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 […]

Blender and Cycles: Evening Lounge

In the past few days, we are sharing some great projects from artists using Blender and Corona. But, don’t forget that Cycle still has a significant role on any architectural artist using Blender. Not only because it is already available in Blender by default, but for the potential to create extraordinary images. And here is […]

Blender and Corona: Take a Break

It seems that lots of artists are trying to render some of their projects using Blender and Corona, as a way to compare it to Cycles. One of the latest projects was a render from artist Adam Radziszewski. He is the owner of AZR Studio, and he did manage to get a beautiful night scene. […]

Oak Pass House with Cycles

The best way to improve your skills with architectural visualization in Blender is practice. I do have lots os students that still believe in on a magic button or technique, which will solve all aspects of a scene quickly. There are a few tricks and techniques that help to create better renders, but you must […]

Comparing Cycles and Corona Render for architecture

A long time ago you only could render architectural projects with Blender using either “Blender Internal” or “YafaRay.” By the time I started using Blender, I believe was around version 2.34, it even had a default tab for YafRay without the middle “a.” Today, you have a broad range of options to choose a renderer. […]

White living room with Cycles

One of my favorite colors to work with interiors is white! Why? It might be because of the association with cleanses or simply because we are surrounded by urban spaces with a majority of gray shades. Have you ever found a clean white space in cityscapes these days? Some people also love the new aspect […]

Single family house: On a mobile GPU

A common sense between artists using Blender and Cycles to create architectural visualization is that you need high GPU options. And a few types of options like integrated boards from mobile computers wouldn’t meet the minimum requirements for architectural visualization. I do agree with that at some level because you can always put the heavy […]