Free building energy analysis using Blender

When you think about Blender in the context of architecture development, you may initially get the idea of a tool that can only help you during the end of a project. For instance, you may have a project done and want to show it to potential costumers. In that case, you will create a set […]

148 free textures and materials for the Unreal Engine

The Unreal Engine has a great appeal among architectural visualization artists, not only because it can produce incredible results with interactive real-time rendering. Besides that, it also offers a free license for design projects, even for commercial purposes. For the modeling stage of the project, you can count on Blender to create all 3d objects […]

Free office furniture with textures for Blender

The design of a home office could demand several types of furniture objects from digital artists. For offices related to technology or creative professionals, you may solve the project with clean materials, high-tech objects, and metal. But, a few clients will require a “classic” approach with wood, lots of shelves for books and antique furniture. […]

Eevee for architecture: First project using real-time render?

From all the upcoming features in future Blender releases, I believe that Eevee is by far one of the most exciting resources. Not only it will give you a brand new real-time render, but also a way to create animations for architecture quickly. Eevee is still in early stages of development and should not go […]

Free collection of bathroom furniture

A bathroom project will demand specialized furniture and objects from your library, and if you don’t have that objects ready. Objects like a toilet seat and other particular furniture depending on the type of bathroom or restroom you plan to show. Do you have a good collection of such objects for architectural visualization? At BlendSwap […]

WebVR for architecture: a-frame updated to version 0.6.0

In the past few weeks, we have been talking a lot about the upcoming Blender 2.79, which is our most important tool to create a 3d visualization. But, alongside with Blender, another valuable tool received an update. That tool is a-frame! But, what is a-frame? It is an open source framework to create Web-based VR […]

Free foliage kit for architecture in the Unreal Engine

For projects that use the Unreal Engine as a way to give realism to 3D models is imperative to add some furniture objects to the scene. Otherwise, you will lose the sense of scale. Besides furniture, you should also include vegetation to those projects. Not only they will help you to give context to the […]

Blender and V-Ray: Interior render with settings

The recent developments of Blender and Cycles are catching the attention of more artists willing to move to Blender as their primary tool for architectural visualization. But, even with Cycles offering an incredible set of tools to create architectural renderings, some artists still want to keep part of their old workflow. For instance, some artists […]