From SketchUp to Blender

Nowadays a lot of artists are looking to Blender capabilities and trying to find some use for some of their best features. And one of those highlights is undoubtedly Blender Cycles. Among those artists, you will find some SketchUp users willing to get a better render from their architectural projects. What is the best way […]

Architectural modeling for games

The market for architectural visualization artists has gained a new field in the past months with the extensive use of 3d models for games. All those 3d games must have scenarios, and this means buildings. Have you ever imagine yourself working in the games industry? If you want to take a look at how architectural […]

Free library of trees and grass

What is the best way to add trees to an architectural visualization scenes? In my opinion, the best option would be using high-resolution textures with an alpha map correctly configured on 2d planes. Textures will do the job most of the time. But, at some projects they might not be enough, and you may have […]

Free download of a building model created with Blender

By the time you get to the end of a project and everything is set to start the final render, you realize that something is missing: the background! This is the moment that you wish for some generic 3d models to place behind your own model, just to compose a nice background. If you don’t […]

Realistic 3d trees for architecture

What is the best way to place trees in your architectural visualization project? For me I always try to use textures to get the best result and at the same time keep the scene easy to edit. But, a texture may not be useful at all times and specially when you have a moving camera […]

Low poly modern building for urban backgrounds

The most common object that architectural visualization artists tries to collect on the web is furniture to compose their projects, but you should also try to find interesting buildings to place on the background your images. What do you use to compose projects? Sometimes a simple photo can solve the background, but when we don’t […]

Free low poly buildings for games made with Blender

For those of you trying to get some architectural visualization projects with no luck, a few changes on your field of interest may end up with a huge increase on your work opportunities. A few of my students are getting more job offers from indie game studios in comparison with architectural companies. If put some […]

Updated exporter from AutoCAD to Blender

As an architect working everyday with projects created on several different CAD tools, I have to say that with time you get used to find work arounds to get CAD data into Blender with a minimal loss of information. There are several options to export data from CAD tools like AutoCAD to formats like DXF […]

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