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Industrial Loft: Blender and Octane Render for architecture

Industrial Loft: Blender and Octane Render for architecture

With the evolution of Blender over the years, a lot of new renderes have become available to us as options to create some incredible images for architecture. Today a lot of artists put all their efforts on Blender Cycles, and it is a great option but we can’t forget that…

Free pack of high-resolution HDR maps for interior visualization

Free pack of high-resolution HDR maps for interior visualization

To setup the light of a room using Blender Cycles we can use several different techniques and among them it is easy to choose the IBL as the most efficient. But, to use IBL with Cycles we need images that can be used as source for the light, and I…

Furniture download: Wardrobe set ready for Cycles

Furniture download: Wardrobe set ready for Cycles

An architectural visualization artist has a lot of tasks during a regular workday, and we can place the “collect new furniture models” on top of the list! If you ever tried to create a project where key furniture was missing, you know how important it may become to build a…

Bedroom visualization with Blender and Corona Render

Bedroom visualization with Blender and Corona Render

In the past few months we have seen a lot of incredible artwork produced by architecture using nothing more than Blender and Cycles. But, we cant forget that Blender is capable of working with several other renderers for architecture and not only Cycles. Here is an example of some amazing…

Blender Cycles with support for Light portals

Blender Cycles with support for Light portals

A new version of Blender is on its way and some important updates may help architectural visualization artists to create better interior visualizations! With Blender 2.75 we will be able to use Light Portals in Blender Cycles, which may improve the speed of the rendering for internal scenes, because fewer…

Free low poly buildings for games made with Blender

Free low poly buildings for games made with Blender

For those of you trying to get some architectural visualization projects with no luck, a few changes on your field of interest may end up with a huge increase on your work opportunities. A few of my students are getting more job offers from indie game studios in comparison with…

Free furniture 3d models: Rustic collection

Free furniture 3d models: Rustic collection

The easiest types of furniture we find at online libraries are the modern designs from the fifties, sixties or the seventies. But, if you ever tried to look for something like a rustic design you probably didn’t find too many options. Well, on my daily browsing at BlendSwap I found…

Blender Cycles for architecture: Reading corner

Blender Cycles for architecture: Reading corner

What is the best way to light up a scene in Blender Cycles for architecture? The best answer for that question is: “it will depend on the context, shape and setup of the scene”. There is no right or wrong way, but different solutions for the same problem. Look at…