Shophouse boutique with Blender Cycles

The vast majority of architectural visualization projects we usually feature here in Blender 3D Architect are about residential spaces. Since that is a type of project with high demand, it is easy to understand why most architects will work on numerous residential projects across their careers. From time to time we find some great visualization […]

Loft interior with Cycles

For projects related to interiors, you will have to make a few choices regarding lights in Blender. There are options to start your light setup with an HDR map or using a large Area Light. If you use Cycles, an HDR map will work great, and for Eevee, the best results appear with Area Lights. […]

Blue dishes with Blender 2.8 and Cycles

A residential interior will often feature a room or a large space on the outside of a building, but sometimes you might have to work on a small detail like the furniture or a particular piece of decoration. That usually happens when the client asks you to show a specific object in a render. That […]

House in the Alps using Cycles

As a way to develop your skills in architectural visualization, you should always try to work on personal projects. They will give you time to get the best possible results for a render. Usually, in a commercial project, you will have a deadline where you will have to “abandon” the project for delivery, but in […]

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 […]