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 […]

Office building with Cycles and Denoising

The release of Blender 2.79 will bring an incredible set of features for architectural visualization artists, and among those features, you will find the denoising tool. With this new option, you can apply a type of filter on any render, and the result will be an image with fewer samples and less noise. Do you […]

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 […]