Lighting a scene for architecture using Blender and Unreal

What is necessary to light a scene for architectural visualization using the Unreal Engine? If you are coming from a Blender Cycles background, all the process will look entirely different. In Cycles, you will need a good environment map (HDR) and a few large light sources to start. Going from that point, you can work […]

18 free textures with smudge, fingerprint, dust and grime maps

In computer graphics, everything has a tendency to be brand new, dust free and with no imperfections. That is one of the ways we often use to identify images coming from computers. If it doesn’t have any imperfections, it can’t be real. To create surfaces with the maximum realism, you have to add small imperfections […]

Importing 3ds max files to Blender

In the past few years, some of the changes imposed by Autodesk to the licensing and pricing model of software 3ds max caused an exodus of 3d artists to other platforms. A lot of those unhappy artists are adopting Blender as their tool to create an architectural visualization. Among the benefits you can still get […]

Terrain and topographical analysis with Blender

The use of Blender as a tool for architectural visualization may fulfill several different types of stages of a project. From an artist point of view, you will find interior visualization and realistic renders to be one of the most common outputs. If you work with architecture development, you probably know that a visualization like […]

29 doors and windows for architecture

A basic 3d model from an architectural project is a sum of several different elements like walls, floor, ceiling, furniture, doors, windows and more. Two of those elements may consume a significant amount of time to create in 3d. I’m talking about doors and windows. You will find several Add-ons in Blender that might help […]

12 free HDR maps for Blender Cycles

If you have ever used Blender Cycles to light up a scene for architectural visualization, you probably know that environment maps play a significant role in the setup. Having good HDR maps may help a lot spread light across the scene. Do you have an extensive collection of HDR maps to use with Cycles? If […]

Residential Flat with Blender and Cycles

Every time I see a project that is either interesting or that could provide useful information for our readers, I put that on a list to share with our readers. But, eventually, one of them may not get published. I was looking at my old notes here when I found this beautiful project of a […]

10 free 8k landscape textures for architecture

As part of the architectural visualization workflow, you will most likely have to create some landscapes at some point, and all your abilities with polygon modeling techniques may not be enough to get a landscape for your project. One of the most common techniques to create landscapes for architecture is the adoption of texture based […]