Laptops for architectural visualization

Recommended laptops for architectural visualization

What type of computer do you need to work with architectural visualization? For most artists working with Cycles to render images, a desktop is their first choice. They will offer an amazing balance between cost and performance. But, is that possible to work mobile with a laptop and still render scenes for architectural visualization? Inspired […]

Managing furniture

Managing Furniture copies in Blender

Aside from creating and dealing with furniture models in Blender, you will eventually want to create multiple copies of that same model. If that is a dining room, it might need four to a dozen chairs, depending on the size of your table. Is there a way to manage furniture duplicates in Blender? You won’t […]

Free PBR Brick texture

Free PBR Brick texture

Some surfaces will eventually appear in architectural projects more often than others. For instance, a brick wall is a common type of surface for interiors. Having that type of texture to use in Blender is critical. Do you want to add a free PBR Brick texture to your asset collection? Free PBR Brick texture The […]

3d cursor

3D Cursor: Your best friend in architectural modeling

For artists that are migrating to Blender from applications like 3ds Max and SketchUp, Blender might seem different. Some people will complain about the interface and the excessive use of keyboard shortcuts for everything. But, after a few weeks working with the software, most people will feel more productive and make 3d models faster with […]

Göteborg apartment in Blender Cycles

The best way to improve your skills in Blender as an architectural visualization artist is in practice. We always recommend to our students to get as much practice as possible. If you don’t have a project in development, you can use any design magazine and use as a reference. Taking a real scene and reproducing […]

Free plants

Free plants models with textures for Blender

What is the best method to create vegetation in Blender for architectural visualization? In that case, you have two main options. The first one is using textures in planes. If the textures have an alpha channel, you will get a vegetation “object” to use in your scene. You cant move the camera around the object, […]

mouses for architectural modeling

Best mouses for architectural modeling

What is the essential device you need to interact with Blender? To work with Blender and produce architectural modeling it is nearly impossible not to use a mouse. Most of the shortcuts and 3d navigation happen with the aid of the mouse. If you got yourself, using a notebook without a mouse. And for any […]

photo reference

18GB of free photo reference

As a digital artist working with architectural visualization, you probably need lots of photo reference sources. Those images will help you during modeling and also be part of a render, as a background or texture. How do you search and find a photo reference for architecture? Those references will help you in both furniture modeling […]