Cycles for architecture: Apartment renders

For artists just getting started with architectural visualization you probably will struggle to get only a single view from a project done. But, with time and experience, a single view of a project won’t be enough anymore. For a few artists, it is becoming a routine to release several images from the same project, which […]

Blender for VFX and architecture

When we talk about architectural visualization with Blender, most of us just associate the idea of creating images for potential projects that have a potential to get built. But, as digital artists, we have a much broader field to put architectural modeling and visualization skills to work. Have you ever imagine yourself working in the […]

BIM furniture library compatible with Blender

An architect or engineer that is trying to migrate from project centered software like Revit, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, and others will most likely miss BIM capabilities. Whenever I have the opportunity to help them in the process, one of the first questions they ask me is “Does Blender support BIM?”. Unfortunately, Blender doesn’t have BIM capabilities […]

CutAway Shader: Add-on for section cuts

For architectural visualization presentations, you probably found some projects that required more than a view from the interior of the scene. For instance, a section cut of the project showing the floor plan in perspective or the vertical structure of a building. In Blender, we can use several techniques to create section cuts from models, […]

Free download of 130 textures from Pixar

From all types of textures that you could find for a project or personal library, one of the most useful is the seamless type. They receive this name because we can tile the images side by side and no visible border will appear. With a set of tiles, you can add textures to large surfaces […]

Simple technique to reduce noise on Cycles

What is your preferred method to get rid of noise from renders in Cycles? The first choice for a lot of people is to increase the number of samples, which may result in several hours of render time. Another option is to add even stronger hardware, like high-end GPU models. As a downside, you have […]

White living room with Cycles

One of my favorite colors to work with interiors is white! Why? It might be because of the association with cleanses or simply because we are surrounded by urban spaces with a majority of gray shades. Have you ever found a clean white space in cityscapes these days? Some people also love the new aspect […]

Free wood tables for architecture

An artist named Brandon is offering a total of five wood tables that might fit an architectural visualization project, using Gumroad to distribute the files. For those unfamiliar with their system, some artists allow you to get their content for free. All you have to do is choose the value you wish to give the […]