Blender 2.8 new features for architecture: IES lights

With the release of Blender 2.8 Beta, you will start to look for all the exciting new features for architectural visualization, and it is hard not to look at Eevee. That is by far one of the highlights of Blender 2.8. Besides Eevee, you will also find a plethora of options for both 3D modeling […]

Hotel room interior with Cycles and Eevee

When you find a project like a bedroom featured here in Blender 3D Architect you will immediately think about a residential space. Today we have a bedroom from a commercial space. An artist with an alias Magogg posted at the BlenderArtists user forums a great set of images from a Hotel room interior, which you […]

Bathroom interior animation with Eevee

Working with animation is one of the most time-consuming tasks related to computer graphics because it usually takes a long time to create just a few seconds of motion in high-quality. For that reason, a project that requires some animation usually has a much higher budget to pay for extra render power. However, using real-time […]

Blender 3D Architect updates

When I started the Blender 3D Architect website ten years ago, I didn’t have many expectations about the project other than using a server space to write about something that I genuinely enjoy. It was back in 2008 that I started writing for Blender 3D Architect and never thought it would last that long. Of […]

Recommended GPUs for architecture – December update

With the release of Blender 2.8 and Eevee, you may think that having a powerful GPU is not necessary anymore. You may get some great results with Eevee using conventional hardware, but you may face problems with textures in cards that don’t offer that much memory. Choosing a good GPU for your projects may be […]

Seven free furniture models for Blender

It is never too much to get furniture files to grow a personal library of assets that you can use in architectural visualization projects. One of the downsides of looking for furniture models is getting them in a format that is either hard or impossible to import to Blender. For instance, getting files as MAX […]

BricsCAD adding support for Blender and more

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to make a brief presentation at the Bricsys Conference in London about the future integration between BricsCAD and Blender, and the results will benefit everyone using their softwares. Before we dive into more detail, let me add some context to the story. A few months ago […]

Realistic interior with Cycles and source scene

When you decide to practice your skills in architectural rendering, you will probably get a fresh project, fire up Blender and create a model. From that model, you will get furniture files and setup textures for all objects. Once everything is in place, you will start rendering. Do you want to skip all the modeling […]