E-Cycles AI Denoiser for interiors

When you start using Blender Cycles to render projects for architecture, you soon notice how the sample settings can make a massive difference in render times and the quality of your images. A feature that was, for many people, a game-changer for rendering was the denoiser. A clever software trick can apply a filter to […]

Cycles X for interiors in architecture – Blender 3.0

As you can imagine, after the announcement of Cycles X as part of the future of Blender, a lot of people are rushing to test it with several different projects, and architecture is one of the highlights. Yesterday I shared a detailed article with links explaining how to download and start testing Cycles X yourself, […]

How to download Cycles X?

As you probably know, if you are keeping up with the news related to Blender, we have some exciting developments to rendering. Is it Eevee? No, all the focus now is on Cycles and the next evolution of the renderer. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Cycles, the Blender Foundation started to work in Cycles […]

Cycles X and the future of rendering in Blender

This past week we achieved an excellent mark for the Blender community with the tenth anniversary of Cycles as the advanced renderer for our beloved 3D tool. It all began back in Blender 2.61, and it took the market by storm and quickly became the default option to render. For those of you new to […]

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 […]