And so #buildify is now available for everyone! #geometrynodes library that I’ve made for quick city creation for #blender #b3d
This is the first version, so any feedback is more than welcome 🙂 #osm
Get it here> https://t.co/3ISt3wGXlB pic.twitter.com/OlRTC6OrnS
— Pavel Oliva (@Pavel_Oliva) July 18, 2022
The tool, which is based on Blender’s Geometry Nodes system, generates customisable 3D buildings from libraries of building parts, and can be used with the Blender OpenStreetMap add-on to create entire cities.
Generate custom 3D buildings from kits of modular parts
Buildify generates 3D buildings from kits of modular building parts representing walls and flat roofs.
The .blend file includes a low-poly proxy kit, which users can replace with custom assets of their own: Oliva suggests those from Quixel’s Megascans library, which can be used for free inside Unreal Engine.
Manipulate buildings interactively in the Blender viewport
By default, Buildify works in ADE (Art-Directable Editor) mode, which lets users create buildings individually, controlling their form by adjusting parameters for properties like the number of floors.
It’s also possible to manipulate buildings interactively in the viewport, extruding and scaling them – and even to draw freehand curves representing buildings’ footprints and have Buildify generate geometry to match.
used buildify + open street map to slap this town together along with a locked camera system I’ve been toying with (no idea how the camera angles would end up). Pretty nice to kitbash some detail/layouts in just a few clicks. https://t.co/r18nvEuixX pic.twitter.com/ARZ0UExcT4
— Shweep (@choinheap) July 19, 2022
Integrates natively with blender-osm to generate entire 3D cities from OpenStreetMap data
However, what really separates Buildify from other procedural Blender building generators is its other edit mode, BLOSM (Blender-OSM).
Buildify integrates natively with Prochitecture’s blender-osm plugin, which imports OpenStreetMap data into Blender, making it possible to generate 3D buildings matching the road layouts of real cities.
You can read more about how to get the two tools working together on blender-osm’s GitHub repository.
Pricing and availability
Buildify 1.0 is compatible with Blender 3.2. It’s free, but you can make a voluntary donation on Gumroad.
Download Buildify from Pavel Oliva’s Gumroad store
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