Sauna House: Frosted glass in architectural visualization

The use of glass in architecture is a well-known way to give an aspect of modernism and sophistication to any project, but it has to be used wisely to make a visual statement. When you deal with architectural visualization the setup of glass is also important, because it can make your render to take much […]

Texturise: Free texture libraries

The search for free texture libraries never ends and last week I found another one that might be useful for architectural visualization. This time it is a collection called Texturise and it has interesting options for 3d artists. All files are available with maps for diffuse, normal and specular options. Besides those different types of […]

Free highres HDR map from a desert scene

A good collection of HDR images can make the difference for an architectural visualization artist, and if you use Blender Cycles a lot I must say that an HDR map can really make the quality of your projects to change. This is why I`m always looking for new HDR maps and with more options I […]

Blender Cycles for architecture: Reading corner

What is the best way to light up a scene in Blender Cycles for architecture? The best answer for that question is: “it will depend on the context, shape and setup of the scene”. There is no right or wrong way, but different solutions for the same problem. Look at this great example of internal […]

Free download of Light probes

The so called image based lighting is a great way to add light to any scene, and ever since the release of Blender Cycles all artists using Blender for architectural visualization can use HDR files to light up their projects. If you don`t have either the equipment or time to produce your own HDR files, […]

Free download of three HDRI maps for architecture

The use of HDRI maps for rendering in architecture is a great way to add realism to a scene, using real-world information to the lighting of a project. The so called Image Based Lighting is fully supported by Blender Cycles, which means that we can use those maps to add light information to our scenes. […]

Exporting from SketchUp to Blender

The amount of architects using Blender to create beatiful images from their projects is growing everyday, but some tools like SketchUp have already a huge user base. All these people can create 3d models easily with SketchUp and most of them dont even have any technical background or knowledge in architecture. But, even with a […]