Rural house Blender Cycles

Rural house with Blender Cycles

What is the most challenging type of render for exteriors? Some would say that adding large areas of vegetation and plants, could increase both difficulties and render times. If you get the right tools and Add-ons for Blender nowadays, it won’t be much hard to create a large surface of foliage. Here is an excellent […]

Recommended graphics cards for architectural visualization

Today we will start a new series of articles here in Blender 3D Architect, where we will recommend some of the best hardware to use in architectural visualization. Since that is a question that we often get from readers, and also students from our online training we will make recommendations every Friday. And the first […]

Do you need a professional GPU for Cycles?

Every time I have the opportunity to engage someone to migrate to Blender for architectural work, I often have to explain why Cycles won’t benefit from a so-called professional GPU like a Quadro. If you are familiar with the Nvidia lineup of products you know that we have a group of GPUs aimed at the […]

Single family house: On a mobile GPU

A common sense between artists using Blender and Cycles to create architectural visualization is that you need high GPU options. And a few types of options like integrated boards from mobile computers wouldn’t meet the minimum requirements for architectural visualization. I do agree with that at some level because you can always put the heavy […]

Apartment design with Blender and Octane

I try to keep track of lots of architectural visualization projects created in Blender. But sometimes I miss a few of them, and I just found one that shouldn’t get missed at all! It is an apartment design created in Blender that is, again, another beautiful example of architecture made with Blender. Back in November, […]

Urban visualization modeled with Blender and rendered with Cycles

When the subject of an architectural visualization project is an urban space most artists immediately starts to think about the size of the scene, and how much hardware will be necessary to render the project. If you never worked on urban visualization projects before, it is important to notice that these kinds of scenes usually […]

GPU Render demo with Cycles for architecture

From all features added to Blender in the past few months, I believe that no other feature had the impact of Cycles. Just to be able to render my projects with advanced shaders, global illumination and more is something that most Blender users dreamed about for years. Besides all that we also can use or […]

LuxVR: Virtual reality using Blender and LuxRender

Would you like to create virtual reality presentations of your architectural projects produced with Blender? For those of you that said yes, in the near future LuxRender might help you out to go into virtual reality presentations. The LuxVR project is an initiative of a LuxRender developer known as Dade. He describes most of what […]