List of Blender fork projects

Do you know that Blender has lots of forks with derivate projects? Since Blender is open source, anyone with the will and knowledge can take the source code and create his version of the software. To make a fork from Blender, you have to follow some rules dictated by GPL, which says that you have […]

18 free trees for the Unreal Engine

The architectural visualization market is evolving alongside with technology, and a lot of projects will demand you to deliver more than static images of a project. Some artists found on game engines an incredible way to show interactive 3d scenes of architectural projects, and embrace tools like Unreal. If you are among those artists using […]

Using Blender with V-Ray for architecture

A recent article here at Blender 3D Architect mentioned that Blender has today multiple options to work with commercial renders. Among those renders, you will find Corona Render and V-Ray. If you choose V-Ray as your primary renderer in Blender, an exporter is available from Chaos Group. The developers of V-Ray. How does V-Ray perform […]

Comparing Cycles and Corona Render for architecture

A long time ago you only could render architectural projects with Blender using either “Blender Internal” or “YafaRay.” By the time I started using Blender, I believe was around version 2.34, it even had a default tab for YafRay without the middle “a.” Today, you have a broad range of options to choose a renderer. […]

Free rooftop assets for architecture

One of the areas of a building that hardly appear on any architectural visualization project is the top. Since most cameras will stay at the ground level, we won’t see any details above that line of sight. But, when you have to create a birds eye render of a building or urban space, inevitably some […]

Parametric modeling with Blender?

The use of parametric modeling tools to create architectural models is something that lots of artists miss in Blender. When you have controls that enable you to make adjustments based on semantics and not abstract dimensions, all the modeling process becomes faster. But, what is parametrical modeling? The best way to explain parametrical modeling is […]

Free cinematic background music for architecture

What is cinematic architecture? That is the name of camera based animations where you can fly around a scene. A cinematic animation is a powerful media to use as a sales engagement for a project. Some architectural visualization studios also produce their entire reel as a cinematic animation sequence. The process to create such animations […]

Rendering and Modeling a castle with Blender and Octane

Usually, when we look for examples of architectural visualization with Blender, an ordinary residential project will come to mind. In the latest architectural visualization project from well-known artist Enrico Cerica, this is not the case. At the BlenderArtists forums, he posted an amazing collection of images from nothing more than a castle. The quality of […]