Those of you who’ve just started out your career would know that the costs of professional software are high, and if you are freelancing and have to buy it yourself, well, things can get tough. Luckily the internet is chockfull of handy resources and free tools that can be used for your architectural 3D model rendering tasks.
In this article, we are going to highlight four of the best free 3D modeling software available for those of you who are looking at more cost-effective ways of getting the job done, and even for those just interested in 3D modeling.
This one is more geared towards leisure, but still a fun and free tool for those who are true architects at heart and discovered their passion while playing LEGO. LeoCAD is a free online tool that allows you to plan and build 3D LEGO models before attempting to physically build it. Perfect for killing time and stretching that grey matter a bit in between serious jobs and projects.
This is an awesome go-to source for designing and printing 3D models quickly when in a rush at the office. The platform uses a drag-and-drop type interface where you can simply add your elements and manipulate them accordingly with the software.
If you are a bit of a mix between an engineer, architect,and artist, this software should be perfect for you. Even though it is user-friendly and very useful, you need to apply some heavy-duty calculus in order to have your 3D model render done. The software requires you to feed mathematical information with regards to your design into the program and runs algorithms in order to build the model. A tad too technical for ourselves, but if this sounds like your cup of tea, go for it!
This easy-to-use tool is perfect for newbies looking to dip their toes in the exciting pool of design and 3D model rendering. You are able to load any model from the library and remodel and manipulate it to something you wish easily. Even though it is super simple and easy to use, professional designers may find some worth in the simplicity too. Even if it is just for tinkering and playing around to kill some time or as a hobby.
And that’s it! Remember that the web is filled with tons of interesting and easy to use free tools that you can check out, whether for professional or other reasons. Keeping your designer’s eye and mind sharp and exercise is something that is part of the package deal when you choose to become an architectural visualization artist. Not that we’re complaining – we love it!