Free download of a PBR leather material

When you find a resource online for an external renderer like Corona Render, which most of the time will have 3ds Max as the main reference you will probably wonder if you can use that with Blender. For most cases, it will not work if you get a native file like “MAX” or “MAT”. But, […]

Last week in Blender 3D Architect 2019: Week 5

Every start of the week we post a summary of articles published in the last couple of days. Last week didn’t have as many articles as we usually post. Nonetheless, you will find some great resources for Blender and architecture among the articles. Here is the list: Common area: External render with Cycles HDR maps […]

Comparing Corona Render, Cycles, Eevee and LuxRender

When you have to start working with a tool like Blender to produce architectural visualization you will immediately start wondering about the renderer. You will find two built-in options in Blender and also have several other external renders. How to pick the best option? Should you go with Cycles? Eevee? A great way to decide […]

Blender for video editing and YouTube

In architecture marketing, you will find a lot of efforts to produce not only static images from projects but also some video related material to show a project. If you choose to use Blender as your main software for architectural marketing you will also be able to produce and edit videos for architecture. Blender has […]

11 Free PBR textures for architecture

Yesterday we posted an article with some updates regarding HDR maps for architecture. Today it is time to catch up with some recent additions to the online repositories of PBR materials. What is a PBR material? With that kind of material, you will be able to craft realistic surfaces on both Cycles and Eevee. The […]

HDR maps for interior rendering

If you have a project to render using either Eevee or Cycles, there is a high chance that you will need an HDR map for lighting. Using such a map as your environment texture could be the difference between an artificial and dark image to something realistic and bright. In the past we had to […]

Last week in Blender 3D Architect 2019: Week 4

Every start of the week we post a summary of articles published in the last couple of days. Last week didn’t have as many articles as we usually post. Nonetheless, you will find some great resources for Blender and architecture among the articles. Here is the list: ODA releases Architecture SDK 2019.2 OpenCue goes open […]

Common area: External render with Cycles

A couple weeks ago I got a message from one of my readers here in Blender 3D Architect asking about exterior renders. If Blender could also produce external renders for architecture, because we only post projects with interiors. If you take a detailed look at some of our old posts you will find a lot […]