Recommended monitors for architectural visualization: June 2018

After a few weeks with no recommendations about new products for architectural visualization, we are back with a few updates. Since we got some messages from readers in our inbox asking for suggestions for good monitors on a budget, our list today will focus on affordable monitors. Nowadays we have two great options for monitors […]

Free water cooler model for Blender

The asset library of an architectural visualization artist is not complete without a small amount of supporting equipment. That is a type of object used in projects like commercial spaces. What is supporting equipment? It is something like a water cooler. Do you have a water cooler model in your asset library? An artist called […]

Studio Apartment with artificial lights in Cycles

The vast majority of projects that you will find in architectural visualization uses a daylight simulation. Even in educational materials and tutorials, people tend to show how to simulate bright sunlight entering the room and doesn’t mention the use of artificial lights. When you take a look at Blender artists creating architectural visualization, that is […]

Interview with Paulina Kochanowicz from Seryjny Projektant

From all the articles that we post here in Blender 3D Architect, we have special care with our interviews. In those interviews, we try to reach talented artists that use Blender to create an architectural visualization. Today we have an interview with an inspiring artist from Poland called Paulina Kochanowicz. She runs the visualization studio […]

Free CC0 textures from Texture Haven

A couple of days ago we did announce a possible new source of free creative commons zero textures, using a similar model from the well known HDRI Haven. At the time, only a countdown in the domain Texture Haven showed a possible release date. The countdown is over, and the site is now live! You […]

Armory 3D for ArchViz in Blender

One of the most strong trends in architectural visualization as a whole is real-time rendering. Most artists are willing to either invest in new software to use real-time rendering or completely change their workflow to take advantage of instantaneous renderings. Blender had the integrated Game Engine that will no longer be available in version 2.8. […]

13 free furniture and decoration objects

One of the first things we always do whenever a free collection of 3d models appears on our screen is to check if we can use them with Blender. A significant amount of artists have the goodwill of sharing their models, but only save the files in a native format that most people that don’t […]

Hotel room with Cycles and IES lights

In the past couple of days, we shared some great news about Blender 2.8 and Cycles. The upcoming release of Blender will feature native support for IES lights in Cycles. That means you can use real data to simulate artificial lights in your architectural visualization projects. But, how do IES profiles affect the render in […]