Rendering with Cycles from 3ds Max

Rendering with Cycles from 3ds Max

With the release of Cycles back in Blender 2.61 we saw the birth of an outstand open-source render engine, which would revolutionize the way we create digital art. Since Cycles works together with Blender, a large number of artists migrated to Blender just to take advantage of the advanced render features. However, Cycles could dominate […]

Blender Cycles: Noiseless interiors with 250 samples

For every project related to interior visualization in Cycles, you have an enemy that will haunt you along the process, which is render noise. What is that? If you never had the opportunity to render anything in Cycles, the noise will appear as a kind of pixelation in the image. To get rid of that […]

Goteborg apartment in Blender Cycles

The best way to improve your skills in Blender as an architectural visualization artist is in practice. We always recommend to our students to get as much practice as possible. If you don’t have a project in development, you can use any design magazine and use as a reference. Taking a real scene and reproducing […]

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 […]