Sketching a floor plan in Blender

When you think about Blender as a tool for architectural visualization, most people will associate it directly with image rendering and animation. But, with a few tricks, you can also find a use for the software as a technical drawing tool. A few days ago I had to work on an early proposal for a […]

Free textures for architecture in 5K

Having a good texture library for your projects is an important aspect of any workflow. Because having a good library, might avoid you to perform the tedious task of searching for textures during development. With a collection ready to use, you can quickly create and set materials. By the time you have an extensive library, […]

´╗┐Real-time water flow for architecture in UPBGE

A feature from Blender that is often misjudged is the Blender Game Engine. Not only it can create full 3d games, but also interactive architecture. I do know lots of architects that uses the BGE to work on quick interactive visualization projects with the engine. Today you have even more power and tools to create […]

Brewery bar with Blender and Octane render

Every time you look for an example of a project made with Blender involving architecture, you probably will find residential or office spaces. Here is a project that you won’t find every day as an example of architectural visualization made with Blender; a brewery! You may remember digital artist Enrico Cerica from previous projects related […]

Lighting a scene for architecture using Blender and Unreal

What is necessary to light a scene for architectural visualization using the Unreal Engine? If you are coming from a Blender Cycles background, all the process will look entirely different. In Cycles, you will need a good environment map (HDR) and a few large light sources to start. Going from that point, you can work […]

18 free textures with smudge, fingerprint, dust and grime maps

In computer graphics, everything has a tendency to be brand new, dust free and with no imperfections. That is one of the ways we often use to identify images coming from computers. If it doesn’t have any imperfections, it can’t be real. To create surfaces with the maximum realism, you have to add small imperfections […]

Importing 3ds max files to Blender

In the past few years, some of the changes imposed by Autodesk to the licensing and pricing model of software 3ds max caused an exodus of 3d artists to other platforms. A lot of those unhappy artists are adopting Blender as their tool to create an architectural visualization. Among the benefits you can still get […]