Tower: External visualization with Cycles

A significant amount of the projects we post here in Blender 3D Architect are about interiors made using Blender. For that reason, it is always with great enthusiasm that we feature a project that goes in the opposite direction and shows some exterior visualization for architecture. Here is a project from an artist called Kangni […]

Blender for video editing and YouTube

In architecture marketing, you will find a lot of efforts to produce not only static images from projects but also some video related material to show a project. If you choose to use Blender as your main software for architectural marketing you will also be able to produce and edit videos for architecture. Blender has […]

Blender 2.8 and reusable workspaces

As you probably know if you are using Blender 2.8 for a while, we now have something called WorkSpaces to organize the interface layout. It is a great feature and will help you to become more productive. One thing you may not be aware of is that you can reuse your WorkSpaces. How does that […]

White interior and light settings for Blender

Even with all the news and benefits of using Eevee for architectural renders in Blender, you should still consider getting projects rendered with Cycles. The main reason is the incredible level of realism you can achieve. There is no doubt about what you can do with Eevee, but Cycles is still the best solution for […]

Blender 2.8: How to render strokes for architectural documentation?

Here in Blender 3D Architect, we use Blender as our primary tool for visualization and sometimes even for technical documentation. You will find several articles about how we take advantage of Freestyle to render floorplans and other types of documentation for architecture. It does not offer the same amount of tools and options of a […]

Blender 2.8 and Add-ons for architectural visualization

Whenever we have a new release of Blender a few artists will start to wonder if they will have to make changes to their workflow. One of the main reasons to have a “broken” workflow is the absence of a particular Add-on. For instance, in architectural modeling, it is hard to start a project without […]

Typevariant House Winter with Octane and Blender

At the end of a complex architectural visualization project, most people will send the final images to the client and usually will never go back to see those files again. You will keep them in your archives to never open them again. That is different from personal projects where you can choose the development pace […]

Convert DWG files without AutoCAD for Blender

As an artist working with architectural visualization you will have to deal with several different file formats, some of them unfriendly to Blender, one of those formats is the DWG from Autodesk. At some point during your work, you will receive one of those files to either import to Blender or any other software. Since […]