Mixing Add-ons for advanced effects (Grassblade and Scatter)

If you are serious about your visualization projects in Blender, I strongly recommend you to start investing in Add-ons that can give an edge in specific tasks. For instance, it is inevitable to need some vegetation models to populate a garden or landscape in exterior visualization projects. Can we create that with no Add-ons? Sure, […]

Blender interior timelapse (Downloadable assets)

Animation is an excellent way of enhancing the marketing campaign of a project or design because it gives a better sense of awareness of the overall space. You can mode the camera and even add special effects that would be hard to demonstrate with a still image. For instance, it is possible to show changes […]

Marble living: EEVEE and Cycles in the same project

A significant benefit we have in Blender when working with architectural visualization is to use two renderers sharing lots of data. When you start to create a project to render in Cycles, it can quickly begin with Eevee for materials and later render it with Cycles for maximum quality. The use of Eevee for architectural […]

Architectural animation with Blender and E-Cycles

The creation of still images for architectural interiors evolved a lot across the years, and we moved from projects requiring long hours to render to a couple of minutes or seconds with average to suitable hardware. In the end, you should always try to work with optimized hardware and software for your projects to get […]

Advanced water shader for architecture with E-Cycles

If you are working on a project featuring a swimming pool or any other large water surface, you will probably try to get a realistic material to render water. An artist called Johannes Wide shared an advanced water shader with caustics that is perfect for such projects on his Twitter account. He is using E-Cycles […]

Architectural animation with Blender and LuxCore

A long time ago, it was hard to work on any project involving animation for architecture, mainly because of all the costs involved. With render times of several hours for each frame, an animation project demanded a lot of computational power. For that reason, a lot of people avoided working with animations as marketing materials […]

Kitchen interior with Cycles and fspy

In most interior design projects you will start with a concept that will later become a full architectural project. As a starting point, you can use either a technical drawing or a collection of reference images. Taking existing projects as a reference from photos works as a guide for several interior designers. However, a reference […]

Architectural animation with Eevee: Absence

After the release of Blender 2.8 with a real-time render engine like Eevee, you will find yourself working on projects that would require weeks of production in the past. For instance, you will be able to create architectural animations in a couple of hours. Since a scene in Eevee takes only a couple seconds to […]

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