- Blender is meant for animation, rigging, rendering, can it be used for engineering or architecture?
- Is it worth the effort to learn and hack the tool for architectural design since it is cost-free?
Q1: It is not impossible. Some community found in below links.
Q2: Blender's poly modelling is awesome, and it is offered as a freeware! Supported with Python Scripting Environment, real-time rendering update, Animation and so on. Anyway, Python skill is needed to explore using Blender for iterative architectural design with the algorithmic approach. I think the key is not about the software but the programming skills developed along the way of using it for generative designs.
Manage to get the answer from Prof. Ludger Hovestadt:
With an amazing series of know-how on YouTube by Prof. Ludger Hovestadt [accessed 15May2019]:
There is a community of practice found here:
Sharing and forums:
For Blender 2.80
For Blender 2.80
- Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJJ0_xoD7F4
- Release: https://youtu.be/f_SpZIQSWF0
- User Interface: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6lTo6NIc4Y
- How to select: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMTQ117lsiM
- Keyboard shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUTN8sQ4lYg
- Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp6OYtwGig8
- Making a Shield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfI7VLW1BJY
- Substance Painter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReVGrqx_c5M
- 2D Drawing in Panorama : https://gumroad.com/l/CtNjO
- Creating a mesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvoniP3uso8
- Blender 2.8 Manual: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/
- Python 3.7 (Stable): https://docs.python.org/3.7/tutorial/index.html:
- Snapping: https://www.blendermarket.com/products/snap-utilities
- Shape Generator: https://www.blendermarket.com/products/shape-generator