Distributed network rendering with Cycles

A feature that you will often hear people asking about in Cycles is the possibility to distribute a render between multiple network computers. Since Cycles works with threads to render still images, it makes a lot of sense to get different each one of those threads rendered by a different computer. Other render engines allow […]

Blender 2.79 new features: Denoising!

From all the upcoming features of Blender 2.79, we can quickly point filmic as one of the most impressive on the list. But, coming in second place, the new denoising feature is close! What is denoising and how it can help you? Artists using Blender for architectural visualization knows that Cycles will start your renders […]

Sober interior with Blender Cycles denoiser

A series of articles here at Blender 3D Architect aims to show you some of the features from the upcoming Blender 2.79. Some of those features include filmic, Add-ons and more. One feature from Blender 2.79 promises to help you to render images faster. Not exactly faster, but to remove the noise from renders in […]

Radeon ProRender: Free alternative to Cycles for AMD Graphics

We often receive messages from architectural visualization artists willing to migrate to a full Blender workflow. Among the most common questions between those artists is the ideal hardware to work with architectural visualization. For quite some time our recommendation was to get a GTX graphics card to use with Cycles because AMD cards didn’t work […]

Blender 2.79 new features – Cycles and architecture

In the upcoming weeks, Blender will receive an update, and you will be able to get version 2.79 that brings a lot of new features. Some of those features will either improve or change the way you work with architectural visualization with Blender. On each new version of Blender, you may feel lost with the […]

Industrial Vanity: Modeling in SketchUp to render with Cycles

A good amount of 3d artists working with architecture chooses to use SketchUp as their primary tool to create 3d models. Since it is a relatively easy way to create 3d models that have a more “geometrical” look. Despite the fact that it might be easy to use, SketchUp lacks a good option to render […]

Residential Flat with Blender and Cycles

Every time I see a project that is either interesting or that could provide useful information for our readers, I put that on a list to share with our readers. But, eventually, one of them may not get published. I was looking at my old notes here when I found this beautiful project of a […]

Blender and Cycles: Evening Lounge

In the past few days, we are sharing some great projects from artists using Blender and Corona. But, don’t forget that Cycle still has a significant role on any architectural artist using Blender. Not only because it is already available in Blender by default, but for the potential to create extraordinary images. And here is […]