E-Cycles with 99% OFF!

One of the tools that we often recommend here in Blender 3D Architect is the incredible E-Cycles, which is a custom build of Blender with an optimized Cycles renderer with a focus on speed. When using E-Cycles, you can get some massive gains in render speed, and as a result, you get projects developed in […]

Bedroom interior with material settings (Curtain)

A common type of project that you usually find in portfolios of architectural visualization artists is a bedroom. For an interior designer looking to start building a set of renders, it is a great place to start because you can use lots of references from other artists. A couple of days ago, an artist called […]

Filtering E-Cycles projects in ArtStation

As you probably notice from the multiple articles and projects posted here in Blender 3D Architect, I love the speed and optimization of E-Cycles. It is an impressive upgrade to anyone working with Cycles as a tool to make architectural visualizations. It is an optimized version of Cycles with a focus on speed, and it […]

Free scene to learn lighting for exteriors with Cycles (CC0)

Yesterday, I recommended to the readers of Blender 3D Architect, a great resource to learn about interior lighting for architecture using Cycles, a breakdown video from a scene. It is an opportunity to learn the process and workflow used by the artist in this project. Despite being an excellent resource to learn about interior lighting […]

E-Cycles holiday sale (up to US$ 100 OFF) – Last Day!

As you probably can tell from the numerous projects we feature and articles, we are big fans of E-Cycles as a renderer for architecture. Because it offers the convenience of working as if it was regular Cycles, but with lots of tweaks with a focus on render speed, usually you can see render speed gains […]

E-Cycles with 30% OFF (Until 20th November/2020)

A render engine that often appears here in Blender 3D Architect as the main option to produce architectural images is E-Cycles, which is an optimized version of the default Cycles for Blender. It makes under the hood changes to Cycles and makes it work a lot faster. Lately, the developer of E-Cycles added a lot […]

Advanced water shader for architecture with E-Cycles

If you are working on a project featuring a swimming pool or any other large water surface, you will probably try to get a realistic material to render water. An artist called Johannes Wide shared an advanced water shader with caustics that is perfect for such projects on his Twitter account. He is using E-Cycles […]

Getting started with E-Cycles for architectural rendering

A version of Cycles that often appear in Blender 3D Architect as the main renderer for architectural projects is E-Cycles, which is an optimized version of the default Cycles render from Blender. With E-Cycles, you can get an impressive speed boost to any render. If you are using an NVIDIA card, those gains can go […]