design your map in blender
without any prior knowledge

With the free Blender add-on you can import, design, animate and render your 3D maps in Blender without any prior knowledge.

 

Once you have created and downloaded a map, you can also download the add-on, install it and open the maps in Blender. With a short tutorial you will quickly become familiar with Blender and get professional results.

 

Addon features

  • easy import of the map
  • 4 light presets
  • simple background settings
  • simple camera settings
  • create turntable animation
  • simple depth of field settings
  • 16 free 3D icons
  • render preset

3 steps to a perfect rendering

1. Create your individual 3D map on 3D-Mapper.com

2. Import your 3D map with just one click into Blender

3. Render your finished 3D map
as image or movie

The freedom to create

Since ADOBE has banned all 3D functions from Photoshop, it’s no longer possible to create 3D maps with our plugins in newer Photoshop versions.

 

In search for alternative apps, Blender was the first choice. Blender is an open source 3D graphics suite with the promise to be free forever. What? Incredible!

 

But, on one hand, there’s also the fact that Blender can be overwhelming and daunting for new users at first.  No shortcut, no functions that reminds of the common 2D workspace. On the other hand, the results that can be achieved with Blender are overwhelming as well and not comparable to Photoshop.

 

So to make it easier for you to get started in this new world, we have created a small add-on, that will help you to create great renders and animations of your maps with just a few clicks.

Key Features

Import

The add-on can only process glTF / GLB maps from 3D-Mapper.com. Optionally, the maps can also be imported without markers and labels.

Lightning

There are 4 different light sets available: Default (three-point lighting), Sunrise, Afternoon und Sunset. All sets are fully editable.

Background Colors

With just a few clicks you can also change the color of the ground plane and the absolute background (only visible at default lightning).

Animated Turntable Camera

Creates a rotation loop. In that process the camera rotates 360° around the map. The loop can be rendered as a video.

Depth of Field

A simple tilt-shift effect that focuses on the center of the surface mesh. The intensity is editable.

Quick Render

Cycles Render preset. The rendering can be made optionally with ground plane and background as well as transparent.

Elements Library

All 16 elements are fully editable and the color can be changed.
Also the text of the labels can easily be customized.

Examples

To download the free WordPress plugin you have to be logged in and have at least 5 map credit.

To download the free Blender add-on you have to be logged in and have at least 1 map credit.