148 free textures and materials for the Unreal Engine

The Unreal Engine has a great appeal among architectural visualization artists, not only because it can produce incredible results with interactive real-time rendering. Besides that, it also offers a free license for design projects, even for commercial purposes. For the modeling stage of the project, you can count on Blender to create all 3d objects […]

Blender and V-Ray: Interior render with settings

The recent developments of Blender and Cycles are catching the attention of more artists willing to move to Blender as their primary tool for architectural visualization. But, even with Cycles offering an incredible set of tools to create architectural renderings, some artists still want to keep part of their old workflow. For instance, some artists […]

Brewery bar with Blender and Octane render

Every time you look for an example of a project made with Blender involving architecture, you probably will find residential or office spaces. Here is a project that you won’t find every day as an example of architectural visualization made with Blender; a brewery! You may remember digital artist Enrico Cerica from previous projects related […]

Lighting a scene for architecture using Blender and Unreal

What is necessary to light a scene for architectural visualization using the Unreal Engine? If you are coming from a Blender Cycles background, all the process will look entirely different. In Cycles, you will need a good environment map (HDR) and a few large light sources to start. Going from that point, you can work […]

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 […]