E-Cycles holiday sale (up to US$ 100 OFF) – Last Day!

As you probably can tell from the numerous projects we feature and articles, we are big fans of E-Cycles as a renderer for architecture. Because it offers the convenience of working as if it was regular Cycles, but with lots of tweaks with a focus on render speed, usually you can see render speed gains […]

Mixed-use building with Blender and E-Cycles

The most common type of project in architectural visualization is, by far, a residential space. A quick search for architectural interiors returns hundreds of examples of those projects. For that reason, it is always interesting when an artist shows a different type of building as the subject for visualization. Here is an excellent artwork from […]

Architectural animation with Blender and E-Cycles

The creation of still images for architectural interiors evolved a lot across the years, and we moved from projects requiring long hours to render to a couple of minutes or seconds with average to suitable hardware. In the end, you should always try to work with optimized hardware and software for your projects to get […]

E-Cycles with 30% OFF (Until 20th November/2020)

A render engine that often appears here in Blender 3D Architect as the main option to produce architectural images is E-Cycles, which is an optimized version of the default Cycles for Blender. It makes under the hood changes to Cycles and makes it work a lot faster. Lately, the developer of E-Cycles added a lot […]

Advanced water shader for architecture with E-Cycles

If you are working on a project featuring a swimming pool or any other large water surface, you will probably try to get a realistic material to render water. An artist called Johannes Wide shared an advanced water shader with caustics that is perfect for such projects on his Twitter account. He is using E-Cycles […]

Getting started with E-Cycles for architectural rendering

A version of Cycles that often appear in Blender 3D Architect as the main renderer for architectural projects is E-Cycles, which is an optimized version of the default Cycles render from Blender. With E-Cycles, you can get an impressive speed boost to any render. If you are using an NVIDIA card, those gains can go […]