Importing furniture models from SketchUp to Blender

Here in Blender 3D Architect, we are always looking for ways to expand our potential resources for architectural visualization. As part of that expansion, we have to look to other tools widely used for architectural modeling. There is one source of 3d models that could provide you with a vast collection of additional furniture models […]

List of Blender fork projects

Do you know that Blender has lots of forks with derivate projects? Since Blender is open source, anyone with the will and knowledge can take the source code and create his version of the software. To make a fork from Blender, you have to follow some rules dictated by GPL, which says that you have […]

Using Blender with V-Ray for architecture

A recent article here at Blender 3D Architect mentioned that Blender has today multiple options to work with commercial renders. Among those renders, you will find Corona Render and V-Ray. If you choose V-Ray as your primary renderer in Blender, an exporter is available from Chaos Group. The developers of V-Ray. How does V-Ray perform […]

Exterior visualization with Blender: On the terrace

The use of vegetation could become a challenge for an exterior visualization project, especially if you don’t have the right assets. It could be only grass or a small collection of trees. When you get the right objects at the scene, a landscape will become a significant contribution to the visualization project. Do you want […]

17 free scanned 3d people for architecture

How do you add scale and context to your renders for architectural projects? One of the oldest tricks in the field is to add a cutout image of a person, which will match the scene. For instance, at a shopping mall scene you will find a picture of a lady caring some shopping bags, and […]

Living room with Cycles

Here is an incredible work of the 3d artist named ArcHWiZ that uses Blender and Cycles to show a small living room, along with some nice 3d furniture models. For those artists looking for benchmarks on samples for rendering, a scene like the one created for this project required 3000 samples and 40 minutes to […]

Blender and Cycles for architecture: Loft

When you must start a project that will show only a particular angle of a room, do you create the full ambient? The best approach in situations like this is to place the camera and work only on what will appear. In the context of Blender and Cycles for architecture. Is there anything important that […]

Modern interior visualization in Blender

When an artist chooses to share their work about Blender and architecture, mots of the time we have access to information about the hardware, software, samples and everything else. Some go beyond that and place full light setup and screens.¬†What about the opposite? Do we get projects with no information whatsoever? Sure! Take a look […]