Blender ArchiPak is an add-on for Blender that adds several tools for Architectural Visualisers including the ability to create walls, doors, windows, slabs, fences, stairs, floors, roofs, trusses, kitchens, mouldings, blinds, beams and more. Archipak 2.0 has added support for Blender 2.8 and costs 49€. Find out more on the product's website.
There was a conversation recently on CGPress about rigging with Blender in which Auto-Rig pro was discussed as a possible substitute for Max's Biped. For users who would like to try a character rigged using this tool, Lucas Veber, the creator of Auto-Rig Pro, has just added a new free rigged model called Mike to the product page under a Creative Commons-0 license. Get it on Blender Market.
AXYZ Design has announced that its range of Metropoly 3D people is now compatible with Blender including materials for Cycles and EEVEE in 5 colour variations. Over 1000 characters are available, and purchasing a character in one platform gives the user access to all formats including 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, Lightwave, Unreal Engine, Rhino, and Sketchup. See the AXYZ Design website for more information.
Bone-Studio's Juan Gea has released a recording of the first in a series of livestream explaining how to animate in create character animations in Blender. The first instalment looks at several production ready rigging solutions for Blender and makes connections with 3dsMax or Maya for artists that are already familiar with Biped, CAT or Human IK. Watch the recording on YouTube and check out Juan's channel for many more Blender videos in English and Spanish.
We're pleased to announce that CGPress now features a free jobs listing service. Anyone can list relevant vacancies on the dedicated jobs page free for 30 days and reach tens of thousands of professionals in the 3D industry. You'll find the new jobs board from the menu at the top of the main page, and a list of the most recent jobs on the right-hand sidebar.