Free cinematic background music for architecture

What is cinematic architecture? That is the name of camera based animations where you can fly around a scene. A cinematic animation is a powerful media to use as a sales engagement for a project. Some architectural visualization studios also produce their entire reel as a cinematic animation sequence. The process to create such animations […]

Rendering and Modeling a castle with Blender and Octane

Usually, when we look for examples of architectural visualization with Blender, an ordinary residential project will come to mind. In the latest architectural visualization project from well-known artist Enrico Cerica, this is not the case. At the BlenderArtists forums, he posted an amazing collection of images from nothing more than a castle. The quality of […]

Do you need a professional GPU for Cycles?

Every time I have the opportunity to engage someone to migrate to Blender for architectural work, I often have to explain why Cycles won’t benefit from a so-called professional GPU like a Quadro. If you are familiar with the Nvidia lineup of products you know that we have a group of GPUs aimed at the […]

80 free seamless textures for architecture

The resources for an architectural visualization artist using any software will be a sum of furniture models, textures and lighting skills or tools. Those resources among others will result in better renders and productivity. And sometimes we will find such resources at collections aimed at other 3d software and not specifically Blender. Have you ever […]

Exterior visualization with Blender: On the terrace

The use of vegetation could become a challenge for an exterior visualization project, especially if you don’t have the right assets. It could be only grass or a small collection of trees. When you get the right objects at the scene, a landscape will become a significant contribution to the visualization project. Do you want […]

17 free scanned 3d people for architecture

How do you add scale and context to your renders for architectural projects? One of the oldest tricks in the field is to add a cutout image of a person, which will match the scene. For instance, at a shopping mall scene you will find a picture of a lady caring some shopping bags, and […]

SoC 2017: Possible benefits for architectural artists

Have you ever heard of Google Summer of Code (SoC)? It is a project from Google that tries to improve open source tools like Blender, by sponsoring students, mostly from computer sciences, with free time during summer that want to add or improve features on those tools. Every year the organization responsible for the software, […]

Free collection of 3d sculptures from the Louvre

A good library of 3d models is a must have for any architectural visualization artist, because it will allow for a fast development of a project. You can work on the architecture elements like walls, floors and the overall building. And use the objects from the library to quickly populate the scene with furniture. Do […]