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 […]

Scandinavian Loft with Blender Cycles

Once you start working with architectural visualization it will be a matter of time until you find yourself working on personal projects, like taking an existing project and recreate that in Blender. We posted several examples of this practice in the past, and today we have another impressive exercise from digital artist Helmy Ardiansyah from […]

The Mill House: External visualization with Blender and Cycles

If you are trying to get into the architectural visualization business you will have to work on a portfolio to show your skills to all potential clients, and having any kind of experience in architecture or design is a great help. However, it is also possible to borrow some designs to practice and work on […]

Luxury hotel room rendered with Cycles

After the release of Blender 2.8, you will have to make an important choice at the early stages of a project, which is the renderer you will use process all your scenes. Before version 2.8, you would use Cycles for all your projects, but now you also have Eevee as a compelling option. Eevee is […]