Free PBR pavement tiles textures

In recent years the use of PBR materials and textures is something common for artists looking for realistic images. A PBR material has physical properties that will mimic the behavior of a surface in the real world. A PBR material is usually a set of unique maps for the diffuse, specular, ambient occlusion, normals, and […]

Free HDR library for architectural visualization

The light setup for architectural rendering in Blender Cycles has some components that you will eventually reuse across scenes. A crucial part of that setup is the environmental map that you will use to boost the light of a scene. What is an environmental map? Usually, you will use an HDR image as an environmental […]

White and Grey Bedroom in Cycles

If you follow the articles from Blender 3D Architect, you know that Blender 2.79 has a collection of features that will help to render images with less noise in Cycles. Using the incredible denoising feature will give you better images with much fewer samples. For instance, an artist will be able to get a “usable” […]

More Eevee renderings and tests for architectural visualization

In the next Blender major release, which will be version 2.80 you will see a lot of new features and resources for architectural visualization. Among those new tools is Eevee, which is a promising new real-time render engine. A real-time render engine is something we already see regularly on a game engine like the Unreal […]

Free furniture models for Blender Cycles and Corona

One of the most valuable assets for an architectural visualization artist is his furniture library. With a broad range of quality models, you can populate a model quickly, and deliver projects on schedule. Not only on schedule but with stunning visuals. Are you ready to add some more free furniture models to your library? Do […]

Black & White bedroom in Cycles

Every time you start a new visualization project in Blender to render in Cycles, you will have to find the optimal samples count to render. The samples count will determine the level of noise in the images. High values will result in noiseless images. In architectural visualization, that number will usually stay between 1500 and […]

Chrome adds better support for WebVR and architecture

An architect once told me that a good presentation could even sell poorly designed projects. For that reason, a significant amount of architects and offices invest a lot on presentations. Nowadays the most sophisticated way to create impactful presentations is with the use of VR (Virtual Reality). The technology is becoming more accessible and using […]