Texture Haven is coming

When you have a project like an interior visualization of a scene to render with Cycles, having at your disposal a high-quality HDRI map is critical for lighting. That type of map works as an environmental texture and will add a great deal of light to the scene. In the past, you had to either […]

Blender 2.8: Using IES profiles in Cycles

One of the features announced for Blender 2.8 in the past few days is the ability to use IES Profiles in Cycles, which will be a great help for any architectural visualization artist looking to create simulations of artificial lights. What is an IES profile? That is a small text file that usually lamps manufacturers […]

Free office set furniture for Blender

Are you looking for some assets for an interior project related to home offices? The guys from Triangleform shared a small set of free assets that might help you in that kind of visualization. You don’t have to register to download the files, and it is a direct download. About 100MB in size. Here is […]

White living in Cycles

One of the essential elements to designing any architectural project is to orient the building. Find how sunlight will get to the room to either heat the room in the winter or cool it down for the summer. But, for architectural render, you might skip the sun studies if it doesn’t contribute the visualization. Like […]

Premium assets updates: Kitchen cabinets and table

We often share some free assets we find online with our readers to enable them to grow an asset library that will let them create architectural visualization projects quickly. Besides the assets we point in our articles, Blender 3D Architect also has a premium newsletter that sends assets for architecture twice a week to all […]

30 Free PBR materials for architecture

The use of PBR materials for architecture in Blender is critical to achieving maximum realism in your scenes. That works for both Cycles and the upcoming Eevee in Blender 2.8. You have to dedicate some time to set up lights and also work to get PBR materials. Do you want to get some free PBR […]

Blender 2.8 updates: IES lights and modifiers

As the development of Blender 2.8 continues we get more features that might help on architectural visualization projects, and also some resources working again! If you are among the several artists trying the experimental builds of Blender 2.8, you probably noticed that modifiers weren’t working at all. In the latest releases of Blender 2.8 modifiers […]

Compact residence with Blender Cycles

The settings used to light a scene for interiors in Cycles will most likely feature an HDRI map as environment texture. That map will help you both compose a background and add light energy to the scene. But, a few artists are choosing a bright white light as background to light their scenes with some […]