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Blender Cycles: Free shaders for architectural visualization

Blender Cycles: Free shaders for architectural visualization

How are your skills to craft shaders for architecture in Blender Cycles? Well, if you struggle to find the best settings for glass and glossy materials, you can download for free a set of two shaders in BlendSwap specially suited for architecture. The author of the collection is called sadaj72,…

Free download of Light probes

Free download of Light probes

The so called image based lighting is a great way to add light to any scene, and ever since the release of Blender Cycles all artists using Blender for architectural visualization can use HDR files to light up their projects. If you don`t have either the equipment or time to…

Concept rendering for architecture with Blender

Concept rendering for architecture with Blender

Almost all architects that I know have and unexplainable joy to work on sketches and concepts for projects living only on their minds. To start working on a new concept they only need a peace of paper like a napkin or on most advanced cases, a computer with Blender installed….

Rendering a scene with HDRI in Blender and YafaRay

Rendering a scene with HDRI in Blender and YafaRay

It been a while since anything related to YafaRay here on Blender 3D Architect, and most of that is because I couldn't find interesting works related to architecture and rendered with YafaRay. One of the possible reasons for that is called Blender Cycles. With a powerful renderer like Cycles already…

Updated exporter from AutoCAD to Blender

Updated exporter from AutoCAD to Blender

As an architect working everyday with projects created on several different CAD tools, I have to say that with time you get used to find work arounds to get CAD data into Blender with a minimal loss of information. There are several options to export data from CAD tools like…

Free download of three HDRI maps for architecture

Free download of three HDRI maps for architecture

The use of HDRI maps for rendering in architecture is a great way to add realism to a scene, using real-world information to the lighting of a project. The so called Image Based Lighting is fully supported by Blender Cycles, which means that we can use those maps to add…

Interior visualization with Blender and Octane Render

Interior visualization with Blender and Octane Render

It is time to check another great project developed by an well known artist specialized on architectural visualization. If you don't know the work of Enrico Cerica, I strongly recommend you to visit his gallery of projects, with lots of impressive images created with Blender, Octane Render and some old…

Exporting from SketchUp to Blender

Exporting from SketchUp to Blender

The amount of architects using Blender to create beatiful images from their projects is growing everyday, but some tools like SketchUp have already a huge user base. All these people can create 3d models easily with SketchUp and most of them dont even have any technical background or knowledge in…