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 […]

Blender FreeCAD importer updated

At some point during your work you may have to import 3d models from third-party tools like AutoCAD, Revit, ArchiCAD and others to produce the visualization for that project. Not all clients will send you a fully compatible file to work in Blender, and you will have to find your way around importing the data […]

Free Avaro Seat for Blender

What would be of an asset library without a great selection of chairs for a living room visualization? Finding great assets that are compatible with Blender can be difficult because most people will share the files with incompatible formats. Today we found a model that you can use for your projects in a compatible format […]

Shanghai Bund HDRI map

One of the key elements for a light setup using Blender Cycles and Eevee is an environment texture applied to the scene. Some artists still prefer to use a plain white background, but you won’t get reflections and light variations from something like an HDRI map. The best place to get those textures for Blender […]

New Book – 3D modeling in Blender using feet and inches: Quick Guide

The growing interest for Blender in fields like architecture and design is something that is hard to turn around. More people will become interested in using Blender to visualize their designs every day, and Blender 2.8 will raise that even more. We often get messages from designers and architects based in the United States that […]