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3D Visualisation: A Year Using Blender

By December 29, 2007 No Comments

When your covering architectural renderings from the leading design studios creating your own 3D models can be slightly intimidating. It is well worth remembering that free 3D modelling software such as Google SketchUp or Blender – the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems – allows anyone from the professional to the hobbyist to create models.

As such we intend to feature more movies from the general public over the next few months, kicking off with a look back by Baselinegenerator at his first year using Blender:

In some ways we like these movies more than the output of the high end studios with their access to render farms and the latest software. Midway through Baseline’s movie the urban street flooding is impressive and a testament to open source modelling software.

We intend to cover more on Blender in future posts.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.