75k free IES profiles for interior rendering

What is an IES profile for rendering? An IES profile works like a way to record the physical behavior of an artificial light source. That is an invaluable resource when you are working on a project, and the client is asking for a night view of a room. It also helps a lot when the […]

Blender 2.8: How to control HDR rotation?

A popular way to add lights to any architectural visualization project in Blender is with the use of an environmental texture. They can add lights and help with reflective materials for either an exterior or interior render. An HDR map used as an environmental texture can also provide a Sun Light to the scene, which […]

How to use cutout textures in Blender 2.8?

A great resource for architectural visualization in Blender is the use of cutout images that can help you adding vegetation, cars, and human scales to a render. Since those textures usually add only a single plane to the project, you won’t have a significant increase in the computational load for rendering. After you get a […]

Comparing Corona Render, Cycles, Eevee and LuxRender

When you have to start working with a tool like Blender to produce architectural visualization you will immediately start wondering about the renderer. You will find two built-in options in Blender and also have several other external renders. How to pick the best option? Should you go with Cycles? Eevee? A great way to decide […]

80k free IES profiles for architectural light

Among the new features of Blender 2.8 for architectural render, you will notice that it now has support for IES profiles in lights. That will give you an incredible tool to create realistic simulations for real-world lights in Blender. What is an IES profile? That is a small text file describing how a particular lamp […]

Hotel room with Cycles and IES lights

In the past couple of days, we shared some great news about Blender 2.8 and Cycles. The upcoming release of Blender will feature native support for IES lights in Cycles. That means you can use real data to simulate artificial lights in your architectural visualization projects. But, how do IES profiles affect the render in […]

Shanghai Bund HDRI map

One of the key elements for a light setup using Blender Cycles and Eevee is an environment texture applied to the scene. Some artists still prefer to use a plain white background, but you won’t get reflections and light variations from something like an HDRI map. The best place to get those textures for Blender […]

interiors with Eevee

Light setup for interiors with Eevee

During the last few months, you probably saw a lot of impressive artwork, reviews, and examples of the power of Eevee. The upcoming real-time render engine of Blender 2.8 is one of the highlights of the next Blender update. Among the several examples of artwork you also saw a few of them related to architectural […]