Typevariant House Winter with Octane and Blender

At the end of a complex architectural visualization project, most people will send the final images to the client and usually will never go back to see those files again. You will keep them in your archives to never open them again. That is different from personal projects where you can choose the development pace […]

25 Free cutout textures in PNG for architecture

What is the best way to add context to any architectural visualization project? A human scale is always the best choice for that kind of project, where you have an image “in scale” helping to give a sense of proportion. For architectural renders you will find lots of different ways to add such scales, going […]

Blender 2.8: Using advance mode for modeling

One of the most critical aspects of architectural visualization with Blender is the modeling stage. That is where everything will start and using a model with the wrong proportions or measurements will have a catastrophic impact on the final result. Therefore, you must use a high level of precision to create your 3d models in […]

Free floor PBR textures for architecture

Just a couple months ago it was quite challenging to find a great collection of PBR textures to download at no cost. If you were looking for something with a creative commons zero license for redistribution, you would have to do a lot more research and also spend on additional licenses rights. Nowadays it is […]

Swiss Chalet Interior: render progression

During project development, you will probably render a few images for testing purposes, in case you are trying to find the best settings for lights or fine-tuning materials and textures. The number of tests will depend on how fast you can get the desired visual result. When I start working on a new architectural visualization […]

Convert DWG files without AutoCAD for Blender

As an artist working with architectural visualization you will have to deal with several different file formats, some of them unfriendly to Blender, one of those formats is the DWG from Autodesk. At some point during your work, you will receive one of those files to either import to Blender or any other software. Since […]

Architectural animation: Seasons

Working with architectural animation is always a challenge because of the long render times you may expect from complex projects. By using Eevee you may cut that time drastically, but it doesn’t support all features of Cycles just yet. For a high-quality render, you probably will have to stick with Cycles for a while. Do […]

D-NOISE Removes noise from Cycles with AI

When you hit the render button in Blender, you will start to wait for your image to appear in front of you for a little while. Depending on the number of samples, hardware a scene complexity it may take from minutes to hours. After that period you still might have to do some tweaking to […]