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 […]

Comic book produced with Blender

The creation of NPR images in Blender received a boot with the release of version 2.67 with the full integration with Freestyle. If you want to render images using stylized colors and lines for architecture, Freestyle is the right option for you. But, this doesn`t mean that by using Blender Cycles to render images, you […]

Free textures and patterns for architecture

How do you get the textures for your project? The use of high-resolution textures is important for any architectural visualization project, and an experienced artist knows that having good sources of textures can make the development of any project much easier. I`m always looking for new libraries of textures to use on my projects, or […]

Free download of HDR maps for architecture

The use of HDR maps as background of a scene is a great way to add realistic lighting to any environment and even improve surfaces with reflexive properties. In Blender we can use HDR maps in several ways to render projects in architecture and with Blender Cycles the final result will be even greater! You […]