realistic glass Cycles

Realistic glass with Blender Cycles

The setup of a certain group of materials sometimes demands a lot of work and tests to find the best combination of nodes, textures and lights. One of those materials is glass, because of their nature we must place some key elements around the scene to reflect over the surface and get a good effect […]


Free render farm for Blender 3D Architect students

This week we began to offer our first training from Blender 3D Architect, and I`m really satisfied with the support of everyone that already enrolled to the course. And to make the experience of learning architectural visualization even more pleasant I have some great news! I just made a deal with a render farm dedicated […]


Free download of 1500 stock footage videos in 4K

The use of video stock footage is not that common for an architectural visualization artist, but it’s never too much to get a free resource for future reference. An art director called Mitch Martinez just released on his web site an incredible collection of 1500 videos in 4k captured with a Red Epic camera. All […]


Apartment rendering with Blender Cycles

What do you use to start a project? A photo from a real world environment? The work of another artist? Sometimes it might be much easier to use a reference to get started, and another project that looks like the one you are trying to create may give the right directions. A few days ago […]


Course about architectural modeling with Blender

The purpose of Blender 3D Architect has always being to showcase projects and information related to architectural visualization with Blender, and that is my main objective ever since I started the site almost 8 years ago. Sometimes I do mention along the text that besides being an architect working with Blender, I also teach Blender […]

Building architecture

Free download of a building model created with Blender

By the time you get to the end of a project and everything is set to start the final render, you realize that something is missing: the background! This is the moment that you wish for some generic 3d models to place behind your own model, just to compose a nice background. If you don’t […]


Understanding Path Tracing

You probably have already seen at the Blender interface something related to a word called “Path Tracing”. What is it exactly? This is the main algorithm used by Cycles to compute light on your architectural visualization projects, and not only by Cycles! A lot of renderers use Path Tracing as their main render method. Do […]


Free download of a frosted glass shader for Cycles

A few days ago I did posted here on Blender 3D Architect a project called Sauna House, which made use of frosted glass in an architectural visualization project rendered with Cycles. Do you know how to setup frosted glass in Blender Cycles? If you never tried to create a node setup for this type of […]