
Creating stone tile material for the external paving area
10
Creating stones and using the particle system to disperse in the scene
11
Creating grass and using the particle system to disperse in the scene
12
Creating trees with the sapling add-on
13
Creating tree texture images to add back into the scene
14
Setting up the camera and arranging the scene
15
Updating the House external plaster with texture maps
16
Rendering out an image using the Eevee render settings

Creating the House Construction Animation

1
Combing each set of objects and preparing for the animation part 1
2
Combing each set of objects and preparing for the animation part 2
3
Using the boolean modifier to setup for the house reveal
4
Creating the table and plans with textures for the material
5
Using the curve modifier to create the plans rolling open on the table
6
Setting up the Camera to capture the Animation
7
Setting Key frames and creating the animation
8
Rendering the animation and combining them in Blender's VSE to Create a Video

3D Modeling & Add-ons

1
Introduction to ArchiPack
2
Creating External Doors with Archipack
3
Creating Internal Walls with Archipack
4
Internal DoorWays
5
Creating Ground Floor Windows using Archipack
6
Creating Large Windows using Archimesh
7
Creating First Floor Walls using Archipack
8
Balcony Area
9
First Floor Doors using Archipack
10
Creating First Floor Windows
11
Creating a Stair Case using Archipack
12
Creating Floors using Archipack in Blender
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