Blender for energy analysis and project efficiency

When we start to think about Blender as a tool to improve your architectural designs and workflow, we usually think about the benefits of having a 3D model for visualization and a later realistic render with either Eevee or Cycles. What if I told you that Blender could go much beyond simple visualization? It can […]

PyClone and Home Builder: Parametric Asset Libraries in Blender 2.90

After a while working with architectural visualization projects, you probably will start to wonder about how useful a full parametric library of assets could be in your workflow. For most people, having to edit and change furniture elements is a time consuming and boring task. That is a reality when you must work on projects […]

Four seasons residences with Blender Cycles

From all the questions that we often receive about the use of Blender in an architectural project, one that impresses us is about the size of a project. Is Blender the best option when dealing with large scale projects? That will depend on the hardware you have available to handle the amount of processing required […]

Architectural glass shader pack for Blender Cycles

As you probably must be aware of all the articles we post in Blender 3D Architect, a common subject is textures and architectural visualization resources. From those recourses, you usually find PBR textures and other materials to help a lot in your work. However, an important type of material that could make a huge difference […]

Modeling a building in 10 minutes using Blender, Urb, and IFC

When you have to start a modeling project for visualization in Blender, it is a process that can take a considerable amount of time, depending on the resources and references you have at the moment. Wouldn’t it be great to have a way to make a full building design in a couple of minutes? Better […]

Free furniture: Frame chair for Blender in FBX

A popular resource here in Blender 3D Architect are furniture files that we find online from multiple sources, which offers those assets as a free download. It is a great way to grow an asset library for architecture in Blender. Today you can get a copy of a simple furniture model to include in your […]

Villas Alaia with Blender and LuxCore

We often get questions from our readers about tips on what you should do to improve their skills in architectural visualization. One of the best advice in that regard is to take an existing project and try to recreate it in Blender. That was what digital artist Khánh Nguyễn did with a project called Villas […]

Realtime Caustics with Blender and UE4

When rendering scenes for architecture that features a swimming pool for any other large water surface, you might have to deal with a cool effect resulting from the interaction of light and moving water. The caustics effect happens when you have light passing through water, which can contribute a lot with the overall realism of […]