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 […]

Free download of textures for architecture

Lets get started with the new year by growing our texture library with some great inputs from a collection called Texturer. This an interesting texture library for Blender users, and artists using other 3d tools as well, because the terms of use for all textures on the site is really permissive. Well, you can do […]

Soft light for architectural visualization

The light setup of an architectural scene may require a series of tests and experiments until we find the right feel and look for the project. A lot of architectural projects try to simulate the light of a project on certain hours of the day, when the sunlight is strong and coming through any window […]