If you’ve made the jump to Blender 2.8 you may have noticed that not all of your favorite modeling addons have been ported to the new version. Since we’re all starting fresh, it’s a great time to check out some new ones!
#10 Pivot Transform ($9)
This is one of those little things that seems like it should just be part of Blender by default! Pivot Transform is tucked neatly into the pivot point popover and when you turn it on you can move an object’s origin around without moving the object itself. You can even use snapping!
#9 By-Gen ($1)
If you liked generative modeling, you’re going to like this generative modeling addon by Curtis Holt. By-Gen allows you to quickly apply cool styles to your mesh so that you can model pretty basic things yet end up with a neat modern geometric look. It’s creating displacement textures and adding a whole bunch of modifiers for you, which is nothing that you couldn’t do already, but it saves you a lot of time if you use these kinds of styles often.
#8 Loop Tools ($0 - included in Blender)
Back before Blender had so many great mesh tools built in, loop tools was the only way to get some important stuff done. Now it’s not as much of an essential, but operators like making any number of edges into a circle, making sloppy loops into a perfect curve, flattening things at strange angles, etc., come in handy all the time! It’s included in Blender, so take 10 seconds and turn it on if you haven’t already!