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 […]

Best of 2018 in architectural visualization: Round two

We are close to the year’s end and to celebrate that we are making a series of articles with some of the best resources for architectural visualization in 2018. If you missed the first article, here is round one with some of the highlights in architectural visualization projects made with Blender. Now we have another […]

Free Volumetric Clouds for landscape architecture

In the modern architectural visualization market, you sometimes will have to use tools and assets from other fields, like game development. The line separating architectural visualization and game development become a little more blurred every year. One of the most popular game development tools used by architectural visualization artists is the Unreal Engine. You can […]