Scandinavian Interior with Cycles

Scandinavian Interior with Cycles

A great way to develop your skills in architectural visualization and Cycles is to analyze the work of other artists. Sometimes they will not only produce some beautiful pieces of artwork but also share some of their settings. In that case, some of the settings and techniques might give you insights of tools and settings […]

Rendering with Cycles from 3ds Max

Rendering with Cycles from 3ds Max

With the release of Cycles back in Blender 2.61 we saw the birth of an outstand open-source render engine, which would revolutionize the way we create digital art. Since Cycles works together with Blender, a large number of artists migrated to Blender just to take advantage of the advanced render features. However, Cycles could dominate […]

Blender Cycles: Noiseless interiors with 250 samples

For every project related to interior visualization in Cycles, you have an enemy that will haunt you along the process, which is render noise. What is that? If you never had the opportunity to render anything in Cycles, the noise will appear as a kind of pixelation in the image. To get rid of that […]

The living room project in Cycles

In architectural visualization, you will often find projects that must materialize an idea that someone else had about a particular space. You might work with an architect or designer that doesn’t know anything about 3D modeling and rendering and need you to create marketing materials and sell the project idea. Another scenario is to create […]

Isometric rendering with Blender Cycles for architecture

In the past architectural visualization was a realm of artists working with watercolor, paint and large sets of tools. To get a perspective of anything on paper you would probably have to draw by having your vanishing points, set the lines and start building the image. Another popular technique was the isometric view of a […]

House Portugal in Blender Cycles

The release of Blender 2.79 brought an incredible set of resources for architectural visualization artists, like the filmic color profile. That resource alone was already changing the way we work with Blender on versions 2.78 and below. Before Blender 2.79 you had to replace the color profile files in your installation folder. In fact, you […]

White and Grey Bedroom in Cycles

If you follow the articles from Blender 3D Architect, you know that Blender 2.79 has a collection of features that will help to render images with less noise in Cycles. Using the incredible denoising feature will give you better images with much fewer samples. For instance, an artist will be able to get a “usable” […]

Black & White bedroom in Cycles

Every time you start a new visualization project in Blender to render in Cycles, you will have to find the optimal samples count to render. The samples count will determine the level of noise in the images. High values will result in noiseless images. In architectural visualization, that number will usually stay between 1500 and […]