Marble living: EEVEE and Cycles in the same project

Blender 2.9: The beginner's guide

A significant benefit we have in Blender when working with architectural visualization is to use two renderers sharing lots of data. When you start to create a project to render in Cycles, it can quickly begin with Eevee for materials and later render it with Cycles for maximum quality. The use of Eevee for architectural projects is perfect for cases where you have an animation to create.

Here is a project that follows that same pattern, with the author using Cycles for still images and Eevee for animations. Meet the great Marble Living from artist Henrique Carvalho.

Since Cycles and Eevee share many features in Blender, you can quickly swap between them with minimal changes in settings like basic material settings. Unless you are heavily using HDR maps, which doesn’t work well with Eevee, it should allow you to quickly render animations in Eevee using most of the Cycles parameters.

In this thread from the Blenderartists forums, you find more technical information on the project like hardware specifications and render times.

Using Blender for architecture

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Architectural glass shader

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