Archipack v2.1.0 for Blender 2.8: A Powerful Toolset for Architectural Visualization
Archipack is a popular add-on for Blender that provides a collection of parametric objects and tools for creating realistic and detailed architectural models. Archipack v2.1.0 is the latest version of the add-on that supports Blender 2.8, the newest release of the open source 3D software.
In this article, we will explore some of the features and benefits of Archipack v2.1.0 for Blender 2.8 and show you how to get started with this amazing toolset.
What is Archipack?
Archipack is a Blender add-on that was created by Stephen Leger, a professional architect and 3D artist. Archipack aims to simplify and speed up the workflow of architectural visualization in Blender by providing a set of ready-made objects that can be easily customized and manipulated.
Archipack includes objects such as walls, windows, doors, stairs, roofs, floors, fences, railings, slabs, columns, beams, furniture, and more. Each object has a set of parameters that can be adjusted in the properties panel or directly in the 3D viewport using intuitive handles and widgets.
Archipack also offers tools such as 2D to 3D conversion, automatic dimensioning, material library, sunlight simulation, boolean operations, presets system, internationalization support, and more.
What's new in Archipack v2.1.0?
Archipack v2.1.0 is the first version of the add-on that supports Blender 2.8, the latest major update of Blender that introduces a new user interface, a new real-time rendering engine (Eevee), and many other improvements and features.
Archipack v2.1.0 takes advantage of the new capabilities of Blender 2.8 and offers some new features and enhancements such as:
A new panel in the sidebar that allows quick access to Archipack objects and tools.
A new manipulator system that is compatible with Eevee and allows faster and easier editing of Archipack objects.
A new material system that uses node groups and allows better control and customization of materials.
A new preset system that allows saving and loading of object parameters and materials.
A new feedback panel that displays useful information and tips about Archipack objects and tools.
Improved performance and stability.
Bug fixes and minor improvements.
How to get Archipack v2.1.0?
Archipack v2.1.0 is available for purchase on the official website or on Blender Market. The price is 69 euros for a single user license or 199 euros for a studio license (up to 10 users).
If you already own Archipack v2.x, you can get the update for free by entering your email address on this page.
If you want to try Archipack before buying it, you can download a demo version from this page. The demo version has some limitations such as fewer objects, no material library, no presets system, no feedback panel, etc.
How to install Archipack v2.1.0?
To install Archipack v2.1.0, you need to have Blender 2.8 or higher installed on your computer. You can download Blender from the official website.
Once you have downloaded the Archipack zip file from your purchase confirmation email or from the update page, you can follow these steps to install it:
Open Blender and go to Edit > Preferences > Add-ons.