monitor for architectural visualization

How to choose a monitor for architectural visualization?

As a follow up in the series of articles about the best options to get hardware for architectural visualization, it is time to talk about monitors. How do you choose your monitors? Do you get the most significant size available or by resolution? Those are all exceptional characteristics of equipment like a monitor, but none […]

Lit: Residential interior with Blender Cycles

When you start to set up a project for architectural visualization in Blender, you probably will follow a few guidelines for lighting. One of the most common nowadays is to get an HDR map in the background, which will help you to spread diffuse light all around your scene. That was not the case with […]

126 free low poly furniture models

120 free low poly furniture models

For a realistic rendering of a scene you would want to look for furniture models that have a considerable amount of detail, and high-polygon count. That type of model will fit just fine with renderings in Cycles. But, what about the opposite? If you don’t have low-poly models in your library, you will have the […]

Free online training for Blender and architecture

One of the oldest projects that we have here at Blender 3D Architect, which for several reasons we were unable to finish is basic training for artists starting to use Blender. With the focus on architectural visualization. In recent months a significant amount of artists became interested in Blender. Much of that interest is a […]

Residential complex in Cycles

Residential complex with Blender Cycles, Lumion, and GIMP

The usual artwork related to Blender and architectural visualization will usually involve the creation of a residential or commercial interior, and sometimes the exterior. That is what we typically find in most artists portfolios. Big architectural projects like shopping malls, residential complexes, and office buildings are not quite common. But, that is not because people […]

Free alternative to SketchUp

Free alternative to SketchUp with DWG support

When you visit an office that works with architectural development, you will find an extensive list of software and tools, from regular office tools to 3D graphics and CAD. Among those softwares, a significant amount of people still uses and likes to start a project in SketchUp. You can create quick 3D volumetrics with the […]

Motorcycle retail store with Blender Cycles

Motorcycle retail store with Blender Cycles

What is the most common type of architectural visualization that you will find in any artist portfolio? It will probably be something like residential interiors because they are undoubtedly the kind of project that has the most significant demand. The same will apply for architectural offices, which eventually will work much more on residential projects. […]

200 free art and architecture books

200 free art and architecture books

As part of any process of formal education in visual arts like architecture and design, you will have to study art. How it evolved over the years and a few of the most important names in each field. The information will create a solid base to develop your style and develop references for your work. […]