House Portugal in Blender Cycles

The release of Blender 2.79 brought an incredible set of resources for architectural visualization artists, like the filmic color profile. That resource alone was already changing the way we work with Blender on versions 2.78 and below. Before Blender 2.79 you had to replace the color profile files in your installation folder. In fact, you […]

White and Grey Bedroom in Cycles

If you follow the articles from Blender 3D Architect, you know that Blender 2.79 has a collection of features that will help to render images with less noise in Cycles. Using the incredible denoising feature will give you better images with much fewer samples. For instance, an artist will be able to get a “usable” […]

Black & White bedroom in Cycles

Every time you start a new visualization project in Blender to render in Cycles, you will have to find the optimal samples count to render. The samples count will determine the level of noise in the images. High values will result in noiseless images. In architectural visualization, that number will usually stay between 1500 and […]

Rendering a scene in Cycles with only one sample and no noise?

Architectural visualization artists working with Blender and rendering in Cycles knows that image noise is a common problem. If you start your render and choose a low amount of samples for the render, by the end of the process, you will have an unusable image with lots of noise. To get rid of noise you […]

Distributed network rendering with Cycles

A feature that you will often hear people asking about in Cycles is the possibility to distribute a render between multiple network computers. Since Cycles works with threads to render still images, it makes a lot of sense to get different each one of those threads rendered by a different computer. Other render engines allow […]

Sober interior with Blender Cycles denoiser

A series of articles here at Blender 3D Architect aims to show you some of the features from the upcoming Blender 2.79. Some of those features include filmic, Add-ons and more. One feature from Blender 2.79 promises to help you to render images faster. Not exactly faster, but to remove the noise from renders in […]

Radeon ProRender: Free alternative to Cycles for AMD Graphics

We often receive messages from architectural visualization artists willing to migrate to a full Blender workflow. Among the most common questions between those artists is the ideal hardware to work with architectural visualization. For quite some time our recommendation was to get a GTX graphics card to use with Cycles because AMD cards didn’t work […]

Blender 2.79 new features – Cycles and architecture

In the upcoming weeks, Blender will receive an update, and you will be able to get version 2.79 that brings a lot of new features. Some of those features will either improve or change the way you work with architectural visualization with Blender. On each new version of Blender, you may feel lost with the […]