bitacovir wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Watching your video I was thinking in the opposite workflow than FreeCAD modeling -> Blender Rendering.
I mean, It makes sense if you use Blender for rapid modeling and visualisation of project alternatives before going into the BIM modeling process with FreeCAD for construction. Blender conceptual design and visualisation -> FreeCAD BIM Modeling of the approved design.
This is precisely my interest. Actually something like Blender (for concept design) -> Freecad (for design development, BIM, schedules etc) -> Blender (for visualisation).
Actually, actually, it's a mixed bag using each software to what they do best (This is my current workflow with Rhino and Blender, constantly back and forth). Not sure what the way to actually itemize elements imported from Blender would be.
yorik wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:01 pm
A Blender exporter that would export a FreeCAD file, already with objects as Part shapes, with inner subdivisions removed. That could be quite powerful.
That would be super useful.
On the retopo side of things, wondering if there is some other open source library out there to get from mesh to nurbs that could be incorporated to clean the process?
There are a few bugs that maybe a worth mentioning here. I'haven't been able to insert custom windows and doors from the part library seamlessly into a wall. Wondering if anyone else had a similar issue? I have to generally insert an object, clone it, and manually subtract it from a wall.
Also, not sure if there would be a chance to see some sort of basic curtain wall feature soon?
In relation to curtain walls, the Tissue plugin in Blender is able to create framed panels that preserve the material distances. Here is the conversation: https://blenderartists.org/t/tissue-by- ... 646071/323
If not a curtain wall feature, then having a way to import the geometry from blender and create a part could a be a way.