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 […]

Small apartment render in Cycles

Small apartment render in Cycles

When you start to search for artwork related to architectural visualization in Blender, you will find some impressive projects and artists willing to share their knowledge. Besides producing some great render, they also give several hints about how they achieved a particular result. We usually try to find those projects to share with our readers, […]

Vintage-inspired kitchen with Blender Cycles

Vintage-inspired kitchen with Blender Cycles

From all possible scenes that an interior visualization artist might work, some of them will demand an additional effort. For instance, a kitchen visualization will eventually require you to spread a lot of objects over surfaces to give the proper context. The visual style is another significant element of a kitchen visualization because it will […]

Free eBook about PBR materials

A term that you often see here in Blender 3D Architect, especially when we share a collection of free textures is PBR. That is an acronym for Physically-Based Rendering, and a significant amount of renderers supports PBR. Among them, we can list Cycles. Do you want to go deeper in your understatement about PBR and […]

IES lights Cycles

How to simulate artificial lights in Cycles?

In interior visualization projects, at some point, you will have to start planning how to light your scene. For most people, such thought is all about sunlight. In which direction the sun will get into my scene? What if you have to work with a night scene or a place that shows artificial lights? In […]

Scandinavian Interior with Cycles

Scandinavian Interior with Cycles

A great way to develop your skills in architectural visualization and Cycles is to analyze the work of other artists. Sometimes they will not only produce some beautiful pieces of artwork but also share some of their settings. In that case, some of the settings and techniques might give you insights of tools and settings […]