Rural house Blender Cycles

Rural house with Blender Cycles

What is the most challenging type of render for exteriors? Some would say that adding large areas of vegetation and plants, could increase both difficulties and render times. If you get the right tools and Add-ons for Blender nowadays, it won’t be much hard to create a large surface of foliage. Here is an excellent […]

Residential complex in Cycles

Residential complex with Blender Cycles, Lumion, and GIMP

The usual artwork related to Blender and architectural visualization will usually involve the creation of a residential or commercial interior, and sometimes the exterior. That is what we typically find in most artists portfolios. Big architectural projects like shopping malls, residential complexes, and office buildings are not quite common. But, that is not because people […]

Motorcycle retail store with Blender Cycles

Motorcycle retail store with Blender Cycles

What is the most common type of architectural visualization that you will find in any artist portfolio? It will probably be something like residential interiors because they are undoubtedly the kind of project that has the most significant demand. The same will apply for architectural offices, which eventually will work much more on residential projects. […]

The living room project in Cycles

In architectural visualization, you will often find projects that must materialize an idea that someone else had about a particular space. You might work with an architect or designer that doesn’t know anything about 3D modeling and rendering and need you to create marketing materials and sell the project idea. Another scenario is to create […]

Isometric rendering with Blender Cycles for architecture

In the past architectural visualization was a realm of artists working with watercolor, paint and large sets of tools. To get a perspective of anything on paper you would probably have to draw by having your vanishing points, set the lines and start building the image. Another popular technique was the isometric view of a […]

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 […]