Hotel room with Cycles and IES lights

In the past couple of days, we shared some great news about Blender 2.8 and Cycles. The upcoming release of Blender will feature native support for IES lights in Cycles. That means you can use real data to simulate artificial lights in your architectural visualization projects. But, how do IES profiles affect the render in […]

Shanghai Bund HDRI map

One of the key elements for a light setup using Blender Cycles and Eevee is an environment texture applied to the scene. Some artists still prefer to use a plain white background, but you won’t get reflections and light variations from something like an HDRI map. The best place to get those textures for Blender […]

Red vase study with Cycles

A great way to develop our skills in interior rendering with Cycles is with personal projects. If you are looking to get a job in a studio, having several personal projects in a portfolio is a great plus. The reason for that is because people will have the impression that you like to test your […]

White living in Cycles

One of the essential elements to designing any architectural project is to orient the building. Find how sunlight will get to the room to either heat the room in the winter or cool it down for the summer. But, for architectural render, you might skip the sun studies if it doesn’t contribute the visualization. Like […]

Apartment renders with Cycles

Each artist working with Blender to create architectural visualization will find, along time, a unique way to set up their scenes. They have special tricks and workflows that allow them to keep a regular level of productivity and quality. Today we want to share two projects that demonstrate how two artists that often appear here […]

Recommended GPUs for architecture: May Update

For an extended period, we only had one option when upgrading graphics cards for Cycles, which was going for an NVIDIA card. That was because AMD cards still didn’t fully worked with Cycles, which would deprive artists of using GPU rendering features. Luckily for us, things are entirely different nowadays. You have the freedom to […]

Children's Nursery with Blender Cycles

Children’s Nursery with Blender Cycles

The use of Blender in architectural visualization is something that most people will connect to the final stages of development. You have a design or project that needs a presentation and using Cycles or Eevee to render realistic images will help you sell the idea. But, a project shared by an artist called dimitarsp in […]

Bathroom interior and architectural glass

Bathroom interior and architectural glass

A bathroom scene will present some unique challenges for any artist willing to work on a visualization project. Most of the difficulties will appear in the materials. That is because most materials there features glossy surfaces like glass, metals, ceramics and more. When you find the perfect balance of material settings and lights, you end […]