77GB in free sound-effects for interactive architecture

During this week in San Francisco, the Game Developers Conference will showcase the latest trends and technologies, related to the creation of games. Along with the conference a few companies take the opportunity to share some freebies and resources. One of that companies is Sonniss which has a focus on sound effects. They are sharing […]

Free eBook about PBR materials

A term that you often see here in Blender 3D Architect, especially when we share a collection of free textures is PBR. That is an acronym for Physically-Based Rendering, and a significant amount of renderers supports PBR. Among them, we can list Cycles. Do you want to go deeper in your understatement about PBR and […]

Interior render with Eevee in 20 seconds

When Blender Cycles appeared as part of Blender 2.61 release back in 2011 people went nuts. Until that date, we had to use external renders in Blender to get features like global illumination. In the upcoming months, we will experience another leap forward in Blender capabilities related to rendering. At least, in real-time rendering. The […]

Free PBR Textures

120 Free PBR textures in CC0 for architecture

What are the qualities you look in a texture collection? They should have an outstanding resolution, like 4K or bigger. Besides resolution, a great plus for any texture is the possibility to tile them with no visible borders. And also have multiple maps available to create PBR materials, will complete the wishlist. DO you want […]

Four free bed models for Blender

Four free bed models for Blender

Update: Three models from the collection became unavailable. Links don’t work anymore. Have you ever found a high-quality 3d model that you would love to use in Blender, and had a hard time trying to import the data? It might be due to an incompatible format like DWG or MAX. Fortunately, we still find some great […]

IES lights Cycles

How to simulate artificial lights in Cycles?

In interior visualization projects, at some point, you will have to start planning how to light your scene. For most people, such thought is all about sunlight. In which direction the sun will get into my scene? What if you have to work with a night scene or a place that shows artificial lights? In […]

Recommended data storage for architectural visualization

During months and years of work, you will eventually have a few gigabytes, or terabytes, of data to keep safe and also use in current projects. Having old projects easily accessible might give you an advantage, especially if you have plans to reuse some of your assets. For instance, you can have some furniture models […]

Blender 2.8: Where is the viewport shading?

At the beginning of this week, we shared an impressive scene made in the upcoming Blender 2.8, showing a toilet scene in Eevee. The real-time render engine of Blender 2.8 is one of the highlights of the new version. Based on that scene, some readers went to the Blender Builder page to get an experimental […]