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So you have been waiting for a sign to start learning that architecture software? This might be it or not, you’re the one who decides. Starting year would be a good opportunity to get in your computer, download that software and start having for breakfast, lunch and dinner “How to” YouTube tutorials. Remember practice makes perfect?

Stop postponing this. Find the awesomeness in learning something new, and not only that, but being able to awe your classmates, professors, but most importanlty yourself with these skills.

This is why, we have gathered some architecture softwares to learn this 2021.

  • Revit
  • Twinmotion
  • Blender
  • 3DS Max
  • After Effects

This BIM software allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building model’s database. Revit is great for modeling, generating cost schedules, collaboration and change management. In the industry of design and construction, competition is fierce.  Revit is excellent for syncing with other teams in a single construction project. This allows easier communication of ideas and design work, making work more efficient and productive.

Architectural design tools found in this software include conceptual design tools, architectural modeling, 3D design visualization, analysis with Insight, point cloud tools, multistory stairs, and cloud rendering to produce photorealistic outputs. In addition, Revit allows plug-in and/or add-ons, which is perfect for architects who need multiple software for their work set-up. Revit it’s not free, but you can do a free trial to see how it goes, download Revit here.


This real-time 3D immersion software that produces high-quality images, panoramas and standard or 360° VR videos in seconds. Developed for architecture, construction, urban planning and landscaping professionals, Twinmotion combines an intuitive icon-driven interface with the power of Unreal Engine by Epic Games. With a A simple and intuitive interface makes Twinmotion extremely easy to learn and use, regardless of your project’s size and complexity, or your previous CG experience.

Twinmotion’s library includes not only static props like furniture and rocks, but you can also breathe life into your scene with ambient sounds, photo-scanned human characters with motion-captured animation, animal characters, and even high-resolution plants that blow in the wind. Twinmotion was free until 2020, but you can download a free trial here.


With this software you can create 3D visualizations such as still images, 3D animations, VFX shots, and video editing.  With its internal render engine with scanline rendering, indirect lighting, and ambient occlusion that can export in a wide variety of formats; A path tracer render engine called Cycles, which can take advantage of the GPU for rendering. In addition to modeling and animation, Blender can be used to edit video.

A lot of architects also use Blender to deal with the modeling of furniture and objects to export and use on BIM tools. For instance, you can create 3d models and export them to use in Revit, ArchiCAD or other software. Blender is free, you can ever carry it around in your USB, download Blender here.

3DS Max

Autodesk 3ds Max enables architects, designers, and visualization specialists to fully explore, validate and communicate their creative ideas, from concept
models to cinema-quality visualizations. It lets you to visually communicate your clients’ proposed designs and beautifully tell their story with realistic elements and details. Some of the benefits of 3Ds Max in architectural visualization are; advanced modeling, texturing, and lighting tools in 3ds Max give you the freedom to create and deliver photo-real imagery. Invite your clients to experience their designed environment both virtually and emotionally. 3ds Max 3D building visualization tools embellish down to the smallest detail.

This is perfect for your architectural projects, to bring architectural visualizations to life – with everything from interior walkthroughs to exterior environments, fully populated with roads, buildings, and landscapes, and animated with cars, people, and natural elements. You can download 3Ds Max free trial here.

After Effects

So you’ve done your architectural image in Photoshop, you can add some cool effects to this image to avoid it from being boring and plain. Although, don’t get carried away with effects that the clients at the end will leave the room dizzy. This software lets you animate a logo or character. Even navigate and design in a 3D space. You can also animate titles, credits, and lower thirds. 

Get creative with this software, let your client immerse while seeing some animations or maybe showing your project with a VR video. You can download the free trial here.

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We use this type of format to speed up the process and avoid links that can pirate our content


If you’re using a Windows machine, a free tool like 7-Zip (which can be downloaded from or WinRAR (available at can do the job. If you’re on a Mac, you might want to try The Unarchiver (available in the App Store).

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to get you on track:

1. Download and install a suitable program like 7-Zip, WinRAR, or The Unarchiver.
2. Once it’s installed, locate the “Portfolio Project Spread Template.rar” file in your downloads folder.
3. Right-click on the .rar file and you should see an option to “Extract Here” or “Extract Files”. Choose this option.
4. The program will then decompress the file and you’ll have a regular folder with all the contents you were expecting.

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