Cycles living room with settings

An interesting project posted at the Blender Artists forums from a user named “Detective” might help you learn a few aspects of how to light interior scenes. The project has a simple and straightforward name of “Living Room”. For that particular scene, you will find lots of free assets used by the author coming from […]

Dining space with Blender Cycles (Profile)

How was your first interior visualization project using Blender? In most cases, you will start using Blender to see if it fits your project development workflow and make some render tests to evaluate results. What if you tried to go straight to a commercial project with your first try with Blender? If you don’t have […]

House in Crozon with Blender Cycles

An exterior visualization project has a particular set of challenges for most architectural visualization artists, and balancing the amount of data you want to process for rendering is one of them. That is a critical aspect of render for scenes with lots of vegetation and trees, which can easily fill all available memory in a […]

Miss Loan Villa: Interior rendering with the Blackbody Node

A typical setup for interiors with Blender Cycles to create realistic renders consists of adding an HDR map to the background of your scene. It will create a backplate for the render and also contribute to the lighting of your scene. Depending on your HDR map it could even work as a Sun Light to […]

Oak Pass House: Blender and Octane Render for architecture

In a couple of years working with architectural visualization, you will probably collect a few projects over time. We do have some projects here at the office that goes all the way back to 2006, which used Blender 2.41 for modeling and the YafRay render engine. Taking old projects and trying to render them again […]

Skyscraper render with Blender Cycles (Profile)

The project profile series from Blender 3D Architect is an attempt to create an in-depth overview of architectural renders using Blender, and in the past weeks, we already published some great profiles from several artists. Once we find a project that has a unique look or shows some great skills from the artist, we reach […]

Function room interior with Cycles

After you start to work with architectural visualization you will quickly notice that some projects will present unique challenges. Those small problems might appear in your lighting or with a particular asset you need for the scene. In some projects, you will have to work with large volumes of vegetation and plants at an interior, […]

Orchad House – Exterior rendering with Blender Cycles (Profile)

From all the projects that we usually feature here in Blender 3D Architect, the vast majority shows interior visualizations of residences. That is by far one of the most common types of projects. Not only because it is a popular request from architects and designers, but also for the short timeframe required to complete such […]