Lighting for architecture in the Unreal Engine

One of the topics that always makes people stop for a moment to either read a tutorial or watch a scene breakdown is lighting. The subject is complicated and hard to master because each scene has a particular need and no formula will work for all environments. You have to develop an excellent basis to […]

3D Presentation creator for the Unreal Engine

Using game development technology to present architectural projects is a powerful way to give life to your ideas. An artist can create an interactive visualization that allows a potential customer how their future home or business will look. They can have an immersive walkthrough experience. What if you don’t want to create a traditional walkthrough […]

Unreal Water

Free water shader for the Unreal Engine

The modeling stage of any project is just the first step in a series of tasks you have to perform, to create an architectural visualization. Coming right after the modeling is the material editing, which may take a significant amount of time. But, having an extensive library of pre-made materials could dramatically give you an […]

50 free book textures and models for the Unreal Engine

Besides using Blender for architectural visualization, we also believe that the Unreal Engine is an incredible resource for interactive projects. For artists looking to create applications for their projects, using the Unreal Engine will give you a wide list of benefits. It is not an open source solution, but for architectural visualization, you won’t have […]

Free ocean-water simulation tool for the Unreal Engine

For architectural visualization projects using the Unreal Engine, you will find plenty resources for interior scenes. But, for exteriors requiring natural landscapes, you might have a hard time finding useful tools. If your project needs a large water surface like an ocean or lake, you may end up with a flat plane with a water […]

Datasmith will speed up archiviz using the Unreal Engine

Architectural visualization artists using various software to show their projects knows that getting data from one place to another is a synonym to rework. On best case scenarios, you will only have to make minor adjustments to materials or textures. But, in reality, you will have to make a full review of all settings to […]

Free cinematic grass for the Unreal Engine

What would be an external architectural visualization scene with no vegetation at all? Unless your scene is in an urban environment surrounded by concrete, you eventually will have to add foliage. For the cases where you have a garden around the building, you most likely will need to create grass. In the Unreal Engine, you […]

148 free textures and materials for the Unreal Engine

The Unreal Engine has a great appeal among architectural visualization artists, not only because it can produce incredible results with interactive real-time rendering. Besides that, it also offers a free license for design projects, even for commercial purposes. For the modeling stage of the project, you can count on Blender to create all 3d objects […]