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by onuca
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Academic & Research
Topic: Proposing a step for next generation blender - Parametric
Replies: 6
Views: 6064

Yes, I have seen this before - these tools seem to be exactly what we need. Only two issues here - first is that these are 2.49 scripts and will not work for 2.5 and above - and I guess this is what we all use these days ;) Second is funding - it would be brilliant if this project was developed unde...
by onuca
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Academic & Research
Topic: Proposing a step for next generation blender - Parametric
Replies: 6
Views: 6064

Hi there, I entirely agree with your view. I ( myself an architect working in one of the most visionary British studios - RMJM ) come across parametric modelling regularly. We tend to use Grasshopper + Rhino as these really are the only way to get the complexed shapes modelled precisely as we and ou...
by onuca
Thu May 25, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: DXF / Blender 2.42 / architectural visualisations
Replies: 19
Views: 16088

The important question is if Autocad will have a OBJ exporter for example in the near future. In that way, the work in the Blender DXF importer could be focused only in the 2D part, the most sensible option IMO. IMO it is absolutely crucial to have a good DXF 2D importer. Even though, as you say DX...
by onuca
Thu May 11, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: DXF / Blender 2.42 / architectural visualisations
Replies: 19
Views: 16088

I have just read their White Papers. Well clearly I was very very wrong... On the other hand not every CAD package can save / export to DWG... Anyway, the conclusion is that one way or another a DWG import script should really be implemented into Blender. Looks as if there was no point in developing...
by onuca
Thu May 11, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: DXF / Blender 2.42 / architectural visualisations
Replies: 19
Views: 16088

Great! I will post a sample DXF file on my website later on today ( and post a note on the forum ) to explain clearly what bugs I mean. Obviously DXF is more important than DWG, because it is a kind of standard throughout all CAD software - nearly always there is a possibility to export to DXF ( e.g...
by onuca
Thu May 11, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: DXF / Blender 2.42 / architectural visualisations
Replies: 19
Views: 16088

It's all about importing complexed dxf plans into blender. Only very old format ( DXF v12 ) is supported - that is one. Another is - loads of bugs during import - missing lines / objects scattered all over the scene, problems with splines etc. Often objects that overlap on DXF just disapear in Blend...
by onuca
Thu May 11, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: DXF / Blender 2.42 / architectural visualisations
Replies: 19
Views: 16088

DXF / Blender 2.42 / architectural visualisations

I guess that every architect would love to have a powerful free / open source 3D modelling and rendering tool. I know that Blender is a very ambitious application and seems to have aspirations to become competitive to other software on the market. However... I just think there is not enough attentio...