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 […]

Apartment renders with Blender and Cycles

Apartment renders with Blender and Cycles

A great way to improve your skills is to practice and if you succeed it could even result in an excellent image for your portfolio. In some cases, you will find a project that has a label of “for practice,” which will pass the idea of an apprentice artist. Unlike many examples where those projects […]

Lit: Residential interior with Blender Cycles

When you start to set up a project for architectural visualization in Blender, you probably will follow a few guidelines for lighting. One of the most common nowadays is to get an HDR map in the background, which will help you to spread diffuse light all around your scene. That was not the case with […]

House Portugal in Blender Cycles

The release of Blender 2.79 brought an incredible set of resources for architectural visualization artists, like the filmic color profile. That resource alone was already changing the way we work with Blender on versions 2.78 and below. Before Blender 2.79 you had to replace the color profile files in your installation folder. In fact, you […]

Blender 2.79 filmic: Should you replace it?

As you are probably aware by now, Blender 2.79 finally is available with a stable release. Among the incredible set of new features, you will find the filmic color profile shipping by default. For artists using Blender for architectural visualization, using filmic will give your scenes a breath of light! Until Blender 2.78 you had […]

Blender 2.79 Release Candidate 1 available

If you are following the series of articles about the upcoming Blender 2.79, you probably are anxious about the new features. Some artists are even calling them as “magic” features. Until a few days ago only test builds from Blender 2.79 were available, and now you can download the very first release candidate! To download […]

Blender 2.79 new features: Filmic!

In the next few weeks, Blender will receive an update that will bring lots of new features. Among those features, you will find one that is shocking architectural visualization artists! I’m talking about Filmic. What is Filmic? In summary, it is a new profile to manage colors in Blender that will dramatically boost dynamic range. […]