Blender 3D Architect updates

When I started the Blender 3D Architect website ten years ago, I didn’t have many expectations about the project other than using a server space to write about something that I genuinely enjoy. It was back in 2008 that I started writing for Blender 3D Architect and never thought it would last that long. Of […]

Recommended GPUs for architecture – December update

With the release of Blender 2.8 and Eevee, you may think that having a powerful GPU is not necessary anymore. You may get some great results with Eevee using conventional hardware, but you may face problems with textures in cards that don’t offer that much memory. Choosing a good GPU for your projects may be […]

Seven free furniture models for Blender

It is never too much to get furniture files to grow a personal library of assets that you can use in architectural visualization projects. One of the downsides of looking for furniture models is getting them in a format that is either hard or impossible to import to Blender. For instance, getting files as MAX […]

BricsCAD adding support for Blender and more

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to make a brief presentation at the Bricsys Conference in London about the future integration between BricsCAD and Blender, and the results will benefit everyone using their softwares. Before we dive into more detail, let me add some context to the story. A few months ago […]

Realistic interior with Cycles and source scene

When you decide to practice your skills in architectural rendering, you will probably get a fresh project, fire up Blender and create a model. From that model, you will get furniture files and setup textures for all objects. Once everything is in place, you will start rendering. Do you want to skip all the modeling […]

Free floor tiles PBR

Free floor tiles PBR material in 4K

There are a plethora of options to pick materials and textures for architecture nowadays, and even with all the online libraries at our disposal it is hard to find some particular surfaces everyone in a while. For that reason, it is also a great idea to collect all free resources and grow your personal library. […]

Yamkino House with Blender and Octane Render

By choosing Blender as your main software for architectural visualization, you will get both a powerful 3d modeler and also a renderer. Since version 2.6x Cycles if for many people the best choice for architectural rendering, and with the inclusion of Eevee in version 2.8 things will become even more interesting. However, you can also […]

Blender 2.80 with left or right-click?

The release of Blender 2.8 beta brought a lot of welcome changes and updates to the software we use for work and fun. For instance, you will find an incredible real-time render engine with Eevee and a refreshed user interface. But, some of those updates might “shock” old users like the game engine removal. A […]