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Architectural Design Tools in Blender 2.8 – 3D Design

Create 3D architectural models & achieve stunning design results in Blender 2.8 - Interior 3D Scenes all inside Blender
Instructor:
Thomas McDonald
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Develop your creative and technical skills to create photo realistic architectural scenes and beautiful 3D models
Develop ideas and transform them from 2D into 3D environments
Create materials for your 3D objects in Blender
Create unique and stunning 3D models
How to use multiple cameras types inside Blender to achieve 2D and 3D render results for your architectural projects
Discover Blender's grease pencil and start drawing on your screen
How to use multiple cameras inside Blender to achieve 2D and 3D results
Manage your architectural design projects using the layer management system in Blender
How to use environment textures to get real world lighting conditions inside Blender
How to use the Archimesh add-on to quickly and easily add architectural elements to your 3D scene
How to use the Measureit add-on in Blender to add dimensions and render out detailed architectural layouts

Hi and welcome to the course architectural design tools in blender 2.8. Throughout this course you’ll be learning how to create a photo realistic interior bathroom scene. We also look at rendering with the new Real time render engine Eevee. This is a great skill to have especially for 3D artists creating interior architectural spaces. The end result will look something like this. We begin by exploring some creative tools in blender and sketch out our designs before turning them into a 2D floor plan. The next step is to transform these designs into 3D by modelling the elements of our interior scene. Here we will discover some very useful and powerful add-ons that assists in the creation of walls, doors and windows. Next you will learn to 3D model all the objects within the bathroom to give your scene a completed look. This is the where most of the hard work is done. The next stage is lighting. This is such an important aspect of interior architectural renders so we will use a high dynamic range image to light the scene, and give us real world lighting results. This leads us to materials and textures where you will learn to use Blenders material nodes to add a realistic material to everything in the scene. This is the fun part where you finally get to see how your scene looks when we preview a render.

By the end of this course you will be able to use the methods and techniques demonstrated n this course to design, model and render your own unique 3D models. Learn the basic concepts, tools and processes you will need to design and 3D model interior scenes.

Content and Overview

This course is project based where we will cover the process of creating 2D drawing layouts in Blender. Using these layouts we will 3D model all the architectural elements from our design. Using real world lighting conditions you will bring your modern bathroom to the final stages and render the final result.. 

In this course you are going to learn the whole process of creating a photo realistic interior bathroom scene. The course uses the very powerful free and open source software suite Blender.

The course is designed for practical learning that walks you step by step through the process from laying out your ideas on screen to creating custom 3D models, right the way through to adding materials, lighting, cameras and rendering the final 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 comes a feature packed design suite waiting to be discovered.

This course is a practical approach and will allow you to develop the skills of 3D modeling while also seeing the result of our progress in real time. Learn the process of manipulating Blender to get the results you require and solve any tasks quickly and easily. The course takes you step by step through the process of modeling, adding material and rendering the final result.

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. This 3D design course will take you step by step through each critical stage and help you develop your skills along the way.

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.

Take total control 

  • Design floor plans with ease

  • Learn how to quickly add rooms to the scene

  • Learn how to create your designed custom 3D models 

  • Add real world material to your scene 

  • Learn how to add real world lighting for that added realism

  • By learning Blender you will have complete control of every design element adding your own style to every project.

So jump in and start creating today!

Introduction

1
Introduction
2
Getting the Free Software Blender
3
Setting up the Interface & Enabling Add-ons
4
Introduction to Navigation in Blender 2.8
5
Introduction to the 3D View
6
Introduction to the ToolShelf
7
Introduction to Collections
8
Introduction to the 3D Cursor
9
Introduction to the Snapping

Draft & Design

1
Introduction to the Grease Pencil
2
Adding 2D Outline
3
Adding Text
4
Adding Measureit Dimensions
5
Setting up Camera & Rendering

3D Modelling the Scene

1
Intro to FreeCAD and DXF File Converter
2
Extruding Walls
3
Adding Door using Archimesh
4
Adding Window Using Archimesh
5
3D Modelling the Vanity Unit
6
3D Modelling the Toilet Part 1
7
3D Modelling the Toilet Part 2
8
3D Modelling the Button Flush
9
3D Modelling the Bath
10
3D Modelling the Bath Faucet Part 1
11
3D Modelling the Bath Faucet Part 2
12
3D Modelling the Vanity Taps
13
3D Modelling the Shower Head
14
3D Modelling the Shower Buttons
15
Adding the Bathroom Blind
16
3D Modelling the Vanity Waste Pipes
17
3D Modelling the Vanity Splash Back
18
3D Modelling the Ceiling
19
3D Modelling Shower Cladding
20
Modelling a Ceiling Light
21
Where to Get Environment and Texture Maps
22
Adding an Environment Texture to Help Light the Scene
23
3D Modelling a Towel Holder

Material & Lighting

1
Adding a Render Camera & Checking face Orientation
2
Adding marble Material to the Floor
3
Adding Shower Cladding Material
4
Creating a Vanity Material
5
Creating a Metal Material
6
Creating a Bath & Rubber Material
7
Adding Mirror Material
8
Modifying Bathroom Glass
9
Adding Light Material to the Ceiling Light

Rendering

1
Using the Eevee Real-time engine to Render the Image
2
Using Cycles Render Engine to render the Image

Architectural Design Tools

1
Unleashing the power of the Archimesh feature
2
Introduction to the layer management system
3
Adding a door to the scene
4
Adding a Window to the scene
5
Introduction to the great cabinet feature in Archimesh

Take control & create your own Models

1
Creating the Vanity Top
2
Modelling the bottom shelf of the vanity
3
The modelling images we will use
4
Adding these drawings as modelling Pictures
5
Adding Image for a side view
6
Modelling the toilet
7
Modelling the toilet Seat
8
Adding bath drawing as modelling Pictures
9
Modelling the bath
10
Finishing off the bath model
11
Modelling a button flush
12
Modelling the bath mixer
13
Modelling the bath mixers water pipe
14
Finishing off the bath mixer
15
Placing the bath mixer in the scene
16
Modelling the vanity taps
17
Modelling shower controls
18
Modelling a shower Head
19
Modelling a towel holder
20
Modelling the vanity waste pipes
21
Modelling the splash back and mirror
22
Modelling square lights for the ceiling
23
Adding a roof light to the scene

Lighting & Materials

1
An introduction to the Blender Cloud service
2
Adding an environment texture
3
Adding glass material
4
Applying a marble material to the Floor
5
Adding a marble material to the walls
6
Adding a bath tub material
7
Adding a mirror material
8
Adding a metal material
9
Adding a light material
10
Adding a vanity material
11
Adding a perspective camera to the scene
12
Adding light portals to the windows

Render out our Scene

1
Adjusting the render settings
2
How to render out an Image

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