Architectural glass shader pack updates: Frosted glass Type 2

A couple of days ago, we released here in Blender 3D Architect our first custom shader pack with dedicated materials for a common type of surface for interiors, which is glass. The goal is to create a glass shader that has all the physical properties of real glass, including light transmission. That way, you can […]

Alpha Trees Add-on for mapped tree textures

How do you handle large vegetation landscapes for architectural exteriors? In Blender, we have several methods to create vegetation using tools like particles that can take one instance of an object and make hundreds of copies. Numerous Add-ons provide an easy and fast way to set up those copies with a few mouse clicks. A […]

Upgrading your GPUs to the RTX 3000 series: What is the best move?

A key component for anyone working with architectural visualization with Blender is their workstation, which must include a fast graphics card. When making commissioned work that has a tight deadline, you will want the fastest possible way to render a scene. Today, you must include a graphics card cut render times. The best options for […]

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Last week in Blender 3D Architect 2020: Week 39

If you missed any of our articles from last week in Blender 3D Architect, you now have the chance to view a summary of all the content we posted. Among the materials, you will always find content related to architecture, furniture models, and also news about Blender. Here is a list of articles from last […]

PyClone and Home Builder: Parametric Asset Libraries in Blender 2.90

After a while working with architectural visualization projects, you probably will start to wonder about how useful a full parametric library of assets could be in your workflow. For most people, having to edit and change furniture elements is a time consuming and boring task. That is a reality when you must work on projects […]

Interior visualization using area lights (Cycles)

When you are developing your skills related to architectural visualization and interior rendering, a great way to improve them is with practice. From that experience, you gather information and insights to use in a commissioned project when a deadline is critical for delivering satisfactory results. That was the case with a project shared by artist […]

Free furniture: Kitchen assets for Blender

One of the most challenging scenes to create in Blender is a kitchen visualization because it requires all the architectural elements and many props. To make it look real, you must add to the scene appliances and other small objects. Without those extra elements, you lose a lot of the realism of that scene. Do […]

Four seasons residences with Blender Cycles

From all the questions that we often receive about the use of Blender in an architectural project, one that impresses us is about the size of a project. Is Blender the best option when dealing with large scale projects? That will depend on the hardware you have available to handle the amount of processing required […]