Blender 2.8: How to control HDR rotation?

A popular way to add lights to any architectural visualization project in Blender is with the use of an environmental texture. They can add lights and help with reflective materials for either an exterior or interior render. An HDR map used as an environmental texture can also provide a Sun Light to the scene, which […]

Oak Pass House: Blender and Octane Render for architecture

In a couple of years working with architectural visualization, you will probably collect a few projects over time. We do have some projects here at the office that goes all the way back to 2006, which used Blender 2.41 for modeling and the YafRay render engine. Taking old projects and trying to render them again […]

Free furniture model: Shell chair for residential projects

A popular resource here in Blender 3D Architect are furniture models that we often find and post a download recommendation. Most of those downloads will come from fellow 3D artists that share their work for others in permissive formats such as FBX and OBJ. Another important source of 3D models that you should also consider […]

497 free PBR materials for architecture (up to 4k)

After a couple of months and years working with architectural visualization and following some of the tips of often post here about free resources, like PBR materials, you will probably have a few dozen of them in your asset library. A good collection of PBR materials is a critical resource for any artist working with […]

Skyscraper render with Blender Cycles (Profile)

The project profile series from Blender 3D Architect is an attempt to create an in-depth overview of architectural renders using Blender, and in the past weeks, we already published some great profiles from several artists. Once we find a project that has a unique look or shows some great skills from the artist, we reach […]

Reports

Last week in Blender 3D Architect 2020: Week 7

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 […]

Function room interior with Cycles

After you start to work with architectural visualization you will quickly notice that some projects will present unique challenges. Those small problems might appear in your lighting or with a particular asset you need for the scene. In some projects, you will have to work with large volumes of vegetation and plants at an interior, […]

Free furniture: Lounge chair for exteriors (FBX)

For every architectural visualization, you will need a type of furniture that will meet the context for such a project. An interior that shows a residential space will require furniture models and assets that will help identify that as a residence. The same applies to commercial spaces. The Morroco Oval lounge chair is a great […]