White interior with concrete textures using Cycles

When you start to design an interior visualization project with Blender you will try to get textures and materials that can represent the mood for the project. If you want something clean, you will start with lots of white and shades of light gray. How much can you change a project using textures? Do you […]

White bathroom with Cycles

In the past couple days, we featured several projects here in Blender 3D Architect using Eevee as the main render engine. Unlike Cycles that will require a much higher render time, Eevee will produce results in real-time. It is great to have instant feedback for rendering interior architecture, but you have to consider some trade-offs. […]

White interior and light settings for Blender

Even with all the news and benefits of using Eevee for architectural renders in Blender, you should still consider getting projects rendered with Cycles. The main reason is the incredible level of realism you can achieve. There is no doubt about what you can do with Eevee, but Cycles is still the best solution for […]

Room Corner with Blender Cycles and no HDR

For projects using Blender Cycles to render interiors, you will find that most artists will use similar settings. You will use an HDR map in the environment settings, Area Lamps on windows, and maybe a Sun Lamp. All that lights will create a natural daylight look in your render. However, some artists may get excellent […]

Realistic interior with Cycles and source scene

When you decide to practice your skills in architectural rendering, you will probably get a fresh project, fire up Blender and create a model. From that model, you will get furniture files and setup textures for all objects. Once everything is in place, you will start rendering. Do you want to skip all the modeling […]

Blender 2.8: Using IES profiles in Cycles

One of the features announced for Blender 2.8 in the past few days is the ability to use IES Profiles in Cycles, which will be a great help for any architectural visualization artist looking to create simulations of artificial lights. What is an IES profile? That is a small text file that usually lamps manufacturers […]

Compact residence with Blender Cycles

The settings used to light a scene for interiors in Cycles will most likely feature an HDRI map as environment texture. That map will help you both compose a background and add light energy to the scene. But, a few artists are choosing a bright white light as background to light their scenes with some […]

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 […]