Blender Eevee: White living room

From all the new features of Blender 2.8, we can quickly point Eevee as the highlight for architectural visualization, because of the way it is changing the way we work with the software. Before Eevee, you had to plan for a long render at the end of each project. All of a sudden, rendering is […]

Recommended monitors for archiviz: Budget edition

One of the best ways to boost your productivity is to get an additional monitor for your setup. That would allow you to work with the 3d modeling and rendering in one display and have a full architectural project open as either a PDF or images in another monitor. Blender will also have multiple monitors […]

Retail furniture portfolio with Blender and Cycles

For owners of a design-related business that must manufacture products like furniture, Blender can become an incredible resource. Using the software will allow you to build a portfolio still in the design stage, weeks before going into production. That will allow you to visualize and evaluate the design, or make a perfect environment to display […]

80k free IES profiles for architectural light

Among the new features of Blender 2.8 for architectural render, you will notice that it now has support for IES profiles in lights. That will give you an incredible tool to create realistic simulations for real-world lights in Blender. What is an IES profile? That is a small text file describing how a particular lamp […]

18 free materials for Octane Render

The availability of external renders for Blender nowadays is fantastic, and besides the two excellent internal options, you could also choose to work with several others. For instance, you could render projects with Corona, V-Ray, or Octane Render. A lot of project we feature here uses Octane as their main render engine. If you also […]

Room Corner with Blender Cycles and no HDR

For projects using Blender Cycles to render interiors, you will find that most artists will use similar settings. You will use an HDR map in the environment settings, Area Lamps on windows, and maybe a Sun Lamp. All that lights will create a natural daylight look in your render. However, some artists may get excellent […]

Recommended color calibration devices for archiviz

For an artist working with architectural visualization getting a project delivered to the client may represent a relief from several days or weeks of hard work. But, a few details may compromise all efforts you placed in the project. One of those details is color accuracy. From time to time we may find a client […]

Best of 2018 in architectural visualization: Interviews

In our last article where we get back to some of the best resources published in 2018, we will recommend you to read some interviews with architectural artists that use Blender for their work. We try to feature as many projects and artists as we can here in Blender 3D Architect, and sometimes we reach […]