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Comic book style render in Blender

I was reviewing some of my articles from past years and found an interesting project, posted by congcong009 at the Blenderartists forums. The project itself and the post are a bit old already, but the artwork is still worth the look. By the time it was published FreeStyle wasn’t yet a viable option to create […]

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Free 3d scans from sculptures

An unusual type of 3d model that is sometimes required to create 3d visualizations from architecture is a sculpture. With the lower prices of 3d scan gear, it is easy to find examples of 3d scans from people and even food! But, what about art based sculptures? The website named Three D Scans will help […]

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Blender particles for trees distribution

On several occasions, we do share with our readers some interesting resources related to trees, people or some other assets that you can use in architectural visualization projects. Some of those projects will require you to a basically knowledge of Blender to properly use them efficiently. For instance, if you have a tree model or […]

Architectural glass with Cycles

Architectural glass with Cycles

Among all projects that we usually keep track along our work, one of the goals is to find useful information related to architectural details or settings. Some artists are kind enough to share them by posting screenshots of specific details about their projects. From one of those projects, we found a set of renders made […]

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Attic workspace rendered in Cycles

One of the key points to get a good performance in Cycles is to understand how path tracing works. When you get to realize that in some scenes, you have to add some extra lights or use, portals things will evolve quickly to a final solution. From a space point of view, path tracing “doesn’t […]

Volumetric lights for architecture

Volumetric lights for architecture

One of the topics that catch people’s attention during a lecture about lighting with Blender is volumetric light. In a broader context and not only about architecture. But, can we use it for architectural visualization? For commercial advertisement, I can’t see much use on volumetric lights for scenes like interior views. But, if your objective […]

free PBR materials and textures

Free PBR materials and textures

If you make a quick search on news and tutorials related to rendering and materials, you probably will notice that PBR (Physically based render) is a hot subject. Everyone seems to be talking about this kind of rendering because we can work with that on Cycles. What is exactly PBR? If you never heard of […]

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98 Free Scifi based textures

Among the resources for architecture that I usually share with my readers (you) here at Blender 3D Architect, most of the time they are “standard” assets like furniture and textures for vegetation, bricks and more. But, what if you needed some textures for a highly contextualized project? Something with a theme related to Scifi. For […]