Blender 2.8: Collections for architectural modeling

For several years we used to organize 3d scenes in Blender using layers as a default way to split, hide, and organize scenes. In Blender 2.8 layers are no longer an option to do such a task. They are not available anymore. Instead of layers we now have Collections. Before we proceed, you can learn […]

Download Free Christmas assets

As we are getting closer to Christmas, you may have to work on a particular type of 3d renders, which will also require unique assets. I’m talking about images with a Christmas theme that you can send over to family, friends, or clients. Do you have any good Christmas assets in your library? That is […]

Blender 2.8 and Add-ons for architectural visualization

Whenever we have a new release of Blender a few artists will start to wonder if they will have to make changes to their workflow. One of the main reasons to have a “broken” workflow is the absence of a particular Add-on. For instance, in architectural modeling, it is hard to start a project without […]

Typevariant House Winter with Octane and Blender

At the end of a complex architectural visualization project, most people will send the final images to the client and usually will never go back to see those files again. You will keep them in your archives to never open them again. That is different from personal projects where you can choose the development pace […]

25 Free cutout textures in PNG for architecture

What is the best way to add context to any architectural visualization project? A human scale is always the best choice for that kind of project, where you have an image “in scale” helping to give a sense of proportion. For architectural renders you will find lots of different ways to add such scales, going […]

Blender 2.8: Using advance mode for modeling

One of the most critical aspects of architectural visualization with Blender is the modeling stage. That is where everything will start and using a model with the wrong proportions or measurements will have a catastrophic impact on the final result. Therefore, you must use a high level of precision to create your 3d models in […]

Free floor PBR textures for architecture

Just a couple months ago it was quite challenging to find a great collection of PBR textures to download at no cost. If you were looking for something with a creative commons zero license for redistribution, you would have to do a lot more research and also spend on additional licenses rights. Nowadays it is […]

Swiss Chalet Interior: render progression

During project development, you will probably render a few images for testing purposes, in case you are trying to find the best settings for lights or fine-tuning materials and textures. The number of tests will depend on how fast you can get the desired visual result. When I start working on a new architectural visualization […]