Free download: Dining room scene in Cycles

A common subject here on Blender 3D Architect is the visualization of interior scenes using Blender. Usually, I would point you to an article where an artist shares some of his settings and techniques. It is an incredible way to learn and contemplate some digital art produced with Blender. What could be better than just […]

VR for architecture using the Web

The use of VR for architectural visualization is a growing trend, and in the future, it might even become mandatory. What could be better than still images to show architectural projects? Lots of companies are looking for VR as the most immersive and sales driving experience for architecture. Getting a VR headset was never easier, […]

List of Blender fork projects

Do you know that Blender has lots of forks with derivate projects? Since Blender is open source, anyone with the will and knowledge can take the source code and create his version of the software. To make a fork from Blender, you have to follow some rules dictated by GPL, which says that you have […]

18 free trees for the Unreal Engine

The architectural visualization market is evolving alongside with technology, and a lot of projects will demand you to deliver more than static images of a project. Some artists found on game engines an incredible way to show interactive 3d scenes of architectural projects, and embrace tools like Unreal. If you are among those artists using […]

Using Blender with V-Ray for architecture

A recent article here at Blender 3D Architect mentioned that Blender has today multiple options to work with commercial renders. Among those renders, you will find Corona Render and V-Ray. If you choose V-Ray as your primary renderer in Blender, an exporter is available from Chaos Group. The developers of V-Ray. How does V-Ray perform […]

Comparing Cycles and Corona Render for architecture

A long time ago you only could render architectural projects with Blender using either “Blender Internal” or “YafaRay.” By the time I started using Blender, I believe was around version 2.34, it even had a default tab for YafRay without the middle “a.” Today, you have a broad range of options to choose a renderer. […]

Free rooftop assets for architecture

One of the areas of a building that hardly appear on any architectural visualization project is the top. Since most cameras will stay at the ground level, we won’t see any details above that line of sight. But, when you have to create a birds eye render of a building or urban space, inevitably some […]

Parametric modeling with Blender?

The use of parametric modeling tools to create architectural models is something that lots of artists miss in Blender. When you have controls that enable you to make adjustments based on semantics and not abstract dimensions, all the modeling process becomes faster. But, what is parametrical modeling? The best way to explain parametrical modeling is […]