Lit: Residential interior with Blender Cycles

When you start to set up a project for architectural visualization in Blender, you probably will follow a few guidelines for lighting. One of the most common nowadays is to get an HDR map in the background, which will help you to spread diffuse light all around your scene. That was not the case with […]

Residential complex in Cycles

Residential complex with Blender Cycles, Lumion, and GIMP

The usual artwork related to Blender and architectural visualization will usually involve the creation of a residential or commercial interior, and sometimes the exterior. That is what we typically find in most artists portfolios. Big architectural projects like shopping malls, residential complexes, and office buildings are not quite common. But, that is not because people […]

Motorcycle retail store with Blender Cycles

Motorcycle retail store with Blender Cycles

What is the most common type of architectural visualization that you will find in any artist portfolio? It will probably be something like residential interiors because they are undoubtedly the kind of project that has the most significant demand. The same will apply for architectural offices, which eventually will work much more on residential projects. […]

How to create a true isometric camera for architecture?

In architectural visualization, we often have to deal with a camera that mimics the human eye, by placing it inside a room or at ground level outside a building model. But, sometimes you may have to work on something other than this type of camera. A typical kind of perspective used for architecture is axonometric, […]

Exterior visualization with Blender: On the terrace

The use of vegetation could become a challenge for an exterior visualization project, especially if you don’t have the right assets. It could be only grass or a small collection of trees. When you get the right objects at the scene, a landscape will become a significant contribution to the visualization project. Do you want […]

17 free scanned 3d people for architecture

How do you add scale and context to your renders for architectural projects? One of the oldest tricks in the field is to add a cutout image of a person, which will match the scene. For instance, at a shopping mall scene you will find a picture of a lady caring some shopping bags, and […]

Showroom with Blender Internal Render

How often do you see anything related to architectural rendering these days associated with the Blender Internal Render? I have to say that it is hard to find something about it. All artists go straight to either Cycles or other external render engines. I was browsing some artwork at the Blenderartists forums, and suddenly I […]

Workflow for architectural visualization with Blender

At first, a workflow for architectural visualization may not seem apparent to artists willing to adopt Blender as their primary tool. Before you become comfortable with Blender and architectural visualization a few tests and simulation will point the right way of doing visualization. For most artists, this doesn’t come with your first interactions with the […]